Best restaurants in Sikkim

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Gangtok

    Nimtho

    Beautifully designed with adobe walls and a mock-up earthen stove, Nimtho gives Sikkimese food a gourmet twist. Sample with a local thali (₹250 to ₹350), or à la carte with modestly sized portions of traditional dishes including shapta (wok-fried beef slices), nettle soup, and delicious ningro churpi (fiddlehead fern cooked in local cheese).

  • Restaurants in Gangtok

    Café Royale

    Behind the traditional facade of a former monastery dormitory, this tastefully contemporary cafe displaying guidebooks, bonsai firs and Le Creuset cups, serves barista coffees (₹100–₹140), with peanut-butter cheesecake or excellent hot apple pie. The restaurant section's short menu of well-made, Western-style dishes includes caramelised BBQ ribs, pulled-pork burgers and homemade sausage-and-salsa.

  • Restaurants in Gangtok

    Coffee Shop

    Ever-popular with the hip local youth crowd, this clean-lined cafe-diner serves far more than just good coffee (₹95–₹135), with all-day breakfasts and a range of international meals including orange-and-beetroot salad, nachos, grilled chops and various thin-crust pizzas. Beer available (₹160–₹240).

  • Restaurants in Yuksom

    Gupta Restaurant

    Yuksom's foremost traveller meeting point is little more than a shack with a one-table thatched rotunda, but it's an old-school classic serving thalis, thukpa (noodle soup), pizzas and paneer curries, as well as curious quesadillas that take your tastebuds south of the border (even if it's only the Tibetan one).

  • Restaurants in Ravangla (Rabongla)

    Tathagata Kitchen

    With comfortable Sikkimese furniture inside, a covered terrace out, Tathagata is an agreeable place for freshly made thukpas, fried rice, chow meins and momos, handily close to the Buddha Park. Beer available (₹120).

  • Restaurants in Pelling

    Kabur

    This Pelling traveller classic creates a wonderfully cosy atmosphere at night with candles and colourful, half-lit globe lamps; by day the balcony has great views towards the (distant) Chenrezig Statue. The menu has Indian, Chinese and Tibetan selections, with a standout the chicken taipoo – a delicious, fist-sized, filled steamed bun.

  • Restaurants in Gangtok

    OSM

    Smarter, and open later, than most Gangtok eateries, OSM has a certain contemporary elegance with folded cloth napkins and a vast range of menu options from chilli squid to chicken nuggets via a range of Indian and Chinese options. Beer available ₹180).

  • Restaurants in Ravangla (Rabongla)

    Taste of Sikkim

    Decorated with black-and-white travel prints, Taste of Sikkim is predominantly a small but agreeable bar, though the momos (filled dumplings) are unusually excellent and the fried rice dishes are a great accompaniment to glasses of Madeira-like Sailo wine.

  • Restaurants in Gangtok

    Mu Kimchi

    For authentic Korean cuisine, climb the 80 steps to Mu Kimchi, with an interior that balances original bamboo ceilings and woven wicker lamps with a pared-down contemporary minimalism matching the sound system's insistent, bass-heavy mash-ups.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Namchi

    Crumbs n Whips

    John Wayne, Kurt Cobain and The Beatles are among the cover stars at this international-style coffeehouse-pizzeria that also serves a range of pastas (from ₹230), bakery items, excellent veggie burgers and great barista-style coffee (₹80 to ₹150).

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Yuksom

    Mama's Kitchen

    Delve down the stairway-alley beside Yak Hotel at the southern edge of town to find this freshly welcoming place for delicious, very genuine Sikkimese home cuisine, all laboriously cooked from scratch.

  • Restaurants in Gangtok

    Dragon Wok

    With gaudy, multi-storey dragon statues in front, the understated interior of this quality Chinese restaurant comes as a pleasant surprise. The free green tea is a nice touch and there's a wide cocktail menu.

  • Restaurants in Pelling

    Newa Grill

    For a classier meal with richer Indian sauces and more stylish seating than any other of the strip-hotel restaurants in Lower Pelling, head to this tasty choice in the Summit Newa Hotel (rooms ₹5000).

  • Restaurants in Gangtok

    Local Cafe

    Cosy three-table cafe making excellent coffee (espresso ₹84) and serving wraps, tsampa shakes, Tibetan street food, vegetable sushi, pasta and thin-crust pizzas.

  • Restaurants in Pelling

    HavMor

    This bright, budget eatery with hatch servery and souvenir counter is the best place in Pelling for masala dosas (curried vegetables inside crisp pancakes).

  • Restaurants in Pelling

    Lotus Bakery

    If you are walking to or from Pemayangtse, it's worth popping into the basic, loveably ramshackle Lotus Bakery, 1km from Upper Pelling junction, for a cup of locally grown Demajong Tea (₹20) and a delicious conical macaroon (₹10).

  • Restaurants in Ravangla (Rabongla)

    Kookay Restaurant

    Right at the jeep stand, this long-standing traveller favourite offers Tibetan soups, shaya phalays (deep-fried meat turnovers), Chinese sizzlers (₹250 to ₹300) and six thali variants (₹100 to ₹200).

  • Restaurants in Gangtok

    Hamro Bhansar Ghar

    Decorated with chilli, garlic cloves and corncobs, the specialities at this cosy little Nepali place are the thalis (₹200 to ₹300), veritable artists' palettes of around a dozen earthy flavours served on a brass tray.

  • Restaurants in Lachung & Yumthang

    Lachung Fast Food

    Homemade vegetarian momos (Tibetan dumplings) served in the kitchen of a local family house beside Lachung Dynasty hotel.

  • Restaurants in Gangtok

    Roll House

    Small alleyway window serving reliably delicious Kolkata-style wraps plus momos (Tibetan dumplings) to take away.