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Bhutan Kitchen

Asian, Tibetan
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Gatoen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Bhutanese Veg Food..

If you want to try the Bhutanese vegetarian food this is the place .. The quality of food is really good and is also reasonably priced. If you go in big nos its better you call them up 30 mins before you reach there so that they prepare the food and keep it ready for you. The seating is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great food at Bhutan Kitchen. I have been here twice and intend going here every time I am in Thimphu. I tried their fixed meal this time. The fixed menu was outstanding. The fixed menu includes corn rice, red rice, chicken curry, butter vegetables, ema datsi and kewa datsi. It was a perfect meal and I washed it down with... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you want to try the Bhutanese vegetarian food this is the place .. The quality of food is really good and is also reasonably priced. If you go in big nos its better you call them up 30 mins before you reach there so that they prepare the food and keep it ready for you. The seating is very... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had lunch i Bhutan Kitchen on 15th June. The Bhutanese vegetarian dishes served was very good and tasty.They also serve beer in the restaurant and had the opportunity to taste local beer (Druk 11000) which was very good..It is little costly to eat here but since we were on holiday did not mind.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We're vegetarians. So, we got lucky because the restaurant was observing a veggie-food only month when we ate there. They had a standard course-meal which was cheap given the amount of food they gave and delicious The datsi was great as were all the different preparations of vegetables they came up with. The staff were really friendly. We loved it!

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pattukkoottai,tamilnadu state
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

the restaurant was spacious, the staff courteous . we had to order and wait for some time for the meals to be prepared. the dishes were a mixture of chinese, bhutanes and indian. Less spicy , except for the green chillies which the bhutanese relish .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went there with family for lunch. It was considerably empty and had a sleepy atmosphere. They said that they have a buffet, which we were fine with. The food arrived promptly, and it was a decent spread. I loved the red rice and chilly cheese, even the sauces were quite delicious. While we ate, the staff started telling us... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place served our first lunch after landing in Thimphu and boy, we were so pleased to eat there. Red rice, cheese chilly, potato chilly were some of the favorites. My partner and I indulged in multiple helpings. Being a Tuesday, beware, whole of Bhutan will serve you vegetarian food. But we didn't complain!

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While this is not really a cheap option to taste bhutanese food, it is surely a good place to take a few visitors to try out the local specialties. The place is big, with plenty of space around the tables so you will not feel uncomfortable even if there is a large group of tourists next to you. A great... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

They serve a taste of local specialties, like ema datshi (chillies cooked with cheese), red rice. Arra, or the local rice brew is served complimentary. There's no menu to speak of when I arrived for dinner, but was given a selection of food. They were served warm and quite a decent spread. Taste is fair, but I was expecting a... More 

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Milan
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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Near to Clocktower square, in this restaurant we had our first bhutanese lunch. At the second floor in a quite dirty building, inside the location is nice and clean. We had a typical bhutanese lunch, a mix of dishes, all very good!!! there was cheese with chili (spicy but awesome!), red rice, curry potatoes, spinach, etc. We really loved our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Tibetan

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