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Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant

Folk Heritage Museum | Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Thimphu
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I ate here twice, both as guests of local residents and once it was an official meal. The quality of food and the service of staff were great. This seems to be a preference of local dignitaries.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A visit to Folk Heritage Museum provides an indepth insight into the rural life in Bhutan before the country embarked on modernization.

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New Delhi, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

we were in search of authentic Bhutanese food and someone recommended us this place. we are really grateful to that person to send us here . It was a very nice experience to have lovely local food amidst apple orchards. we would recommended this place to all who love to try local cuisine. We were also treated with fresh apples... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wonderful food, in a lovely setting. The chef is amazing - growing many of the ingredients in the garden around the museum, and great sourcing: working hard to get Bhutanese produce. Excellent vegetables and meat. Wonderful setting - relaxing and friendly.

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Cairns
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There was nothing remarkable about this museum. It's just a part of the ready made tour of Timphu. It shows you how the Bhutanese used to live and what their house looked like

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to take our guests to try Bhutanese cuisine at its finest. There is a wide array of authentic Bhutanese dishes that gives a pretty good idea of what our cuisine is all about :) The ambiance and the hospitality adds to the whole experience :)

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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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