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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.
Dosa Cafe is a famous spot in the holy city to enjoy inventive South Indian preparations like chocolate dosa and Ratatouille dosa, among other exciting preparations. The skilled cooks here come up with some creative yet flavorsome spin-offs of classic South Indian picks and draw in crowds from far and wide. Apart from the chocolate dosa, this cafe is also popular for the ice-cream truffle idly and uttapams. Finish off those scrumptious portions with a choice of cold and hot beverages available here.
Varanasi Cafe and Bakery Restaurant has been a city landmark for quite some time. The bakery-restaurant is serves up authentic Indian and European preparations in a no-frills, homey setting. Be it those appetizing salads, hot soups, decadent baked eats or savory noodles, everything is cooked fresh and with the choicest of ingredients available. Nosh on their specials like salami, pastas and noodles and indulge in mellow pies and croissants for dessert.
Authentic Korean food is on offer at this charming place at the Manikarnika Ghat. The ambiance is richly traditional and the food is genuinely impressive. The interiors are adorned with mixed symbols of Korean and Indian culture. The Korean wall writings and the Indian showpieces effortlessly convey the purpose of its existence. The food is served in large portions and is reasonably priced. Functional since 2001, the establishment is a welcome change to the dining scene of the city. An internet cafe and a musical instrument store part of the cafe also attracts lot of visitors.
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.
Bona Restaurant or Bona Cafe serves some of the best Chickenkas and Jabchaebab along with rice and salad. Chickenkas is served with spicy gravy chicken and potato soup whereas Jabchaebab is made up of Korean potato noodles. It is served with few veggies, sticky rice and mushrooms. This restaurant has a very different menu so if you want to try something new; this is the perfect place to come to. They cater mainly to the foreign bag packer crowd and that is why they have a variety in their menu. The decor is inspired by Korean culture and the cuisine is a mix of Korean and Indian cuisines. It is also one of the most posh cafes in the city of Varanasi.