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Reviewed July 29, 2022

We took a Tibetan cooking class with the owner of this family restaurant. It was a fun and educational experience, and the food we made was an absolutely amazing dinner. I can't wait to try the recipes at home! Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

We came back twice as we love the feel and the view from the roof. Food was lovely and staff very helpful and friendly. Lhasa beer in a bottle was light and not too heavy, help with altitude sickness to not have beer but was...not persuaded by that approach. Food included curry sets that we're chicken, Yak etc and here good value. I would recommend this place highly.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 9, 2022

Down an alleyway, through a door and up a wooden staircase you will arrive at ‘Tibetan Family Kitchen.’ Greeted with a warm smile you are taken to sit in an authentic Tibetan setting. The menu has a range of Tibetan, Nepalese and western style dishes....You can show your appreciation by leaving a message on the wall. We came here twice and both times we enjoyed the food and the warm hospitality. Well worth a visit more than once. 😊More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

This is a great family-friendly restaurant. Our party loved it so much that we went three times over the course of our stay in Tibet! It's very small and cosy. On two of the nights, we filled the entire restaurant, which meant our kids could...play card games in the corner while the adults enjoyed their meals. There's something for everyone. Picky eaters? There's your typical shaghetti and french fries. Enjoy a curry? There's a bunch of curry sets that include a mixed tray of Indian delights. Want local Tibetan food? The stir-fried yak and sweet peppers was a hit, as was the yak-meat fried jiaozi. We loved this restaurant so much that the second time we came to Lhasa, we chose a hotel across the road from it. Talk about convenience and yummy food!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 22, 2021

To finish off a fabulous day in Lhasa, we made our way to The Tibetan Family Kitchen. This restaurant was recommended by a friend who came to visit a few years ago. Located in a super convenient location, one of the entry points to Barkhor...Street Market. We were a group of 15. To finish off a second fabulous day, we went back, this time we were 24 people! Food came super fast. DON'T over order! We tried the 1 dish per person rule...there were leftovers. We were stuffed!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2021

There's a reason this place is the #1 restaurant on Trip Advisor for Lhasa -- because it is perfect in every way! We went there 4 times in our 2.5 days in Lhasa. I'm not one to always go back to the same place, but...during our trek we dreamed of eating a yak burger. When we returned, the restaurant stayed open late for us so that we could celebrate a successful EBC trek with yak burgers and Lhasa beer! A huge "thank you" to the ladies who stayed until 11:30 on a Saturday night cooking us yak burgers. We will never forget you and hope to come back and eat yourMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

We were so lucky that our tour guide sent us to the Tibetan Family Kitchen! From the first moment we knew this is our place! Food, the atmosphere, cook, waitresses, EVERYTHING was perfect! I also participated in the workshop - how to cook Tibetan food...and, even I do not cook and do not like to cook, this event was extraordinary! If you are in Lhasa, you do not want to miss this place!!! Strongly recommended! VitaMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

Amazing..take the cooking class!! the foos was great and space is beautiful. The staff are very warm and welcoming

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

Very local experience at this restaurant. The food is absolutely excellent and great service. One of the best restaurants out there in Lhasa.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed May 10, 2020

The restaurant moved to a large new place nearJokhang temple. It still has a family feel to it. You can see their kitchen and it looks like at home. The menu is large with many options, Tibetan, Western, Nepalese. We loved all our meals there.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

the restaurant was warm, cosy and the staff spoke english. the food was tasty and we loved that there were VEGAN options! GO!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

We were group of 9 people. cooking class was very fun and interesting. We cooked and ate 5 tasty dishes that I can't wait to try at home. Atmospere is like at home and we had great time

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

My daughter and I ate at the Tibetan Family Kitchen with a group of friends twice while visiting Lhasa in October 2019. For lunch we ate on the roof top where the sunlight was plentiful, the breeze was cool, the service was great, and the...food was simply delicious. For dinner we ate inside. The service was great, and food was delicious again. I loved the yak noodle soup; my daughter loved the tomato soup and we both liked the yak momos. The menu was easy to read, English was spoken, and the restaurant was clean. Over the course of several days as I traveled through Tibet, I ate several bowls of yak noodle soup. The yak noodle soup at Tibetan Family Kitchen was hands down my favorite. Sometimes when you travel you run across food dishes that are so good and if money and time were no object you would return again. I live about 8,000 miles away from Lhasa but that was some seriously good yak noodle soup.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

We had our doubts at first when we were brought to this establishment thinking its another tourist trap. Went up to the roof top for some fresh air and sun and we settled there for lunch and some great conversation about the surrounding and view....It's really 3 levels up some steep steps but it beats eating in an enclosed restaurant. Service was good and must say the food turned out very local and tasty. Hiccup we had was we were told their Masala tea and the milk tea are the same. Guess not if one had them before as they are as different as spice and sugar. At the end we had their honey ginger tea and it was something different from what we had in Danang and Bhutan. Overall a great happy lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

We ate lunch here before heading to the square , this is located half a block from main entrance . The food was very tasty, prices reasonable . Loved the fried rice , husband liked the yak curry. Definitely convenient , owners speak good English

Date of visit: October 2019
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We had two meals there, and each time, it worked out to be about USD7-8 per person. You must try the stir fried yak meat with potatoes!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5