We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Buffet with a Great View”

Chimi Lakhang Cafeteria
Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Punakha
Cuisines: Healthy
Description: last building on the left on the path to the Temple of the Divine Madman or Chimi Lakhang
Restaurant details
Description: last building on the left on the path to the Temple of the Divine Madman or Chimi Lakhang
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I have to say that I prefer the restaurants in Bhutan that are buffets. This way I can pick and chose what I want and no food really goes to waste. Still the variety was lacking and I stuck with the rice, chicken, green beans and of course the ice cream they served (this was awesome). The real plus to this place was the view of the temple up on the hill in the distance. Also the beautiful rice paddies right below the window. What I ate was good and the view was stellar.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank jehenson81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (64)
There are newer reviews for Chimi Lakhang Cafeteria
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

39 - 43 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is great place to refuel oneself in the sweltering heat if you have trekked to the Chimi Lakhang temple. The splendid view of the paddy fields below and a couple of cold drinks will have one refreshed in no time. The buffet lunch is Bhutanese staple menu and is sourced organically. A scoop of ice cream that is part of the menu acts as a welcome surprise at the end of the meal. The decor is very traditional and the place is very well kept. The staff is very friendly and are very happy to show you the organic fields close by.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank BhaktiGirkar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We visited this place coming into Punakha from Thimphu. One has to walk into a small lane on the way to the fertility temple to get there. There is a small stream flowing outside the place. The buffet is served on the first floor from where one gets a wonderful view of the fields below, the fertility temple a short walk away and the hills beyond. The buffet is decent but doesn't really have much variety - its typical 'on the way' grub - no 'eze'. The cold beer sitting at the window was what really made it for me.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Piyush975
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Had a stop over lunch here. Usual selection of Bhutanese fare.

However the place has a stunning view. It does makes lunch feels better.

Sweet treat was ice-cream.
Ordered a can of coke and viola,
enjoyed my cola float in Bhutan.
A cool treat and rewarding one before my walk to the Mad monk's monastery.

Thank chiammy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 April 2014

On the tourist trail to Chimi Lhakhang. Another tourist restaurant, another buffet with the usual inedible chicken. Having moaned about the chicken, the other dishes were tasty ...

    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Abertawe26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Chimi Lakhang Cafeteria also viewed

 
Punakha, Punakha District
Thimphu, Thimphu District
 
Punakha, Punakha District
Thimphu, Thimphu District
 

Been to Chimi Lakhang Cafeteria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing