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Raja Bazaar Rd | Cantonment, Varanasi, India
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Indian Food with smiling service

Varuna is an Indian restaurant located in TAJ Gateway, Varanasi. Taj never disappoints on quality of food and service. Very good Indian food. Try signature dishes from Chef. Nalli a mutton preparation is very good and so is Dal Dhuan. Would like to thank Manas, who served us very nicely during the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Varuna is an Indian restaurant located in TAJ Gateway, Varanasi. Taj never disappoints on quality of food and service. Very good Indian food. Try signature dishes from Chef. Nalli a mutton preparation is very good and so is Dal Dhuan. Would like to thank Manas, who served us very nicely during the 2 visits we were there.

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Bangalore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It goes without saying that the experience at Taj Gateway's Varuna restaurant was amazing. Starting from the ambience - wonderful Indian classical instrumental. Extremely polite waiters and above all excellent food. Must visit if you are in Varanasi.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights and ate both days here. Try their Thali for authentic Benaras fare. We spoke to the chef and he prepared different dishes for us on both days

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Went to Varuna for lunch today at the Gateway Ganges in Varanasi. Just like the hotel the Ambience if the restaurant is very good. The staff were very courteous and respectfull. The food was amazing. The kebabs just melted in our mouths we tried the chicken. Even the vegetarian dishes were very good ... the 5 lentil dal was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Being a part of the Gateway Hotel, this restaurant offers some of the best north indian cuisine which is not spicy but equally very smooth on the taste buds.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Varanasi is a Tier III city and we do not have many fine dining restaurants however Varuna won’t disappoint you in case you stumble out there. Few things that comes on top of my mind when I think of Varuna are as follows – a) Quality Food b) Impeccable Service c) Good Ambiance d) Efficient Customer Service Highly recommended for... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This restaurant is attached to the Taj Gateway hotel, we stayed in a different home stay but still we had dinner there. The Food was tasty but the service was average. The waiters could not simply cater to crowd when all the tables get filled up. But, the ambience made up for it to some extent. Expensive restaurant but recommended... More 

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kings langley, herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Really good Indian food, very tasty, large portions, served in a timely manner. Very nice ambiance. Cross section of well off locals and tourists. Recommended when in Varanasi

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food quality and service is really excellent. It have the best veriety of Indian food and it have also special Indian Thali.

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Atlanta, GA
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

First we were told the restaurant didn't open until 7:30 PM when we made a reservation, but when we got there at 7:30 PM at least a dozen tables were occupied. Our order was taken in a reasonable time, but must have been lost in the kitchen. We noticed folks around us who had ordered after we arrived were getting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Raja Bazaar Rd | Cantonment, Varanasi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi

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  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Afghani

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