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“Good experience” 4 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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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice meal at I:ba, both the indian and non indian food was good. The restaurant it self is very nice and clean - a big plus in India.

Visited December 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sarasota, FL
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC find in Varanasi--in all of India, for that matter!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

One of the best (non-Indian) meals I've ever had in India, and in such a beautiful space! If you go up from Shivala ghat on the river, go toward the main road, cross it, and I:ba is on your left just a ways up. I had the tempura don and my husband had a ramen dish, and they were both outstanding. The shakes and drinks are great, service is fast, and we can vouch for the brownie & ice cream! We will come again & again every time we are in Varanasi. (Tonight was actually our Thanksgiving dinner, lol). Oh, and for the quality and the atmosphere, the food is priced just right. Thank you for creating such a wonderful restaurant!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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portchester
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Could have been anywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

We had one of the Japanese dishes which tasted good and ice cream to finish. Trouble is could have been in London not Varanasi. A little overpriced service acceptable.

Visited November 2013
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Varanasi, India
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Good for soup and dessert”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love the taste of the food here! Unfortunately, every time i have a meal here, i get bad guts for a week. So, i only eat here once every six months or so, because i don't mind being sick twice a year.
The miso soup is nice. The tempura is nice, but too expensive. The thai curry is out of a can. The ramen is too expensive for packaged noodles.
They had a very good cook when they first opened; he would make beautiful teriyaki wraps... but they don't do that anymore.
The desserts are good. Go there for desserts.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Unique in Varanasi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Thank you for serving very friendly! I enjoyed this place much : good music, nice furniture and of course good food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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