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 al fresco patio overlooking…
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 Western in Thimphu


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 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 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 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 s…
Cafe in Thimphu

Art Café

Smart and cosy best describe this central but well-hidden expat favourite. Expect to find decent filter coffee and delicious cakes, hearty soups, salads and burgers, with daily specials chalked up on the blackboard.…
Bhutanese in Thimphu

Bhutan Kitchen

This elegant restaurant showcases Bhutanese cuisine in a spacious but warm setting that features traditional seating and a standout kitchen. It was designed with tour groups in mind, so you can dive into the ema dat…
Indian in Thimphu

Hotel New Grand

A simple but good-quality pure vegetarian restaurant with Indian delicacies, such as dosas and tomato-stuffed kofta.
Bhutanese in Thimphu

Mid Point Restaurant

This is a favourite of many Bhutanese for its generous servings, particularly dosas and other Indian dishes, at very reasonable prices. The fish curry is excellent, as is the hogey (cabbage, carrot and chilli) salad…