30 Restaurant & Eating Out Experiences In Gangtok, Sikkim
Having good food adds a whole new dimension to your travels and for most foodies, can make or break your holiday. Fortunately, Sikkim’s culinary scene has evolved in leaps and bounds. If you think it’s all going to be just about momos and thukpas (although they are very, very good) let these restaurants in categories of 30 different experiences put that concern to rest. While you are in Gangtok, you need not worry about being vegetarian or finding the right ambiance or style or even if you are picky with your tastebuds.
Browse through restaurants and outlets under these 20 categories:
1. Local & Global Cuisines in hotel
Orchid @ Mayfair Spa & Resorts (Luxury Premium Hotel)
Decorated with an impressive interpretation of local traditional style,Orchid at the popular and upmarket Mayfair Spa & Resorts serves Chinese, Indian and Continental cuisine with elaborate buffets. A separate Macrobiotic Spa Cuisine is also available for the health conscious, using the freshest of organic produce.
Citrus Cafe @ Lemon Tree Hotel (Premium Hotel)
A multi-cuisine coffee shop at Lemon Tree Hotel that offers an eclectic menu including Indian, European, American and pan-Asian cuisine in a bright and inviting ambiance.
Aroma @ Grand Ariview (Premium Hotel)
Part of the Grand Ariview hotel, Aroma’s menu ranges from North Indian, South Indian, Sikkimese, Oriental, Italian & Mexican all prepared with handpicked spices to impart a delicate infusion of flavours and textures.
2. Local & Global Cuisines stand-alone
The Square Family Restaurant and Bar
Serving Indian, Asian and International cuisine in MG Marg, The Square is famous for its chicken wings so watch out for the waiting line.
Bonfire Baresto Family Restro and Bar
Located centrally in the heart of MG road, a cosy restaurant with amazing American Fried Chicken and BBQ Pork and a menu of American, Indian and
A casual dining restaurant with an open kitchen style serving good comfort food from Thai, Indian, Italian and Chinese cuisine. Good vibes with cosy ambiance
3.Modern Indian,Local & Global Cuisines in hotel
Nettle and Fern Hotel Restaurant @ Nettle and Fern Hotel (Value for Money)
The popular in-house restaurant and bar at the Nettle and Fern hotel, a kilometre from MG road offers modern international, Indian and local cuisine.
4. Modern Indian & Global Cuisine stand-alone
Breaking the barriers for a truly cosmopolitan culinary scene and a flair for modern food presentation that borders on fine dining, OSM’s vast menu includes Indian, Chinese and international dishes. OSM’s pub section has live music on weekends.
5. Sikkimese Cuisine in hotel
Jungle Cafe @ Mayfair Spa & Lounges (Luxury Premium Hotel)
For Sikkimese food with a scenic view and impeccable service, Jungle Cafe at Mayfair Spa & Lounges will not disappoint. The taste of the local
local delicacies are enhanced through the usage of freshest and organic produce of the state itself.
6. Sikkimese Cuisine stand-alone
Arthur’s Multicuisine Restaurant
A favourite amongst locals, the restaurant is owned by Arthur from the Lepcha community in Sikkim and although the fare offered is multi cuisine with Thai, Indian and Chinese, they specialise in authentic Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali food.
For the local taste, Absolute Demazong fits the bill with authentic Sikkimese,
Nepali, Bhutanese food and drink. Also known for their Tongba, a traditional style millet beer.
Clique The Lounge
A favourite of locals for many years, Clique The Lounge promotes the gastromnony of local cuisines to locals and travellers alike today. Barbeque or
“Sekewa” is served every Saturdays while Sundays emphasises on local cuisines.
7. Modern & Contemporary Sikkimese Cuisine stand-alone
If you are looking for authentic Sikkimese food with a creative modern twist in a Sytlish and hip atmosphere, then Nimtho is the place.
8. Tibetan & Local Cuisine in hotel
Snow Lion@Hotel Tibet (Mid Range Hotel)
If its traditional Tibetan food you are looking for whether its dumplings or thukpas, head over to Snow Lion and let them take you through Tibet’s culinary journey.
9. Tibetan Cuisine stand-alone
Taste of Tibet
This restaurant needs absolutely no introduction. Located very prominently on MG marg with a no frills decor, Taste of Tibet is more of an establishment in Sikkim and not just a restaurant, serving the best of Tibetan cuisine.
9’ine Native Cuisine
Popular for its Tibetan food, the eatery is located in the suburbs with views of the valley outside. Besides Tibetan cuisne, 9’ine Native Cuisine offers Asian and Nepalese cuisine with momos as one of their main attractions.
10. Nepali Cuisine stand-alone
The name of the restaurant ‘Thakali’ is taken from the traditional cuisine of the
Thakali people in Thar-Khola Valley in Nepal and true to its name the restaurant serves the most authentic Nepali cuisine. Try out their Thakali thalis.
11. Indian Cuisine in hotel
Sher-E-Punjab Restaurant and Bar @ Hotel Sher-E-Punjab
For Indian food that has the homemade taste and feel, head over to this famous eatery, Sher-E-Punjab housed at Hotel Sher-E-Punjab.
12. Indian Cuisine stand-alone
If you crave Indian food and are vegetarian, looking for Butter Paneer Masala or Dal Makhani ,you are in luck with Parivar Restaurant.
An excellent and popular pure vegetarian restaurant located right on MG Marg, you may have to wait a while for a table.
An underground rustic Punjabi restaurant on MG Marg, Apna Dhaba serves typical North Indian cuisine with specialities such as Tandoori chicken and Biryani.
A casual dining place with Indian and Asian cuisine on the menu, Masala is also vegetarian friendly, with good North Indian dishes.
13. Italian Cuisine stand-alone
Much more than just a coffeeshop, this establishment has a following of ardent fans and attracts both locals and travellers with their excellent ambiance, service and top notch Italian food. If there is an outlet which is a sure shot, its Coffee Shop
Situated on MG Marg, Al Forno has it all. Ambiance, Italian food and service is of quality bordering on fine dining, with excellent pizzas, pastas and risottos.
Small and quaint with a cosy ambiance, Little Italy serves a selection of Italian dishes with pizzas and pasta dishes with fresh ingredients.
14. Chinese Cuisine stand-alone
The Dragon Wok
Smack in the middle of MG Marg, it’s hard to miss this restaurant with 2 large dragons on the facade of the building, The Dragon Wok serves up one of the best authentic Chinese dishes in town.
Dynasty Wine & Dine
Recognised as the best place for dimsums, its upmarket presentation of food and its grand interiors, the restaurant’s menu ranges from Chinese to other Asian cuisines.
Known as an upmarket modern Chinese restaurant and a restro bar, a favourite with couples for its low lit ambiance, you can also taste their momos and thukpas.
15. Korean Cuisine stand-alone
Known as Sikkim’s first authentic Korean restaurant and their Korean platter
Mu Kimchi has earned its place as a ‘must visit’ to the list of restaurants you should try.
Indian, Asian and Vegetarian at the entrance of MG Marg next to the Sikkim tourist
office. Crowded at lunch and dinner times but their popular vegetarian North Indian cuisine is worth the wait.
With fares from North India, Mumbai & Gujarat along with Chinese food, this budget pure vegetarian restaurant prepares food fresh in a live kitchen environment, located right at the centre of MG Marg.
Agarwal pure veg
For Indian vegetarian snacks and sweets, this is one of the best places at reasonable price. On menu are snacks which include idlis, masala dosas, chole bhature and other
17.Grills & Tandoori in hotel
Tangerine @ The Chumbi Residency ( Mid Range)
If you are searching for the authentic traditional taste of the North Indian Tandoor from kebabs to tandoori chicken, Tangerine, Lounge bar and Grill at The Chumbi residency is a safe bet.
Asiatic Grills @Jewel Of The East (Premium)
Located at the ‘Jewel of the the East’ hotel at the end of MG road, chefs here have been brought in from various parts of India to create an authentic North Indian menu. The result is their well earned reputation for excellent quality food and kebabs.
18. Grills & Tandoori stand-alone
With outlets on MG Marg and Deorali Ropeway, Hotlix has been serving up multi cuisine fare from Indian, Continental to Chinese for locals and travellers alike with its menu of sizzlers, grills and pizzas.
19. Comfort food stand-alone
A casual dining restaurant with an open kitchen style serving good comfort food from Thai, Indian, Italian and Chinese cuisine. Good vibes with cosy ambiance.
20. Sizzlers stand-alone
An asian restaurant, bar and grill outlet that is liked and known for their delicious sizzlers. A small restaurant with a cozy ambiance.
21. Burgers stand-alone
Elegant and minimalistic yet homely, Selvi’s is a casual dining restaurant with good vibes and whose burgers people swear by.
22. Biryanis stand-alone
Uncle Khan’s Biryani
A casual diner with multi cuisine offerings but specialising in an impressive variety of biryanis.
23. Rolls stand-alone
A take-away without any seatings but is famous for its rolls. They serve only momos and rolls with an ongoing debate on whether their rolls are better or their momos.
24. Restaurants With Great Views in hotels
Zaiqa Restaurant and Bar @Hotel Mist Tree Mountain(Value for Money)
Specializing in tandoor items, biryani, Mughlai and Chinese cuisine,
Zaiqa at Hotel Mist Tree Mountain has an amazing view of Mt. Kanchenzonga and Ranka Valley with a backdrop of rolling hills.
The Yak Bar @ Hotel Tashi Delek (Value for Money)
An iconic landmark in the centre of town, The Yak Bar is on the terrace of Hotel Tashi Delek serving multi cuisine fare with a stunning view of
25. Restaurants with great views stand-alone
Sass & Guff
With unique interiors and amazingAsian fusion food, Sass & Guff tops it off with stunning views from their windows.
Infinity Futsal Arena
In a unique concept, Infinity Futsal Arena has managed to combine football,and amazing cafe style food in one place. Fun place to play football on the rooftop, enjoy a meal with your friends and take in the sensational view of Gangtok.
Just minutes from MG Marg Cafe Culture is a home turned small cafe with a scenic view, overlooking mountain peaks. The food is local cuisine with a home cook food feel.
26. Rooftop Restaurants in hotels
Sky Kitchen and Bar@ Denzong Shangrila (Premium)
Sky’s rooftop fine dining and tastefully designed restaurant at the Denzong Shangri-La hotel boasts a live kitchenoffering mouthwatering dishes of various cuisines and authenic local delicacies.
Tikkas @ Vatika Himalayan Resort (Mid range)
Tikkas is a rooftop live grill restaurant & bar at the Vatika Himalayan Resort offering a skewer world cuisine, coal grill on the table, house music and great views of the mountains.
27 Rooftop Restaurants stand-alone
Dj’s Downtown Restro Bar
DJ’s Downtown Restro Bar is a well-known rooftop restaurant and bar in MG Marg serving Indian, Continental, Chinese, Thai & Ethnic local food. It’s also a hub for musicians.
28.Cafes With Food Menu stand-alone
One of the most well known and estabished cafes in Sikkim, Bakers Cafe is a quaint cafe on MG road with great views of the valley and mountain.
Apart from very good pastries,puffs and cakes, they also offer Lebanese, Continetal and Italian fast food with delicious pizzas and pastas.
A library themed cafe, Biblioteque is a restaurant too, serving International and Indian food with a healthy slant. And if that’s not enough the cafe has a stunning view of the city and the mountains.
The Local Cafe
With only four tables, The Local Cafe has still managed to make a mark in
the cafe scene of Gangtok for its high quality baked products, flavoured with locally grown ingredients . They also serve a small menu of local cuisine hot foods and sandwiches.
29.Pubs & Bars With Food Menu stand-alone
A British style pub with live acoustic live band performances in the evenings, offers great drinks and an impressive Asian food menu ranging from Thai, Chinese to Indian.
Rythym & Wine Cafe
A popular and lively place for an evening of drinks, music and sometimes dancing, Rythym Wine and Dine has a food menu that covers Thai, Indian, Continental and Chinese. The Thai dishes are recommended.
A well decorated bar with an outside balcony space, Gangtok Groove provides live band entertainment on an awesome sound system and food that is one of the best in Gangtok with their European and Asian menu.
30.Lounges & Clubs With Food Menu stand-alone
Cafe Live and Loud
Bustling club with live band performances, Cafe Live and Loud is one of the most popular places, if not the most popular, to have a night out at.
Their mouthwatering food runs the range of Asian and Indian cuisines.
Lounge 31a, known for its drinks, music, food and hookahs is one of
the most happening places in town. Food covers Indian Chinese, International, Asian and local cuisine.
With a dim lit ambiance, great music, enticing drinks and delicious food, X’cape is a nightclub that is hopping in Gangtok. Food menu includes Indian and Asian cuisine.