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Bona Cafe

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Hathi Phatak D32/24 | Bengali Tola, Varanasi 221001, India
+91 542 245 0031
09:00 - 22:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kimchi fried rice is completely worth a taste--service is a bit slow but that is to be expected in Varanasi where most restaurants seem to cook up fresh food. Amazing Korean food in general and the decor is really charming as well.

Thank Meera K
Samarate, Italy
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a good breakfast, coffee break, lunch, dinner !! :-) Nice interiors and nice food! A beautiful balcony on a busy little street in Varanasi .... take a seat and relax !!!!

Thank Mirentxu83
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food, great ambience, a place to relax from the intensity of Varanasi. Nice decor, Bona is very sweet and nice. You can sit inside or choose to be right on the street, where you can just chill and watch the humanity of Varanasi go by (yes, cows and goats included!). 5 stars!

Thank a33flynt
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We passed by this place several times and on our last day we went in for lunch. Took the bibimbap and another Korean dish (like sweet potato noodles with mushrooms), lemon drinks and it was very good. I've never been to Korea but this definitely made me want to go :)

Thank Julia T
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Firstly I cannot believe we ended eating Korean while in India but there were limited options and we were pleasantly surprised. The food choices were immense and well executed. The ginger and lime juice was divine. Service was also very good.

Thank MsBoutique
Gympie, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I went here a few times mainly because I really liked the filter coffee and the ambience/atmosphere. Only ate here once, so our food review is limited by this and that we ordered Korean food which we are not familiar with. Not greatly to our taste, so would be best to be guided by other reviews re food. Korean lady... More 

Thank Michelle D
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere to sit for a few hours, chill, work, read. Food is decent but a bit pricey. Atleast double that of other Korean food in the area.

Thank Travellinggrace92
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I came to varanasi without any previous hotel or hostel booking, and we started walking around the ghat where Bona cafe is located. We were going to try to stay at another hostel where a fellow traveller was staying, and we past Bona Cafe and it looked so inviting that we went in and saw if they... More 

Thank Sean G
Cheltenham, uk
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I visited Bona as a solo traveller. I was spoilt for choice with the menu. My food was delicious. The atmosphere was lovely inside.

Thank Bloomingben
Jabalpur, India
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I could not believe how AMAZINGly delicious the food was here. I have been to Korea and eaten for 2 weeks there and this place literally brought back soooo many memories. The tea - mizogaru was PERFECT and super freshly made. We had the bibinbap which ofcourse would taste much better with beef but it was pretty darn good for... More 

Thank SunaynaPateria

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Cafe, Asian, Korean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hathi Phatak D32/24 | Bengali Tola, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 245 0031

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?