Makye Ame: The Lhasa Tibetan Restaurant With A Love Story Behind It
Makye Ame Restaurant

Recommended Restaurants in Lhasa Tibet

Name: Makye Ame Restaurant in Lhasa

Location: Barkhor Street  

Contact number: 0891-6328608

decoration picture in Makye Ame
The decoration picture in Makye Ame

Many people come to Makye Ame not just to taste the local Tibetan food, but for the love story behind this restaurant. It is said that this normal three-stories building was the place where Tshangs-dbyangs-rgya-mtsho met his love, Makye Ame.

This restaurant is so popular that you have to wait in lines if you go there after 5pm. The decoration of Makye Ame is in full Tibetan style. You can see Tibetan cabinets, coaches and decorative pictures everywhere. Every day you will meet travelers from all over the world here. They sit on the old Tibetan chairs with a cup of hot tea, and share their travel stories with each other. Maybe some of them are just recalling the beautiful love story that happened here in Tibet 300 years ago between Tshangs-dbyangs-rgya-mtsho and Makye Ame.

The restaurant serves mainly Tibetan, India and Nepal cuisines. Our favorite dishes are roasted beef, grilled grassland mushroom and yogurt cake. We highly recommend that you try a variety of different dishes and share them with each other. They have English menus, so there is no need to worry about language barrier.

Grilled mushroom from Makye Ame

Grassland Grilled Mushroom, it is a must-eat.

the atmosphere in Makye Ame
The atmosphere in Makye Ame.

You can enjoy whole afternoon here with tasty milk tea and warm sunshine 


Part of the menu and the price.

Worth to notice that each customer needs to spend at least 68 RMB in the restaurant. (The price may be changed right now, you can ask first before you decide to eat here.) For more travel information, you are welcome to contact Lhasa based Tibet travel agency.

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