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“THE Place for Fried Momos”
Review of Gakyi Restaurant

Gakyi Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 81 Restaurants in McLeod Ganj
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Dharamsala, India
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“THE Place for Fried Momos”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We have eaten far more than our share of momos, and Gakyi's fried momos are some of the best in town. They give you a generous helping of about fourteen small momos and lightly fry them on one side. This gives them a crispness that is not too greasy but still delicious. We recommend the spinach and cheese, well worth the price. Besides that, Gakyi has a variety of great Tibetan food. We particularly enjoyed the fried brown rice with tofu, as brown rice is not something that you see often in India. They also cut up the tofu in small pieces, making it well integrated into each bite and easy to eat with the rice. The lamen fried noodles were also very good. All of the helpings are generous without being too too much.

The atmosphere is typical to a small restaurant in town, with only five tables, and often people who don't know each other sitting at the same table to make room. It's not a spot to relax and hang out for a long time, however, as the restaurant is rather small. You'll see Tibetans as well as travelers there. The woman in charge is very friendly, and always brings your bill promptly when you ask for it. I would highly recommend taking time to eat a meal at Gakyi.

  • Visited April 2014
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“Deliciously Cute and Friendly”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The cute small restaurant has a lot to offer inside. Not only cheap food but also rich friendly experience as you will be sitting closely enough with other people who make the eating experience unique lovely and friendly and can open for interesting conversations and maybe new friendship with the other “neigboreater”. I loved this restaurant because u will be full not only from the lovely fresh Tibetan food but also from the conversations u struck while waiting for your dish. I had happy meals and happy memories there. I recommend it as a Tibetan food eating experience in Mcleod ganj

  • Visited April 2014
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 4 Contributor
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“Soulful Food”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Amazing authentic Chinese Food. The owner lady is very helpful & she will suggest you good eating options which is tasty & serves your purpose. I had the most amazing spinach & cheese momos which was just Yum....Food is a bit bland but very tasty & portions are large. Do visit the place whenever you visit Dharamshala.

  • Visited April 2014
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Bengaluru, India
Level 3 Contributor
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“Soulful food and warm owner”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend the spinach n cheese momos. One of the best momos I have had in a long time. Prefer the steamed over the fried . Also loved the hot ginger lime honey drink. It is perfect for a cold night. The flat noodles we ordered could've been a little better but the fried rice was quite nice. But over all the place has lot of character. Random ppl from all over the world make conversation . Very popular place. We had to wait to get a table( there are only 5 or 6) .The owner is a very friendly and helpful lady who came to our table and even helped us mix the sauces.

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Chandigarh, India
Level 2 Contributor
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“Rude and greedy owner”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We ordered plain soup (60 rs) specifically asking no spicy. When it arrived, it was consisting mostly of garlic and onion. Upon asking to change soup, owner started to argue badly with us, claiming garlic is not a spice. She told us that she doesn't care about us as she got a lot of clients. Making too much noise about simple request. Very bad attitude! Also you can find better food then in this place.

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