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Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant

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Folk Heritage Museum | Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the National Folk Heritage Museum premises, this restaurant attracts a lot of tourists who wish to taste traditional Bhutan cuisine. It has set meals for lunch; although we didn't eat here as we had already had lunch, you could tell from the conversations of those exiting from the restaurant that they had enjoyed the meals.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The restaurant serves the best Bhutanese food in an authentic style. The food is served in wooden bowls and is finger licking tasteful.They have a buffet menu which although limited is the right size to ensure you get a taste of Bhutanese cuisine. The service is great and homely. They have an outside seating too with low tables. Not too... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We already had our lunch but still went ahead to eat again here :) and we do not regret our decision. They have set meals (including butter tea) which you also share. Quantity and quality both are superb. They have outside seating too where you can sit on cushions and low tables and enjoy your meal in peace. Both vegetarian... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

the experience is something you really don't want to miss ...... the folk museum and the restaurant sets you in a different zone as well as experience.... the food is super .... satisfying and spicy... in Bhutan the choice for veg is really limited, but believe me the red rice and ema datshi [cheese chillie] is so satisfying that is... More 

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Nashik, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The best Bhutanese cuisine served by the Bhutanese family with great love. Chilly Cheese is awesome and so is the rice wine. Must eat at this place

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful Bhutanese food in this ethnically done up restaurant spelling local culture & decor. It gels well with the surroundings, lush green foliage around it. We opted for the vegetarian Rs.850/ buffet which was such a huge spread that we couldn't do justice to the quantity of the food. We were greeted with salt tea with yak... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

After hunting for days for an authentic Bhutanese restaurant, we found this place. The restaurant is as amazing as the museum. You get ample vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies to savour your tastebuds. The set menu is served in traditional wooden bowls and just the look of increases your appetite! The food was tasty nevertheless, and the outdoor seating is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The food at the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant was fantastic! We were provided with a variety of traditional dishes that were created from local, seasonal produce. They clearly went light on the chilli for us Chilips (foreigners), which was appreciated. No doubt if you wanted more heat, you could make that request. We wanted for nothing, as the variety was... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Our guide had preordered an extensive traditional Bhutanese meal and its was lovely although far too much for the three of us to eat - more like 10. Whilst most food is south Asian in character and a lot of it very spicy, I did love the roasted corn and rice snacks we began with and searched for them around... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Location - This restaurant is situated in the courtyard of National Folk Heritage Museum. On the day we were exploring Thimphu on foot, we walked upto there from Sangaygang BBS Tower and we were dead hungry. Food - The food was obviously 5/5. For two people, one grand set meal is sufficient. This meal had buckwheat pancakes to be eaten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian Friendly, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Folk Heritage Museum | Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: 02334637

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?