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The Ridge, Lower Bazaar, Shimla 171001, India
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely round room with windows all round - provides excellent people watching opportunities and views. The food was delicious too & the staff were able to help with more information on some of the dishes which was very much appreciated. The staff were quite distracted watching the cricket match on tv (!) but were very helpful once you got their... More 

Thank MrMrsSausageChops
Jaipur, India
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we randomly stumbled upon this place, and tried the local chinese food. It was amazingly indian and delicious. Dont expect authentic chinese food. What they do is localalised chinese which they do very well! Has an outdoor seating as well. Coffee is also super! Housekeeping can improve and they can do with a few extra charging points for tourists around... More 

Thank Pratzila
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its right on the Ridge with a fascinating view & the continuous activity on the most popular spot in Shimla, The food is average but the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is comfortable and kind of lazy...a perfect place to dream and wind down,

Thank Subhash K
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of our guides recommended this restaurant and we visited twice. Both visits were interesting and enjoyable. A simple menu but good choices. Service was great and friendly. At lunchtime the views were spectacular. One thing to note is that the Lift closes at 19:00 and cars are not allowed in that part of Shimla. A 1.8 km walk to... More 

Thank Jonathan R
New Delhi, India
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Experience . Awful. Dealing with the govt ( with some exception ) in India needs a PhD. But to have to do this when you are out for fun ! You have to understand the psychology of the staff .It is not their fault .They are govt employees .on a pension with pension benefits when they retire . Psycho fancy... More 

Thank AB_13_13
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448 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's location is absolutely great right on Ridge. It is owned and managed by Himachal Tourist department. When we entered for lunch it was totally full. Luckily we got a table within 10 minutes. The food was very good specially mixed veg and palak paneer. On adjoining table some guests had ordered samosas. We had never seen such big samosas... More 

Thank BalkrishnaShroff
New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had my dinner at this restaurant for 2 days during my recent trip to Shimla...Veg and non veg both dishes that we ordered were really delicious..The restaurant has a good ambience and perfectly located at the ridge itself...Good view outside if you get a table at the window side...I found this restaurant quite affordable and value for money..

Thank goafreqtraveller
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I have been to Shimla few times and I always go to Ashiana for my evening tea and snacks.Ashiana is located right on the mall and provides great view of valley if you sit outside.It gives you a great view of church and Ridge as well.Quality if tea and coffee is excellent-I find it one of the best in Shimla.... More 

Thank Abhishek G
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170 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

this restaurant is located on the ridge, Shimla. i has a theme of a GOOFA (cave). the restaurant is owned by the Himachal tourism, Govt. The preparation of food and the ambiance is good for both tourists and locals. I also includes a Bar. the Restaurant is neat and tidy. The prices are reasonable as per the location and preparation... More 

Thank Crazyanuj
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143 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

On the mall, perhaps the best location in Shimla to spend time over lunch or snacks, with great view of snow-peaked mountain to laze at through large glass windows on the mountain-side. As a government hotel, it is well maintained, food is pretty good, and so is the service.

Thank Ashis D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Ridge, Lower Bazaar, Shimla 171001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Shimla District  >  Shimla
  • Phone Number: 0177-265-8464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?