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off Parade Kothi, Maldahiya | Lahurabir, Varanasi, India
9839433861
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
OMG the garlic steak (buffalo) was amazing.

Despite the 499 rupees, this was one of my best meals. The sauce was to die for, most of my group tried it and loved it also. Very large meal. The steak was perfectly cooked to my liking and the sauce was ample and delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Despite the 499 rupees, this was one of my best meals. The sauce was to die for, most of my group tried it and loved it also. Very large meal. The steak was perfectly cooked to my liking and the sauce was ample and delicious.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had dinner there before I cached my train. The restaurant is located next to a hotel on the first floor. You can sit inside or outside in the beautiful terrace. The food is great. It's not far from the station it's a good place to have some food to take the train. But it's really good so it's also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

our tour leader took us here as our hotel was close by. such a treat to have a buffalo steak after weeks of veg and chicken curries. the surprise is that we were the only diners.very friendly and they put on a Beatles tape.not too far from the station

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

So glad we followed advice to check out this family-run Nepalese restaurant. An outstanding meal from a menu full of choices - Indian, Nepalese, European and more. The kind owners welcomed us warmly to their rooftop restaurant and all stopped to chat to us in between work. They have packed meals to take on long train rides too!. This was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went there with a tour group and everybody loved it. They have lots of choices of cuisine, so after several weeks in India we enjoyed the change. Top thing to try is one of their delicious buffalo steaks. They have a strong flavour and are quite salty but mouth-wateringly delicious! I couldn't recommend it more highly. The family is... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Cute little rooftop restaurant that makes you feel like you're in Kathmandu. This family-owned restaurant is one of my favourite places in the city to go out to eat. Last time I had the beet soup, which was delicious and also seemed pretty healthy. We always get the nachos, which are a nice change. We'll keep coming back again and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As our a Indian tour guide would say this place was 'Deeeeeelishous'! It's off the beaten map a little but we were all so happy to be brought here. The menu is a little varied but that is great for any one struggling with the Indian diet on their travels. It's also got a great selection for vegetarian or meat... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This place was so good we came here twice and got takeaway for the night train! A true family enterprise with delicious food (especially the tibetan bead with banana and honey) and friendly, welcoming people. I think the prices are worth it for the experience and change to regular Indian cuisine. A lovely odd mishmash of cultures, very refreshing.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Lovely little place which as others have said is a godsend if you're looking for a change from Indian food. The menu is good if a little random, the family who run the restaurant are very welcoming and friendly. It's prettily lit rooftop dining area helps you escape the noise of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

I liked the idea of this - a family run restaurant, and was greeted warmly upon our arrival. The family was pleasant and polite, however service was minimal as we had to write down our orders, and add any extra items at the end. The food came in small portions and was considerably over priced- to the extent we decided... More 

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

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