The following are a few of the many restaurants and cafes in Dharamshala as recommended in international travel guides and travel websites.

Ashoka Restaurant

The place to go for classic North Indian dishes like butter chicken and nan. The rooftop also has fantastic views. Jogiwara Rd, just minutes from the main square

Café Illiterati

A new café in town that serves tasty continental dishes alongside a wide variety of interesting and rare books for sale. This café has the best view of the Dhauladhar Range in town. Jogiwara Rd, 15 minutes walk down from the town, on the road down to Dharamshala

Common Ground Café

Serving a wide variety of authentic Taiwanese, Chinese and Tibetan cuisine as well as delicious chocolaty desserts in an amicable and relaxing atmosphere. Free wi-fi is also provided. Tushita Rd, just one minute uphill from the main square behind Asian Plaza

Dokebe Korean Restaurant

Serving a variety of Korean fare in a uniquely decorated environment, including a fireplace to cozy up to on cold nights. Jogiwara Rd, 10 minutes from the main square, beside Hope Center

Hotel Tibet

A long time favorite, Hotel Tibet offers a variety of Tibetan and Asian cuisine and a full bar. Bhagsu Rd, just one minute from the main square

Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant

The place to go for pasta, pizza, salads and other western cuisine with a Hollywood inspired décor. Jogiwara Rd, on the second floor, just one minute from the main square

Lhamo’s Croissant

Offering coffee, wifi and pastries, this pleasant café is located on the second level and has a great rooftop with a panoramic view of the town. Bhagsu Rd, just a few minutes from the main square

Lungta Japanese Restaurant

Vegetarian Japanese restaurant with special sushi days and other Japanese cuisine at very reasonable prices. Jogiwara Rd, same building as Gu-Chu-Sum and near Hope Center

McLlos Restaurant and Bar

One of McLeod Ganj’s most famous spots to meet up for beer and wine, this establishment also serves good Indian cuisine. At the main square

Moonpeak Espresso and Thali

Get your caffeine buzz at one of the best coffee joints in town and stop in for a high end thali next door. Free wi-fi is also available. Temple Rd, 5 minutes from the main square

Namgyal Café

Known as the best pizza place in town with a wide variety of creative toppings. Inside Om Hotel, just a few minutes from the main square

Tibet Kitchen

A good place to go for Tibetan food, especially their succulent meat momos. At the main square

Vagabond Cafe

A hideaway for unchained travelers who love to eat, read and breathe in the serenity that comes from the serene town of McLeodganj. Temple Road, just a few minutes from the main square

Woeser Bakery

A place where you can find unique desserts, delicious coffee and breakfast. Jogiwara Rd, 100 m from the main square, on the basement level directly below the Black Magic restaurant


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