Taste of Tibet , on M.G.Road.: Very Soft & Tasty Momo with Drinks at:
There are many restaurants in Gangtok but we liked the place very much, we visited twice for Momo only. Momo is a pan cake made with either meat of your choice or vegetable. It's either steamed or fried. The steamed tastes better if you can eat it hot. It's served with a bowl of Soup.
We had an evening out with our newly wed couple friend Saswata and Sujata at this place. We spent a few hours before dinner here. We had steamed Chicken Momo, Momo Soup, Chicken Mushroom Soup,Bacardi, Coke and I had a glassful of Gin & tonic. We ended up having four plates of Momo as was very very tasty.
In case you are at Gangtok just give it a try for a few drinks and food. They also serve Tibetan Lunc & Dinner at very reasonable price.
Favorite Dish: What else!!!!! Momo!
Please see video of this place too!!
BABUMASAI: Taste Bengali & Indian Food in Gangtok :
On our visit to Gangtok in 2003 , we stayed at Annapurna Hotel, next to this restaurant. We had several meals here that time we were very satified. Driven by that nostalgia, we had our first dinner at this place but to our surprise we found the place is empty( They explained the tourists are yet to be there), food is tasteless, quantity has reduced and prices are very high compared to other restaurants of Gangtok.
We had Chapati, Chicken Curry, Fried rice, the Chicken pices were in bits. It was not difficult to realise, why the tourists were not there. The greed of the owner to earn more from lesser no of tourists has reduced their business. The place used to be very popular among the Bengali tourists, during our 2003 visit to this place the famous Bengali Movie Super Star Prosenjit (Who stayed at Tashi Delek opp. to this place) also had his meals here! This time we were totally disappointed.
I told the owner about the food and service quality and suggested what he should do to attract more tourists but he was very confident of himself. Gooluck to him and Babumasai, we shall never visit this place again.
Favorite Dish: Nothing!
KYONGNOSLA CAFE -: You will need that hot coffee at 10400 feet!
This place Kyongnosla is the last stop before Tsomgo Lake, situated at 10400 feet also perhaps last habitat of human in the Sino Indian border. Though some people and Indian Army do live and present at Nathu La pass and Tsomogo Lake but this place has a population of more than 1000 people and with a Post Office, which opens daily!
All the vehicles going towards Nathu La pass, Baba Mandir & Tsomogo Lake do stop there for tea or last minute additional dress. You can hire here jackets, heavy woolens, over coats, snow boots etc in case you are not fully prepared for high altitude snow and cold wind.
You surely need your hot cuppa here before settling in the snow. If you are hungry or thirsty, you can get some food ( momo, noodles) and a shot of your favourite drink too! The beautiful girl shopkeeper make you forget the trouble of the journey.
Rasoi, Blue Sheep Restaurant.: Veggies Delight at M.G.Road.
This is heaven for the vegetarians. The city of Gangtok has a sizeable population of Rajasthani Marwari business community since the time of Chogyal. So they sometime frequent this place apart from the tourists. The restaurant is non- smoking, non drinking decor excellent , good seating arrangement makes good ambience for the teetoteller vegetarian tourist. A must try place.
Favorite Dish: Masala Dosa!
Ambrosia of Hotel Rendezvous.: Try their Sikkimese Hospitality at :
This restaurant is not famous for food and drinks as it is not on main M.G.Road where people may just walk in and have a drink. But this caters mainly to the residents of the hotel. I had my several meals here right from Breakfast to Dinner during my four night's stay. I am convinced their food is great and very tasty. Service is just excellent!!
The owner must try to market their unutilized property. It surely can bring more people only for food & drinks. Perhaps they have so many tourists coming in their place they dont' need to go to public.
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Hotel Royal Plaza: Best Breakfast with great view of the city!
We had wonderful breakfast at this place on the morning we left Gangtok. in fact we stayed in two hotels on two different nights as we could not get consecutive days booking at The Mayfair. This place Royal Palace is the second best hotel in terms of Gangtok hotels facilities offered and slightly at a higher altitude( around 4800 feet) than Mayfair.
We had this heavenly breakfast at this place with breathtaking view! They have many items on the buffet spread, you can pick up as per your choice. They keep Indian, International, Chinese, and Tibetan food. if it is not there then ask for it they will make it for you.
Favorite Dish: Their freshly cut fruit and Black Coffee!
Hotel Chanchal at M.G.Road.: Try their Chapati & Mutton Fry !!
Please dont' judge by the look of the hotel, go inside and give it a try! These are the words told to me by the vendor next to Sikkim tourism office on 15th March'09 afternoon. We were hungry, looking for a restaurant on M.G.Road. I asked the shopkeeper, where could I get wholesome food quickly. He suggested me try this place on the M.G.Road itself on the second lane towards the East, from Sikkim Tourism office ( which is at one end of M.G.Road). On reaching we found many foreigners were having meals there. They serve mostly Indian Thali meal, Bengali Thali meal and Mutton curry, Fish Curry, Chapati, Nepalese food etc. It's very small place but food is excellent.
We tried their Chapati & mutton curry, it was wonderful. we were so satisfied that we went there second time on return from North Sikkim.
They dont serve drinks but you get vegetarian meal also.
You can have Indian meal for Rs.50 to Rs80/- USD$ 1.2 to USD$2 or more.
Favorite Dish: Mutton Curry & Chapati!
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Mama Hotel or So Many Hotels on way.: Breakfast Lunch on way to Gangtok!
While going to Gangtok the vehicles stop at many places for breakfast or lunch enroute. We too stopped at Lohapul ( Bridge of Iron) near Teesta. You can get food of your choice enroute at many restaurants like Mama Hotel. We prefered to have what the local have, Chapati, vegetables and omelette for breakfast. It was wonderful , prepared before your eyes in very clean environment.
These shops also sell many kinds of foods& drinks, right from Chewing gums to beer!
Favorite Dish: Omelette!
Side walk Cafe at Hotel Mayfair Gangtok: Buffet Lunch at Mayfair Resort
This is surely the best place in the State of Sikkim. Mayfair group is known for hospitality and excellence, but the kind of lunch we had at 4.30 PM was certainly not up to the mark and service was also poor. This may be they were tired and we reached very late at 4.30 pm to eat our lunch. Most of the non vegetarian dishes were finished , though we ad paid them in advance and they were fully aware that a the group is coming as guest , they should have been ready. But their casual attitude to serve lunch was intolerable and not good for their business. Though they tried to make it good during our private dinner,but question remains ,since this is Mayfair?
So, I give them the benefit of doubt.
The place has an excellent view from all three sides, so I concentrated more on taking pictures than eating my lousy lunch!
Favorite Dish: Only Fruits.
Tangerine: Tasty and relaxed
There is a great range of tasty food to chose from, including Sikkimese. The surroundings are fairly plush without making you feel out of place, seating is on the floor with low tables. Relaxed atmosphere, good place to eat, drink and talk. Staff are really friendly. The surprising part is that the price-good value for what you get. It is also a good place to meet other travellers.
Favorite Dish: To be fair I only ate there only once, Sikkimese curry was really tasty. You could taste the spices without too much heat.
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Hotel Tashi Delek: Good food, excellent expresso, awful cocktails
If you get a chance go and sit on the terrace cafe overlooking the mountain views. The food is full of flavour, expresso is great. Just don't have the cocktails, irish coffee was cold and had fizzy cream like substance on top. The Mojito was basically creme de menthe (mouthwash). The staff are friendly and attentive
Favorite Dish: No particular favourite.
- Luxury Travel
BAKERS CAFE at Gangtok.: Try Their Black Coffee & Mocca
This is an excellent place to have coffee, snacks and of course meet friends. This place is perhaps the best place and frequented by young upper class crowd. The place is very clean and serves varieties of dishes. We had Pasta and Grilled sandwich.
You also get breathtaking views of Gangtok from here.
Arthur's: Greatest place to hang out
Arthur’s” Multi-Cuisine Restaurant is a family restaurant located at Tibet Road the heart of tourist hub in Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Very cozy atmosphere with good music, multi lingual staff,
Favorite Dish: Chicken momo, and Pork dry fry, excellentt test
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Gangtalk: Too good an experience
We reached Gangtok by afternoon and got very late for Lunch. We decided to head to M G Market as soon as we checked in. Were pleasently surprised when we reached there from all the gullies and taxi stands.
The place looked like you are not in India, cleanliness, relaxed atmosphere and happy people around. While we were looking for some place to eat, was a very attractive facia of first floor resteraunt which was offering lazy lunch. With our kid along, we were looking for a place we can sit at liesure and eat.
The place is a bar cum resteraunt, and had the most exceptional food at giveaway prices. The portions were huge and very filling. The ala carte options on menu were also very inviting and we just fell short of ordering some because we were so fill by their fixed thali!
Must say it was one place i would goto when ever I am back to the city... hope to do so soon :)
Favorite Dish: Fixed Indian Thali
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