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Penguin Garden Restaurant

#10 of 74 Restaurants in Leh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fort Road, Leh, India
+91 941 917 8630/+91 946 904 9658/+91 990 699 9896
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very confortable place to eat, right at the crossing bellow Raku Complex on Fort road, they have the best Yak cheese sandwich of all times !

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Thank Moï M
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Penguin is one of my favorite restaurants in Leh, from breakfast until dinner, always packed, a testament to their delicious, clean food and garden cafe. Penguin is of the best staffed restaurant in Leh, and serves a wide variety of food - from creative salads, to fresh juices, to tandoori chicken and naan. I bring my Kamzang Journeys groups there... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a lovely garden restaurant with a nice ambiance. You find both Indian and continental food with a good vegetarian option. The service is quick and the food is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Penguin is less famous than some other places in Leh, but they have a great garden which others don't have. Great to have some afternoon tea or coffee or to dine at night. We recommend their garlic cheese naan!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few times during my stay in Leh. The garden setting is quiet, spacious and offers shade from the sun. In short, very relaxing. The staff were friendly and efficient. The meals had a good portion size and were of decent quality (based on the general standards in Leh) - although I would not recommend the falafel. The bathroom... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is the best restaurant in Leh. After trying most of Leh's eating joints I settled for Penguin. The food is yummy and the sitting arrangements amazing.

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Not recommended for Indian food.. The taste is same for all curries.Quantity low serves just one. Good place for a beer and starters.

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Thank such2015
Attanagalla, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We visited there several times when we were in Leh. Excellent food and price also reasonable. unfortunately there is no clean wash room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Beautiful and quiet garden in leh, food and drinks excellent , good food ,many choices, hosts friendly, good prices. Do not miss !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A typical Leh restaurant: a little funky, but the food was great. A nice place to sit in the shade with the sound of water during the heat of the day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fort Road, Leh, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh
  • Phone Number: +91 941 917 8630/+91 946 904 9658/+91 990 699 9896

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