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Chimi Lakhang Cafeteria

Chimi Lakhang Trail | Village of Sopsokha, Punakha, Bhutan
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Punakha
Cuisines: Healthy
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Description: last building on the left on the path to the Temple of the Divine Madman or Chimi Lakhang
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Seattle, Washington
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214 reviews 214 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is the place we ate right before taking a nice nature walk to the Chimi Lakhang temple. The view from this place is gorgeous. The food was not as good as some of the other restaurant we've been to, but the restaurant made up by very clean restroom, beautiful view and nice facility.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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281 reviews 281 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We didn't order food, so I can't speak for the quality of full meals. But it was a nice place to take a break from the long drive or after a little hike to the Chimi Lhakhang Temple. As it was the late afternoon, most of the tourists were actually leaving, so we basically had the cafeteria to ourselves and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Buffet style meals. Fine delicacy. Merchandising of aerated drinks & beers in the restaurant. Crowded with temple visiting tourists. Wash rooms are clean. An oasis for tourists returning from a visit to the temple. Note: Kindly carry your own water bottles.

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Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

A very clean tourist stop for a bathroom and tea break. Good service and cookies provided with your drink

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Kollam, India
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had our lunch here and went to the temple of the divine madman. The food was ok. Most of the hotels in Bhutan do not give us water. We had to bring them or buy them. The restaurant had very nice views.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a typical tourist fast food joint but it works well. The food is buffet style and as there is a stream of visitors coming in, the food is fresh. Girls walk around with different drinks on a tray for you to buy and there is also tea or coffee as part of the meal. The best part are... More 

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Shropshire,UK
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40 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stopped here having visited the Chimi Lakhang temple to have a cup of black tea and biscuits. It seemed a nice café, clean and very welcoming. Good view from the windows too but after tea we just sat outside amongst the dogs watching the world go by.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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79 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had lunch here as part of out tour. This restaurant exists purely for tour groups (only toursists and tour guides eating here). The buffet is fairly basic, only one meat dish (chicken, with a lot of bones in it), a few vegetable dishes and red rice. A small Ice cream dessert is served too, along with complimentary tea/coffee. (soft... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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429 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The buffet has a limited selection, but perhaps primed by a previous dismal experience elsewhere we felt this was a cut above that other one, but don't get your hopes up. The great views and charming staff make this place a nice stopover for lunch, but it no better than Average

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Habra, West Bengal, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited this place on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. This is great place to recharge yourself in the sweltering heat if you have trekked to the Fertility temple. It is the most beautiful restaurant near fertility temple. The buffet is served on the first floor from where we gets a wonderful view of the fertility temple. The buffet... More 

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Address: Chimi Lakhang Trail | Village of Sopsokha, Punakha, Bhutan
Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Punakha District  >  Punakha
Cuisine: Healthy

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