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Thori Lam, 41 Lower Motithang | Below 3 water tanks,, Thimphu, Bhutan
00975-17111939
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best vegetarian Bhutanese food

In all my years of coming to Bhutan and gorging on yummy bhutanese meals at various restaurants - this one stood out like a shining star. You have to make a reservation in advance and mention your meal preference. They will then fill up your table and your stomachs with delicious food - great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

In all my years of coming to Bhutan and gorging on yummy bhutanese meals at various restaurants - this one stood out like a shining star. You have to make a reservation in advance and mention your meal preference. They will then fill up your table and your stomachs with delicious food - great portion sizes and variety offered on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was obviously a good place, I came late for lunch and the food was not as fresh as you would expect. I would still go back and can higly recomend Za Sa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It is a bit hard to find. I was sceptical when we reached. But the food they serve up has an amazing flavour. Don't miss it. It is the best place in the city to catch a great meal.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The restaurant is hidden away behind a hotel but when you find it, it's all worth the search. They have a way of using traditional Bhutanese ingredients to make super flavorful and creative dishes. The one rule is, book ahead! You can also then tell the chef what you would like or tell them if you are vegetarian etc. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We loved the food so much that during our 8 days visit in Bhutan we ate in Zasa twice, dinner and lunch the owner is a very creative Chef that takes organic Bhutan ingredients to create exotics Tasty dishes. If you plan to visit this restaurant make sure to make reservation a head of time because the restaurant is jam... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Tricky to find because the building doesn't even have a sign. Its next door to the Khang Residency Hotel. They turned down the very loud music at our request and started bringing out plates of food. About 8 items. Sort of Asian, Indian Chinese. They gave us seconds on some platters we requested. Relatively expensive for Bhutan but not outrageous.... More 

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good place if visitors or locals wish to treat their taste buds to traditional dishes at an ambient place where one could enjoy both the cuisines and away from crowd.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

ZaSa has good choice of food, not so regular like you get in the normal restaurant. while location little out of the core town area, this restaurant provides good food, people must go and eat at this place... my ideal place of eat while i decide to eat out... not on sundays(not sure?). it is nice and quiet location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We just loved everything we were served . Spicy beef, yummy mushrooms that even my kids liked , chicken with small roasted potatoes and great asparagus and broccoli . The only thing I didn't like was the spinach and egg soup but that just isn't my thing ... It was really good

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Guwahati, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Located the restaurant with great difficulty. Reached around 1.45 PM but were shocked to find that nothing was ready and chicken was out of stock! We were informed they take prior bookings only (dont know what that means at lunchtime!!).

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Thori Lam, 41 Lower Motithang | Below 3 water tanks,, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: 00975-17111939

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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