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Man Mandir Ghat | Godaulia, Varanasi, India
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 33
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Its the view, stupid

Indeed, its the view. So you will not be able to see the the eyesore this building is to the historical environment. One of those buildings which hopelessly distort the Varanasi 'skyline'. It's not the food and certainly not the service.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Indeed, its the view. So you will not be able to see the the eyesore this building is to the historical environment. One of those buildings which hopelessly distort the Varanasi 'skyline'. It's not the food and certainly not the service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You go here for the view, not the food. Food was okey, but nothing more. Toilet is placed right next to the roof top, with a bad smell whenever it was opened..(of course it depends on which table you get)

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Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went with a group of friends from the guesthouse for dinner. The view of the Ganges was lovely and it was beautiful to see all the hundreds of kites being flown just before sunset. We could also see the religious ceremonies taking place in the distance at sunset. The food and service were fine.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Try pan cakes in morning breakfast! Its fabulous! They serve good food on good serene roof top restaurant! Recommend this place to all!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The place has a great view of Ganga and very peaceful all the time. We had dinner and breakfast here as 3 friends since we stayed in Rashmi Guest House. You can find high variety of veg and non veg food. The food was pretty good and has a very reasonable price-we paid 700 Rs for 3 people. Beer was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We heard a lot of good reviews of the restaurant. So we went there. The first thing we noticed that we have to climb a lot to reach the roof-top restaurant as there is no lift. We were hungry till we reached the top :-) The menu was quite ok and we ordered simple north indian items. The sabji was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food is not fantastic but acceptable , I couldn't find a restaurant in this town that is notable BUT climb the Everestine staircase to the top and as the sun sets enjoy a cold beer and the wonderful panorama of changing colours of the Ganges

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

View should be the first attraction than restaurant staffers. Food is above average and so the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great food, fantastic views.. Good prices, and wifi reliable. Having dinner on the rooftop watching the Ganga and all the lights is truly remarkable, a great memory of our time in Varanasi

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The view from the roof top restaurant is beautiful. The food quality is OK, but it's slightly over priced compared to other restaurants. Your bill doesn't include service charge unlike other restaurants in hotels, but the staff will indirectly ask you for tips.

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  • Address: Man Mandir Ghat | Godaulia, Varanasi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi

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