The Potala Palace Travel Guide
Where to Eat
If you are on the hunt for something a bit different from the usual, there are restaurants around Lhasa that serve Tibetan, Sichuan, Nepalese, or Indian food. However if you want strictly Western food, you can find a cluster of places serving it at Beijing Road. Here is a list for your reference.
1) Dunya Restaurant
The best of international fare, they say, lies behind the kitchen of the renowned Dunya Restaurant. Perfect for touring friends and families, Dunya Restaurant is the best place for lunch, dinner and late-night cravings. Whether it is pizza or pasta, or unique Nepali and Chinese delicacies, the Dunya specialties will keep your stomach happy for hours on end.
Address: 100 Beijing Dong Lu, Lhasa
2) Snowland Restaurant
The in-house restaurant of Snowland Hotel is the best place to enjoy gourmet continental, Nepali and Indian food. There are many dishes for you to choose from, but make sure to include the house-special Yak cheese in your order. While the prices of entrees are higher than most restaurants, dessert junkies will be glad to know that Snowland Restaurant cakes are usually sold at a discounted price after 9 pm.
Address: Building1, No.4 Zangyiyuan Road, Lhasa
3) Kyichu Restaurant
If you don’t want to confine your taste buds to a certain cuisine, then head out to Kyichu Restaurant for a good variety of food. This highly-regarded restaurant is the foremost location for tourists in search of delectable Chinese, Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, even American food. While the thought of eating Yak might be too novel for you, you need to try Kyichu’s Yak steak and Yak burger. These delicacies will turn you from a beef person to a Yak advocate.
Address: No.149 Beijing East Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa
If you want to sample the best Chinese food in Tibet, then it is imperative that you eat at the lively Shangrila restaurant. The finest food to try out in this restaurant is the Momo, which is the Tibetan equivalent of Chinese dumplings. Whether it is made of veggies or Yak meat, Shangrila’s Momos will keep you coming back for more.
Address: Beijing Road, Lhasa
5) Mandala Restaurant
Enjoy the views of the Tibetan mountains as you gobble on world-class food at the famed Mandala Restaurant in Lhasa. While its specialty is Tibetan cuisine – specifically Yak meat-based entrees – it also serves sumptuous Nepali, Indian and Chinese fares that will tickle your taste buds.
Address: No,31 South Barkhor Street, Lhasa