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Dolphin Restaurant

Man Mandir Ghat | Godaulia, Varanasi, India
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Ranked #64 of 148 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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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Tasty food to be had here. You pay a little extra for the atmosphere, but we didn't mind that a bit. The potatoe-paneer-spinach-dumpling curry (don't remember the Indian name for it) was outstanding. Portions were slightly smaller than we're used to around here. And they ran our of kheer. But a great meal regardless.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went to eat at this hotel restaurant after aarti. Recommended by our guide. Food mediocre at best, and the waiters were all surly and disinterested. But the worst was yet to come. We were promised someone to walk us back through the narrow streets to our hotel, but when we went to the hotel reception, we were offered a boat... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We visited the Dolphin Restaurant three times for evening meals during our 7 day visit to Varanasi. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere, staff are friendly and service efficient. Food is served piping hot and beer, soft drinks and mineral water served very cold. We had several dishes all excellent quality hence our reason to return 3 times. Prices... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This restaurant was recommended in Lonely Planet and unfortunately we made the mistake of going here. It's a long climb to the top with no elevator. it overlooks the Ganges. As lovers of Indian food, we were sorely disappointed. This was probably the worst meal we had in India. The lamb dish we ordered was full of fat and gristle,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Once you find the hotel, it is a steep climb to the roof - but the views over the Ghats are worth it. The food is good; nothing fancy, but tasty.

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Gaupne, Norway
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A roof top-restaurant with a great view over the Ganges river. The service is good, and the prices are fair. The food was never very bad or very good. Some of the portions are very small, which is no way to indicate before it is being served.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Used this restaurant when we stayed at the hotel, breakfast was always good except for our last morning when a buffet was set up, we were told the kitchen was closed & only what was on the buffet was available, then a group arrived, didn't fancy the buffet & proceeded to order from the kitchen, not too impressed by that.... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The view of the Ganges from this restaurant is almost unbeatable. However, service was slow, food was very expensive and considering the price, portion sizes were quite small. The food was also bland, much better places for half the price.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's a super location with views over the Ganges. The food was great and the ambiance perfect for an enjoyable evening. Try it out!

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Kerobokan, Indonesia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We came to this place March last year and this year we decide to visit n had our lunch there again for our memories. Place remain the same. Enjoying their veg dish as always.good for us. Cold kingfisher just perfect for hot weather. Surprisly one of the waiter remember us (not faking ).I never use the toilet prefer wait till... More 

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

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