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Penguin Garden Restaurant

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Fort Road, Leh, India
+91 941 917 8630/+91 946 904 9658/+91 990 699 9896
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 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
Nice restaurant

Casual lunches from an extensive menu and beautifully lit for an outside dinner which makes it a very nice venue at night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Sally L
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely little garden restaurant, nice and shaded and cool if the mid day heat is getting to you. Ate here on a number of days - breakfast, lunch and dinner, everything we had tasted great. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Leh.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Casual lunches from an extensive menu and beautifully lit for an outside dinner which makes it a very nice venue at night.

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Graz, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The garden has a very nice atmosphere and it's also a nice place in the evening for a drink. Food is good and fair priced.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Tasty reliable food. Caters well for big groups. Good atmosphere. Recommend the paneer dishes and the minty lemonade.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you're looking for fresh, healthy salads or juices, this tucked away garden is ideal. Great service, prices, and most importantly, fresh greens.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

One of our favorite spots in Leh after 10+ years of spending summers here. Love the Indian, all the food is clean & good, including Italian. Garden setting lovely on warmer days, great spot for a group, relatively fast service, cold beers ...

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India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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