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Iba Cafe & Restaurant

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B3/335b Krimkund | Shivala, Varanasi 221001, India
+91 542 227 7523
09:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chinese food is good My mom really liked the dry paneeer chilly Fried rice n chicken chilli was awesome Wish the owners review the rates n change the upholstery n add an air conditioner Overall good 😊👍

Thank SHreyrishi
Kosice, Slovakia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere, excelent coconut shake and chicken butter masala was just legendary! Tried steamed momos with salad the day before and loved them too. Even the chairs are super comfy. This place has it all!

Thank nderien
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Food is average. High prices for average food. With addition to high prices they made me to pay extra 14 percent. Waiter didn't say anything about taxes before order. There are only small text in menu about taxes without any explanations and numbers. I don't understand why I should pay their taxes. Looks like fraud. Will never come again.

Thank Герман Х
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Avarage food. Nice ambiance. Clean and that is important un Varanasi. Quite hard to find, but locals know this place.

Thank Jānis R
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220 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I had chicken masala curry. The sauce was in your face without anything in the way of subtlety and the chicken was of mediocre quality and gristly. The ambiance was like the sauce. Prices are high and value is poor.

Thank Paul K
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Lovely meal at Iba Restaurant. My husband chose from the Japanese menu and I had a Thai meal - both were very good.

Thank judi186338
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Probably, one of very few cafes in Varanasi where you can sit at ease for hours working on your stuff, reading books to pass a relaxing day. The staff is really very friendly, interiors are nicely decorated & food is OK... I would recommend to visit this place once if you are in Varanasi.

Thank KumarBornToTravel
New Delhi, India
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Really iba got much potential to evolve. Food is delicious plus location & ambience is good. And the design plus decorations are amazing. Teriyaki was perfect with brownie :) Thank you iba for that experience.

Thank Zayn1d
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stumbled upon this place and decided to try it out on a whim, as a break from the rich, Indian food we had been gorging on. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality & taste of our Japanese meal - both the rice bowl and the set meal were excellent, and the restaurant serves a selection of fine teas... More 

1 Thank PrachiJ21
Valencia, Spain
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

After three weeks travelling accross India this place has been like an oasis to us. The only restaurant in Varanasi meeting western standard. Good food, good athmosphere and nice staff.

1 Thank Alberto C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 19
Chinese, International, Japanese, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B3/335b Krimkund | Shivala, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 227 7523

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