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The Silent Holy Stones

Re-opened after the 2014 fire in a new location and still a favourite spot for local Tibetans, this relaxed and welcoming place specialises in yak meat hotpots (from ¥148). Great mómo (馍馍, Tibetan dumplings) too, wh…
Tibetan in Shangri-la

Tara Gallery Café & Bar

This upmarket restaurant, bar and cafe (and art gallery) is a tasteful, thoughtfully designed space, and includes a plant-filled second-floor terrace. The menu is a tantalising mix of Tibetan, Indian and Yúnnán dish…
Western in Shangri-la


Bustling spot for a fine breakfast, and a popular hangout for Western travellers. Salads, steaks, pasta and pizzas are all available, as well as a few generic Asian dishes. Great cakes and coffee and non-smoking too…
Tibetan in Shangri-la


Reliable, long-standing, family-run restaurant. The dishes are a mix of Tibetan, Indian and Chinese. It's down a little alley just off Beimen Jie: look for the sign pointing the way.
Tibetan in Shangri-la


Excellent joint for Tibetan eats, even if it is somewhat lacking in atmosphere – and always busy with locals. The house specialty is yak meat hotpot, and they do a small version for two people (¥88), but the mómo (馍…
Western Chinese in Shangri-la

Noah's Cafe

It has been around a while in various guises, but Noah's remains a sound spot for their all-day breakfast (from ¥35) and is popular with the locals for its mix of Western and Chinese dishes. Decent coffee and their …
Western in Shangri-la

Flying Tigers Cafe

New, French-run bistro located in a converted courtyard house with the finest wine list in town (from ¥30 a glass) and a small but select menu that utilises local ingredients: try the homemade mushroom ravioli or th…