Food of Leh Ladakh

Leh is a multicuisine city serving Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and even Korean. The cuisine here exhibits tints of these foreign influences. Visitors must try out the local dishes which almost define the cuisine here such as Thukpa, noodle soup;Tsampa, known in Ladakhi as Ngamphe (roasted barley flour), and Skyu which is a heavy pasta dish with plenty of veggies as well as the very popular and delicious Momos which are steamed dumplings stuffed with vegetables or meat.
Drinks include Tea, coffee, beer and Chang which is an alcoholic beverage drunk especially on festive occasions.

Here are the top 29 restaurants in Leh Ladakh:

Local Food Restaurant

INR 40-100
11 AM - 4 PM(Sunday Closed)
Women's Alliance of Ladakh, Leh, India
Local Food Restaurant
As the name of the restaurant suggests, all the resources used in the preparation of the food are locally produced. It has a garden seating, but with a very restrictive menu.

La Terrasse

INR 500
8:30 AM to 10 PM
Main Bazaar, Leh 194101, India
La Terrasse
Good food at a reasonable price, sit on the rooftop terrace to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. They also have an indoor dining room, in case it gets too cold.

Cafe Jeevan

INR 120-500
9:30am-10:30pm
Booklovers Retreat, Changspa Lane, Leh, India
Cafe Jeevan
Cafe Jeevan has a much more classy and sophisticated look as compared to most of the other eateries. It serves one of the best vegetarian pizzas in the whole of Leh, and is also known for its other dishes. Surprisingly though, the prices aren't as high as compared to other eating joints.

Sheldon Garden Restaurant

INR 80-300
10 AM- 10 PM
Changspa Lane, Ladakh, India
Sheldon Garden Restaurant
Sheldon Garden Resort has a very peaceful atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a meal with one's loved one. The candle lit garden serves some mouth watering Mexican, Italian and local fares.

Booklovers Retreat

INR 60-120
7 AM - 11 PM
Changspa Lane, Ladakh, India
Booklovers Retreat
A two-case bookshop and an appealing covered roof terrace in one, Booklovers Retreat is a perfect place for those tourists who need to unwind and relax with a book in their hands, and also enjoy reasonably priced, good food.

La Piazetta

INR 170-600
11AM to 11:30 PM
Near Moravian Mission School, Changspa Road, leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir - 194101, India
La Piazetta
The warm atmosphere complements the super-thin-crust pizzas, curries, pastas and some very imaginative creations.

Calabria

INR 60-190
Changspa Road, Ladakh, India
Calabria
Despite the very dingy and unimpressive decor, the vegetarian Indian and Chinese preparations steal the show. Excellent taste along with inexpensive pricing and decent service, makes this Cafe a must visit.

Wonderland Restaurant & Coffee House

INR 70-400
7AM-10:30PM
Changspa Road, Near Alpha Mess, Leh, Ladakh, India
Wonderland Restaurant & Coffee House
The extremely elaborate and comprehensive menu contains dishes from multiple cuisines, at reasonable prices. It's a rooftop restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor seating options, and away from the loudness of the main road.

Cross Road

INR 100-400
Changspa Road, Ladakh, India
Cross Road
Choose from a range of seating arrangements, and enjoy the fully garnished meals at this rooftop restaurant.

Otsal Restaurant

INR 80-300
Changspa Road, Ladakh, India
Otsal Restaurant
To fully enjoy the bright and lively decor of this restaurant sit on the rooftop with lanterns and tibetan tables for company. Choose from a number of dishes. Wi-Fi is available here at Rs. 60 an hour.

Summer Harvest

INR 250-400
10am-9pm
Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India
Summer Harvest
The intricate wood work and mood lightig gives a different appeal altogether to the aesthetics of this restaurant. The spicy tinge added to their Continental buffet is bound to leave you wanting more.

Tenzin Dickey Tibetan

INR 40-120
Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India
Tenzin Dickey Tibetan
A small, cozy place having vegetarian Tibetan food.

Gesmo

INR 150-400
Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India
Gesmo
Good value meals here include a range of local and continental curries, along with Yak cheese pizzas and cakes.

Grill & Curry

INR 90-400
9AM-10PM
Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India
Grill & Curry
One can get a surprisingly good view of the palace and castle from this restaurant. Though it's known for its special tandoori chicken preparation, an eccentric fusion of Mexican-Ladakhi cuisines is also on the cards.

Mona Lisa

INR 70-400
Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India
Mona Lisa
Mons Lisa offers a diverse, multi cuisine menu, on a rooftop seating.

Old Town Cafe

INR 40-100
9 AM - 7 PM
Lonpo House, Palace Area, Leh
Old Town Cafe
Located in the Lonpo House, in the shadow of Leh Palace, this cafe serves genuine Ladakhi fare.

Amdo Food

INR 45-120
Leh Market, Above HDFC ATM, Leh, Ladakh, India
Amdo Food
Ignore the decor while you're here and focus on the delicious, Tibetan food instead. The momos and the fried vegetarian wantons rank highest among the must try dishes on the menu.

Norlakh

INR 55-200
10 AM- 10:30 PM
Main Bazaar, Leh 194101, India
Norlakh
Norlakh is an easy to miss place. But once you find it, you wouldn't want to leave it because of its trendy decor and the lip-smacking Tibetan dishes.

Dolphin Bakery

INR 70-300
11:00AM-10:00PM
Malpak Alley, Leh
Dolphin Bakery
Hidden next to a small river, enjoy food in the clean mountain air, with a tree shaded, open terrace.

Il Forno

INR 170-600
Zangsti Road, Leh, India
Il Forno
Craving for some different tasting pizzas? Head over to Il Forno, where you can find the most amazing thin crust, wood-baked pizzas.

Ga-Skyit (Gyaki)

INR 90-400
Padum Village, Ladakh
Ga-Skyit (Gyaki)
Ga-Skyit is a multi cuisine restaurant near the main junction of Padum.

Hemis Restaurant & Camping

INR 100
Ladakh, India
Hemis Restaurant & Camping
Located within the Hemis Camping Grounds, this restaurant offers basic meals at cheap prices.

Bon Appetit

INR 200-800
Changspa Road, Opposite Moravian Mission School, Leh, India
Bon Appetit
Not an easy-to-find place, one has to search a bit for it. Reputed as Leh's most imaginative restaurant, Bon Appetit has glass doors which offer a wide panorama of the southern mountains. A limited, but thoroughly scrumptious selection of artistically prepared dishes includes sublime cashew chicken in pesto sauce along with succulent tandoori grills.

Amigo Korean Cafe

INR 85-300
9 AM - 10 PM(Sunday Closed)
Changspa Road,Opp. Morivan Mission School,Ladakh,India 194101
Amigo Korean Cafe
This cafe is known for the wide range of authentic, Korean specialties it offers.

Chopsticks Noodle Bar

INR 110-400
12PM-12AM
Street, Raku Complex, Fort Rd
Chopsticks Noodle Bar
It takes a little effort to find this place - but a great place in Leh. It's located near to Gezmo Cafe on the first floor on Fort road. The restaurant is tastefully done up, spotlessly clean, staff is very helpful and has very interesting style of menu, just tick your order on menu and hand over to server. The Tibetan Momos at Chopsticks are a must try. While not all dishes score high on taste, their Chinese, especially noodles, and Ladakhi dishes are definite menu picks.

Lamayuru Restaurant

INR 50-300
7:30AM- 11PM
Near Hotel Yaktail, Fort Road, Leh194101, India
Lamayuru Restaurant
This restaurant serves varieties of food ranging from Tibetan, Chinese, Israeli, North Indian etc. Their chicken Biryani is tasty and comes with raita, also reasonably priced.

Pumpernickel German Bakery

INR 50-250
Old Fort Road, Zangsti Street, Main Bazar, Leh 194101, India
Pumpernickel German Bakery
Located on Old fort Road in the main market of Leh, it cannot be missed with its big yellow board. The bakery boasts of a restaurant as well. Their most famous creation is Coconut Cookie and their second best is Choco Danish. Behind the simple bakery counter lies a merrily ramshackle dining room, with Ladakhi wooden columns. It offers a number of dishes spread across different cuisines.

Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro

INR 50-250
7:30am-9:30pm
Behind Bijoo Hotel, Fort Rd, Past Penguin Garden Restaurant, Leh, India
Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro
Open Hand Cafe serves one of the best coffees in the vicinity. The breakfasts, lunch and dinner are all worth a try. The Leh cafe also has a great shop of unique, fair trade handicrafts from all over India. Beautiful shop, relaxing atmosphere, good SAFE food.

Tibetan Kitchen

INR 200-400
11AM-10:30PM
Fort Road, Leh 194101, India
Tibetan Kitchen
Situated in the heart of the city, this place boasts of some really good food. The ambience is just perfect to spend a relaxed evening. To top it all, the prices are justified for the kind of food, service and ambience.

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