Restaurants

Top Choice Ladakhi in Alchi & Saspol

Alchi Kitchen

If you thought Ladakhi food a little bland, think again. Alchi Kitchen's flavoursome skyu and chhutagi (both barley-pasta shapes in vegetable stew) are laboriously made to order in the open kitchen, where cooking le…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Leh

Bon Appetit

Hidden down unlikely footpaths south of Changspa Rd, Bon Appetit maintains a cuisine that has far more finesse than anything else in Leh, so consider booking. Much on the eclectic menu has an Italian feel, but you'l…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Leh

Food Planet

A Russian–Indian couple has created a menu that really covers the globe. Although some of the more untraditional items were unavailable when we visited (guacamole, Uzbek shurpa soup, stuffed mushrooms), they still h…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Thiksey

Café Cloud

Tucked away behind adobe walls, this upmarket garden restaurant is essentially the only choice for quality European food east of Leh. A great choice is pan-seared sea bass (₹599), served on mustard-flavoured potatoe…
Top Choice Kashmiri in Kargil

PC Palace Restaurant

Central Kargil's most appealing restaurant is hidden upstairs in the overrated PC Palace Hotel. It has heavy wood-and-glass furniture, log-effect wallpaper and a wide-ranging menu that the kitchen can actually cook.…
Top Choice Indian in Jammu

Falak

This revolving restaurant serves superb pan-Indian cuisine and offers 360-degree views of the crowded Jammu cityscape. Try the Jammu speciality khatta gosht dhoonidar (smoked lamb flavoured with pomegranate paste).
Multicuisine in Leh

Wonderland Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Of several long-established rooftop restaurants on Changspa Rd, ever-popular Wonderland has neither the best view nor the snazziest decor but the food is consistently reliable (especially the Indian and Tibetan); th…
Vegan in Leh

Ladakh Café

Leh's first vegan cafe is squeezed into a cute little corner, and features bananas hanging on chains and carafes of free, mint-infused drinking water at the tables. The spicy 'power bowl' makes a delicious lunch; tr…
Ladakhi in Stok

Gyab-Thago

With advance notice, excellent traditional meals are served in the relatively new but still very traditional kitchen of this homestay house. A full spread typically includes local specialities, including skyu or chh…
Asian in Leh

Tibetan Kitchen

Local families tend to eat at home, but for a special treat this is one of the few tourist-area restaurants they are likely to come to, thanks to ever-reliable Chinese, tandoori, Indian and especially Tibetan cuisin…