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“Great clean cafe & restaurant, with fresh food!”
Review of MoonPeak Thali

MoonPeak Thali
Ranked #36 of 171 Restaurants in Dharamsala
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

This restaurant also has a down stairs cafe. The food is made fresh and there is a good mix of Indian, Tibetan & western style foods, along with lovely cakes, tea & coffee.
The Himchal Thali is delicious!
The free wifi is an added bonus.

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Reviewed November 8, 2011

Moonpeak Thali has delicious Indian style food made to western fine-dining standards. The staff are very attentive and eager to help. The restaurant has free WiFi and can be a pleasant place to sit in the afternoon

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Reviewed October 23, 2011

This restaurant was highly recommended to us by other American travelers, who said they ate there several times with no problem. We visited the restaurant at night and saw that it was quite busy, but ended up going elsewhere. The next day we decided to have lunch there despite the fact that at the time it was completely empty. Also we got a look at the kitchen then, and it was quite dirty and low quality.

I strongly suspect we were served food from the night before. Our meal arrived a little too quickly, in about five minutes, and while it was tasty enough we both started exhibiting signs of food poisoning exactly six hours later (stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea). We both ended up taking antibiotics and suspect that it was this meal that caused the problem.

It might be ok to eat here at night when it is very busy and the food is fresh, but we would recommend avoiding this restaurant during the day.

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Reviewed July 5, 2011

Great restaurant. We tried the thali, excellent. The staff was really nice and spoke a very good english. We were upstairs on the terrace, very enjoyable meal. Very cheap, the thali was 120 INR, They are going to change their name to Moonpeak Restaurant as they explain that guests think that they are only serving Thali but they have other indian specialities

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Reviewed March 14, 2011

We happened to chance upon this place accidentally on our return from the Monastery because the cafe next to the monastery kinda looked shady... And I have no regret at all about the shady cafe :)

The cafe is on the first and second floors. The service was with a smile. The interiors were slightly european in taste, but with indian paintings (probably kangra art). The kitchen was clean and is on the top floor, right next to the sit-out for dining. One has to pass through the kitchen to go to the dining area. This lofty terrace overlooks the Shivaliks.

We had filter coffee and basil tea. My wife would recommend the filter coffee (atleast half of south indians can't live without it and most of north india can't give you filter coffee). I would recommend the basil tea.

While glancing through the menu, we could see a special himachali vegetarian thali, and we decided to come again and we managed to there for lunch a couple of days after.

To describe this Thali, it comprises of 3 Himachali dishes - Madhra, Makandwari, Karhi. The food is not at all oily and I think that it is one of their USPs. Each of these dishes were delicious to say the least. I especially liked the makandwari and wifey loved the madhra (I think that this is channa cooked in curd).

The prices were slightly on the higher side, but considering that this is very close to Dalai Lama's monastery, and mostly caters to foreigners, I think that the prices were ok.

Overall a must visit place if you are in McLeodGanj

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Management response:Responded March 26, 2011

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