Kerala Cafe in the heart of the sacred city serves up delectable South Indian grub in a relaxed setting. The no-frills eatery offers an exciting menu featuring South Indian standards like lemon rice, masala dosa, filter coffee and other classics. Hop in for a typical Kerala-style feast and enjoy the generous portions and friendly service.
Found at the Food Floor of the ritzy Redisson Blu Hotel, The Great Kabab Factory welcomes gourmands to devour delectable grilled fare in a warm, inviting setting. One of the city's most loved restaurants serving up those toothsome kebabs, the eatery offers an extensive menu featuring traditional Indian delicacies. Choose to savor their specialty kebabs or contemporary preparations with a classic twist.
Found a few steps away from Anand Mandir Road, Baati Chokha welcomes food connoisseurs to relish delectable local cuisine in a rustic setting. Handicraft accents, clay pots and white mud walls create an earthy atmosphere to savor the holy city's traditional grub. The cooks rely on age-old, secret recipes to doll out some toothsome local eats like the baati chokha, choorma and Banarasi kheer.
Located at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple area, Shanti Cafe offers a refreshing change from the South Indian cuisine which is usually found in the area with some exotic Japanese delicacies along with a couple of Korean dishes. The restaurant's menu consists of delicacies like Miso Soup with Pork, Kimchi Cold Soba and Pork Curry which is a far cry from the vegetarian food found in the area. A range of traditional Indian beverages like masala chai and lassi are served alongside Japanese teas and coffee to provide some variety. Although the decor is minimal, the food alone is quite a draw for tourists.
Consistently dishing out a mind-boggling range of fresh and tantalizing traditional sweets since 1968, the family-run Ksheer Sagar uses 100% natural ingredients in all its preparations. Literally translating into Ocean of Milk, this shop does roaring business no matter what time of the day or year. Locals flock here to pick up delicacies such as gulab jamun, jalebi and shrikhand (a sweetened yogurt served with cardamom, pistachios and saffron). If the proof of the pudding is in the tasting, Ksheer Sagar wins in a heartbeat!
Deena Chat Bhandar is a no-frills roadside joint that probably serves the most scrumptious street food in the sacred city. Much frequented by Bollywood celebrities and other famous personalities, the fast food stall is always teeming with food lovers pouring in from all corners of the city. Favorites include samosa puri, aloo chaat, bhel puri and tomato chaat, among other equally appetizing and flavorsome items.
India City Family Restaurant is a cozy spot to relish appetizing Indian fare in the heart of the city. The open-air dining area features spaciously laid out dining booths and a lot of potted plants adding to its serene ambiance. Peruse its menu to choose from those savory standards like Dal Handi and Palak Paneer, among other equally appealing preparations.
Lemon Grass Fine Dine & Lounge Bar offers a laid-back ambiance to devour authentic Chinese and Indian delicacies. The charming dining area features striking interiors and accents, complete with plush dining booths and dim lights. Menu includes an exhaustive list of Chinese standards and traditional Indian preparations, along with some interesting continental eats. Wash down those appetizing portions with their amazing selection of cocktails, mocktails and other beverages.
A glistening white Buddha statue, along with sharp lines and minimalist accents complete a refined setting for a fine meal at Ocean. Located at the lobby level of Rivatas By Ideal, this multi-cuisine restaurant beguiles your taste buds with an 'ocean' of flavors. Find an expansive menu that features authentic Continental, Chinese and North Indian preparations. Ocean also has a lavish buffet spread if you wish to explore its varied offerings at one go.