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Dolphin Restaurant

Man Mandir Ghat | Godaulia, Varanasi, India
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Ranked #59 of 131 restaurants in Varanasi
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Colorado, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Nice place to sit outdoors and enjoy the view. Friendly, quick service. Good place to get photos of the river.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We ate here after a 20 hour train journey so we were pretty hungry and i thought I would eat anything - not quite! The vegetable pakoras were dry and tasteless - and served with ketchup (which admittedly did make them more edible). Our starter plates were not cleared, and were left for us to eat our mains from. The... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A lot of back packers seemed to know about this place and mixed in with the locals it was really good. A very extensive menu to cater for all tastes and great views over the Ganges and the Ghats. Liked it a lot.

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Varanasi, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

good food with excellent service. nice place to hangout with friends and family. recommended to visit in small group of not more than 4.

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Varanasi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Amazing spot looking over the Ganges, staff were friendly enough but the malai kofta (normally one of my favourites) was decidedly average and later that day I became very sick (diagnosed as food poisoning). Not pleasant.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place does not deserve the honour of being recommended by lonely planet. The waiters are slow and moody, had to ask for water 6 times before it came. Tables are littered with finished plates waiting to be cleared. Food is distinctively mediocre and overpriced.

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Almere-Haven, Flevoland, Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We came here randomly for dinner looking for a place close to the river. I'm reading the very mixed reviews only now, but I must say: We were happy enough with the dinner that we came back from some breakfast and lunch the next day before leaving Varanasi. Granted, I've had better Indian food in the UK, but our main... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The sort of tourist trap you are in a hurry to forget. The great view over the Ganges does not make up for the indifferent service and average food. If you are an older traveller, do note that it is a very steep climb to the top of this restaurant - five flights of stairs if my memory serves me... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We saw this place in the lonely planet and decided to treat ourselves to a meal here... Regrettable decision unfortunately. We walked up the stairs from the ghatts and on first impression thought wow we're in for a treat here, then climbed up to the restaurant and saw that it was busy, a good sign... Took 15 mins to be... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Delicious food & one of the most fabulous, lofty views from the out-door terrace! Alas, it was a bit grey & chilly when we were there; I can only imagine who it might be on a warm, sunny day! We;; worth the climb!

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