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Palden Roastery Cafe - CLOSED

Phendy Lam | Beside Old Milk Booth, Thimphu, Bhutan
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
13 Jan 2016
“so good food”
3 Mar 2014
“Best Korean food in Thimphu.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Korean, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Phendy Lam | Beside Old Milk Booth, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

we went there for lunch and food is so good ,we love the traditional food of bhutan and waiter is so friendly

Thank Fairdealtibettours
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The menu is extremely limited but..... oh my the best. The couple who run it are very friendly. I ate here on my last visit to Thimphu in November but I here they have moved must look them up next time.

Thank Thinley P D
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

I was so excited to go there after learning that it was a Korean restaurant. but I was pretty sad with the fact that it's costlier than what was worth on my plate. But anyhow warm owners and welcoming environment

Thank swagforfood
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Limited vegetarian choices, but I never tire of the veggie (or egg) bibimbap. Free wifi and a friendly cat help too!

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is by far my favorite restaurant having been to Bhutan for 5 times now. Restaurant is very clean, neat and comfortable. Food range is quite limited with about 5 main courses to choose from but quality makes up for everything. The young couple runs...More

1  Thank Earthangel888
Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

What's not to love about Palden?! I'm a weekly customer, and week in and week out Palden is consistent in quality, friendliness, and atmosphere. The best food in thimphu (try the spicy pork, I'm totally addicted) and tied for best coffee (gotta give Ambient its...More

Thank DragonLlama
Reviewed 13 March 2013

The Palden Roastery Cafe also known as the "korean resturant" as it is owned by a Korean lady married to a Bhutanese man ,is located near the Druk pizza. This place serves a mini selection of Korean food and in additional to beverages and cakes...More

1  Thank Dhup2013
Reviewed 2 December 2012

KOREAN FOOD!!!! and good at that. The owners are a cute couple, with the wife from Busan, Korea area. Her food is authentic and tasty!!! The coffee is possibly the best in Bhutan, with both husband and wife being trained in Korea from a real...More

1  Thank stock210
Reviewed 25 November 2012

After days of eating Bhutanese food, it was a refreshing change to have Korean food. It took a while for our food to arrive but it was worth the wait. The spicy condiments (pickled cucumber chillies, pickled radish and cucumber) whetted our appetites. When the...More

Thank clarissachou
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Anyeong! While the menu listing may be limited to a few dishes, that hasn't stopped me and my friends from frequenting this lovely cafe all the time. Owners Yeonji and Tshering provide healthy and yummy korean dishes, with great coffee and amazing pink lemonade; if...More

Thank foodexploration
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  • Address: Phendy Lam | Beside Old Milk Booth, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
Palden roastery cafe has been closed since 2014
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