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Bhutan Kitchen

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Gatoen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must go-to place in Thimpu

Interesting seating arrangement, very low seats. Great authentic Bhutanese food. Must try their Potato with cheese. Courteous staff, but their English could use some work.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Interesting seating arrangement, very low seats. Great authentic Bhutanese food. Must try their Potato with cheese. Courteous staff, but their English could use some work.

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New Delhi, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had a traditional meal the at the Bhutan Kitchen. It was a set meal with two types of rice(yellow and red) lentils, chicken and vegetables. Loved the food here.. Its plain simple no frills Bhutanese food. Loved the home style chicken curry which they served and also the Ima Datchi. They served the local rice wine called ARA and the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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57 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

In Bhutan, one is not recommended to go to "authentic" restaurants that Bhutanese people go to. Apparently only recognized "tourist" restaurants are recommended. Among those we went, this one was as good as others. The dishes were fairly good...although fairly typical. Usually steamed rice (usually red rice), a chicken or other meat dish, cheese potatoes, mixed vegetables, possibly some soup... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Food was well prepared but a little plain. Service was good, everyone was very friendly. The different presentations of chillies make the dishes quite interesting.

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very good decoration, low table, good and typical food, I think that you must, almost once, go to this restaurant. But I think it is better to reserve before because it is not so big.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

This was the worst of (frankly) some very bad food experiences in Bhutan. The system requires your guide to spend your "allowance", and you get taken to these places, where they could not care less. Even our hard-working guide said it was "not very good", and that was high insult from him.

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Westlake Village, California
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40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We got off the plane, drove 1.5 hours from Paro airport and introduced to Bhutanese food at Bhutan Kitchen. I really didn't know what to expect. It was late so the food in the buffet line was not fresh or plentiful. I was disappointed.

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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were part of a group eating at the restaurant and had the buffet for dinner. The options were minimal and although they were traditional Bhutanese fair, they were not that great. The restaurant overall provides a good ambiance and the staff was friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good local bhutanese food, wonderful view of the stadium, friendly staff, and traditional architectural design from the entrance itself.

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our guide brought us here for dinner and we enjoyed the food thoroughly. They probably had a buffet in the earlier part of the day (the food warmers were still there) but for dinner, it was a set menu/a la carte. We tried Bhutanese beer, had corn rice and an assortment of Bhutanese dishes. There was so much food! I... 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: Tibetan

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