Top ChoiceFusion in Paro

Bukhari Restaurant

The sophisticated circular restaurant at the Uma Paro hotel is the best in the valley. The set dinner menu changes frequently and focuses on fresh, healthy and locally sourced food. Lunch is simpler and includes...

Top ChoiceInternational in Thimphu

Cloud 9

If you're tired of bland hotel buffets, this stylish restaurant serves the best international menu in town. Come for sourdough pizzas with authentic Italian toppings, fat gourmet burgers with all the trimmings,...

Top ChoiceIndian in Thimphu

7th Restaurant

The elegant restaurant at the Hotel Druk elevates the hotel buffet to high art. The spread of dishes roams from Europe to Bhutan and China, but it's the finely crafted Indian dishes that stand out above the pack....

Top ChoiceBhutanese in South of Thimphu

Babesa Village Restaurant

About 6km south of Thimphu's centre, this charming restaurant offers traditional Bhutanese cuisine in a rammed-earth village home, one of four still standing incongruously next to the Thimphu–Babesa Expressway....

Top ChoiceBhutanese in Paro

Sonam Trophel Restaurant

Sonam is popular with small groups and has excellent home-style Bhutanese cooking adapted to foreign tastes. The best bet is the set lunch (order in advance; minimum six people), which consists of seven dishes,...

Top ChoiceCafe in Thimphu

Ambient Café

A warm, friendly bolthole above Norzin Lam, used by many expats as a de facto office. Drinks include good espresso coffee, juices and smoothies, and the food menu runs to vegan breakfasts, buckwheat waffles,...

Top ChoiceJapanese in Thimphu

Hayate Ramen

It's ramen noodles all the way at this inviting, calm Japanese restaurant. Bowls come topped with everything from roast pork to ebi (battered prawns), and you can finish off the dish with a suite of condiments,...

Top ChoiceInternational in Jakar

Cafe Perk

If you are searching for espresso, this is the place to head for. In addition to coffee, there are cakes, milkshakes, cold coffees and masala chai. The blackboard menu includes banana and buckwheat pancakes,...

Top ChoiceBakery in Paro

Brioche Cafe

The espresso is good at this little cafe but the real draw is the wonderful range of pastries, from the signature apple pie to blueberry cake and seasonal fruit tarts. Add a scoop of house-made masala chai ice...

Top ChoiceCafe in Thimphu

Brusnika Russian Cafe

One of Thimphu's most welcoming cafes, Brusnika is run by a charming Russian-Bhutanese family and looks out over a small park towards Trashi Chho Dzong. It's a fine place to hole up with a book, and the menu runs...

Top ChoiceInternational in Thimphu

Zone

This expat favourite feels a bit like a small-town American diner, with a Bhutanese twist. The menu runs to burgers and fries, ice cream, ribs (including yak), pizza, momos, hot dogs, and fish and chips. The...

Top ChoiceKorean in Thimphu

San MaRu

A little slice of Seoul, transported to the centre of Thimphu, this wood-lined Korean restaurant serves excellent soups, stews and, for groups of two or more, delicious beef bulgogi, barbecued at the table, with...

Top ChoiceInternational in Thimphu

Clove Bistro

There's a pan-Asian flavour at this upmarket bistro serving dishes that draw influence from China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. It's a calm, grown-up space for lunch or dinner, and the set meals with rice and...

Top ChoiceBhutanese in Punakha & Khuruthang

Phuenzhi Diner

The 'Four Friends' is easily the best eating place in Khuruthang and is well known to guides. The food is delicious and reliable (as is the welcoming air-con) and the decor is cosy. If you don't eat here, your...

Asian in Paro

My Kind of Place

Stylish, clean and well run, this spacious 1st-floor restaurant has tasty Bhutanese dishes such as hoentey (buckwheat dumplings) and ema datse (chillies with cheese) with bhaley (Tibetan-style bread), but has...

Thai in Thimphu

Lemongrass Thai

Thimphu's best and most stylish Thai restaurant looks out over downtown from the top of a shopping centre, with views towards the National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma. The menu throws in some interesting...

Bhutanese in Thimphu

Zombala 2

This branch of Thimphu's famous momo restaurant serves delicious food in a roomy dining room overlooking Thimphu's main junction. It's deservedly popular with both visitors and locals and serves such tasty local...

Chinese in Phuentsholing

Zen Family Restaurant

The Chinese dishes here are tasty and fairly authentic, with some Bhutanese and Thai flavours thrown in, and portions are sized to share, though service is languid. The snappy modern decor is surprisingly...

Indian in Thimphu

Chula

Upstairs above the hubbub of Norzin Lam, Chula serves some of the best Indian food in town. You'll find a wide range of tasty Indian staples (including good tandoori, biryani and paneer dishes), served at highly...

Supermarket in Thimphu

Chuniding Food

Chuniding has shelves piled high with organic and local produce, much of it neatly packaged and ready for travel. You'll find everything here from ema kam (dried red chillies) and buckwheat cookies to cordyceps...