We fell in love with this restaurant! They not only served up steaming hot and fresh food, they'd also be very open to telling us if some of the food was cooked from canned vegetables. We went there whenever we were in Leh, they got so friendly with us that on a high traffic day they even requested us to give them a written order so our food wouldn't get delayed as we wait for the server to come up to us! We loved the banana fritters, nutella pancake and the hot n sour soup!! The momos were fantastic too!
While in Leh I ate most of my breakfasts and dinners at Oriental Guesthouse. If it was warm I sat by a table in the garden, otherwise indoors, and indoors I preferred the low tables with sofas over the tables and chairs.
For breakfast you can choose between several different set breakfasts for Rs 80 (July 2010). You can have porridge with banana, Ladakhi bread, toast, egg, salad and French fries and more. Coffee or tea is included in the breakfast.
For dinner there is a buffet with soup and several other dishes to choose from, for example daal, spring rolls, rice and pasta. Sometimes there is also a desert. You can eat as much as you want to for Rs 85. The only bad thing is that it doesn’t start until eight o’clock in the evening, and I prefer to eat earlier.
Between the meals I often had coffee or tea. A coffee was Rs 12 , mint tea Rs 10 and ginger, honey and lemon tea Rs 20. There is always filtered water available for free so that you can fill your water bottle with drinking water.
You pay for what you eat and drink when you check out. You must yourself keep track on what you eat and drink so when you check in you get a list to fill in when you order something.
There is a tip box in the restaurant so that you can give tip to the cheerful men working in the kitchen. The food is prepared fresh every day and vegetables from the garden is often used
friendly and prompt service.nice family run restaurant.the wife and her son karma are too cute..dont order kashmiri food there.its not nice
the tibetan and other indian food is very very good there.lovely ppl.the waiters are always smiling.A MUST GO!!!!
Favorite Dish: momos,chowmein,thupka
they favour foreign nationals. u need to book in advance.the food cost is double the price as compared to any other restaurant.it takes 45 mins at least to get u the food. and i ordered like 5 items and all of them were terrible so much so that i left everything and went to summer harvest and ate...and the staff didnt care less...terrible terrible terrible...its just got a name and so everyone goes.its ***!pls save ur money and time and dont go there
Favorite Dish: none
friendly and prompt service.nice terrace with a view to eat.great kashmiri food.very authentic.
even the tibetan and other indian food is good there.lovely ppl.the waiters are always smiling.A MUST GO!!!!
Favorite Dish: goshtaba and yakhni - authentic muton dishes in a curd based gravy to be had with plain rice
qehwa (kashmiri tea)
for indian food u need to go a little further down the taxi stand...to summer restaurant dont remember the full name...but those missing indian food will be satisfied...
for vegetarian indian there is a small punjabi dhaba in the main market line...opposite an std...just follow the jems and jewellery shops along the side of Amdo towards sbi ATM...
Amdo restaurant oppt to tibetan kitchen was also good...they cater to the westeners as well..their soups were good,the black ginger tea was refreshing...the best part was the rooftop fro where we can see the Leh palace....
The restaurant is clean,serves good tibetan food...i loved the t mo-mo kind of steamed bread and vegetables (gravy) to go with it...the chowmein(fried noodles)were also famous with the locals...
Favorite Dish: T mo-mo...and chowmein...they were made fresh not from packed stuff...
Whether you choose a local dish, or a platter of pasta, or anything really, it will just be delicious. Beautiful terrace with view on the mountains, DO NOT miss this place in Leh!
Favorite Dish: Chicken Tikka and delicious pasta!
Tibetan Kitchen as the name suggest had a Tibetan food but also offered Indian and Chinese.. It had a a cozy setting and was warm and nice. The service was also quite commendable.. The food was awesome. Must visit while in Leh
Favorite Dish: U should try their momos and thupka ( Noodle soup ). Hot soup in cold weather really makes u warm.
PENGUIN GARDEN RESTUARANT & BAR: Best know for German Bakery products, Very good continental and Chinese cusines. The kinda place where you sit under the sun, meet fellow travelers. 2-3 $ for a complete meal.
BADHSHA INN: Good Indian Mughlai cusines about 2-3 $ for a complete meal for one person.
AMDO RESTAURANT: Try some Tibetan dishes here. 1-2$ for a complete meal.
IBEX BAR & RESTAURANT: Well known for Curry in a Hurry and Tandooris. (Hay! I used to run this restaurant....bar and barbecue that time...)
DREAMLAND RESTAURANT: Indian, Chinese and Tibetan cusines. One of the well furnished restaurant.
ZOMSA (Meeting point): All organic here....
All Ladakhi dry fruits, Apricot Jam & Home backed Ladakhi bread, bottled distilled water...must visit before trek shoppings...
Favorite Dish: Well... my favorite dish is Momos...similar to Chinese "Dimsum" dumplings....
But if you are a traveler do not eat in ample. I have noticed that western people can not digest it easily..=Do not misunderstand MOMOs for Dimsum, Dimsums are much lighter as they use Topioca flour (Cassva flour) and the fillings are more grinded and momos are more thicker at outer and the fillings not drinded but chopped.
The German Bakery... not "real" food, but still... a place worth going. Much as I like Indian food, sometimes the rich combination of spices was too much for m... my belly screamed for something blander. I found all I needed at the German Bakery
Favorite Dish: Cakes... delicious, sweet, yummy cakes. But the real best was the Yak cheese: just buy some, add a roll of bread... and you have made yourself a most delicious sandwhich
walking thought the streets in Leh, i met a wonderful lady and she invited me to have a nice tea at her place. it was a wonderful occassion to see a typical Leh house inside!.
There were a hight, narrow stairs, and up there are the main rooms, very warm, full of carpets, photograps, and it was full of light!
we were watching pictures of her wedding (the typical Ladakhi "hat" full of turquoises)and her family, she was very nice. I tried the salted tea, made with butter yak and salt! an expirience!