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Varuna Restaurant

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Raja Bazaar Rd | Cantonment, Varanasi, India
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the most expansive dish at 2200 rupee, meat (mutton) and wine. The india wine is pretty good, but the meat is poor in quality. It is too dry to eat, and taste far below my expectation. The only thing good is dish is very large, good for several people as I only ate 1/5 of it.

Thank Lingang
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Varanasi in January 2016..stayed at the Taj Gateway for 3 nights..had a couple of meals at this restaurant..good fine dining restaurant..serves Indian food and is also vegetarian friendly..The prices are the normal for a Taj Gateway hotel...

Thank jatindoshi8685
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a very tasty Indian food with good value than Varuna is a right place. The thaliana has so many different varities of Indian dishes with big portion. The staff is very kind &respectful.

Thank Williams B
Melbourne, Australia
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135 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Normally restaurants in hotels overcharge and disappoint, but Veruna comes highly recommended with great food, great service and a surprisingly good winelist.

Thank Werner S
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Love coming here to enjoy a fancy dinner. Its a very relaxing atmosphere and the service is very close to seamless. Some hiccups here and there, but overall very enjoyable. Definitely recommend the smokey dal. So yummy.

Thank shirasom
Moscow, Russia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

We had a dinner at this restaurant on February, 13. It was a great experience, actually, it was my first experience with Indian cuisine, and I am glad it was the best quality delicious food. The service was very attentive, and I was very impressed by signature cocktails they prepare. Quite expensive for India.

Thank sailihua
New Delhi, India
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank tVikasg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Shriganesh G
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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256 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank j d
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raja Bazaar Rd | Cantonment, Varanasi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?