Top Choice Asian in Leh


This effortlessly stylish pan-Asian restaurant, with a solid reputation for quality wok dishes and Thai curries, now even offers trad-Ladakhi skyu (flat barley ‘gnocci’ in vegetable stew). The outdoor terrace is rai…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Leh

Bon Appetit

Hidden down unlikely footpaths south of Changspa Rd, Leh’s top restaurant is a stylish exercise in Ladakhi minimalist architecture. The menu is short but well chosen, offering artistically prepared fried aubergine-s…
Italian in Leh

Il Forno

Il Forno is a partly unshaded rooftop with views of both town and fortress. There's a fairly reliable supply of (sometimes cold) beer and the wood-oven pizzas (₹220 to ₹290) are thin-crust with ample cheese.
Multicuisine in Leh

La Piazzetta

Candles, lanterns, muralled walls and an open fire (on colder nights) create a warmly underlit appeal that keeps this garden restaurant buzzing well after most have closed - it's the one place you might still get fo…
Multicuisine in Leh


This age-old traveller haunt has been unchanged so long that its vinyl floors and chequerboard ceilings now seem almost like novel retro-design features. Good-value meals range from curries to moist lemon-iced spong…
Multicuisine in Leh

Penguin Garden

Sit beneath the apricot trees and listen to the gushing stream at this slightly hidden but constantly popular garden restaurant. If the fresh-cooked tandoori chicken has run out (typical by early evening) there is s…
Tibetan in Leh


This loveable family restaurant is great for pure-veg Tibetan food like cheese-and-spinach whole-wheat momos (Tibetan dumplings) or special gyathuk (a rich noodle soup). It’s upstairs, hidden behind a willow tree al…
Multicuisine in Leh

Café Jeevan

Good for all-veg Italian food, individual-size pizzas but especially for interesting, locally grown salads (like mint, cucumber and yak cheese). Do pay the ₹30 extra for a scrumptious side of hummus. Glass-walled ki…
Multicuisine in Leh

Nirvana Garden

Leh's most New Age chillout has open-air ground-seating ringed by low adobe-style walls, an open fire pit and a little pool. Music ranges from informal acoustic jams through trippy-trance to nature-mantra mixes. Exc…
Cafe in Stok

Stok Palace Cafe