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

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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
Average food

Bit higher prices than other restaurants (owing to being above a nice hotel) but just the same food. We did have good service and the view is excellent.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Darwin, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The view is great and very peaceful after the ceremony. You can get beer at expensive price which is needed after the festival! Food was dreadful mutton sag had a very strange taste and very little meat, all bone. Chicken bhuna good flavour but chicken chewy and on bone also. Give it a miss unless your desperate.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Bit higher prices than other restaurants (owing to being above a nice hotel) but just the same food. We did have good service and the view is excellent.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Place is a good choice for sitting in outside terrace and enjoy the river/city view. It is indeed worth it. The food itself quit basic and I believe that is a bit overpriced for what you could find in Varanasi. At the same time the place itself is very well kept, dishes served as in a proper restaurant and they... More 

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Pune, India
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had a veg lunch here. The Kadhai paneer preparation was very good. Chinese items were also tasty. There is AC restaurant as well as outdoor seating area. The service was good. It was a clean place. It serves non-veg also.

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Hastings
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Good location but ordered three completely different soups and all tasted the same + so salty we couldn't finish them. Noodles tasted like flour. Ordered spring rolls but they had no flavor and also very floury. Not recommended.

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ok nothing special food offset by an awesome view. I would even come back again however only for the great nightime views

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant sits on the rooftop of the dolphin hotel next to the bank of the Ganges. The food is of a good quality and very fair prices. Service was quick despite two large groups of tourists. You can watch the evening fire service from this restaurant if you are lucky enough to be seated on the right side of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

While we stayed at another hotel close by we were given a recommendation to eat here. We were't disappointed. Points: - the view from the balcony is one of the best in Varanasi - food options are wide and decent - breakfast banana pancakes are awesome - service is a little average, but that's India It is somewhat difficult to... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Actual restaurant very average in decor and food but perfectly satisfactory, but it is the position and view near the turn of the Ganges (and across the water to the far shore) that makes this place special. Beer available too :) Probably wouldn't return though as there are other places with good views along the ghats that are more attractive,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We walked up the many flights of steps, not sure what we would find. Best view in varanasi, romantic lighting, attentive staff, decent prices (but higher than smaller places), and great food made this a memorable evening. We went with veg Indian choices and they made it mild for us without loosing the flavoring. Palak paneer is always a fav,... More 

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

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