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off Parade Kothi, Maldahiya | Lahurabir, Varanasi, India
9839433861
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great meal, healthy and fresh (forget Delhi belly here) Very authentic atmosphere; very much a family business who pride themselves on their ingredients and taste. If you want a dirt cheap and very nasty experience, look elsewhere. The boss Paul will happily talk to you (or not, if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal, healthy and fresh (forget Delhi belly here) Very authentic atmosphere; very much a family business who pride themselves on their ingredients and taste. If you want a dirt cheap and very nasty experience, look elsewhere. The boss Paul will happily talk to you (or not, if you prefer) and tell you some of the most interesting stories going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here and had the steak on a gamble amongst other things. This was honestly some of the best meat we have ever had...EVER. I cant tell you enough how good the food was. We were amazed and I'm sure you will be to. it is a great family place to make you feel at home.

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Thank Dawie C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both dishes I tried were absolutely delicious and the service was so friendly and welcoming! A little family restaurant so it feels good to be helping out the local community too!

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Thank RachelHewitt
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We had a dinner here in December 2015 and felt so welcomed, it was really great. It's local, and homey and nothing flashy, which is what we wanted. The fare is an assortment of Indian, Nepalese and Mexican food (random, I know!) and we all had something different! The papadom bread / appetizer was the BEST i have had in... More 

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Thank Carla T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Came with a tour group and we did a class where we made and ate a range of delicious Indian vegetarian dishes. We came back for dinner the next evening and enjoyed more tasty and filling food. Everything is freshly made. Usually I'd be suspicious of a restaurant advertising such a wide range of different cuisines, but the chef here... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

When you order western food in india pretty much every place gts it wrong. Here they actually get it right. Indian and Nepali foods available which are no doubt also excellent. All this can be enjoyed to the back drop of good music (eg pink Floyd) and some interesting political chat with the owner.

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Thank Fox F
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Especially when your a bit tired of the Indian food this Nepalese family restaurant might be a welcome change of spice. On the menu you'll find dishes like Nepalees veil, moussaka and even Mexican taco's. On the roof top terrace you're far away from the hectic Varanasi traffic. They even grow their own herbs here (like basil).

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

. As part of a 3-week circle tour of India and Nepal, our group of five stayed a few days in Varanasi (India). While there, our local guide brought us to this small restaurant run by the Gorkha Family. It is located following the Maldahiya Roadway Pani Tanki, whose building is behind the Government Bus Station (and CNI Church). The... More 

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Seattle, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Based on the good rating we decided to try here for some Mexican food. We had planned to eat in the nice inside dining area but upon arrival we were the only customers there and the staff had been smoking in the area. We opted to eat outside although there was a dog sleeping on the furniture and the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

With our travelling group of 20 persons we had a very good diner a la carte. Very friendly owners and a good peacefull place to catch your breath in an otherwise hectic dirty noisy city. The food was all freshly prepared and very tasty! We highly recommend this restaurant. Anna and Chris van den Heuvel

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: off Parade Kothi, Maldahiya | Lahurabir, Varanasi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: 9839433861

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