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No,31 South Barkhor Street, Lhasa, China
0891-6342235
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So so food

One of several Yak meat "Hawaiian" pizzas the family tried here in the search for kid's comfort foods (by and large the search for western comfort food was futile, but like with any foreign travel, going with the local and expatriate foreign choices is probably best). OK breakfasts.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Perry B
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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of several Yak meat "Hawaiian" pizzas the family tried here in the search for kid's comfort foods (by and large the search for western comfort food was futile, but like with any foreign travel, going with the local and expatriate foreign choices is probably best). OK breakfasts.

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Brimpsfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We spent two weeks touring China and Tibet and this was not only the worst restaurant during our trip, but the worst restaurant we have ever been in. It was filthy - the proximity of the stench and faeces- filled toilets to the kitchens was disgusting. The service was appalling. Avoid at all costs.

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namche
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After 2 days of Chinese food. It feels good to get some changes. I was glad to see some other food. I tried yak sizzler here and I was fully satisfied. Nepalese, Indian and continental food available here. Try here you won't regret

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Birmingham, UK
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3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Menu in English! Had a very tasty Yak sizzler with noodles and they provided a knife and fork. Seems a popular place and relatively cheap. I paid 60RMB with tea. Nice views over Jokhang square. The toilets alas, as in most Chinese establishments, left much to be desired!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Food is OK. Nice views but what ruined my visit was the stink from the barhrooms. Intolerable and you have to walk past them as you go up

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Qingdao, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Really nice Indian food as well as wide variety of food. Central, right by temple and markets. Nice view.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was interesting to read the comments by the reviewer who experienced very poor service. Our group of 16 people ate here twice, and had good food and service. We did not have to wait long (it was as if they were expecting us), and everything was tasty. Good view of the square from the window tables. The toilets were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Most of the tour guides will bring their groups here. There is a very wide menu including Italian, The yak burger was good and the tandoori Chicken was very good. A bit to much of a tourist stop.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Me and my fellow tour travellers fell in love with the Mandala Restaurant on our first day in Lhasa where we got to try yak butter tea and yak curry. The menu is tibetan, chinese, nepali and western/american. we ended up having breakfast here a few times. It was the only place in Lhasa we found coffee. The spots at... More 

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Shanghai, China
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were delighted to find this international restaurant, it was so close to our hotel. However, we did not discover it until the night before we left. We ate from the Indian selection of the menu. Although, we are from England. It was super. The waitresses were very helpful and they sold beer (for about a pound a can).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No,31 South Barkhor Street, Lhasa, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Tibet  >  Lhasa
  • Phone Number: 0891-6342235

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tibetan

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