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Phulwari Restaurant and Sami Cafe

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D. 37/33 (Near Bright Studio) Godowlia, Varanasi 221001, India
9795199687
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Global Vegetarian Food

A historical entrance gives way to an outdoor seating and low seating space which looks very average. However the food variety on the menu was great. From Indian to continental I have tried few and returned to this place for lunch and dinner during my stay in Varanasi. The place is a bit separate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Bhagalpur, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Phulwari restaurant is in godowlia in varanasi. We went there after checking out some relaly good comments about the place on this page, but we were very badly disappointed. The waiter didn't take our order for the first 15 minutes because he was serving some foreigner tourists. After that they took about 30 minutes to get our simple chowmein prepared.... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A historical entrance gives way to an outdoor seating and low seating space which looks very average. However the food variety on the menu was great. From Indian to continental I have tried few and returned to this place for lunch and dinner during my stay in Varanasi. The place is a bit separate from the lanes / streets of... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you are looking for good & tasty real oven Pizza, this is place! I don't know about the rest if the menu though... A nice chill out outside place.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We weren't given our food cos they seem to prefer serving to a bunch of western travelers. Go if you don't care about that sort of thing but its really sad. Really terribly behaved unapologetic manager/steward.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We first came across this semi-hidden eating destination just as the heat and calls of "Durggaaa" were beginning to get to us. From the outside, the archway hide most clear signs that we were entering a restaurant, but upon entry we discovered that this small outside cafe was nestled away next to a quaint and forgotten temple. We were greeted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wow this place is a little haven, we went here three times whilst in Varanasi, laid back, decent tasty food, staff were pleasant, really enjoyed just chilling out here. Would recommend.

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is not a place to expect great service or consistently good food. Previous reviews tell me it once was a great cafe but now the painted over pillars will tell you of the lost aesthetic as well as the poor service. I think the staff was stoned which is why they were forgiven for being so sullen. Most people... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

really a grave disappointment. lost its charm in one year. new owners haven't a clue as to how to run a restaurant . Waitress walks by, looks & walks on. Stands in service area w/ blank stare. new customers come in, she lools & does nothing.

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Hyderabad, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Hi, I been to varanasi last week and based on this portal reviews I visited this resturent, Here the staff and owner have no response or respect to NRI and Indian customers. When i visted this resturant he have group of foreign customers(whites) so he not ready to respond to my order and not even served water about 20 min,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great ambience + awesome food + top class service sums up Phulwari. We bumped into this place while walking aimlessly from Godowlia. Once you enter the place, it seems to be a world away from the noise outside at the Godowlia Chowk. We ended up having dinner at Phulwari on 2 consecutive nights. Ganesh- the chef at Phulwari is an... More 

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Address: D. 37/33 (Near Bright Studio) Godowlia, Varanasi 221001, India
Phone Number: 9795199687
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
Cuisine: Italian, Indian, Mediterranean

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  • Address: D. 37/33 (Near Bright Studio) Godowlia, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: 9795199687

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Indian, Mediterranean

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