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Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant

Folk Heritage Museum | Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #4 of 59 Restaurants in Thimphu
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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90% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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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
43 helpful votes 43 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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