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Raja Bazaar Rd | Cantonment, Varanasi, India
11:00 - 23:00
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La Habra, California
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the Indian usual with the help of our waiter. While we are not much for Hot & Spicy, our waiter did help us to tone it down. One word I learned in India is to use "BLEND" instead of mild. We had soup, appetizers followed with a Kebob platter with rice. Overall, it was an OK place. Nothing... More 

Thank arturofranz
Jamshedpur, India
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My brother has written a full detailed review about how the service of this restaurant is a disaster. So I would just briefly like to say that Varuna's service is the worst I've ever received from a luxury hotel. Go there only if you don't mind some rude staff with dull faces. You can have the same quality of food... More 

Thank Nayanjsr
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Varuna has to be the worst experience I've ever had in a luxury hotel's restaurant. Being a Gateway, I never really expected the ambience to be exemplary, but Taj has made a name for itself for courtesy and that is something I was looking forward to. Okay, so we went to Varuna because it was the authentic North Indian restaurant.... More 

Thank Prashant B
Varanasi, India
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Well Well if anyone of you want to enjoy your meal with 5 star facilities and ambience then you are at the right place. if you are indian food lovers don't forget to eat the thali over hear and before that must not forget to order the kebab platter specially from indian clay oven .

Thank 648vishnub
Doha, Qatar
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168 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stayed 2 nights at the hotel and ate dinner twice at the Varuna. The waiter was very good as helping us choose dishes, and all were very good. Wine can be served too!

Thank PuckPasha
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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72 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I ordered the most expansive dish at 2200 rupee, meat (mutton) and wine. The india wine is pretty good, but the meat is poor in quality. It is too dry to eat, and taste far below my expectation. The only thing good is dish is very large, good for several people as I only ate 1/5 of it.

Thank Lingang
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went to Varanasi in January 2016..stayed at the Taj Gateway for 3 nights..had a couple of meals at this restaurant..good fine dining restaurant..serves Indian food and is also vegetarian friendly..The prices are the normal for a Taj Gateway hotel...

Thank jatindoshi8685
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a very tasty Indian food with good value than Varuna is a right place. The thaliana has so many different varities of Indian dishes with big portion. The staff is very kind &respectful.

Thank Williams B
Melbourne, Australia
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152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Normally restaurants in hotels overcharge and disappoint, but Veruna comes highly recommended with great food, great service and a surprisingly good winelist.

Thank Werner S
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Love coming here to enjoy a fancy dinner. Its a very relaxing atmosphere and the service is very close to seamless. Some hiccups here and there, but overall very enjoyable. Definitely recommend the smokey dal. So yummy.

Thank shirasom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raja Bazaar Rd | Cantonment, Varanasi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: 91-542-666-0001

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