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Fort Road, Leh, India
+91 941 917 8630/+91 946 904 9658/+91 990 699 9896
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  • 28
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, but they are not very happy with critics

They give very good food and serves well. Good location too. Once we got chicken not properly cut with lot of tiny bone pieces in the dish. We told the waiter and he said that it is like that only. Irrespective of that, I will give this restaurant a good rating as this happened during only one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2014
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  • Late Night
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India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

They give very good food and serves well. Good location too. Once we got chicken not properly cut with lot of tiny bone pieces in the dish. We told the waiter and he said that it is like that only. Irrespective of that, I will give this restaurant a good rating as this happened during only one of the many... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was impressed with location and the feel of the restaurant as it casually scatters the tables around the yard interspersed with trees and lanterns. It looked intriguing with a promise of impressive dining experience. I came in with a friend to celebrate our successful adventure. First impression is very important, and it wasn't given – our server presented himself... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The garden is very nice, a lot of space among the tables, big trees, no noise. Food was good and the portion even too abundant. We ate birany rice and tandoori chicken and we had the impression that the taste is not really "Indian", probably to be more attractive for tourist. Anyway we enjoyed our food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Penguin has been consistently delivering delicious food, expert and friendly service, and a serene atmosphere in its garden. Their salads, sandwiches, and juices are composed of the freshest ingredients. Indian and Tibetan dishes are delicious, and even their take on most foreign foods results in a very good meal. I have been going for years—still my favorite place to eat... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This relaxing outdoor restaurant has very good food, excellent service, and very fair prices. I have visited Ladakh on at least five different occasions and each time I have found Penquin Gardens continues to be a wonderfully enjoyable spot for both lunch and dinner.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

they are sprawled all over Leh espec in Changspa. Expected more. It was a let down and the food just doesn't taste right. It is peaceful and quiet but that's because there's hardly anyone here. Was a disappointment definitely. They couldn't even get the ginger tea right. The sizzler was definitely better at World Café.

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Goa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I am a regular in Penguin Garden since 10 years, and I can confirm, this is the best beer garden, breakfast garden, tandoori restaurant, german bakery in Leh. Most friendly service, food and drinks just the right way done, good value for money, and now even with WLAN. I love this place !

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New Delhi, India
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9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Must Go and must Eat!!! All the items on the Menu are extremely tasty.Be it breakfast or lunch or dinner or just simple Tea.Service is quick and impeccable.Owners, Managers are very good and gives lots of attention to all customers. Ambiance is too good and calm and pleasant.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The restaurant seemed to be a favorite, esp. among the western tourists. It's a good place to dine and relax. We ordered trout with mashed potato and stirred fried vegetables which took long to make but it's worth the wait and money! The trout was very fresh and quite big in size (we paid for 500 Rs. each) though mashed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice setting in a garden, where you can sit and relax and use the Free WLAN. Good food and Mango LAssi

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Fort Road, Leh, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh
  • Phone Number: +91 941 917 8630/+91 946 904 9658/+91 990 699 9896

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