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Reviewed 5 July 2022

This was our 3rd visit to Syah over 4 years. I wrote about my experience last time. Back then, Syah seemed to me to be t Over the past years, multiple new restaurants have opened with considerable hype and aggressive marketing, but none have come...close to Syah. This time, the food was even more thoughtful, balanced and tasty than before. They do the farm to table thing, but without pushing it down your throat. The chef is classically trained and so it never feels like they're sacrificing flavour or anything for narrative. The menu is balanced and well thought out We had 8 dishes and every This is one of the best fine dining restaurants in the country. To do that in Ladakh, where ... and to incorporate local ingredients... without pushing the narrative too ... is extraordinary. Congratulations to all at Syah, we had a fantastic experience again and will be back. I should also mention that the service is fantastic. They explain each dish without taking up too much of your time. Also, the location, in the stunning Ladakh Sarai resort is worth it alone.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

I came with didn't know what to expect. But oh my.. food are as good as those Michelin ones in Spain that I had. Can't believe it's happening in this antiquated rustic town. Sooo surprised. We enjoyed every menu. It's a tasting menu. Well balanced...at its finest. Chef created one dish with raw trout and buckwheat puree..it's really amazing this one. Do not miss when you are in Leh.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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PankajSharma0311, Chef and Co-owner at Syah Ladakh, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2022

Dear Mor, The encouraging review from a traveler like you is what we need. It helps us in aiming even higher and designing dishes which are as world class as it could be. Also, not to mentions it works positively on the morale of entire...More

Reviewed 15 June 2022

The Hidden Gem in Leh. We Visited the restaurant on our 1st Marriage Anniversary. We were a little skeptical since I have not heard about the Syah Ladakh earlier, but to my surprise, the restaurant experience is worth every penny. Mr. Krishna lived up to...his promise of making our anniversary special. He even arranged for a cake from Ladkah Sarai. Every meal in the 9 course tasting menu was delicious and Picture Worthy. I personally loved the Grape Leaf, Lamb Timok, Sea Buckthorn Sorbet and Apricot Ice Cream. The chef and Co-owner, Mr. Pankaj was friendly and nice to talk to. Highly recommended for a good fine dine in Leh!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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PankajSharma0311, Chef and Co-owner at Syah Ladakh, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2022

Dear Aditya, We are happy that we could make you special occasion even more memorable. Thank you for those encouraging words. We need them at this time. Thank you again Pankaj

Reviewed 12 June 2022

Can't recommend this place highly enough. We discovered them by accident, as we were staying in the Ladakh Serai (the restaurant is located on the property, though it runs independently). This was probably THE highlight of our Ladakh trip, as we did not expect a...fabulous 9-course gourmet meal, especially one which was vegetarian and introduced us to lot of new ingredients and flavours. We couldn't think of what they could do better for the entire meal; flavour, balance, presentation, portion size - everything was spot on. It's definitely a little on the pricey side, but absolutely worth it. A special shout-out for getting our meal ready at short notice - the hotel staff forgot to give them our reservation details, but they made sure we had a lovely experience at practically no notice. A suggestion to Syah is to market more, we really wish more people discovered them..More

Date of visit: May 2022
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PankajSharma0311, Chef and Co-owner at Syah Ladakh, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2022

Dear Guest, I am so happy that you had a memorable time with us, that is our main objective. We are taking your suggestion ( Marketing one!!) really seriously. Meanwhile one request- please spread the word. It will be really helpful for us. Thank you...More

Reviewed 6 June 2022

Hatts off to the chef pankaj for creating such an amazing menu! Everything he serves will be new for your taste buds and you’ll be amazed how beautifully it’s presented . Can’t recommend this place enough ! Best in leh for sure .

Date of visit: June 2022
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PankajSharma0311, Chef and Co-owner at Syah Ladakh, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2022

Dear Guest, Thank You!! Entire team is happy that you and your family had a great time with us. Hope to see you again sometime. Thank You Pankaj

Reviewed 28 September 2021

We were staying at Ladakh Sarai and this restaurant is in the premises only. Limited seating so we had made reservations in advance. First thing first this is pricey. It costs close to Rs 1700 per person. Its a 7 course meal which nicely blends...local with global. The presentation is quite amazing and so is the service and ambience. The food is above average but such concept places are more about experience and presentation. All in all we had a good experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021

My husband and I heard about Syah from fellow travelers at one of our dinners in Stok, and were highly recommended it. We weren't able to get a reservation at first, and then got lucky due to a cancellation, and I'm so glad we did!...I've been going to Ladakh for over 17 years, and know a bit about Ladakhi staples from my time eating at local peoples homes. Chef Pankaj uses locally grown Ladakhi staples e.g. apricots, buckwheat, sea buck thorn, yak cheese, etc and other produce to cook up a magical multi-course meal. Every course was really special, and had really honest flavours. The entire experience gives you a very modern yet traditionally satisfying culinary experience that I would go back for in a heartbeat! Very grateful to have had this experience, and huge congratulations to Chef Pankaj for creating such a marvelous experience, and being loyal to the local culinary traditions!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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PankajSharma0311, Chef and Co-owner at Syah Ladakh, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2022

Dear Sonal, Apologies for responding so late, never the less I wanted to mention that your review serves as an inspiration for the team. Often times we go back to the reviews and draw strength, courage and creativity to do better and yours tops the...More

Reviewed 17 September 2021

The food is special,,the tasting menu is unique ,and divine, painstakingly curated by the Chef Pankaj Sharma Personally .Awesome Experience of Fine Dining at Leh .One doesn't expect such extraordinary food at such remote locations.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

Chef Pankaj Sharma seems to have soaked in the cuisine and the customs of Ladakh and serves up a dinner the like of which I have never had. An unhurried dinner that reimagines the humble rice gruel Dastukh (which I had at a Ladakh village...household a few days prior) among other dishes. Foraged Weeds, Stuffed Tumok, Sea buckthorn... and more. Each elegantly plated and lovingly served. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

Excellent Food.... infact unique food... served in exotic crockery...never ever experienced anything like this....5 star rating for the food and also five star rating to the server Mr Sunil....Keep it up....

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

This gem of a place , is almost in the middle of nowhere in Leh! The ambience , the presentation of food and obviously the taste was top notch, very close to the level of a Michelin’s star experience! A must visit when in Leh!...It’s as good as the city itself - a truly mesmerising experience! 😀 Ps: always go with a reservation ( needs to be made 2 days in advance )More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

Syah offers you a Michelin-starred experience with a view of the Himalayas, what more could you ask for? I booked the 7-course menu a week in advance and was blown away by the thoughtful service, local menu and stunning location. If you are celebrating a...special occasion or are in Leh for any reason, you can't miss a meal here. From the 7 courses, I'd say half were excellent while the other half were alright - however for the price and considering the destination, the entire experience is unmissable. The doughnut dessert was one of the best I've had ever.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 June 2021

'Ask and you shall receive', so goes the pithy saying. We did. We asked for a delightful experience of the local cuisine embracing modernism bringing out local ingredients in their most unadulterated form. Truly ravishing dining experience that provided all that we hoped for and...more. Between appetizers, main course to deserts we were taken through the spectrum of palates; each providing its own unique blend of local flavors and contemporary cooking. We were all glad and contented to our heart's desire, and I certainly am still recovering from the food coma.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 30 September 2019

We ordered local cuisine in here and it was great and delicious. Must for others to this restaurant .

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

The nine course meal is a perfect blend of tradition with modern culinary ‘art’. The food tastes as good as it looks, or even better. The ambience is perfect.

Date of visit: July 2019
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