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Penguin Garden Restaurant

#13 of 81 Restaurants in Leh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fort Road, Leh, India
+91 94191 78630
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6 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a very confortable place to eat, right at the crossing bellow Raku Complex on Fort road, they have the best Yak cheese sandwich of all times !

Thank Moï M
Kathmandu, Nepal
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Penguin is one of my favorite restaurants in Leh, from breakfast until dinner, always packed, a testament to their delicious, clean food and garden cafe. Penguin is of the best staffed restaurant in Leh, and serves a wide variety of food - from creative salads, to fresh juices, to tandoori chicken and naan. I bring my Kamzang Journeys groups there... More 

Thank KamzangKim
Paris, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

It's a lovely garden restaurant with a nice ambiance. You find both Indian and continental food with a good vegetarian option. The service is quick and the food is great.

Thank 5shelly
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Penguin is less famous than some other places in Leh, but they have a great garden which others don't have. Great to have some afternoon tea or coffee or to dine at night. We recommend their garlic cheese naan!

Thank Tim W
Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visited a few times during my stay in Leh. The garden setting is quiet, spacious and offers shade from the sun. In short, very relaxing. The staff were friendly and efficient. The meals had a good portion size and were of decent quality (based on the general standards in Leh) - although I would not recommend the falafel. The bathroom... More 

Thank WalkaboutKen
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is the best restaurant in Leh. After trying most of Leh's eating joints I settled for Penguin. The food is yummy and the sitting arrangements amazing.

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Not recommended for Indian food.. The taste is same for all curries.Quantity low serves just one. Good place for a beer and starters.

Thank such2015
Attanagalla, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We visited there several times when we were in Leh. Excellent food and price also reasonable. unfortunately there is no clean wash room.

Thank Sujeevaperera
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Beautiful and quiet garden in leh, food and drinks excellent , good food ,many choices, hosts friendly, good prices. Do not miss !!

Thank nicole j
Bellevue, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A typical Leh restaurant: a little funky, but the food was great. A nice place to sit in the shade with the sound of water during the heat of the day.

Thank lbarello

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fort Road, Leh, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh District  >  Leh
  • Phone Number: +91 94191 78630

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