We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Asian, Tibetan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (157)
Filter reviews
119 results
Traveler rating
61
45
10
3
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
61
45
10
3
0
See what travelers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed October 24, 2021

During our stay in Lhasa we stayed at house of Shambala and ate at their restaurant every day. Great, authentic food, very friendly staff and very good vegan options.

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 10, 2020

I had dinner there arranged by my travel agency. It was one of the best places to try local food. Not only classic meals but dishes that I didn't try anywhere else. I loved decoration with traditional Tibetan elements. Food was also served on cute...ceramic dishes.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed February 3, 2020

This is an excellent place to sit back and relax with a cup of butter or sweet tea. It is right across from the Jokhang temple and above Barkhor street. I was fascinated just watching different people do the pilgrimages and prostration around the temple....It was amazing to me and surreal to still such dedication and faith and the people in traditional wear. The food here is ok, and like most of Mainland China, it is served with an abundance of oil.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 4, 2019

So so.... We had a group dinner / buffet style meal. Nothing special. Decent location in Barkhor square.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

I would recommend if only for the decoration and atmosphere. But food was good and people serving friendly. Not to mention we got milk tea from one of the other guests :)

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

This is clearly a restaurant made for tourists. The restaurant decor is colorful and tasteful . They have great teas including a Fiji berry ginger herbs that felt great for the altitude. Food included Indian type food and some Tibetan like the wontons and yak...stew. This place Is hard to find the first time, call for directions beforehand this is inside an alley in the market. You have to walk there, no cars are allowed .More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

Decided to visit based on other reviews. Shared the magic mushrooms, which were nice, but the lamb tikka was fairly bland and the cuts of meat were dry and chewy. Had a ginger and lemon tea as well, which cost almost twice a bottle of...beer but came in a tiny cup that was not even hot. Service wasn't great either. One of our other group had the yak burger and said it was great.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 30, 2019

We ate here twice, once on our own and once with our tour group when we had the buffet. Both were absolutely fantastic - the best meals we had in Lhasa and there are some good restaurants. Really helpful and friendly staff too. A great...place, I wish it was easy to come back!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

My family came to Lhasa for the first time and set up with a tour company to go visit the sites. Our arrival day we were on our own for lunch and dinner. We picked the best place!!! I highly recommend the House of Shambhala....It has everything from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and Western food. I highly recommend the Tibetan yak dumplings and the magic mushroom dish. The tea was something I will always remember. The ambiance is great and the hotel staff speaks very good English.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Went here based on other reviews and was very disappointed with the food at lunch. The service was great but some of the food was inedible. We had chicken tikka which came out pink and looked like it had been boiled instead of grilled and...it was chewy. The roti was flour based and crunchy. The Chana aloo was made with green peas instead of chic peas. The only item we had which was good was the aloo kauli. I really wanted to like this place but it just was not up to par.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

My family stayed here for 5 nights after journeying for 2 days and 4 trains to get to Lhasa from Hong Kong. We were promptly checked-in, served masala chai and shown to our spacious two bedroom suite. Beautiful and authentic artwork adorn the walls and...the furnishings were elegant and true to Tibetian style. The bathroom was clean and well appointed. A bathroom heat lamp for colder evenings. Fresh towels and housekeeping everyday. Plenty of outlets to charge devices. Best of all is the location - in the heart of old Lhasa and walking distance to the Barkhor circuit, the Muslim quarters and a few minutes by car to the Potala Palace. The breakfast was perfect too - eggs served your way, coffee, toast, fruits and muesli. Basic and nutritious and the best start to our day. We had dinner twice at the hotel and I would say the restaurant is definitely one of the best in the city. On a side note, they have oxygen bottles for 40RMB if you ever feel you need one. Please don’t hesitate to book!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 21, 2019

We were staying here, but also opted to eat here three times as the food was so delicious. It has an extensive menu (in English) covering local, Indian and Chinese, with a couple of western options. Beer is 15 Yuan and they have foreign wine,...but this is not kept in a very good way, so I wouldn't recommend it, and it's expensive. All the staff speak good English and service is very friendly and efficient. The restaurant is decorated in a local style, so it has a really good feel to the place. It's probably a ten minute walk from the Jokhang Temple is your not staying in the hotel and is definitely worth a visit if your in Lhasa.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Cozy and warm ambiance, owners extremely friendly, food freshly made and very, very good. We repeat the experience the next day

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 19, 2019

We stayed for four days in Lhasa, and ended up eating more at the hotel than outside. There is a great variety of foods to choose from, of great quality and flavor, and the personnel is very welcoming.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 17, 2019

a bit difficult to find in the backstreets, but nice place with good food. Service is a bit slow. English menu and service. Helpful.

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
House Of Shambhala
167 reviews
.00 miles away
Yake Hotel VIP Building
5 reviews
.07 miles away
The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
262 reviews
.09 miles away
Mandala Hotel
53 reviews
.12 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Tibetan Family Kitchen
426 reviews
.26 miles away
Dunya Restaurant
285 reviews
.21 miles away
Summit Cafe
133 reviews
.31 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Jokhang Temple
1,227 reviews
.16 miles away
Barkhor Street
626 reviews
.28 miles away
Ramoche Monastery (Xiao Zhao Si)
71 reviews
.39 miles away
XiZangZiZhiQu LaSaShi BaKuo Jie BuXingJie
41 reviews
.28 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Indie-Brindie
October 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 693alexise | Reviewed this property |
I think that most of the main courses were around 40-60 rmb and drink prices varied. A big container of tea (serving at least 4 people) was 30 rmb, large beer was 20 rmb. I would say expect to spend around 60-80 per a... More
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

HOUSE OF SHAMBHALA RESTAURANT, Lhasa - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about House of Shambhala Restaurant

House of Shambhala Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5