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Thori Lam, 41 Lower Motithang | Below 3 water tanks,, Thimphu, Bhutan
00975-17111939
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, but book ahead!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Kumber N
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Kalaheo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Ottawa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This restaurant is hard to find but well worth it. It was the best meal I had in Thimphu over the entire month of my stay and I visited many.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have been leading tours to Bhutan since 2000. Last decade it took great ingenuity to even be able to provide palatable if not thrilling food for my guests, when most hotels were in the habit of offering the dreariest buffets. It meant early morning hunts for fresh market ingredients and persuading chefs to go the extra mile. In the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and always a warm welcome from the owner. Visited twice during our stay in Bhutan and would have loved the opportunity to go again! Should be a top priority for all visitors to Thumpu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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