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Varuna Restaurant

Raja Bazaar Rd | Cantonment, Varanasi, India
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Ranked #30 of 135 Restaurants in Varanasi
Cuisines: Indian, Afghani
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Perth, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were not staying at this hotel but had read good things about the restaurant so decided to have a night out and try it. Well worth the visit as both the service and food were excellent. They didnt even skip a beat when the lights went out. Welcome to India it happens even at the best Hotels and restaurants.

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London, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

as far this is my first comment about a restaurant in India .It was just a Wow factor that i have experienced in my 1 month stay at Taj hotel Varanasi. Just had 1 dinner and can't stop licking my fingers for the first time in my life. just superb food and staff. well trained bosses hatsoff to u guys.... More

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Oxenhope, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I ate in this restaurant on both nights of our stay in The Gateway. The service and food on the first night was superb however, our waiter Saroj arranged a meal for us on our second night that was truly wonderful although not on the menu. Masala lobster with tandoori baked local fish was divine and, despite... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Best meal we at in all 5 weeks in India. Great selection and prices. The food was incredible. Never had better. Chef Ritesh was humble and gracious when we met him to thank him for our meal. A true star and gentleman.

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Dublin, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a very fine restaurant, by far the best I have eaten in here in Indian and one of the best I have ever eaten in. The food is really exquisite. I had a selection of kebabs, chicken, lambs, fish which were superb. However the chef on his own initiative decided I needed something more with my plain Nan... More

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Top Contributor
693 reviews 693 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

we had dinner here, only because we were so tired and didn't want to try anywhere else. lonely planet said there was live sitar/tabla music --- which is no longer true--- and we were tempted by this. the formal restaurant is expensive and no one was seated there when we tried. so we went to the coffee shop/buffet restaurant and... More

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UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Excellent food, good servings, terriffic flavor, friendly staff, would definately come back..... Based inside the Gateway Hotel - worth a visit for the food alone.

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Varuna is not exciting but it is quiet, clean, and soothing. The food is very good if not particularly adventuresome

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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Located in the Taj Gateway hotel, this restaurant is far away from the Ghats but is close to most of the better hotels in Varanasi. The food is excellent (I highly recommend the samosa appetizer). The ambiance is also great and there is plenty of seating. When you order, they'll even tell you exactly how long your food will take... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

I have been in India many times but never had such great food !!

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