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Zombala

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Hong Kong Market, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is a climb up the stairs and it is pretty spacious and clean enough. The service was good too. The chicken was very tough but as we found out from our stay in Bhutan, this is true for almost everywhere. The noodles and momos were good enough.

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Thank Para G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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158 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to take our guest to dinner and whilst we saw Zombala as rather uninviting, we preferred the Zombala 2 restaurant. It was chosen by our guest who was local. The entrance is a staircase leading upstairs to the restaurant. Except for us, the only persons were local Thimpu residents. Thats a good sign that the food should be... More 

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Thank 2012sunilmumbai
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

One of da best momo or dumplings found in the town... shud definitely visit dis restaurant located just near to da traffic... just chill...

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Thank Sonam Y
Australia
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Limited menu, which is very affordable and tasty! Veggie momos (dumplings) are delicious. The number of dinners eating at this little place is a strong indication of how good it is.

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Panjim, India
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Its a small restaurant but the food was very tasty and was severed very quickly. The price is also affordable.

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Cuttack, India
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Zombala 2 is located on the first floor of one of the buildings at the the traffic corner of the Thimphu central market. Loved the Momos, Ema & Shamu Datshi. Chicken wasn't properly cooked. Rest of the items were superb. Low price & some local authentic food. Visited first on Sunday afternoon, re-visited once more on Monday afternoon but unfortunately... More 

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Thank Saswat M
New Delhi, India
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This place is popularly known for it's momos all over the Capital, Thimphu... it serves the best momos in town for a fairly reasonable price and gives complimentary soup with every plate of momos... you can also get BHutanese and chinese delicacies here... the staff is also nice and friendly and the food is good..... They also serve Bhutanese and... More 

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Thank therawendofthedeal
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This was our favourite restaurant at Thimphu. The staff was extremely friendly and amazing service,superfast.Must try the Emma Datshi ,momos and chowmein here. Emma datshi is just delicious. Also try the peach wine. Absolutely loved this place. I think we went here twice or thrice in our entire trip or stay at Thimphu.

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Thank akanksha k
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

'The best momo's in town' - we enjoyed a lovely lunch of fried and steamed momo's at this local restaurant. It was wonderful to enjoy something different to the usual Bhutanese buffet lunch of rice, noodles, chicken or pork and vegetables.

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New Zealand
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Note this is a review for Zombala 2, which has taken over Plum Cafe above the traffic circle. Best momos in town. Pakoras also excellent and have had good fried rice and noodles. There is one vege dish which is slightly sloppy noodles which is better avoided. Portion are big and usually enough for leftovers. Service is always with a... 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hong Kong Market, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu

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