Thimphu District, Bhutan Food Guide: 5 Tibetan food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Thimphu

October 6, 2019 Emerita Lamoureux

Best Tibetan restaurants nearby. Discover the best Tibetan food in Thimphu. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Tibetan restaurants near you.. Thimphu (/tɪmˈpuː/; Dzongkha: ཐིམ་ཕུ [tʰimpʰu]; formerly spelled as Thimbu or Thimpu) is the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan's dzongkhags, the Thimphu District. The ancient capital city of Punakha was replaced by Thimphu when it was established as capital in 1955, and in 1961 Thimphu was declared as the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan by His Majesty the 3rd Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Things to do in Thimphu

1. Tibet Kitchen

Near Clock Tower, Thimphu Bhutan Asian, Tibetan Lunch Seating, Table Service
Overall Ratings

3 based on 45 reviews

Tibet Kitchen

Reviewed By Ardfernbob

Had a great a la carte meal here with out tour group. The food was delicious and the beer prices were reasonable. What more does a person want?

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2. Food Lover Restaurant N Bar

Thimphu, Norzin Lam Druk PNB Building Yarkay Complex, Thimphu 00975 Bhutan Chinese, Indian, Bar, Fast Food, Asian, Pub, Tibetan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +975 77 61 34 34
Food Lover Restaurant N Bar

Reviewed By NCKM

We went there for evening snacks. The place is small. The service is good. The snacks and the tea we had were good. Their local tea variant called Suja was very good. The food price is low.

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3. United Nations House Canteen

Samten Lam Inside UN Compound, Thimphu Bhutan Asian, Tibetan, Nepali

Reviewed By travekings

decent place to chill out for drinks n snacks... Live music inside... Reasonable price... Ok service!!

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4. Utpal Pizza

Gongdzin Lam 23 Opposite to clock tower, Behind hotel Shantideva, In front of 8 Eleven, Below Imtrat Hospital, Thimphu Bhutan Italian, Indian, Asian, Tibetan +975 17 59 31 39
Utpal Pizza

Reviewed By emailswarup

We normally try local foods while touring. However, my teenage son wanted to try the Pizza as the restaurant was just beside Shantideva Hotel where we were staying. So we decided to try. We tried the Utpal Special Pizza, just substituting beef with pork sausages. It was excellent. We all liked it. Those serving are also helpful and gentle. The pizza had ample amount of cheese and loads of various veg and non-veg toppings without any extra cost and a free Thumsup (can opt for coke too). We all liked it very much. The restaurant also serves some Bhutanese, Tibetan and Indian dishes. Compared to Bhutan, the price is very reasonable for the large size

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5. Momos and Noodles

Wogzin Lam 12, Thimphu Bhutan Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Healthy, Tibetan, Burmese +975 17 86 86 26
Momos and Noodles

Reviewed By BeatrizG2

Simple perfection.Ambiance of the simple momo joint it is, everything was truly delicious. Went here after searching for the momo house from the Anthony Bourdain episode and were completely happy with everything about this place. Delicious, inexpensive,easy to understand menu. If you are looking for us in Thimphu, we are probably here eating some more of these bad boys.

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