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The Zone

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Chang Lam | Gpo 415, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
+975 2 331 441
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing yak burger and ribs with fries at this restaurant bar. At first, I was a little skeptical as I had never tried yak meat before. But thank God I did as it tastes much better than beef. I did feel bad for eating the yak meat but I guess I won't be having any after... More 

Thank 11wendy
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zone is one of Thimphu's hip restaurants. Food mostly non-Bhutanese, the place to get burgers and pizza in Bhutan (pizza especially good). It attracts a crowd of interesting Bhutanese and foreigners. Owner lived in USA and has brought some of what he observed back to Bhutan. Very friendly place. Nice to sit on tables outside during day and on... More 

Thank mocona
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Central location. Great outdoor deck to enjoy the air and to people watch. Good for coffee, Red Panda beer. Not a fan of the yak burger.

Thank Dhaone
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely to sit out and watch the world go by, enjoy the delicious Yak Burgs with Red Panda beers and great company....good value for money

Thank Hemanth P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Yes, the yak burger really was that good. Yummy going down. And felt fine the next day! Make sure you get a bottle of Druk premium lager to wash it down.

Thank cbdentst
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

good food prepared on the spot. Burgers, momos, Bhutanese dishes . ideal for veg and non-veg Also a popular sports bar

Thank tangpa
Doha, Qatar
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The place has a good feel about it. Although the food did not live up to our expectation. By Bhutan standards, The Zone is a good hangout place. We didn't find the service good either, even though the place was half full.

Thank touchbluesky
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We were in Thimphu for 4 days and had 3 meals at The Zone! Thats how good it is!! For non-veggies, there is a a huge lot to choose and we had good beef ribs, pork chilli, hot dog, steak & spaghetti. At first glance it seems like the vegetarians may not have much choice but thats quickly dispelled as... More 

Thank behlc
New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Portrays itself as a diner-style hangout. Generally dingy with very average food and a strong smell of stale grease. The only thing in its favour is it stocks Red Panda beer, a tastier alternative to the ubiquitous Druk family. Wouldn't go back.

Thank glenclova
Hyderabad, India
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The zone was our find for this trip. We couldn't complain about anything here. We went here on 2 days and it was awesome both times Garlic bread - light and easy to eat. The best we had in bhutan. Pork ribs with rice - excellent. The meat was tender and flavoursome with a lot of gravy. Egg club sandwich... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, International, Pub, Fusion
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chang Lam | Gpo 415, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: +975 2 331 441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?