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“Awesome food, great place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of I:ba

I:ba
B3/335b Krimkund | Shivala, Varanasi 221001, India
+91 542 227 7523
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Ranked #27 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi
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India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Awesome food, great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I had dropped by here for an evening meal during my recent visit to Varanasi. Very different from the eatouts in the rest of the city. The decor is exotic and it is a nice place to just kick back and relax.
The menu is quite varied and they've got Indian, Japanese, Continental and Italian food as well. I chose pasta which came with garlic bread and a big plate of salad.
Portions were big and filling! And taste - I am someone who hates salad and still, I finished off the entire salad that came with the meal. The pasta was delicious as well, well cooked and flavorful.

Overall, great food, great ambience and the owners are a friendly bunch too. Will definitely visit again when I travel to Varanasi.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
delhi
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“recent experince”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

would sincerely advice them to get their AC repaired if they dont want to loose established customers

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Here I found one of the best hyashichuka I've ever eaten, gyoza are very good, so is ramen and all japanese dishes they have. Also here I found the best ginger lemon honey in all India, and they have a very good darjeeling tea.

Visited August 2013
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varanasi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“GREAT COFFEE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This Japanese restaurant a saviour in a hot season - AC, comfy sofas, frozen water bottles & their plunger coffe (they call it "espresso") - the tastier & strongest coffe in town!!! Food is also really tasty (a bit priced as well). It's close to Assi ghat.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Varanasi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

i went to iba few days back ;i was surprised to see the quality of food and service, i had to wait 50 mins for my simple stater and that also came lukewarm and it taste like rotten.it was so hot and ac was not working .so i advice to avoid .s

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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