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Himalaya Cafe

Main Bazar, Leh, India
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Ranked #26 of 53 Restaurants in Leh
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- Aug 18, 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Bangalore, India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Visited this place last week, we chanced on this place only because there weren't any restaurants open at around 10 pm. This place was open but empty. We ordered quite a few dishes ranging from Italian to Indian to Chinese. Must say all the dishes were damn tasty. Thukpa was really nice and so was american chopsey. The prices were... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We ordered Singaporean fried rice and manchurian here.It was tasty. The only problem was paneer in the rice,which i hate. Didn't have much options for desserts available .also there were no fresh fruit juices. Overall a good experience hough.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Should be renamed. not a café, no decent cappuccinos or espressos or lattes or cakes. The view is amazing and so its worth climbing the stairs for a cup of tea or a coke but if you are looking for a real meal please note the limited menu. We are not big into Tibetan food and so it wasn't worth... More

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