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Chimi Lakhang Cafeteria

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Chimi Lakhang Trail | Village of Sopsokha, Punakha 13001, Bhutan
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike most places in Bhutan where the owners make you feel happy about being there - this place was special .... seemed quite focused on maximizing profits... ... food could certainly have done with some love and care and the ice cream a bit more generous....

Thank Chicorei
Bengaluru, India
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had asked for a mixed vegetable curry in Indian style, but were disappointed with carrots and beans cooked in a yellow turmeric gravy. The brown rice was tasty. They have soft drinks too. The staff was quite helpful though.

Thank Surabhi264
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We have our buffet lunch at the cafeteria after visiting Chime Lhakhang Monastery. Nice scenery outside the cafeteria while eating. The food is average, almost same as what we have been eating the past few days.

Thank hazelineng
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I visited this cafeteria for lunch. The food here is pretty inexpensive compared to other areas but the food is average not that very or not that bad. One can go to have the meal once they are in Punakha.

Thank Ishan A
Pune, India
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had a buffet lunch. They had catered for continental tastes. The resto is located facing paddy fields and with a clear sight of Chimi Lakhang and the path to reach the monastry. They also serve beer n other packaged fruit/airated drinks. The host is warm and speak English.

Thank lucky_laksh
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stopped off here for lunch on the way to the "Temple of the Divine Madman". As we were part of a largish party lunch was served buffet style. That said the food was good and plentiful. Soft drinks were offered but, as usual, were extra to the buffet. All in all it was a clean, decent lunch stop with... More 

Thank Alan R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Nestled in the middle of the rice paddy fields it's a beautiful small cafe with good fresh food. They also serve buffet meals...the cuisine is Bhutanese indian and Chinese. Wud recommend them for their food and location (good views)

Thank aancks
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Interesting place ... Chimi Lakhang .... people come from all over the world to liberate thenselves from negative karma

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Simple unlimited Bhutanese buffet at lunch time is the thing to go for here. Good place to sit down, relax in between your journey, and enjoy the views while having lunch. Funny thing: The washrooms are clean and you will wonder if they are unisex or one for male and the other for female because of the artifacts kept in... More 

Thank voyageur1806
Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Had lunch before visiting the Chimi Lakhang temple. Good food and a much better view from the restaurant. Friendly helpful owner and the staff. Recommended.

Thank SpareAnimalsGoVegan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chimi Lakhang Trail | Village of Sopsokha, Punakha 13001, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Punakha District  >  Punakha
last building on the left on the path to the Temple of the Divine Madman or Chimi Lakhang

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