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This local cafe located on the roof top of Kashi Guest House, is an unassuming small space with a lot of tourists and a happy atmosphere. Plenty of breeze and amazing views of the captivating Ganges define the ambiance here. Very near to this cafe is the main burning Ghat, Manikarnika, which is an intriguing sight to foreigners. A welcome destination in Varanasi, this place has Indian and continental cuisine and is worthy enough for a visit. Go to Night Cafe for the amazing views.
Apex Restaurant is the in-house restaurant of Varanasi's charming waterfront, budget hotel - Hotel Alka. Like most others, it serves only vegetarian dishes but no one's complaining. The chefs dish out an assortment of typically North Indian fare as well as Chinese and some Continental dishes. Recommended is the dal khichdi with curd and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apex has shaded areas as well as alfresco areas but the seating space by the edge offers diners superb birds eye views of the ghats and people going about their daily routine. A good idea would be to catch a meal here on a full moon night - nothing quite compares to surreal sight of silver moonshine gleaming upon the dark waters of the Ganges.
Dolphin Restaurant might look like one of the many roof top restaurants around the ghats of the Ganga, but once stepped in you will realize it is the only one as their tag line says. Amazing views of the river make this place surreal and the cuisine match up to the expectations. The menu is an assortment of different flavors and varied tastes. Friendly and prompt service add to the overall experience at this one-of-a-kind restaurant. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, dining here with the cool breeze will stay in memory for long. Closely located is the Dasashwamedh Road, which is a good bet for some ethnic shopping, or the very famous Kashi Golden Temple, to experience the Indian religious fervor.
Perched on the rooftop of Sita Guest House, Ganga View Roof Top Restaurant offers a breezy ambiance to relish Indian and Chinese specialties. With those soothing waters of the Ganges gushing down in the background, diners soak in some picturesque views of the city horizons. The no-frills dining booths and friendly service create a convivial mood to enjoy hearty meals and arresting vistas.
Located inside Hotel Divya is the unassuming Yafah Restaurant which serves up a scrumptious range of Mediterranean, Continental, Chinese, Indian and Mughlai dishes with great aplomb. Try their baba ghanoush and falafal, you won't be disappointed. On some days, there may even be the odd Indian classical concert with exquisite vocalists and instruments. A visit to Yafah is in order while in Varanasi.
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.