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.

Photos of Famous Food in Leh Ladakh

Local dishes of Leh Ladakh
Local dishes of Leh Ladakh

Restaurants in Leh Ladakh

Local Food Restaurant


11 AM - 4 PM(Sunday Closed)

INR 40-100 for two

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.

Women's Alliance of Ladakh, Leh, India

La Terrasse

Continental, Italian

8:30 AM to 10 PM

INR 500 for two

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.

Main Bazaar, Leh 194101, India

Cafe Jeevan



INR 120-500 for two

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.

Booklovers Retreat, Changspa Lane, Leh, India

Sheldon Garden Restaurant


10 AM- 10 PM

INR 80-300 for two

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.

Changspa Lane, Ladakh, India

Booklovers Retreat


7 AM - 11 PM

INR 60-120 for two

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.

Changspa Lane, Ladakh, India

La Piazetta


11AM to 11:30 PM

INR 170-600 for two

The warm atmosphere complements the super-thin-crust pizzas, curries, pastas and some very imaginative creations.

Near Moravian Mission School, Changspa Road, leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir - 194101, India



INR 60-190 for two

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.

Changspa Road, Ladakh, India

Wonderland Restaurant & Coffee House



INR 70-400 for two

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.

Changspa Road, Near Alpha Mess, Leh, Ladakh, India

Cross Road


INR 100-400 for two

Choose from a range of seating arrangements, and enjoy the fully garnished meals at this rooftop restaurant.

Changspa Road, Ladakh, India

Otsal Restaurant


INR 80-300 for two

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.

Changspa Road, Ladakh, India

Summer Harvest

Indian, Chinese, Tibetan


INR 250-400 for two

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.

Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India

Tenzin Dickey Tibetan


INR 40-120 for two

A small, cozy place having vegetarian Tibetan food.

Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India



INR 150-400 for two

Good value meals here include a range of local and continental curries, along with Yak cheese pizzas and cakes.

Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India

Grill & Curry



INR 90-400 for two

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.

Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India

Mona Lisa


INR 70-400 for two

Mons Lisa offers a diverse, multi cuisine menu, on a rooftop seating.

Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, India

Old Town Cafe


9 AM - 7 PM

INR 40-100 for two

Located in the Lonpo House, in the shadow of Leh Palace, this cafe serves genuine Ladakhi fare.

Lonpo House, Palace Area, Leh

Amdo Food


INR 45-120 for two

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.

Leh Market, Above HDFC ATM, Leh, Ladakh, India



10 AM- 10:30 PM

INR 55-200 for two

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.

Main Bazaar, Leh 194101, India

Dolphin Bakery



INR 70-300 for two

Hidden next to a small river, enjoy food in the clean mountain air, with a tree shaded, open terrace.

Malpak Alley, Leh

Il Forno


INR 170-600 for two

Craving for some different tasting pizzas? Head over to Il Forno, where you can find the most amazing thin crust, wood-baked pizzas.

Zangsti Road, Leh, India

Ga-Skyit (Gyaki)


INR 90-400 for two

Ga-Skyit is a multi cuisine restaurant near the main junction of Padum.

Padum Village, Ladakh

Hemis Restaurant & Camping


INR 100 for two

Located within the Hemis Camping Grounds, this restaurant offers basic meals at cheap prices.

Ladakh, India

Bon Appetit


INR 200-800 for two

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.

Changspa Road, Opposite Moravian Mission School, Leh, India

Amigo Korean Cafe


9 AM - 10 PM(Sunday Closed)

INR 85-300 for two

This cafe is known for the wide range of authentic, Korean specialties it offers.

Changspa Road,Opp. Morivan Mission School,Ladakh,India 194101

Chopsticks Noodle Bar



INR 110-400 for two

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.

Street, Raku Complex, Fort Rd

Lamayuru Restaurant


7:30AM- 11PM

INR 50-300 for two

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.

Near Hotel Yaktail, Fort Road, Leh194101, India

Pumpernickel German Bakery

Bakery, Cafe

INR 50-250 for two

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.

Old Fort Road, Zangsti Street, Main Bazar, Leh 194101, India

Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro



INR 50-250 for two

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.

Behind Bijoo Hotel, Fort Rd, Past Penguin Garden Restaurant, Leh, India

Tibetan Kitchen



INR 200-400 for two

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.

Fort Road, Leh 194101, India

Places to Visit In Leh Ladakh