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Dochula Resort Restaurant

Punakha, Bhutan
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Punakha
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- Sep 19, 2014
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Pune, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I went when there were just 2 other tourists apart from me. Since am a vegetarian there weren't too many options for me. The hotel staff is slow and they had to hunt down the cook so he could cook me a simple vegetarian meal. However once the order was placed the meal was quick to arrive. If you are... More

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New Delhi, India
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is located just next to Dochula dzong, with view of valley. best thing was toilets were very clean, efficient service, tasty food with bar facility.

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

You should enjoy the warm local dishes sitting on the terrace of the restaurant. The snow cap of the Himalayan ranges are often visible (in case of clear sky) from the open space in front of the restaurant

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sussex
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4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a good restaurant to stop at on the journey east, the food is good & there are wonderful views of the snowcapped Himalayas.

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Singapore, Singapore
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was our first restaurant arriving from Paro airport as we were enroute to Punakha directly so had to pass Dochula. The day was foggy so we could not see the Himalayan peaks. (We had a return trip and had better luck with weather that later day) Food was served as a buffet which we soon learned was universal way... More

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san diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stopped here for lunch on the drive between Thimphu and Punakha. When the clouds and the weather is in tune October and November) one can see a whole range of snow capped peaks of the eastern Himalayas. The food here was probably the best I had in Bhutan! In addition, if you are in to shopping for genuine Bhutanese... More

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Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

What made this restaurant a great place to have lunch are the spectacular views of the Dochla Pass. Food was good, not spectacular but the restaurant was clean snd service was good. Go for the views and the clean western type toilets.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The Dochu-la resort has very good location in between Thimphu and Wangdue. Also has beautiful views in nice weather. Unfortunately management here is poor, food is not tasty and it's better to avoid this restaurant except of using it's toilet and tea or coffee. In both Wangdue or Thimphu, you'll eat much better.

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thimphu
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3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

After a long drive from either Thimphu or Punakha its a good place to stop for a cup of coffee. The coffee/tea might not be as expected but its a good place to take a break and see the surrounding mountains on a clear day. The meals are basic like most Bhutanese restaurants.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The food was hot, very basic but the view overwhelmed everything; you can see wonderful views of hills-sky-clouds clearly with spiral windy road down. Surrounded by glass everywhere and with veranda sitting arrangement, in addition to roofed inside seating, you can have your pick to look around in the big binocular fixed at the porch. Life time experience.

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