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…
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…
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…
Chinese in Phuentsholing

Zen Restaurant

The Chinese dishes here are fairly authentic, with some Bhutanese and Thai flavours thrown in, and portions are priced to share. The snappy modern decor is surprisingly sophisticated and the ambience is quiet.
Multicuisine in Thimphu to Punakha

Chimi Lhakhang Cafeteria

This well-run restaurant near the Chimi Lhakhang in Sopsokha is a great place for lunch or tea, with tables lined up against the window overlooking Yoaka and Pana villages.
Multicuisine in Thimphu to Punakha

Menchuna Restaurant

Just below the Royal Botanical Park on the road from Dochu La to Metshina is this popular lunch stop. The proprietor has a business making embroidered thangkas (painted or embroidered religious picture), including s…