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Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant

Folk Heritage Museum | Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 59 restaurants in Thimphu
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Beautiful surrounds, great authentic and well-prepared food. The interiors are traditional, yet this doesn't feel touristy at all: indeed, when I visited the other diners were all local Bhutanese. The food is traditional and there is a set menu - from memory it is a choice between vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Portions are large, and there are lots of dishes to... More

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place has a good standing with a reason. It is not very centrally located, but that doesn't mean much in Thimphu. It's situated in a lovely building with garden. The food is traditional Bhutanese and rather tasty. We were enjoying the food on the terrace outside - quite a nice experience. I didn't pay, but it seemed on the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A huge variety of traditional dishes and ingredients - that surprisingly was not dumb-ed down for tourists - except for the strength of the chili. Great flavors, really interesting dishes just wish we had more food like this on our trip.

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India
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Attached to the folk heritage museum, which is a 15 minute walk thru of a traditional Bhutanese home, the restaurant served some unique food that we did not have anywhere else in Bhutan. They serve two set meals for a very reasonable price. They also have a la carte and tea served with popped corn.

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went to the place based on the reviews and definitely loved the place. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. The place is very beautifully decorated. The service was great with the hostess explaining the menu and answering questions on the authentic Bhutanese cuisine. We reached very late for lunch and yet they were gracious enough to serve lunch... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had an excellent meal comprising some 5 vegetarian and 3 non vegetarian dishes served with red rice. While the dishes on a stand-alone basis would not fit my qualification of haute cuisine, as a whole, they provided a good flavour of Bhutanese cuisine and were a good balance of texture, flavour, presentation and taste. More importantly while a couple... More

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Bangalore, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The museum has an old Bhutanese house with interesting artifacts. The whole museum visit won't take more than half an hour so I think it is worth a visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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143 reviews 143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We ate lunch here one day and enjoyed it immensely. The day we were there, there were several locals eating there as well and our guide told us he sometimes takes his family there. It's always nice to know you're at a restaurant where locals eat! We sat on mats on the sunny deck and were served a variety of... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Absolutely mouth-watering authentic Bhutanese cuisine. Great hosts and attentive service. The building itself is quite impressive. A must place for people who would like to try the authentic Bhutanese food in a nice ambiance. I highly recommend it.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Lunch here was our first meal in Bhutan. The quality of food was some of the best, and comparably authentic to eating with local people.

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