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Bhutan Orchid Restaurant

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Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 2 336 660
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Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Actually this is my first meal in Bhutan. My tour guide (lovely lady- Kin) has ordered everything before we go. I like the dried fish so much and very tasty. The famous dish in Bhutan is green chilli with cheese. It is spicy for me but still gave a try and it's not bad at all. The food there is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Good spread of bhutanese dishes. The food is authentic and tasty too. Thumbs for that!!!! But location of the restaurant is shady and can do better. The walk up the stair case is not easy and appetizing at all. In fact its appalling and dirty.

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Thank Bhutan T
Hanoi, Vietnam
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479 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Near the town centre and at the top of a building. The walk up the stairs was a trial as the lift was not working and each floor seemed to get shabbier and shabbier. However, the restaurant itself was welcoming and had good views over part of the city - especially the floodlit sports ground. The food overall was probably... More 

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1 Thank Mel B
Lhasa, China
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

i went there with my family ,we had lovely food and its so nice place ,thank you for restaurant boss and waiter ,t

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San Diego, California
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Of the many local restaurants we ate in, this was the best. It had some dishes the others did not. Because my wife has celiac disease, they brought us some additional dishes that were also very good.

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Thank sandyfSanDiego
Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

The Bhutanese dishes served during our visit are very tasty. Among the few restaurants I tried during my 5 days in Bhutan, I must say that Orchid provides the best food (this is excluding the food that so tried at my friends' home). View from the restaurant is also quite nice because it is located at the top of the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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882 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

Were brought here for lunch by our guide. Found the mini buffet on offer (no menu) to be limited in choice and remarkably unappetising. It was under some sufferance that we tried the red rice, noodle concoction, buckwheat dumplings, minced beef and a couple of in edible looking vegetable offerings. The tastelessness was partly relieved with some chili sauce. There... More 

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Switzerland
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Owned by the 'sister' of our trekking guide we were a bit apprehensive when we arrived to an empty restaurant at lunchtime. This was totally unwarranted and the Bhutan Orchid was soon very very busy with locals and tourists. A good selection of local delicacies .. Try the Ema Datshi : A spicy mix of chillis and the delicious local... More 

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1 Thank Hugh B
Thimphu, Bhutan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

If you like to try authentic Bhutanese cuisine you need not look beyond. The tourists who are used to continental dishes may not enjoy though.

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Kuala Lumpur
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

I'm not gonna waste too many words on this restaurant. We (our family) had lunch here and found ourselves in the middle of other tourist groups. We were all treated to the same experience: mediocre food (the standard red rice variant, buckwheat pasta and some vegetable dishes) in a buffet style. Staff seemed to be irritated by the fact that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: +975 2 336 660

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