Bengali hotel, Dashaswamedh Boarding House, Ph: 2401701, at the entrance of Dashaswamedh Ghat is highly reputed. Food is served also to non-boarders. Jalajog at Godawlia junction is another favorite place of the Bengalis. Equally popular is Jayanti, beside Luxa Police Station. There is yet another Bengali food joint Khabar Hotel, at the entrance of Pandey Dharamshala.
New Star Hotel—a Nepalese management—opposite Vishwanath Gali, but its food is commendable. Jayasree opposite Majda Cinema is also popular. In a narrow lane at the end point of Dashaswamedh Ghat Road, Keshari is famous for its food. Chinese food is served at Win fa Restaurant, Poonam Restaurant, El Parador near Pani Tanki and Tulasi Restaurant.
Kerala Café at Belapur is quite famous for its South Indian food.
El Chico, though a bit costly, is famous fonts wide range of food—Indian, Continental and Chinese vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Garden restaurant is also famous for its cuisine. It is situated just opposite to Sushil Cinema hall.
At Bhelpura, opposite to Lalita Cinema auditorium, Sindhi Restaurant is famous for vegetarian food.
At Cantonment area, restaurant of Tourist Bungalow is well known for its food, but the price is on higher side.
Mandarin Chinese Restaurant is there, just beside the Tourist Bungalow.
There is another popular food joint—Most Welcome Restaurant.
Varanasi Junction Railway Restaurant offers good food at a moderate price.
Varanasi is famous for its malai, rabri and lassi. Quality lassi is available in the lanes around Bombay Dyeing and at Dwarkapuri Chawk. Varanasi is also known for its pera, yet another variety of sweetmeat. Real good peras are sold at Mouchak at Bireswar Pandey Dharamshala Building. Apart from the sweets, there is a wide range of aloo-tikiya. dahi-phuchka and chat are quite popular among tourists. Varanasi's fame for paan is legendary. Debesh, a Bengali shop in the Vishwanath Gali is quite popular for Zarda paans.
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