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Dolphin Restaurant is an exceptional dining spot situated right on the banks of the River Ganga, near Dashashwamedh Ghat. The ambiance is serene and captivating, allowing diners to soak in the spiritual and scenic beauty of the river while enjoying their meal. The menu offers...a variety of delicious options, but the lemon iced tea is a standout and a must-try. It's refreshing and perfectly complements the delightful dishes.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

This restaurant has a great view of the life of the Ganges in the comfort of Airconditioning or on the rooftop if you wish. I ate the Indian food - it was excellent! There is a choice of western food and alcohol on the menu....The service is also excellent and there is free wifi!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

We had a 5* experience at the Dolphin restaurant, we were overlooking the Ghats and had a great time. The food was 5* - we had a spinach and corn curry, mix veg curry, veg noodles, rice and it was lovely, water, great quality food...for only £10!!! Our favourite part was the amazing staff - very attentive, professional, funny, especially Ramesh (I think). I’d 100% recommend this place to everyone visiting Varanasi, they have got alcohol options too but we don’t drink. I was surprised to see some negative reviews as this was one of our favourite places to eat 😃 once in a lifetime experience to eat dinner whilst overlooking the river Ganges!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

There’s a great view over the river Ganges, the restaurant seemed clean, the food was nice, and our waiter and the manager were lovely.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 March 2023 via mobile

Worst service and food tea was the worst I've tasted, the manager was on his phone always food was costly. not worth at all.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

The staff were friendly. The balcony has river view. It is a vegetarian restaurant and the food was good. Th price of alcoholic drink is unreasonable high! 500 rupees for a beer!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant overlooking the Ganges right next to the ghat that performs Aarti each night. Good menu and food was delicious. Good portion sizes too. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Wonderful spot in Varanasi looking out onto the Ganges, staff were second to none, really friendly and attentive. The food was also excellent, we had a mixture of dishes and all of them were excellent! Added bonus that it is right next door to the...ghat that has Aarti each night.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

Pretty good restaurant in a busy area. We had the Kadai Paneer and the deep fried baby corn. It was very good. The portions are good enough to fill your hunger after a long walk along the ghats.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

Fantastic location and food. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Deepak in particular was phenomenal and helped me out when I lost my bank card. Would Recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

Excellent food!!Brilliant location next to one of the mean ghats! And wonderful and very friendly staff. Deepak many thanks for teaching us about Indian music and for your care yesterday! Not to forget about one of the best lassi we've tried so far:)

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022

Good place, delicious food, a lot of people, highly recommend, attentive waiters, friendly staff,best place in sanya

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2020

This restaurant has view to Ganga, what could explain the higher cost of food there. There were many flies inside, so I decided not to stay.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

I came here twice (so, partly ‘shame on me’), and both times left wondering what I did to provoke such slow, almost surly service. The waitstaff on the deck seemed incapable of much communication beyond a grunt, they screwed my order up twice, I had...to visit other tables for napkins and salt and pepper, and settling the bill was a nearly 20 minute affair, despite the fact there were only a handful of other diners. The overpriced food was so-so. But, great view. So, if your experience was anything like mine, you’ll have lots of time to enjoy it.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

I love eating Indian food in restuarants with locals, however, if you want a break for one meal, this is the place to go. Great selection of international dishes, including Indian, in a wonderful atmpsphere with the best views of the ghat.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Dolphin Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5