Kashmir & Ladakh restaurants

Top Choice Ladakhi in Alchi

Alchi Kitchen

Alchi Kitchen offers a rare chance to taste traditional Ladakhi foods made with a modern twist. The striking, mod-trad open kitchen runs out flavoursome skyu (vegetable stew containing something like a barley versio…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Leh

Bon Appetit

Hidden down unlikely footpaths south of Changspa Rd, classy Bon Appetit has far more finesse than most in Leh, so consider booking. Much on the eclectic menu has an Italian feel, but you'll also find good salads and…
Top Choice Kashmiri in Srinagar

Ahdoos Restaurant

This historic restaurant (a century old in 2018) is the classiest place in town to try meaty wazwan (traditional Kashmiri multicourse meal) dishes such as methi maaz (mutton with fenugreek) and rista (minced lamb me…
Top Choice Ladakhi in Leh

Alchi Kitchen

This branch of the Alchi restaurant offers the same mix of traditional Ladakhi foods given a modern twist and served in contemporary, stylish decor (with a fine rooftop). Order a chutagi (traditional Ladakhi pasta s…
Top Choice Indian in Jammu

Falak

This smart revolving restaurant serves superb tandoori kebabs and pan-Indian dishes while offering 360-degree views of the crowded Jammu cityscape. Try the Jammu speciality khatta gosht dhoonidar (smoked lamb flavou…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Thiksey

Café Cloud

Hidden behind adobe walls, 1km from Thiksey, this upmarket garden restaurant is essentially the only choice for quality European food east of Leh. Dishes include pan-seared basa fish, Thai curry, an Indian combo of …
Ladakhi in Stok

Gyab-Thago

With a day's 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 chu…
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 (after 6pm), Indian and especially Ti…
Multicuisine in Leh

Food Planet

A Russian–Indian couple has created a menu that really covers the globe. Expect a lot of the more interesting seasonal dishes to be unavailable (guacamole, Uzbek shorba soup) but the chicken breast with mango salsa …
Ladakhi in Leh

Ladakh Women's Café

This tiny little upstairs place run by a local women's group has a local vibe and unbeatable rock-bottom prices. Food is limited to a single lunch dish of the day (skiu stew on Wednesdays and Saturdays), so come ear…