It's fair to say that no one travels to Tibet for its food. Tsampa is Tibet's staple food, which is barley flour mixed with salted butter tea. It's accompanied by an odd serving of meat, vegetables, and dairy products. Lhasa has Tibet's best dining options, so make the most of the competitive market of hybrid restaurants that serve Chinese, Indian, Nepali, Tibetan, and Western fare. Most have sprung up from backpacker haunts serving perennially favorite dishes, from banana pancakes to yak burgers to chicken masala.

Because all your meals are usually included in your tour package, we do not list individual restaurants in this guide.

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