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Sonam Trophel Restaurant

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Paro Tshongdue | Above Paro Canteen, Paro 12001, Bhutan
+975 8 271 287
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sonam Trophel is a true gem located right on Main Street in Paro, Bhutan! Lalitha the proprietor from Sikkim is a goddess in the kitchen supported by her son in the dining room! The food is super delicious and extremely well cooked and her home made chili's are among the best in the world! A dinner for five pax... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food. Good service. We had regular lunch in Sonam after Coming back from Trek to Tigers Nest.

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Thank Dinesh R
chennai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not great but the food, though the choices are limited, is decent. The Indian food is over-spiced; e.g., the dhal tastes like turmeric. The pork was tough. The thukpa was bland. The owner speaks English very well and can help one decide what to eat. One of the few places that does not offer the guide complementary food.

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Thank mooresroad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Food..lovely ambience, only place in Paro to have Halal Food, I had Butter Chicken it was delicious after long such food, Most important don't forget to meet Aunty lovely lady with beautiful smile

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Thank Mohammad S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I quite got used to the Bhutanese restaurants and their offerings and this restaurant served quite amazing traditional food. Overall in Bhutan restaurants arent that fancy though I am a big fan of their Datshi :-)

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Thank Tasnuva A
Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just left Bhutan again and on next to last day of 2 week trip took my clients to Sonam Trophel Restaurant. They pronounced it the best in Bhutan (and I agree) and insisted on returning next day for our final meal in Bhutan. Small and simple, the owner (Sonam Trophel) is delightful and cooks amazing food. Some not on menu... More 

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Thank mocona
Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small place where we had lunch from. We had Bhutanese and Indian food. It was served piping hot and fresh. The quantity is a bit less. They had nice and clean restroom. If you like to experiment and don't mind non-veg try the Bhutanese fare. If not stick to the Indian food which was equally good. Price was... More 

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Ahmedabad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lunch today at Sonam Trophel... very delicious and hygienic food. Indians and especially Gujaratis would love the taste. Only one issue found it takes little longer than usual time to get the food prepared after the order so manage your time accordingly. Must visit for anyone who would like to have Indian cuisine in Bhutan...

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Thank Bhasmang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Bhutan is not known for its food and especially for Indian travellers it can be a real headache to find food that is tasty and not bland. This place was recommended to us by an Indian restaurant in Thimpu and we are really glad that we came here. The food is full of flavor and perfect for our Indian taste... More 

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was our last night at Paro. I wanted to eat at a good restaurant as i was tired of mediocre food , esp at hotel buffets. Everybody i spoke with recommended this place. Do Not miss it. the two servers are polite but uninvolved. They let you take your time deciding. No recommendations given! This place is small. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 6
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paro Tshongdue | Above Paro Canteen, Paro 12001, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Paro District  >  Paro
  • Phone Number: +975 8 271 287
Description
There a hotel also with name Sonam Trophel but restaurant is different at different location. The restaurant is on the main street on your right hand side if you are driving up,The Hotel is a little above the junction towards the bridge.the restaurant is on the main street on your right hand side if you are driving up,The Hotel is a little above the junction towards the bridge. Ask any of the local shops in Paro about Sonam Trophel Restaurant and i am sure anyone can direct you since its a small town.

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