Nirvana Restaurant & Bar

Tibetan in Xiahe

This lovely, bright restaurant serves Tibetan and Western dishes, such as the popular yak stew with potatoes (¥20), pizza and fresh espresso. The welcoming, casual vibe makes leaving Nirvana difficult, as does the long booze menu, which includes all the standards plus big bottles of locally brewed craft beer (¥45) and homemade 'cowboy barley wine'.

The friendly, English-speaking Tibetan-Dutch couple who own the restaurant and Nirvana Hotel upstairs can also offer advice about Xiàhé and Labrang Monastery.