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Dochula Resort Restaurant

Punakha, Bhutan
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Punakha
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- Jul 23, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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New Delhi, India
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
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
80 helpful votes 80 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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Senior Contributor
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Palo Alto, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This place is dirty, the people are rude (learn how to smile please) and the food is disgusting. Everything is either boiled or pre-frozen. This is not a resort. Stay away from this place. I can't even tell you how disgusting the rooms are (see my other review).

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