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Varka Fishhouse

4.8
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2054 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Varka is a Mediterranean fish house located in the heart of downtown Ramsey. They offer fish by the pound from all parts of the world, plus Greek specialties and Black Angus steak house selections.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2054 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always! And high marks for adhering to COVID regulations.

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SophiaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Just be aware that if you bring your own wine you will be charged $35.00. I wish I had this information before my wine was opened. Other than that the food was good and the outdoor aspect was great.

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Qtpiesue
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was plentiful and excellent.
Service superb. Pleasant outdoor dining with fans to keep it cool.

CJ
CJMc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, hostess was very accommodating when we weren't too pleased with the table they were going to sit us at. She immediately gave us another table that was bigger and in a much better spot. Wait staff was excellent and very professional ! Very happy with our experience at Varka....It "is" pricey though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had eaten here before, & enjoyed it. This time, however, the service was substandard, our fish overcooked & disappointing, and overall, not what one would expect from a restaurant of Varka’s level.

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Hellobuddy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything here is freshly prepared - the fish is excellent with many choices.

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EileenE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was incredible and our waiter as well
Fantastic experience with all the COVID-19 restrictions followed to a “t”
We will be returning soon... thank u so much

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vipHackDoc
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor dining yet. Carpeted tent with lots of fans. Still great food quality and service.

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JessicaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varka’s food is always excellent but they did an amazing job to serve food safely using CDC guidelines. The tables were spaced safely apart, all servers wore masks and were attentive as always. We’ve never had a disappointing experience as Varka is top notch.

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vipthirwin
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel 30 minutes to dine here. The food is consistently excellent. They created an outdoor dining experience that feels like a restaurant extension and not a parking lot with tables. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

JF
JamesF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, what we've always come to expect from Varka. From a COVID perspective we felt very safe. Every precaution taken.

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VanessaF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the circumstances(Covid) the noise from the street on your front patio was annoying. Having said that, my party’s experience was truly a treat and a wonderful experience. We all felt absolutely safe and your staff was excellent at creating an atmosphere of attentive, fine dining. Kudos to them and the people in charge. It comes from the top, always. We will be back, I hope soon. Thank you all.

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vipRyan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in NJ!

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RobM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, staff wonderful, restaurant very clean. Definitely be returning.

FR
FoodieRLGY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and attentive service. Outdoor dining was comfortable inside a large tent with lots of fans.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a lovely tent that transported us away. The food is remarkable as is the service. We totally needed this special afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Top shelf.....Stavros runs a great show. Team Varka has it down.

MD
vipMariaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varka did a great job creating a sophisticated and relaxing ambiance with the required outside dining. The food was delicious as always, tables were comfortably spread apart and wait staff wore masks. I felt safe and comfortable and would definitely recommend it as a lovely evening out.

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vipLRosen
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always ❤️👏

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vipREOH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just spectacular... making the most out of the outdoor dining situation. It was an enjoyable night out. Everything was delicious. Can not exit to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not up to their normal standards. Service was non existent and food was not very good.

JM
JosephM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service was very good, nice night for outside dining. Birthday celebration, dessert with a candle. Thanks for a lovely evening.

GM
GuyM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very fresh and well prepared...the staff was friendly and attentive...

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vipfoodie
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always first class food and service, well worth five stars

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We’ve been there many times and never a complaint. Expensive but worthy!

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NJvisitor
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Varka! I was nervous that after COVID it wouldn’t be the same. I couldn’t have been more wrong — it was as fantastic as ever! The langoustines are SO DELICIOUS and the fresh fish was melt in your mouth. Even the patio seating was well done and not overly warm even on a warm night. Great to see one of our favorite places continue to deliver an amazing dinner experience.

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LuisM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Experience with my Wife! the octopus, oysters, lobster, salad, fish and Galactobourico were delicious!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our daughters Confirmation dinner and the food and atmosphere were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor area, atmosphere and food

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GuyM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.................."....................

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vipJanetW
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varka is always a favorite and even more so during the pandemic. A tent top has been erected in the usual outdoor seating area so the wonderful food can be enjoyed rain or shine. Tables are spaced apart and the waiters wore both masks and gloves plus the menu is now disposable. Couldn't have felt safer while enjoying the fish of the day with corn risotto while my companion enjoyed the always superb lamb chops with mashed potatoes.

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adrienne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to see all the familiar faces at Varka! Same wonderful staff, same wonderful service! With all the issues restaurants face operating during these difficult times (including supply chain, staffing, seating guests, etc) the food was perfect, cocktails were perfect, atmosphere was perfect! Thank you Varka!

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vipPatty
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh delicious seafood lunch served in a delightful outdoor patio. This was my first experience dining out since COVID-19, and it was all just perfect! I will be back soon.

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FrankS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Quality food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7/12/20. Excellent food, great choices, and attentive service, all wearing masks!

GM
GuyM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very fresh.....service and staff are very friendly and attentive....

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Lori
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Varka is always delicious and consistent. It is very pricey, which is understandable for the fish and meat. But some items, like a few of the appetizers and pretty basic salads, are overpriced. The service is very good, and the ambience is great.

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LMnnn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varka never disappoints. Only problem was ordering too much because everything looked so good. Thank you for the complimentary dessert for our anniversary! Outdoor dining was well maintained.

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PhyllisP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, creative food. Service is top notch. This is the restaurant to go to for the best quality, well prepared seafood.

FAQs

Varka Fishhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 995-9333.

Varka Fishhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 2054 OpenTable diners.

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