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 Cafe in Thimphu

Ambient Café

A central, bright and well-run place, popular with expats, many of whom treat it as a de facto office. It offers free wi-fi, good espresso coffee, homemade cakes and ice cream, and daily vegetarian lunch specials, i…
Top Choice Italian in Thimphu

Seasons Restaurant

This deservedly popular restaurant specialises in thin-crust pizzas, but also offers daily specials and excellent salads, including a smoked beef, blue cheese and pear salad (Nu 480). The alfresco patio overlooking …
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 Burgers in Thimphu

Cloud 9

You may not have come to Bhutan to eat burgers but if the hankering for something familiar hits, this Australian-Bhutanese place really delivers the goods. The ingredients are top-notch, with house-baked brioche bun…
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…
Top Choice Bhutanese in Punakha & Khuruthang

Phuenzhi Diner

The 'Four Friends' is easily the best place in Khuruthang and is well known to travel guides. The food is delicious and reliable (as is the welcoming air-con), the decor is cosy and if you're lucky there will be Bum…
Top Choice International in Thimphu

Zone

This expat favourite is half-bar, half-diner, with a Bhutanese twist. There's burgers and fries, house-made ice cream, ribs (including yak), pizza, momos, hot dogs, and fish and chips. The outdoor pub-style seats ar…
Top Choice International in Jakar

Cafe Perk

If you are searching for espresso, this is the place to head for. In addition to coffee, there are milkshakes, cold coffees and masal chai. The blackboard menu includes banana and buckwheat pancakes, pasta, grilled …
Bhutanese in Thimphu

Babesa Village Restaurant

If you can get over the inconvenient location, 7km outside Thimphu, this charming restaurant offers traditional Bhutanese cuisine in a lovely century-old building, one of four still standing incongruously right next…