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Himalaya Cafe

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Main Bazar, Leh, India
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good place to enjoy local cuisine

Visited this restaurant for Thupka and Momos and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. A neat restaurant with the local flavour. The only thing negative about this place is that it is on the 3rd floor but the food makes up for the effort required to get to the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2014
Rajeshwar Dayal M
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Gurgaon, India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I think some of the reviews are a bit old as clearly the slowness has dissipated and the staff that served us over several trips were enthusiastic and quick to respond. They were flexible when we asked for specific changes to the menu without question. Prices were highly competitive for the class of food served and the food was well... More 

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Bangalore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You have to eat here while in Leh. Plenty of varieties and very reasonable. This is right in market and easily accessible.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The only reason we walked in here is because someone from the group spotted it and the rest of us were too tired and hungry to argue. Well, in retrospect, we were glad that we did walk in here. The place looked rather ordinary and the people waiting on us didn't do much to bolster our confidence in the potential... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Casual and friendly atmosphere, freshly prepared food. All in all and place worth visiting again. Beware there are copycat Himalaya cafes, Make sure you visit the right one!

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New Delhi, India
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Located centrally in the main bazaar, this place offers both good food at reasonable prices and a stunning view of Leh palace. We visited this restaurant twice during our 4-day Leh trip and ordered Butter tea, Kotey (fried momo), Shapale (Tibetan fried meat pie) and Tingmo (Tibetan bread and vegetable soup). While the Shapale was average, the Tingmo was fantastic.... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited this restaurant for Thupka and Momos and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. A neat restaurant with the local flavour. The only thing negative about this place is that it is on the 3rd floor but the food makes up for the effort required to get to the restaurant.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We ate in many places in Leh and this became everyone's favorite. The palak panier, chicken korma and watermelon juice were my favorites, but all of us greatly enjoyed all of our food. The service was quick and friendly, if a tad reserved. The place is clean and equipped with candles and backup lights for Leh's frequent power outages. Great... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

You can choose from different cooking styles, and each time, it was very good. Lovely service, clean place, and not noisy, which in Leh is quite unusual ! a very nice view from the windows as the sun sets on the palace hill, and also a good view on the main street. A place to recommend, for sure !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had lunch here and, although quiet, the other diners were a mix of tourists and locals (always a good sign). Lovely food and nicely laid out, right in the middle of the main market street too

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Laramie, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

In India, I find it nice to dine above street level, since the streets are often not very sanitary and may not smell nice. Himalaya Cafe is up three floors (with no elevator), and is a large, tidy restaurant. They have a huge menu which included meat dishes from Oriental, Ladakhi and Indian culinary traditions. The sweet & salty lassi... More 

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Address: Main Bazar, Leh, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh

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  • Address: Main Bazar, Leh, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh

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