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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
Great traditional food and friendly staff!

The restaurant was very clean and had AC. The food was delicious and we even learnt how to make momos and tupka. Definitely a great place to eat in Varanassi! It is run by a family and they were all great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The restaurant was very clean and had AC. The food was delicious and we even learnt how to make momos and tupka. Definitely a great place to eat in Varanassi! It is run by a family and they were all great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Just been there The restaurant is managed by Nepalese family which creates fantastic buffalo steaks. Extremely recommended for those tired of regular Indian curry/Masalas...

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

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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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