In Lhasa, you can choose Tibetan food, Sichuan cuisine, western food as well as Nepalese food and Indian food. But in remote areas, choices for you are limited. If you are afraid that you won't get used to Tibetan food, you can pack some canned food with you.

 
Most of the restaurants in Lhasa cluster around the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street in the center of Lhasa City. Western-style restaurants mainly concentrate on the Beijing Road. Besides, Lhasa's Deji Road is the most popular dining place among locals.
 
For your reference, we list some of the most popular restaurants in Lhasa, Tibet as follows:
 

Dunya Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine Western, Tibetan
Opening Hours 07:30 - 22:00
Location

No. 100 East Beijing Road, Lhasa (北京东路100号)
Next door to the Yak Hotel, near Potala Palace, and Jokhang Temple

Tel 0891-6333374
 

 

More information about Dunya Restaurant & Bar:

1. Mainly offers western food while still has a strong Tibetan presence.

2. Has a western-styled bar upstairs, having music playing until around 1am.

3. The kitchen meets European hygienic standards.

4. The staff can communicate in English.

5. Menu in English

6. The price is a little expensive than average.

7. Dish recommended by Tibet tourists: Yak Enchilladas, momos, and curry dishes

 

Snowland Restaurant

Cuisine Western, Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Japanese
Opening Hours 07:30 - 22:30
Location No. 4 Zangyiyuan Road, Lhasa (藏医院路4号)
Next door to the Snowland Hotel on Mentsikhang Road, near Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Square
Tel 0891-6337323

More information about Snowland Restaurant:
1. Menus are written in 3 languages – English, Tibetan and Chinese.

2. Staff here can communicate in English.

3. Food price is moderate.

4. Credit card is not accepted.

5. Dish recommended by Tibet tourists: Yak Pepper Steak

Makye Ame Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine Western, Tibetan, Indian, Nepalese
Opening Hours 10:00 - 23:30
Location Southeast Coner of Barkhor Street, Lhasa (八角街东南角)
At southeastern corner of Barkhor Bazaar
Tel 0891-6328608

More information about Makye Ame Restaurant:

1. Over 300 years old

2. Legend has it that the Sixth Dalai Lama met a beautiful girl here, but he never saw her again.

3. The name Makye Ame comes from a poem by the Sixth Dalai Lama. Makye Ame means "oly mother"in Tibetan language.

4. Locals call the restaurant "the yellow house" (because its outer color is yellow)

5. At 8pm every night, a colorful folk show will be put on the small stage of Makye Ame.

6. You can surf on the internet

7. Better book in advance to avoid waiting for seats

8. Menu in English

9. Dish recommended by Tibet tourists: pasta pesto

Shangri-la Restaurant & Bar (Crazy Yak Saloon)

Cuisine Tibetan, Western
Opening Hours 08:00 - 23:00
Location No. 101 Beijing East Road, Lhasa (北京东路101号)
Next to the Kirey Hotel
Tel 0891-6336845

More information about Shangri-la Restaurant & Bar:

1. Tibetan folk show from 19:30 to 20:30 every night.

2. Book in advance during pick season.

3. Dish recommended by Tibet tourists: yak meat

Tashi Restaurant

Cuisine Western, Tibetan
Opening Hours 08:00 - 22:00
Location

Tashi 1: Close to Penthoc Guesthouse, at the corner of Beijing Dong Lu and Mentsikhang Lu
Tashi 2: No. 12 Beijing East Road (in the Kirey Hotel)

Tel 0891-6323462

More information about Tashi Restaurant:

1. There are 2 Tashi Restaurants in Lhasa: Tashi 1 and Tashi 2.

2. Menu in English

3. The price is lower than average.

4. The staff can speak good English.

5. Dish recommended by Tibet tourists: Tibetan bobi (pancake) and cheesecakes

Lhasa Kitchen

Cuisine Western, Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Nepalese, Italian
Opening Hours 11:00 - 22:00
Location

No. 3 East Zangyiyuan Road, Lhasa (藏医院东街3号)
Opposite to the Snowland Hotel, near Barhor Street and Jokhang Temple

Tel 0891-6348855

More information about Lhasa Kitchen:

1. Staff here can speak English.

2. If you don't want to wait for a long time, call to order in advance.

3. Dish recommended by Tibet tourists: curry dishes, e.g. Indian Chicken Curry

 

 

 

 

 

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