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Folk Heritage Museum | Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Bhutanese cuisine

This restaurant is most ideally located which is next to Folk Heritage Museum and serves very authentic Bhutanese cuisine in the city. Professional works here and only limitation the restaurant has is that they need to have proper table booking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant is most ideally located which is next to Folk Heritage Museum and serves very authentic Bhutanese cuisine in the city. Professional works here and only limitation the restaurant has is that they need to have proper table booking.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went for lunch to the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant. They have two set menus, one which is basic for Nu. 300/- and the elaborate one for Nu. 500/-. We chose the basic menu. We chose to sit outdoors on thin cushions and a low table. To begin we were served with maize and Sud-Ja which is Bhutanese tea (salty).... More 

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Jindabyne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fantastic traditional food cooked and presented to the highest standards. Great atmosphere. The museum is a wonderful introduction to the Bhutanese way of life. The staff always try to give the guests that extra level of service.

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

It was truly a highlight for me and my colleagues, who landed here on a short notice but were still served a traditional and sumptuous meal in no time! A MUST go place! For foodies and non-foodies alike! It's housed inside a museum - so the historical context and the nice airy courtyard - are additional attractions! Still dreaming about... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The famous restaurant was closed. I realized you need to check if its open before you go there. A total waste of time.

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

We had an amazing lunch here with our group. The food was really good and provided a wonderful representation of the Bhutanese cuisine. I especially appreciated the butter tea with fried rice and fried corn "chips". There were plenty of options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The ambiance is great - truly a great representation of the amazing Bhutanese... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After a bad experience with 'Bhutan Kitchen' (and a bad tummy), The Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant is the only reason why I might still give Bhutanese food a go. People who want to try Bhutanese food but don't know where to look in Thimpu, pls look no further. They've got all the right check boxes ticked. Ambiance, Service, variety (2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

As other reviewers have noted, the atmosphere is great. It is a nice escape from the bustle in the middle of thimphu. The food was fine but it is a bit expensive. We were given seep to munch on before the soup and main courses came out and this was average tasting. The chicken was fine as was the cheesy... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We are on official trip to Bhutan and our customer invited us for dinner in Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant, which we found very quality, special and authentic local food with good ambiance.

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Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Folk Heritage Museum | Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

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