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“Food at its best”
Review of Johnson's Cafe

Johnson's Cafe
Ranked #7 of 147 Restaurants in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Johnson's cafe is more than just a restaurant. It's an experience under one roof. The finest wine, gourmet food, a perfect ambiance. At Johnson's cafe, we make sure you go back with a feeling of satisfaction and want to keep coming back for more.
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Its not just the taste of the food, but the ambience of teh place is great. One can sit in the garden cafe & restaurant and can enjoy Italian & Continental food. The place has got one of the best Trout fish served in Manali.

Thank BrishBhan
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

hello Everyone,
Before my trip to Manali,I just collected some information about the eating joints in Manali .Through a prog on the television I came across JOHNSON'S CAFE..the place ,ambience is mindblowing.The cottages,the outside seating areathe wooden chairs, the interiors ,the sketched menu was very attractively done.AS it was raining the cafe was looking even more gorgeous because everything around was so green & natural.
the food .....wow! wow! & just wow!! never in my life I have ever tasted such trout .we ordered veg lasagna,jimmy Crispy fried trout & local manali curry ( again a trout speciality) .The trout was not smelling and was nice cooked.The dessert Apple Crumble with ice-cream was again very good.The Cafe is not very expensive.The staff is very good,helpful & warm.

hats off to you.keep up the good work!!!!

waiting for another visit to Manali & at johnsons cafe.

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Thank neha s
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

In our last trip to Manali for five days we ate at the place 3 times and would have loved to eat everyday but for the fact that we had booked a half board at out place of stay.
The place is located on the main circuit house road and you can't miss it. Otherwise also if you ask any local hotelier to recommend a place for dinner- Jhonson is the first place to figure out on their list.
Cafe and bar has a good , spacious and bright wooden ambience. The feel of the place is very welcoming. During our various visits we ordered Tandoori trout, Manali Curry, spicy trout fillet, vegetable lasanya and various pizzas and deserts. All preparations of trout very awesome, spicy fillet was something to die for. In deserts the Apple crumble and the caramel is very good. The staff is very helpful and their tips on local out of the way sightseeing were useful.
There is also a hotel attached to the cafe, although we did not stay there.
One last thing there is a Johnson Bar and cafe next door which I believe was the result of a family split.
Johnson Cafe is highly rated by reviewers and I would say they fully deserve the praise. Lastly they are good value for money as well considering some of the shack eateries on the old Manali Road charge the same. During your stay in Manali, visit to Johnson is a must and you can't not do it.

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Thank Yayavar37
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The only word that comes to me when i hear / think of manali is 'freshwater trout at johnson'.. omg.. awesome...the place.. the cottages..the ambience.. the restaurant.. the staff...the way the menu is handwritten and sketched.. the old green tiles in the bathrooms, the overstuffed armchairs, the warm woods with wood furniture and carpets, the clean an perfectly equipped kitchenette,the gorgeous creepers on the walls, the cast iron trellis opening onto the garden and quaint pathways... now if i can travel back in time by being at a place...and still get all my modern amenities...why should i be anywhere else in manali... when in manali be at piya johnsons...

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Thank AlkaKedia
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

place has amazing feel to it, long hut location, tall pine trees, open air sitting, amzing food, and spread of wines :)
You cant ask for more....love to be in this place many more time

Thank SMehta_2011
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