Restaurants

Top Choice Tibetan in Kāngdìng

Taste of Tibet

This upscale joint offers a refined take on Tibetan fare in a rustic dining room decorated with a fine collection of traditional nomad tools and tapestries. The chef sources ingredients from the Kham – from Xīndūqiá…
Dumplings in Lǐtáng

Tīanjīn Gŏubùlĭ Soup Dumplings

Don't be fooled by the diminutive size of this shop run by a family from Yúnnán province, because the large soup dumplings (汤包子; tāngbāozi) pack in quite a lot of taste. Be sure to ask for a dish of the spicy sauce …
Tibetan in Gānzī

Lake Mamosarovor Tibetan Restaurant

The friendly Tibetan family that run this restaurant serve a variety of authentic Tibetan dishes and a few local Sìchuān favourites, as well as a selection of tea styles from across the Tibetan cultural regions. It'…
Tibetan in Báiyù

Kăwăkăbù Zàngcān

Despite the lack of menus, ordering here is easy as the friendly Tibetan family drag you by the arm back into the kitchen for a look. Don't think too hard, though: the momos (牛肉包子; ¥2 each) are fantastic, among the …
Tibetan in Dégé

Kāngbā Zàngcān

This Tibetan teahouse serves authentic Tibetan food, plus tea and beer. There’s a picture menu, but if you're stumped try one of these Tibetan favourites: yak-meat pie (牛肉饼; niúròu bǐng; ¥30), yak-meat momos (¥20), …
Tibetan in Kāngdìng

Mǎlāyà Tibetan Restaurant

A friendly restaurant-cum-teahouse serving authentic Tibetan dishes in a stylish dining room with views out over the city. If you need inspiration from the menu, try the yak-meat burger (meat stew topped with flatbr…
Gansu in Mǎnígāngē

Qǐngzhān Gānsù Línxià Miànpiàn

This popular Muslim restaurant run by a friendly couple from Gānsù province makes a nice change from Sìchuān or Tibetan fare. The specialty noodle dish on offer is the beef noodle slices (牛肉面片; niúròu miànpiàn; ¥13)…
Sichuan in Lǐtáng

Tiān Tiān Restaurant

Long-standing travellers’ haven run by the gregarious English-speaking chef, Mr Zheng, who can also offer expert travel advice. Food is high-quality Sìchuān fare, and the delicious potato pancakes (土豆饼; tǔdòu bǐng; …
Tibetan in Mǎnígāngē

Xĭmălāyă Zàngcān

This combined teahouse and restaurant serves up Tibetan favourites on the cheap. There's no menu, so if you get stuck order the momos (牛肉包子; niúròu bāozi) by the piece (¥1 each) and then grab a table by the window o…
Tibetan in Dānbā

Himalaya Tibetan Restaurant

Tibetan dishes in a homey dining room are made even more tempting by an enticing photo menu. We dare you not to over-order. From the Legou Superstore (uphill from the bus station on the left), walk upstairs into the…