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Located near Hotel Cresent Villa, this charming family restaurant serves delicious Indian cuisine. The vegetarian menu has an assortment of tasty Indian dishes without extravagant spicing up - a secret behind its popularity among foreign tourists. The ambiance is casual and unassuming; the owner himself sometimes describes the preparation methods of some dishes. The combo meal offered here is a good deal for the experimenting palate and spares one from the struggle to choose. Do eat at Lazeez Family Restaurant and Banquet and savor traditional Indian delights!
With a grand assortment of Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine, this is a nice place for a relaxed meal in the old city. Located next to the Chinese joint Ming Garden, Chrystal Bowl has a pleasant, inviting appeal. The interiors are skillfully designed and the atmosphere exudes class. The spacious dining hall has comfortable seating and can accommodate large groups. With a tasty choice of vegetarian dishes, the menu is elaborate. The signature starter dish of the restaurant 'Crispy Chana' is a must-try. Service is friendly and warm and the staff sincerely makes an effort to make you feel at home. Give it a try if you are a fan of Indian vegetarian delicacies.
Serving delicious Chinese dishes, Ming Garden is a popular eatery in the area. Located right next to the delightful Chrystal Bowl, this restaurant has a fan following in the city for the sheer quality of the food, reasonable pricing and the vibrant atmosphere. The choices in the menu are quite elaborate with 14 different kinds of soups and 26 different starters. There is a facility for private gatherings upstairs.
In-house restaurant at the Haifa Hotel, Haifa Restaurant welcomes casual passersby also to come in and partake the culinary feast dished out by the prodigious chef. Indian, Chinese, Israeli and Continental dishes are on the menu, and though the dining area is not very spacious or clean, it has somehow become a hot bet for long-term travelers living in Varanasi. Cheap and tasty food goes a long way in bringing in repeat customers.
Aum Cafe is located near Assi Ghat and is considered to be one of the healthiest options in the city. It serves pure vegetarian food that comprise of soups, starters, Lassi, organic Herbal Tea and a number of breakfast items. It opens at 7a that makes it ideal to have breakfast after your morning walk. The menu includes Idly, oatmeal, fresh fruits, eggless omelets and so on. It also serves herbal pasta, Veggie Burger and Mozzarella Cheese Pizza and sandwiches. The cafe believes that each one of their customer should eat healthy while eating out, thus taking care of their health first.
The Pizzeria Vatika Cafe deserves all of the acclaim it receives - this place truly dishes out the best Italian cuisine offered in all of Varanasi, and the standards haven't dropped since its inception in 1993. Wood-fired pizzas, focacia, cheesy lasgnas and even Chinese and Indian dishes await you at this cafe ensconced in leafy foliage where obliging waiters attend to you with rapt attention. For dessert, try their much-loved apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon! Pretty views of the river and a chance to catch up with other backpackers is yet another reason why Vatika emerges a winner.