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Penguin Garden Restaurant

#10 of 60 Restaurants in Leh
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
Great Food, Garden Restaurant

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 ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
KamzangKim
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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4 reviews
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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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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Address: Fort Road, Leh, India
Phone Number: +91 941 917 8630/+91 946 904 9658/+91 990 699 9896
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh

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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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