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Ashish Cafe

Assi Ghat | B1/185 Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 93369 32056
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thali” (23 reviews)
“chai” (8 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
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Indian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Assi Ghat | B1/185 Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are nothing fancy, ours didn't even have a proper window, but are clean and cheap. For that price, at 20m from the ghats, you can't expect for much more. The great point of this place is its common room, very cosy, where travelers...More

Thank Emmanuel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the thali and khichdi (served at 1000 degree celsius). Both were very good and so was the chai and ginger lemon tea. Very relaxed atmosphere with floor seating (tabel seating also available) which complemented the slow service. Overall good relaxed environment frequented by...More

Thank enigmaiyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and friendly family! The best place we have eaten in in Varanasi. Thanks to the manager and his nice son! Strongly recommended!!

Thank Vito P
Reviewed 22 November 2017

To preface, I am an international student studying abroad here in Varanasi. I have tried every cafe in the Assi area- from Open Hand to Sparrow- and Ashish is by far my favorite. If you're just stopping by for a chai or are looking for...More

Thank Laney B
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Because I was by myself I only got the simple thali. It was only 120 rupees, so I’m thinking this is going to be pretty small. I was SO WRONG. It was massive, and I’m a female who can eat a decent amount of food!...More

Thank Addie R
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I had the fruit with muesli, curd and honey. It was a delicious way to start the day! My boyfriend had the Nutella banana pancake, that also looked good.

Thank FranDunn
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Really good food at really good prices. We didn’t have the special thali but everyone else did and it looked amazing. We are definitely going back for it!! Servings are quite large, especially of rice dishes, but also full of flavour. Drinks are all wel...More

Thank Toby H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have visited this cafe twice during our short stay in Varanasi. The staff are very friendly, courteous, and helpful. The food is great and well priced. And the Lassi was perfect on a hot morning. The location is easier to find...More

Thank TravellingFields4evr
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Any tourist must have a meal at Ashish cafe. Succulent and freshly cooked food. Their apple pie is delicious. The thali is perfect for a hungry soul. Very neat interiors and the freshly baked bread is a must have. Carry a loaf back on your...More

Thank senguptasudeshna07
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I was in Banaras between 30th Sep to 3rd October. And I enquired from Ashish cafe thrice during this period and on 3 different days. Every time I was informed that we are closed today because of staff not being available. I was also informed...More

1  Thank DelhiGhumakkar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Assi Ghat | B1/185 Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India (Formerly Ashish Restaurant)
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 93369 32056
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Ashish Cafe is a vegetarian cafe in Varanasi, Near the Assi Ghat just after the World Literacy of Canad, with a exotic view of Holy river Ganges having indoor and outdoor siting style. "Our mission is to power your personal expression...!!
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