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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Near Bus stand , Jogibara Road , mcleod Gunj ,Upper Dharamsala, Dharamsala, India
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel rooms at Snow Lion are great. The beds are a little on the stiffer side, so if you are someone who needs to sleep on a cloud, this might not be the best place for you. The food at the restaurant is great, and the staff are very friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Victoria P
San Francisco, California, United States
Level Contributor
592 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This has been usual breakfast spot for many years. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, and the food is always good. The have set breakfast choices which are a great deal. If you want an off the menu speciality ask for the "Ashish" breakfast consisting of two poached eggs served on top of roasted potatoes, capuccino and butter toast.

Helpful?
Thank AshishGuptasfo
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are foodie and wanna taste your buds with different food. den you must here to try something new in der menu. to be very frank we 3 couples visited this restra I searh this restra thru diffrnt sites and finally decided to must visit this place and it was only me who like the food rest of all... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hunny_San
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Snow lion serves great thupka and momos. Their apple pie and lemon curd pie are just too good. Great value for money. Wish they'd do something about the flies and air conditioning!

Helpful?
Thank 19nine59
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Snow lion is a comfortable cafe place and I went for breakfast several times. Their set breakfasts are cheap and very good for the price. Wifi is available as well. As with many other places in McLeod Ganj it can fill up so expect to share your table with strangers

Helpful?
1 Thank David Q
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Best value in Dharamsala. Family run restaurant, authentic Tibetan food and home ambiance. One dish is enough for a big lunch or dinner and you'll get surprised with the price

Helpful?
Thank Consuelo T
Fort Bragg
Level Contributor
83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Since Snow Lion is used all over town, this sounds like the one across from the temple in the main market area. Then we are talking about the right one. This Snow Lion Restaurant and Guest House has always had the very best vegetarian Tibetan food and at amazing prices. It just went through a great remodel that also makes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joe M
Namakkal, India
Level Contributor
125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice Place had breakfast. Tried Garlic Toast and Butter Tea. Decent ambiance and service. very close to town centre.

Helpful?
Thank Nataraj T
Dharamsala, India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

the thukpa ( noodles in soup) in this restaurant is amazing, its very healthy and very delicious. the best thukpa i have ever had ........

Helpful?
Thank tsering w
Dharamsala, India
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This place has started offering only vegetarian food now. But that too is very good , specially spring rolls, cheese chilly & noodles. Only problem comes when you are an INDIAN family dining in this restaurant & your voice pitch is a bit and sometimes very much higher than the westerners you get frequent stares from the owner who happens... More 

Helpful?
Thank MohitAmarujala

Travelers who viewed Snow Lion also viewed

McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
 
McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala
McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala
 

Been to Snow Lion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Asian, Tibetan
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Bus stand , Jogibara Road , mcleod Gunj ,Upper Dharamsala, Dharamsala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Dharamsala

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Snow Lion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?