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Bhutan Kitchen

Asian, Tibetan
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Gatoen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
0097517613515
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 23
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Bhutanese Fare!!

A nice comfortable restaurant which offers authentic bhutanese fare. If you want to try out local delicacies this is the place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
puri_amit73
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Pune, India
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Manila, Philippines
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114 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I asked for recommendations, Bhutan Kitchen was always on top of the list. However, I can’t quite understand why. The place simply serves basic Bhutanese fare and that's about it. The menu is very carb heavy with red rice, white rice with corn, potatoes, cabbage, Ema dates, and chopped chicken with lots of bones. The service is very friendly... More 

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Pune, India
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice comfortable restaurant which offers authentic bhutanese fare. If you want to try out local delicacies this is the place

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Thank puri_amit73
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The place is nice, good ambience, friendly staffs and as with every other places in Thimpu centrally located. The only downside is that the food isnt that great specially for a few vegetarians in our group. So if you are looking taste the bhutanese food the place is nice but then it is something you eat almost everyday in most... More 

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Thank fromthehimalayas
New Delhi, India
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Good food, traditional bhutanese arrangements and ambience. Bhutan Kitchen is very much centrally located and offers some excellent authentic bhutanese cuisines.

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Thank ayyagari_vamsi
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This may be the best restaurant in Thimphu or perhaps all of Bhutan. Food is not something obsessed on in the country. The dishes are rather standard--some form of dal, chopped chicken with peppers, rice (red rice if it's local) possibly pork and mix vegetables. All were prepared well. But I simply can't get excited about the Bhutanese approach to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We had lunch at the centrally-located Bhutan Kitchen restaurant and were very pleased with our visit. There was a buffet which allowed us to try out some of the popular Bhutan fare such as red rice and the famous chilli cheese. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Cfab777
girona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

They cook very well and is the only one restaurant in Thimpu of Bhutanese kitchen, nice place and nice people, i strong recommend

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Thank Ramon325
Thimphu, Bhutan
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The best place to enjoy Bhutanese cuisine, specious place with low table and chair. Centrally located, take booking on phone calls, bar available and great service. You must enjoy one meal while in Bhutan.

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Thank HeavenlyBhutanTravel
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were about 15 of us and wanted to try good Bhutanese cuisine. we had vegetarian and non vegetarian in the group. Bhutan Kitchen had buffet spread( limited variety) with both the option. Veg food was awesome. They also serve ARA local rise wine along with food.

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Thank mmb801
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

What an experience. We had the red rice with chilli cheese. Bhutanese food is different than its neighbour countries, yet very tasty. Like all restaurants in Bhutan the staff is friendly and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gatoen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: 0097517613515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Tibetan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?