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Hathi Phatak D32/24 | Bengali Tola, Varanasi 221001, India
+91 542 245 0031
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Marseille, France
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had several times lunch in Bona Cafe and it was really delicious. A little bit expensive but it worth. I like Lemon Ice Tea there and Bibimbab there. Service sometimes is a little bit slow but food is good.

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Thank gaulthiertherond
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very nice and confortable but the food was not as good and it is quite expensive. We payed more than we expected for the quality of the food we had and the service could be much better. I am not sure if the waiter wasn't either interested in attending us or he didn't speak fluid English

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Thank María G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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.

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Thank Meera K
Samarate, Italy
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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 !!!!

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Thank Mirentxu83
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!

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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 :)

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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.

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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 

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Thank Michelle D
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22 reviews
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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.

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Thank Travellinggrace92
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Cafe, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hathi Phatak D32/24 | Bengali Tola, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 245 0031

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