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Sonam Trophel Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Paro Tshongdue | Above Paro Canteen, Paro 12001, Bhutan
+975 8 271 287
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

A small place where barely 20 people can dine. However, tasty Bhutanese food. The Pork Paa is delicious - but do tell them to put more pork and less potatoes !

Thank Viraat
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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141 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is located in the main town in middle of the market. The owner is a old lady and is very nice. The food was tasty. The service was good too.

Thank jaintarang11
Jalandhar, India
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118 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

i had chicken curry there. was yummy and without much oil and masala. really enjoyed with tawa roti. good restaurant in Paro

Thank Navjot S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This happened with us on last Tuesday that is 11th of April 2017. 1st Event: We went, sat and ordered our food. The waitress said your order will take 30 minutes as there are 10 guests coming and the kitchen will be busy in preparing order for them. We were just back from the Taktsang trek and were really hungry... More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here for lunch and we were very pleased with the quality and variety of food- so much so that we booked to dine here the following day. This was quite simply the best food we had in 10 days whilst travelling through Bhutan. The owner and staff were all very professional and spoke excellent English. Also, the restaurant... More 

Thank slear
Bengaluru, India
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we were not served food at the hotel where we were staying, we had to venture out for food. Among the many places that we discovered, Hotel Sonam was worth a review here. We ordered veg food, chinese and north Indian which were excellent! We landed up having food about 3 times in as many days at Paro. The... More 

Thank Sharmaaji
Concord, Mass (USA)
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had lunch at the Sonam Trophel three times while in Paro, and had delicious meals each time. We had the chef's special blackened pork one day (had to give the owner a day's notice!) and she prepared a special Indian meal for us the next. Very friendly. Might want to make a reservation, as there are only a few... More 

Thank Bob-from-Concord
New Delhi, India
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544 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

we ate our first lunch on reaching paro at sonam trophel and tried their indian food. they served nice homely food. when we tried their bhutanese cuisine on our next visit, we were disappointed since we have had better local cuisine elsewhere.

Thank aliyah123
New Delhi, India
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198 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Warm , cozy and sweet place. Had dinner here.The Indian as well as the Bhutanese food was very nice and tasty!The food was served really hot. The service was good and people very friendly!

Thank Shalu2127
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great place, really enjoyed the food. Ema dasti the Bhutanese staple dish is delicious. We also tried Chilli chicken that was good though a tad oily. The French fries were I feel double fried and not to my liking. The service takes long and be prepared to wait 45 minutes for your order.

Thank Uday S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$6
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paro Tshongdue | Above Paro Canteen, Paro 12001, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Paro District  >  Paro
  • Phone Number: +975 8 271 287
There a hotel also with name Sonam Trophel but restaurant is different at different location. The restaurant is on the main street on your right hand side if you are driving up,The Hotel is a little above the junction towards the bridge.the restaurant is on the main street on your right hand side if you are driving up,The Hotel is a little above the junction towards the bridge. Ask any of the local shops in Paro about Sonam Trophel Restaurant and i am sure anyone can direct you since its a small town.

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