About Us

Café Tibet is the first Tibetan family owned Tibetan restaurant located in downtown Berkeley.  Chef Samten Choedon was born in Tibet but she grew up in Dharamsala, India where she ran a popular Tibetan restaurant, Shangri-La for over a decade.  Chef Choedon moved to Berkeley in 1992 and started working  at San Francisco’s landmark Stars restaurant before opening her own business, Cafe Tibet in 1999. Her family has been serving traditional Tibetan and Himalayan cuisine to guests ever since.  Please drop by and say hello.