Restaurants

Top Choice International in Lhasa

Lhasa Namaste Restaurant

It's worth battling the labyrinthine old-town backstreets to get to this Nepali-run restaurant, with a charming location in the garden courtyard of the Trichang Labrang Hotel. The rewards are some of Lhasa's tasties…
Top Choice International in Lhasa

Snowland Restaurant

This old-timer has a new location but is still an extremely popular place that serves a mix of excellent Continental and Nepali food in very civilised surroundings. The Indian dishes are particularly good, especiall…
Top Choice Nepali in Lhasa

Lhasa Kitchen

With a wide-ranging menu of Nepali, Indian and Tibetan dishes, good breakfast options, decent prices, pleasant seating and a great location, it’s no surprise that this is an extremely popular place with tour groups …
Tibetan in Lhasa

Tibetan Family Kitchen

For a taste of Tibetan homemade recipes such as yak meat in tomato sauce, put in an order with chef Namdon an hour or two in advance at this family-run kitchen. Better still, take the two-hour cooking class (¥100 pe…
Tibetan in Lhasa

Pentoc Tibetan Restaurant

Charming English-speaking Pentoc and her sister opened this local teahouse restaurant after working in longtime favourite Tashi I for many years. The simple, authentic menu includes breakfasts and homemade standards…
International in Lhasa

Dunya

With calming decor and wide-ranging food, this cosy Dutch-run place best captures Lhasa’s tour-group zeitgeist, and is often packed with Dutch tourists and American school groups. It’s pricier than most other places…
Tibetan in Lhasa

Seyzhong Nongze Bösey Restaurant

Super-convenient if you’re visiting the next-door Ramoche Temple, this pleasant upstairs Amdo Tibetan restaurant offers great views over the street below from the low Tibetan-style tables. Try the set meal of shemdr…
Tibetan in Lhasa

Father Vegetarian Restaurant

This hole-in-the wall ('Yebche Gartse Suertob' in Tibetan) is a good place to get a cheap and authentic vegetarian lunch. There's no English menu, so consider going with your Tibetan guide. The combo dishes with ric…
International in Lhasa

Tashi I

Old Lhasa hands like this unpretentious slice of vintage Lhasa for its mellow vibe, cheerful service, cheap prices and great location. The simple food can be hit and miss, but there are plenty of breakfast and veget…
International in Lhasa

Tibet Steak House

This well-run restaurant serves a mix of excellent Continental, Indian and Nepali food in modern and fresh surroundings. The Indian dishes are particularly good. It’s run by traveller favourite Snowland Restaurant b…