Must-see restaurants in Kashmir & Ladakh

  • Shamyana


    A popular stop for tour groups, this pleasant, well-air-conditioned restaurant and terrace focuses on Indian food but covers many other bases, from…

  • Tharpaling Restaurant


    Around 1.5km east of the centre on the main road to Leh, this unpretentious restaurant's key draw is the view across the nearby 'Moonland' erosion…

  • New Krishna Vaishno Bhojnalay


    Crowds clamour for the tasty, inexpensive vegetarian meals, dosas and South Indian breakfasts at Srinagar's small, ‘original’ dhaba (casual eatery serving…

  • Samyas Open Garden Restaurant


    Though this vegetarian restaurant sits right beside the Khalsi bus stand, it has a surprisingly charming garden of apple and apricot trees. The veg thali…

  • Alpine Hut

    Kashmir & Ladakh

    This unpromising shack next to the J&K Tourism Bungalow offers surprisingly tasty aloo mattar (curried potato with peas) or rice with rajma (kidney beans).

  • Hemis Gompa Restaurant


    This somewhat scrappy, tent-like place has a remarkably wide-ranging menu and the dishes are pretty good.

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