We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Snow Lion

$
Tibetan
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Near Bus stand , Jogibara Road , mcleod Gunj ,Upper Dharamsala, Dharamsala, India
Add hours for Snow Lion and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast!

Snow lion is a comfortable cafe place and I went for breakfast several times. Their set breakfasts are cheap and very good for the price. Wifi is available as well. As with many other places in McLeod Ganj it can fill up so expect to share your table with strangers

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2014
David Q
,
Seattle, Washington
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Snow lion is a comfortable cafe place and I went for breakfast several times. Their set breakfasts are cheap and very good for the price. Wifi is available as well. As with many other places in McLeod Ganj it can fill up so expect to share your table with strangers

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madrid, Spain
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Best value in Dharamsala. Family run restaurant, authentic Tibetan food and home ambiance. One dish is enough for a big lunch or dinner and you'll get surprised with the price

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Bragg
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Since Snow Lion is used all over town, this sounds like the one across from the temple in the main market area. Then we are talking about the right one. This Snow Lion Restaurant and Guest House has always had the very best vegetarian Tibetan food and at amazing prices. It just went through a great remodel that also makes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Namakkal, India
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice Place had breakfast. Tried Garlic Toast and Butter Tea. Decent ambiance and service. very close to town centre.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dharamsala, India
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

the thukpa ( noodles in soup) in this restaurant is amazing, its very healthy and very delicious. the best thukpa i have ever had ........

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dharamsala, India
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This place has started offering only vegetarian food now. But that too is very good , specially spring rolls, cheese chilly & noodles. Only problem comes when you are an INDIAN family dining in this restaurant & your voice pitch is a bit and sometimes very much higher than the westerners you get frequent stares from the owner who happens... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dharamsala, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Snow Lion gets a little over usage in the area ... so down from the bus bus stand on Jogiwara and across from the pink (or red) temple and prayerwheels .... Owned by Tenzing Dolma... A lot of menu items in McLeod Ganj are similar... Snow Lion has the best of the bunch when it comes to the popular items.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paradise Island, New Providence Island
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Solid Food and OK price.. not cheapest in town but almost always a GOOD meal..

Was this review helpful? Yes
chicago
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

Considering the location, my daughter and I had a lovely lunch. As I have indicated, we both thought pretty highly of the place. You have to remember though that it is not New York or Chicago. The neal for both of us was approximately $10. USD.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Snow Lion also viewed

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala
 
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
 

Been to Snow Lion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near Bus stand , Jogibara Road , mcleod Gunj ,Upper Dharamsala, Dharamsala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Dharamsala

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Tibetan

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Snow Lion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?