We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lotus Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, International
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
D 14/27, Mansrowar Ghat | Bangali Tola, Varanasi 22100, India
+91 98 38 567717
Website
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 294 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Place in Varanasi to Eat!!

Lotus Lounge is a best place to eat in Varanasi, with a good view of the Ganges. I ate thai curry and momos also, everything was great. The service was really good with friendly staff . Try this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Ritesh T
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

With a nice view of the Ganges, and an international menu, Lotus Lounge is a great place to meet other backpackers. The food is just average and adequate, the prices are slightly above average compare to other places in the area. To get to this place, just walk along the river front and look up. Otherwise, it'll take you forever... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
137 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lotus Lounge is a best place to eat in Varanasi, with a good view of the Ganges. I ate thai curry and momos also, everything was great. The service was really good with friendly staff . Try this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've been here a couple of times. The place has a very nice view and it's one of the better places to actually relax, since most places don't have such a relaxing lounge. The food is good but more expensive then most other places, it's also of a somewhat higher quality. The staff is very friendly. Worth a try, to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nomansland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Loved this place. A full and varied menu. Orders taken promptly and drinks served straight away. Nice fresh food you can see being cooked through a little hatch. Food was plentiful and tasty. Free fast wifi. A great place to eat and relax. The whole place including the toilets was very clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Stoke Newington, London
Level Contributor
67 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Varanasi doesn't seem to offer that much in terms of gastronomic delights, but we ate at the Lotus Lounge a couple of times (for breakfast and dinner) and it was pretty good. It's got a nice chilled atmosphere and a solid view of the wide Ganges flowing past. The menu has a mix of international dishes (from pasta to Thai... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Guernsey, Channel Islands
Level Contributor
256 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Loved the location, just superb. Food great, enjoyed. I very stupidly left my (very expensive) Smartphone. Went back when I realised - the staff had found it and management had locked it securely away. My fault however I was grateful for the honesty - it had all my contacts/e-mails/photos. Management said a tip was unnecessary....absolutely I left one anyway

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lotus Lounge is a small restaurant that sits next to the Ganges. The views are fantastic and the soft mattresses on the floor mean you can spend some time relaxing here. The food is delicious and caters for international and local tastes. The restaurant even offers free wi-fi.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place is perfect to chill after wandering in the little streets of Varanasi or after the boat ride. After trying other rooftops in town, this one with the comfortable beds is definitely the best one! Great service, great view, free WiFi, really quiet = perfect! Ps very good ice tea and Nutella pancake

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
San Marino
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to have lunch or have a drink for escape the hot days, good food and good service. Nice view at the river Ganga.......

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Lotus Restaurant and it was really nice. When I told the owner that I love baked potatoes he gave me an extra big portion. Both local and international dishes were good and the view over the Ganges River is great. Also, it was a very hygienic place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 8

Travelers who viewed Lotus Lounge also viewed

 
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
 

Been to Lotus Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lotus Lounge

Address: D 14/27, Mansrowar Ghat | Bangali Tola, Varanasi 22100, India
Phone Number: +91 98 38 567717
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian, International

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: D 14/27, Mansrowar Ghat | Bangali Tola, Varanasi 22100, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 98 38 567717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lotus Lounge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?