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.
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.
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.
Hotel Premiere Villa's Banana Leaf welcomes gourmands to devour authentic South Indian and North Indian cuisine in an elegant setting. The restaurant offers an interesting selection of breakfast standards like idli, uttapam, dosa and sandwiches. They also have some inviting options under continental cuisine like sizzlers and salads. Service is friendly and efficient and it adds to a memorable dining experience in the holy city.
Spicy Bites is a family-friendly oriental cuisine restaurant in the heart of the holy city. Located on the busy Bangali Tola Road close to the iconic city ghats, this eatery serves up classic Japanese, Korean, continental and Indian specialties. Start off with any of its appetizing soups and take the culinary experience ahead with staple oriental dishes like Okuradon, Chicken Chukadon and those wholesome sushi rolls. Chinese and North Indian preparations are also an all-time favorite here.
Experience the authentic flavors of Middle East with a quick stop at Grills. Situated on Ravindrapuri Road, this no-frills Lebanese joint serves up some of the most appetizing shwarmas, falafels, burgers and wraps. Grab your favorite chicken shawarma or a wholesome sandwich, along with your choice of beverage like an iced tea or probably a fresh fruit juice.
Tandoor Villa on Nadesar Main Road is a famous outpost for classic North Indian preparations and sees crowds pouring in from far and wide. The elegant interiors are well-done with dim lights, plush dining booths and sharp lines. Villa's menu is a true ode to the ancient culinary choices of Indian royals, with preparations like Murgh Tikka (chicken bbq), Paneer Lababdar and Dal Makhani, among other hearty picks.
Located on the ground floor of the I.P. Mall in Sigra, McDonalds capitalizes on its ground-level location which draws in passersby from the street looking for some comfort food. Summers get particularly hectic when it appears like everyone needs to escape into the air-conditioned confines of this mega fast food joint. Indianized versions of burgers may surprise Westerners who'd probably find the flavors spicier than what they'd normally expect however no one's complaining! Go on and indulge in their happy meals, breakfast menu, desserts and spicy delights.
Along with McDonalds, Dominoes has pretty much taken over Sigra by storm with its inventive range of pizzas. Piping hot garlic bread and pizzas arrive at your table by smartly-dressed waiters who are eager to explain the choice in toppings available - mushroom, cheese, sweet corn, cottage cheese, red peppers and more. The air-condition is another reason why Varanasi's locals choose to eat here. And if you are too lazy to head out into the searing heat, simply place an order and they will arrive at your doorstep with pizzas and a winning smile.
Serving generous portions of Indian cuisine in a pleasing ambiance, Kovil Family Restaurant is a preferred spot for many in Varanasi. The spacious interiors have a creatively balanced lighting and comfortable seating. Specially noticeable in the menu is the South Indian Thali, which is a combo meal of rice, sambar, rasam and vegetable curries. Also available are a variety of delicious vegetarian preparations and a choice of fresh juices and milk shakes. Located next to the Herbal Park, this vegetarian haven surely is a good place to dine in.
The Keshari Restaurant has been a city institution for quite a few decades. Made famous for its scrumptious local cuisine and friendly service, it features a convivial setting, complete with wood-paneled ceilings and walls. A hit with vegetarians, the restaurant's menu has more than 40 types of cottage cheese gravies, along with other toothsome picks.