Must see restaurants in Tibet

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    Wordo Tibetan Courtyard

    For something a bit special, head out to this stylish Tibetan restaurant near the Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas. Sit in one of Tibet's loveliest…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Third Eye

    A Nepali-run place that is popular with both locals and tourists. Watch as locals sip thugpa (Tibetan noodle soup) while travellers treat their tastebuds…

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    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…

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    Dunya

    With calming decor and wide-ranging food, this cosy place is no longer Dutch-owned but it still captures Lhasa’s tour-group zeitgeist, and is often packed…

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    Tibetan Family Kitchen

    This former mom-and-pop joint has upgraded to a stylish Tibetan building on the southeastern corner of the Barkhor. The homemade recipes such as yak meat…

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    Pentoc Tibetan Restaurant

    Charming English-speaking Pentoc and her sister opened this simple local restaurant after working in longtime favourite Tashi I for many years. The menu…

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    Yaraso

    Dimly lit, well-appointed modern restaurant offering authentic Sichuan cuisine, such as Chungking spicy noodles (重庆小面, Chóngqìng xiǎomiàn, ¥16), as well…

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    Kyaka Shak Kitchen

    The atmospheric stone walls and wooden benches of this Tibetan restaurant on the Barkhor give it the feel of a traditional inn, which is fitting as the…

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    Tashi Choeta

    This bright restaurant offers Amdo-style food, namely steamed yak-meat momos. And there's Lhasa Beer to wash them down with. Watch the chefs at work…

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    Rindhing Garden

    This pleasant courtyard restaurant offers Tibetan specialities such as stir-fried yak with celery (¥28), fried potatoes with lamb (¥45) and a selection of…

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    Woeser Zedroe Tibetan Restaurant

    This is where visiting and local Tibetans come to fill up after a trip to the Jokhang. Add some pleasant traditional seating and a perfect location to the…

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    Father Vegetarian Restaurant

    This hole in the wall ('Yebche Gartse Suertob' in Tibetan) is a good place to get an authentic vegetarian lunch. There's no English menu, so consider…

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    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…

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    Sakya Farmer's Taste Restaurant

    Overlooking Sakya's main street, this Tibetan place is located upstairs and has a cosy atmosphere amid Tibetan decor. The waiters are friendly and will…

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    Markham Teahouse

    A cosy Tibetan teahouse whose comfy sofas beckon for sweet tea, breakfast omelettes, noodles and fried dishes, all easy to order on a picture menu. It's…

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    Old Tibetan Kitchen

    A good new Tibetan place down an alley off central Danjielin Lu. Ask the chef for the ganggo (¥58 to ¥98), currently not on the menu, but a wonderfully…

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    Tashi

    This Nepali-run place (a branch of Tashi in Shigatse) whips up tasty and filling curries, pizza, pastas and yak sizzlers. It also has the best range of…

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    Sakya Hotel Restaurant

    This hotel restaurant is for those craving western food, such as omelettes, sizzlers and pizza. There are also Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian dishes. The…