December 6, 2022
Best Places To Eat in Gangtok

Best Places To Eat in Gangtok

The best places to eat in Gangtok are often those small roadside stalls that have been on the same block for decades. These kitchens serve Tibetan, Indian and Nepali dishes, with a special focus on momos (Tibetan dumplings).

If you’re looking for something slightly more upscale, you can’t go wrong with the restaurants near The Orion Mall or the restaurants near Gait Square. If you’re visiting during December, make sure to book ahead because every last table will be booked out.

Gangtok is the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim and is located in North-east India. This small city is often overlooked by tourists who are heading towards the Himalayan mountains in the northern part of India. But don’t let it’s small size fool you, there’s a lot to see and do here!

Here are some Best Places To Eat in Gangtok

  1. Taste Of Tibet, Gangtok

Taste Of Tibet is a restaurant and bar where you’ll find traditional Tibetan foods and drinks. The restaurant serves traditional momos, Tibetan beef steak (Tibetan Gyapja) and Hakka noodles (Tibetan Meat Noodles). The promenade serves as the gallery space for some really cool street art.

Timings: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: MG Marg, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim
  1. Roll House, Gangtok

The Roll House serves traditional Tibetan food and is one of the best places to eat in Gangtok. The food here is inspired by the people who used to live in this region. There are many different kinds of Tibetan food including horse meat, Tibetan mutton and Tingmo (Tibetan Potatoes).

The roll house is also home to a small art gallery that showcases local art – which for the most part are paintings of traditional Tibetan houses dating back hundreds of years.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: MG Marg, Arithang, Gangtok, Sikkim
  1. Mu Kimchi, Gangtok

This small momo and dumpling stall can be found on the side of the road. It’s hard to miss because of the massive dumpling sign that hangs above it. The momos here are made fresh to order and come in a variety of different flavors.

Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim
  1. Parivar Restaurant, Gangtok

Parivar Restaurant serves Nepali, Indian and Tibetan cuisines. The dishes are prepared using local produce that’s sourced from the farmers around Gangtok. The restaurant also serves fresh juices such as cucumber and apple juice and a variety of different kinds of desserts.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Location: MG Road, Arithang, Gangtok, Sikkim
  1. Thakali, Gangtok

Thakali restaurant is a small family owned restaurant located on the promenade street. The food here is unfussy and fresh, but it’s the most popular and well-known restaurant in Gangtok. From here you can walk along the Gangtok city wall and see some of the best views of the city.

Timings: 11:30 AM to 10 PM
Location: Oberoi Building, MG Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim
  1. Tangerine Lounge & Bar, Gangtok

The Tangerine Lounge & Bar is another great place to eat in Gangtok. Tangerine serves drinks and exotic food from across the world. One of the best dishes here is the goat curry (goat as a meat; not goat as a whole animal).

Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Tibet Road, Arithang, Gangtok, Sikkim
  1. Osm Restro & Louge, Gangtok

Osm Restro & Lounge serves both Indian and continental food. The restaurant has a fine dining area upstairs as well as a lounge area downstairs with an open air courtyard. This is one of the more expensive restaurants in Gangtok, but there’s no way you’ll leave here hungry!

Timings: 12:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Location: Second Floor, Norbula Complex, MG Marg, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok
  1. Infinity Futsal Arena, Gangtok

Infinity Futsal Arena is the most popular sports facility in Gangtok. It has a large indoor futsal court as well as two outdoor courts – one of which is flood lit. Their main speciality is shapla (traditional Sikkimese cheese).

Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Roof Top, Mount Simvo Complex, Opposite Krishi Bhawan
  1. 9’Ine Native Cuisine, Gangtok

9’Ine Native Cuisine is the first Indian fine dining restaurant in Gangtok. The food here is prepared using traditional methods and slow cooking techniques. All their dishes are made fresh to order and have their own twist on traditional Indian dishes.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: New Market, M.G Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101, India
  1. The Dragon Wok, Gangtok

The Dragon Wok serves Asian fusion food and is one of the most popular restaurants in Gangtok. The menu includes dishes such as orange chicken and fried rice, but also includes more traditional dishes like Hakka noodles and Nepali momos.

Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Above Bata, Yama Towers, M.G Marg, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok

Best Street Foods from Gangtok You Must Try

  • Sel Roti
  • Thenthuk
  • Thukpa
  • Phagshapa
  • Chhurpi Soup
  • Sha Phaley
  • Momos
  • Gundruk
  • Kinema
  • Chambray
  • Chaang
  • Chhurpi Ningro Curry
  • Masauyra Curry
  • Kodo Ko Roti
  • Shimi Ko Achar

In Conclude

Thanks for visiting my food travel guide on the Best Places To Eat in Gangtok. I hope that you’re in a better place to plan your trip and make the most of your time while you’re here. For more information on travelling around Sikkim and going beyond Gangtok, check out my blog!

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