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Dolphin Restaurant

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Man Mandir Ghat | Godaulia, Varanasi, India
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New Delhi, India
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The food offering is huge and tasteful. Prefer Indian food over other cuisines. Its balcony has a good view to offer of the ghats. Must visit!

Thank 87_preet
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This place offers beautiful view of the river Ganges .but the restro lacks a lift which.makes difficult to reach the 5th floor Food is fine .!

Thank saumya k
Alice Springs, Australia
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146 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I would not have chosen to eat here if we weren't staying at the guest house underneath. The breakfast has a very small choice which is mainly cold by the time you get to it. The Main menu is reasonable for lunch and dinner and although eating there exclusively for 3 days we never got sick which is a bonus.... More 

Thank Alan G
Varanasi, India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2016

the food is ok, the view great, the staff very lazy. they serve for example omelettes exactly till 10 am for breakfast, then some meals you get only for lunch and some meals only for dinner. the lunch beginns exactly at 12. last year it was quite better then now.

Thank varanasi1
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The only nice thing about this place is what is free here, and thats the view of the river and the gates. Despite Varanassi not being the place for foodies, this restaurant should not be mentioned in any guidebooks, nor recommended to you by any guides in the city. It is not worth it, double the prices of other restaurants... More 

Thank Martin V
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Went here for tje buffe breakfast with my girlfriend, everything was cold and the toast was hard as stone, even the fruits had big rotten black areas once you turned them over! And the prive is 350 inr per person.. insane overprice for such bad food.. for the record im a backpacker and been to places all over india but... More 

Thank Thijs C
Uppsala, Sweden
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Rooftop restaurant with a beautiful view of the river. Love their palak paneer. Pretty cheap too. Chairs uncomfortable.

Thank Ulrika M
New Delhi, India
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Varanasi does not seem to be a place for foodlovers. The Dolphin lives of 1time visitors and most guides seem to recommend the place for dinner. Having lived in India for over 1,5 year, I can safely say this has been the worst Indian food I've had. Have a drink, enjoy the terrace, then take the narrow street directly to... More 

Thank Takeyourtime84
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is right on the ganges which is cool but the prices are wayyyy too high. There are so many other restaurants that are cheaper and do not rip you off so bad. Enjoy Varanasi but pass on this restaurant.

Thank Christopher C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We went there twice, for lunch and dinner. They only serve tandoor food in the evening, but the rest of the dishes is also very good (mostly Indian dishes, and a few some western items). They can make indian dishes without chili. For lunch the service was ok, but for dinner staff definitely made us feel that we had come... More 

Thank Gopal K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Man Mandir Ghat | Godaulia, Varanasi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?