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Tara's Gallery Cafe and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Tibetan
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House 29, Old Town, Shangri-La County, China
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Singapore River, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

With a nice selection of local artists represented, one could lose time here just enjoying their works or sipping on a nice coffee.

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Thank HansiZhai
Eilat, Israel
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Went there to see, the road is under construction and the place appears to be closed all day long.. looks like it will take at least a few more months tull they'll reopen.

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Thank ristlin
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Although it's a little off the beaten track, the food is worth the exploring! Such fresh ingredients used in all the meals. We tried Indian, Tibettan and food from Yunnan itself. Absolutely loved dining here and the atmosphere is great!!! Lovely paintings for sale as well. Price was very reasonable for the quality of food. Definitely recommend!!

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Thank Jennyscottx
Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Even though it is not simple to find this restaurant, the search through the beautiful ancient city is def worth it. The food is really fantastic, one of the best food we've had in Yunnan. Tara is incredibly friendly and helpful and also has great stories to tell. The atmosphere in this cozy restaurant/ combined art gallery is also very... More 

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Thank LWGerman
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121 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed eating dinner here. The atmosphere is great here and the English menu is easy to read and follow. Highly recommend the Tibetan menu. Tara is so sweet and so nice!!

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Thank Josh - Liz W
Amman, Jordan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Finding this hidden treasure was quite an experience. A renovated, ancient trading house into a café, gallery and bar. Cozy setting that was created, so personal and beautiful. Surreal to browse through the elaborate menu while glancing at the original art work. Meeting with Sarkar was sheer joy. The meals were prepared with care and love. The only regret I... More 

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Thank ssharmaphd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The house is one of the most authentic in old town. Diner was very good, and Tara very kind to tell us local stories and experiences in Shangrila.

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Thank Louis M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed it but my parents saw that is was just okay .I think they were looking for a more authentic Indian meal.The lady who owns the restaurant is very nice and so is the staff.I would recommend the Dahl and rice also the potato parathas and spicy sauce

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Thank Dark L
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Ordered the chicken curry and yak momos. Both were disappointing. The curry was too watery/oily. The yak momos were overpowered by veggies (chives? cilantro? I don't know) - I cannot taste the meat in them at all. I did like the fried rice, though so I didn't leave hungry. Overall, I found this meal to be expensive and unsatisfying. What's... More 

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Thank j c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We ordered four different dishes (chicken sweet and sour, vegetables fried rice, yak fried rice and yak dumplings). The yak dumplings, which were okay, were the only thing that was eatable. My order was the chicken sweet and sour. I don’t even know what kind of chicken meat they used, it looked like small cuts of intestines. The sauce wasn’t... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Tibetan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 29, Old Town, Shangri-La County, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Shangri-La County

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