Top 20 Places To Eat At, In Varanasi

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Varanasi is a foodie’s delight. From street-side shops to fine-dine restaurants, there isn’t a dearth of good food, if you are looking for it. While, you will find the list of top 20 foods, that you have to have when in Banaras in the link-,- this particular article, will be providing you with the list of top 20 restaurants/Cafes, that are worth a try.

1 Roma’s Cafe Dinner

Serving Continental, North Indian, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, and Mexican,- this place will leave all gourmets out there, totally spoilt for their choice. With an enchanting ambiance, and exquisite food, this restaurant is a must visit.

Zomato Rating- 4.1

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 800

Location- Swastik Plaza, Lanka.

rooma’s cafe

2 Ming garden

One of the best Chinese restaurants of Varanasi, it is widely loved by the student circle and will definitely leave you craving for more. Some of the must-try dishes include Chilli Garlic Mix Gravy Noodle, Jaipuri Chow, Ming’s Chow, Crispy Baby Corn, Sizzling Brownie and Ice Cream Sandwich. If you are a BHU student, however, eat to your heart’s delight, because you get a whopping 10% discount on showing your ID card. Woot Woot!

Zomato Rating: 3.6

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 500

Location- Durgakund


3 VNS Live Studio

A comparatively newer place, VNS Live Studio is much in vogue these days- be it for the quirky props, or the lip smacking North-Indian and Chinese cuisines. Though a little high on budget, everything on the menu is worth the money. Go there with your gang (the bigger, the better) to return with some awesome, fun-filled memories that will be with you for an entire life time.

Zomato Rating: 3.6

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 900

Location- Sigra

vns live studio

4 Baati Chokha Restaurant

When in Banaras, you have to try Baati Chokhha. An authentic taste of it, however, is not to be found in the street side stalls, but in this famous Baati Chokkha Restaurant of Varanasi. With a modern dhaba like ambiance, this place will surprise you with its delicious Baati-Chokkhas and out-of-the-world Lassis.

Zomato Rating-3.8

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 500

Location- Teliyabagh


 5 I:ba Cafe & Restaurant

A high-class restaurant, with superbly stylish interiors and an exclusive variety of food,

I:ba Café and Restaurant is redefining classiness in Varanasi. With its menu ranging from Japanese to American to North-Indian, this place becomes a Must Visit, if you are willing to spend some quality time while experiencing some heavenly cuisines.

Zomato Rating: 3.6

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 1000

Location: Shivala

lba cafe

6 Singh’s Delight Restaurant

A true delight in Varanasi, Singh’s Delight Restaurant with its good food, reasonable price, and a helping staff, is worth a try. Some of the famous delicacies of the place are- Chicken Sikh Kebab, Singh’s Toofani Chicken, and Mutton Masala.

Zomato Rating: 3.5

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 700

Location- Sunderpur

delight restaurant

7 Tandoor Villa 

One of the best eat-out places in Varanasi for North-Indian and Mughlai cuisines, Tandoor Villa is certainly to be visited, if you are eager to try some authentic Tandoor dishes. Though there are a large number of lip-smacking dishes over here, when in this Villa of Tandoors, DO NOT forget to try its Dahi ke Kebab and Murg Mutka

Zomato Rating: 3.5

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 900

Location- Nadesar

tandoor villa

8 Holy Chopsticks


Nadesar is basically the food hub of Varanasi. You will come across a lot of good restaurants atthis particular place, and Holy Chopsticks happens to be one of them. Specialized in Chinese and Thai food items, this place is both a vegan’s and a non-vegan’s delight. Though on a little costlier side, it is worth a try.

Zomato Rating: 3.6

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 900

Location- Nadesar


 9 Pizzaria Vaatika Cafe

Toexperience the authentic taste of pizzas and Chinese food while simultaneously enjoying the Ganga and its serene breeze, you have try Pizzaria Vaatika Cafe. And when here, DO have their famous Apple Pie.

Zomato Rating: 3.6

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 700

Location- Assi Ghat

pizzaria 10 Kerala Cafe

The hands-down best place for South Indian food in Varanasi. Light on your pocket, and rich in its taste, if you miss this place, you might end up missing something really amazing in Varanasi. When here in summer, do try their Cold coffee with a scoop of Ice cream- it truly is delicious.

Zomato Rating: 3.6

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 300

Location- Bhelupur


11 The Chocolate Room

Sorry for listing this so late! If you are in Varanasi, do take some time out and visit this place. It is not just a Chocolate Room, but a Chocolate Paradise. I feel so strongly about this place, that I could go on and on writing about it. Go and let the sweetness of those Choco Shakes, Kitkat Shakes, Oreo Cookie Shakes, and drench and indulge your taste buds!  Get yourself immersed in the world of chocolates and obliterate yourself completely from the bitter world outside. Oh! And if you are a BHU student (evil grin), you get a 10% OFF on your Bill. What are you waiting for?

Zomato Rating- 3.4

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 600

Location- IP mall, Sigra


12 Banana Leaf

Another restaurant that not only serves yummilicious food but also provides BHU students, the privilege of having a 15% off. A completely Vegetarian place, this restaurant specialises in North Indian, South Indian, and Chinese delicacies. So hop into the Banana Leaf anytime you feel like satisfying your taste buds and your soul.

Zomato Rating- 3.4

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 700

Location- Sankat Mochan Road, Lanka


13 Crystal Bowl Restaurant

Situated just beside Ming Garden, Crystal Bowl will bowl you over with its North Indian cuisines. Get in here with your gang and enjoy a cozy, delicious lunch.

Zomato Rating- 3.3

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 800

Location- Durgakund


14 Aman Restaurant

Aman Restaurant happens to be another of the popular hang-out places for the students in Varanasi. If you are looking for some decent place to indulge in some Non-Vegetarian food, head straight to Aman. The mutton biriyani is the best-preferred dish over here.

Zomato Rating- 3.3

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 650

Location- Bhelupur


15 Moti Mahal Delux 

Are you a chicken-lover? Or anything and everything Non-Vegetarian? Feeling stuck up in a city with almost all Vegan restaurants? Well, fret no more! We have a fresh breeze of air for you, straight from Moti Mahal, Varanasi.

A branch of the famous Moti Mahal in Delhi, the Non-Vegetarian dishes served over here, are an absolute bliss that you cannot just miss. Their Murg Tikka Masala, Murg Afghani, Murg Malai Seekh, and Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream, are just heavenly and are to be definitely tried.

Zomato Rating- 3.3

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 1000

Location- IP Mall, Sigra


 16 Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass is a fine dine restaurant and is one of the few places in Varanasi that serve real good non-vegetarian food. The Lemon Grass has two branches in Varanasi, and one of them is at the roof-top, making it a more blissful experience.

Zomato Rating- 3.3

Pocket Pinch (for 2)- Rs 750

Location- Lahurabir and PDR Mall, Luxa Road (Rooftop)


17 Hari Vilass

Reasonably priced, with a good ambiance and friendly staff, Hari Vilaas is a delight to all the Italian, Mexican, Indian, and Chinese food lovers. The Penne Pasta, Crispy Baby Corn, and Mexican Rice served over here are soul satisfying, and call for a definite try.

Zomato Rating- 3.3

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 650

Location- Gurubagh

hari-vilas18 Aadab

Once you have said Aadab to this place, you would never really want to say Khuda hafiz to it. DO NOT miss a chance of eating here, when in Varanasi. This place is really worth all your money and will surprise and satisfy you, all at once. Hop in and try the Kebabs, Mutton Biriyani, Chicken Rogan Rosh, and go back home with a happy tummy.

Zomato Rating- 3.5

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 1000

Loaction- Nadesar


19 The Great Kabab Factory-Radisson Hotel

The Radisson Hotel is one of the 5-star hotels in Varanasi, and The Great Kabab Factory, being under it, meets all your expectations. Since the food is on the costlier side, if alone, go for the unlimited buffet option, and eat to your heart’s content at a price range of Rs 700-900. And, yes! Do try the Galouti Kebabs, Moong daal Halwa and Kulfi.

Zomato Rating- 3.3

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 1100

Location- Nadesar

raddisson20 Rasoi

The last but not the least on the list is another Nadesar situated restaurant, Rasoi. Specialized in Chinese, North Indian, Mughlai and Continental, this Rasoi fills your tummy, without burning a hole in your pocket. And added to all these is a captivating ambiance and an option of unlimited buffet system. So, what’s stopping you?

Zomato Rating- 3.5

Pocket Pinch (for 2) – Rs 600

Location- Nadesar