Dunya Restaurant & Bar

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100 Beijing Dong Lu, Lhasa, China

Dunya Restaurant & Bar Lhasa Reviews

berna24 berna24
9 reviews
A dutch treat May 28, 2011
Dunya Restaurant and Bar at Lhasa`s main street.

Owned by Dutch and American people.

Breakfast, Lunch, Diner and great evenings upstairs in the bar. Drunk to many water or cola this is the place to be if your looking for something stronger.

Just play some darts or enjoy the music and relax.
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sweettangerine sweettan…
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Well worth the money Jul 14, 2010
Dunya Restaurant and bar is partially owned by a Dutch couple and hence was an obligatory dinner venue for our Dutch tour group; yet we were so satisfied with the quality of food and service that this became our hangout for basically the full 3 days in Lhasa.

Dunya is located on the busy East Beijing Road, right next to the Yak hotel. It's a spacious venue with a cosy wood panneled dining room on ground level and a cosy bar annex terrace upstairs.

There's an extensive menu with Tibetan and Western specialities as wel as Nepalese food. More importantly all the food is safe! The veggies are washed in purified water so you can safely order a salad or anything you fancy without having to worry about hygene or getting sick.

I can surely recommend the yak steak and sizzlers but also the generous servings of home made soups, pastas and sandwiches are worth a try. All bread is home baked and tastes devine compared to the spongy white toast bread served in the majority of nearby hotels.

Prices are on the high end for Lhasa, but it is money well spent. Service is fast and impecable and many of the staff have worked here for years.

The clean toilets are a sure plus too!

Allegedly Dunya hosts the best stocked bar in all of Lhasa and is very reasonably priced for spirits and cocktails. Though I'd strongly recommend the delicous candy flavored High Altitude tea after dinner.

Last but not least Dunya caters for lunch boxes too. We had one including a cheese sandwich, banana, egg and a drink for the road to Gyantse. Unfortunately the lunch was packed the night before and the bread had gone a little stale already. Though I guess it's still one of the better options for being on the road.
Yak sizzler at Dunya
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edsander edsander
69 reviews
East meets West in Dunya Restaurant Sep 30, 2006
Dunya is a bar and restaurant in Lhasa that is being run by a management that is partially Dutch, partially American and partially Tibetan. The result is a splendid establishment with great ambiance, safe food and that feeling of being home while far away. The Tibetan staff are nice

The restaurant serves both western and Tibetan food and you really should try the Yak steak. It's much more tender than the look of these hairy beast would make you think.

From what I remember, prices are a bit higher than in the average restaurant, but you'll get value for money and the certainty that you won't wake up the next morning with an explosive diarrhoea.

If you visit Lhasa, make sure you have dinner at Dunya at least one night. And if you get the chance, go there before it gets busy so you can have a chat with Fred in the bar. He's got some wonderful stories to tell you about his life in Tibet.
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The Dunya Bar, Lhasa, Tibet.
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