Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Paro

Tou Zaiga Restaurant

Trainee five-star chefs test their skills on lucky tourist groups at this restaurant run by the nonprofit Bondey Institute of Hotel Tourism. The dishes fuse Western tastes and local ingredients, centred on seasonal …
Top Choice Fusion in Paro

Bukhari Restaurant

The sophisticated circular restaurant at the Uma is considered the best in the valley. The set menu changes every three days, but focuses on fresh, healthy and locally sourced food. Lunch is simpler and includes the…
Top Choice Bhutanese in Paro

Sonam Trophel Restaurant

Sonam has excellent home-style Bhutanese cooking adapted to foreign tastes and is popular with small groups as meals are brought to the table (no buffet). The best bet is the set lunch (order in advance), which cons…
Thai in Paro

Yegyel Cafe

This local restaurant serves up good Thai food and espresso coffee, offering a welcome break from buffet boredom. Try the excellent red curry and tom kha ghai (chicken coconut soup), washed down by a Chang Beer, or …
Cafe in Paro

Champaca Cafe

The bright and spacious upstairs of this coffeehouse is the best place in town to recover from sightseeing over a reviving hit of espresso and free wi-fi. The South Indian coffee is roasted in Thimphu and packs a pu…
Bakery in Paro

Brioche Cafe

The espresso is good in this little cafe but the real draw are the wonderful pastries, ranging from the signature apple pie to blueberry cake and seasonal fruit tarts. The owner is a pastry chef at the five-star Ama…
Multicuisine in Paro

Yue-Ling Restaurant

Good reliable place frequented by tour groups, serving fine curries, vegetable dishes, naan and batura bread. If you want to try some fiery local dishes, ask your guide to bring a plate of the food provided to the d…
Bhutanese in Paro

Tshering Farm House

One popular place to get a taste of traditional Bhutan is this rustic farmhouse, which offers traditional meals and adds artemisia herbs to its traditional-style wooden hot-stone baths (Nu 700 per person).
Multicuisine in Paro

Chharo and Dhoro Restaurant

This popular place (meaning 'Friends and Neighbours'), just north of Paro, offers tasty set meals for groups, washed down by some delicious locally grown mint tea.
Multicuisine in Paro

Lhayabling Restaurant

This tourist restaurant is unlikely to surprise you, but it's a popular choice with agencies and the food is fresh and light, and strong on vegetables.