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 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 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...

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...

International in Bondey to Thimphu

Neyphu Heritage Café

With traditional wooden furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking fields, this modern and stylish place is a good lunch spot if you are sightseeing around Paro. It's strong on light meals, from pizza to...

Fusion in Paro

Tou Zaiga Restaurant

Trainee five-star chefs and timid waitstaff test their skills on lucky tourists at this restaurant run by the Bongde Institute of Hospitality and Tourism. The dishes fuse Western tastes with local seasonal...

Pizza in Paro

Authentic Pizza

If you need a break from burning ema datse (chillies with cheese) or bland hotel buffets, this upstairs joint bakes decent pizzas: eat in the pleasant restaurant area or takeaway to your hotel room (order 20...

Multicuisine in Paro

Yue-Ling Restaurant

A good, reliable place frequented by tour groups, Yue-Ling serves fine curries, vegetable dishes, naan and fried batura bread. If you want to try some fiery local dishes, ask your guide to bring a taster plate of...

Bhutanese in Paro

Tshering Farm House

A popular place in Paro to get a taste of traditional Bhutan is this rustic farmhouse, which offers home-cooked meals and adds traditional artemisia herbs to its traditional-style wooden hot stone baths (Nu 1200...

Multicuisine in Paro

Chharo & Doro Restaurant

This popular place (meaning 'Friends and Neighbours'), just north of Paro, offers tasty set meals for groups, washed down by delicious, locally grown mint tea. It also offers hot stone baths.

Multicuisine in Paro

Lhayabling Restaurant

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

Thai in Paro

Yegyel Cafe

This local restaurant serves acceptable Thai-ish food, offering a welcome break from buffet boredom. Try the red curry and tom kha ghai (chicken coconut soup), washed down by a spicy Bhutanese hogey salad...

Cafe in Taktshang

Taktsang Cafeteria

This canteen is the place for a well-deserved cup of tea in full view of the Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest). The cafeteria also serves a vegetarian buffet lunch but this isn't up to much; you are better off with...