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Ama Restaurant

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Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service. We were a family of 7 & had a couple of drinks first & ordered food. We were made to wait for another hour just for our food despite of ordering it beforehand. Plus they said it will be closed at 9:40 but they brought the food at 10 & the waitresses there are so annoying. They don't... More 

Thank Sangeea07 0
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went to Ama restaurant for lunch and later for dinner. We were immediately blown away by the taste and quality of food offered. The restaurant tucked away into the basement and might be a little hard to find but it will be a pleasant surprised. We were mostly interested in Bhutanese dishes and ordered Kewa Datsi, Beef Datsi, red... More 

Thank Soumyajit_DM
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It looks like a very gd one bt actually not overall. The momo was good & tasty but others were not so good at all.

Thank Raja_Asansol
Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Loved cookies from Ama restaurant my partner loved so much that we had taken snap with chef. Would love to recommend others too.

Thank danielgfiecke
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We went to this place after reading reviews about this place. It was bit bit difficult for us to search and when we entered, it didn't seem like an awesome place. It was simple. bit busy and we were lucky enough to find a table immediately. But once they served the food, boy, it blew my mind!!!!!! The taste was... More 

Thank AryabhumiManoj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

No ambience as such...but went to this place on Sunday evening and it was difficult to find a table for two..was happy to see many Bhutanese families eating there as well..so seemed like a popular option for locals. Tried Ema Datsi ( Bhutanese cuisine) with naan , veg thukpa. ..enjoyed both the dishes..portions served is large ..so be careful while... More 

Thank Travsian2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A nice place for family & friends to have dinner. Reasonable price for the many variety of the foods.

Thank OriginalAngryBird
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The place is popular, rightly so. Do not get deceived by the entrance. The menu has many Indian choices. The food is fingerlicking good!

Thank Vinay N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is a very homely place. It serves awesome beef momo and other authentic Bhutanese food. The service is fast paced too

Thank aprajita a
Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Ama Restaurant is one among few restaurant, which serves food in less than ten minutes.It is located at the heart of Thimphu city.restaurant ambience is great,food is good, service is excellent., If you get bored waiting for food, you can hop in Karaoke bar located right inside the restaurant.

Thank WorldTourPlan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
This popular restaurant features Bhutanese cuisine with some Indian dishes. It is often filled to capacity at lunch and dinner - it is very popular among Bhutanese locals and some expats. It is somewhat hidden away on the main street and would be a good restaurant to list among Thimphu's dining options.

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