Food of Kolkata

Kolkata has been known to start the culture of eating out among Indians. With that to its credit and being a glittering and colourful city, Kolkata offers one more choices than they can ask for. However, the town is best known for local Bengali cuisine that one must indulge in, while here. Most of the Bengali cuisine food revolves around rice and fish, and you will find many version and delicacies of these. Try the Macher Jhol and the Phuchka, your very own 'golgappa' or 'panipuri'.

Also, the Bengali sweets, popular all across is something you just cannot miss. Find them here in there most authentic and delicious form. Do try Rashogulla, Chamcham, Rasmalai, Shondesh, Cream Chup and other Bengali sweets.

Apart from Bengali cuisine, one can also enjoy fine English cuisine, continental, North Indian cuisine, South Indian cuisine, Mexican and Italian cuisine at various restaurants spread across the city. You will also find an instance of Tibetan food, with Momos and Thuppa being quite popular and widespread in the city.

Kolkata is also the place where Indian-Chinese cuisine started. Indian Chinese cuisine is basically Indian style preparation of Chinese dishes, typically having a lot of spices and imparted with a very strong flavour. Hence, you can enjoy this blend in its very own hometown.

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Here are the top 52 restaurants in Kolkata:

1. Gupta Brothers

198, Block J, Opposite Triangular Park, New Alipore, Kolkata, India 
North-Indian, Snacks, Desserts, South-Indian
8 AM to 10 PM
INR 300

2. Marco Polo

24, Park Centre Building, Park Street Area, Kolkata 
Italian, North Indian, Chinese
12 Noon to 10:45 PM
1600

3. Floatel

Floatel, 9/10, Kolkata Jetty, Strand Road, Dalhousie BBD Bagh, Kolkata, India 
Snacks
1 PM to 11 PM
INR 2000

4. Tamarind

This family restaurant serves rich, authentic regional food from the corners of India. Offering South Indian, North Indian, Goan and Gujarati food, each dish is presented with the intention of taking you on a journey of flavours.

5. Mamagoto

24, Park Street, Annex Building, Magma House Complex, Park Street Area, Kolkata 
Asian, Momos
12noon ? 11:30pm (Mon-Sun)
1900

Best known for its dumplings, this Asian restaurant has gained a reputation for quality fine dining. Their dumplings, cocktails and coconut icecream match the restaurant's vibrant ambience.

6. Anand

Anand in Chandni Chowk is known for serving authentic South Indian food in Kolkata. It is often crowded but is known to provide prompt service once seated.

7. Kusum Rolls

This food joint offers some of the best Kolkata rolls in town, specially their kathi rolls, parathas and liver rolls. It offers home delivery as it has no seating.

8. Delish

Known for its decor and youthful vibe, this dhaba is more like a cafe. It serves North Indian, Mughlai and Chinese food. Their biryani, firni and aloo paratha are popular.

9. Bhojohori Manna

18/1A, Hindustan Road, Gariahat, Kolkata 
Bengali, North Indian
12 Noon to 10:30 PM
600

10. 6 Ballygunge Place

6, Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge, Kolkata, India 
Bengali
12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 10:30 PM
INR 1100

11. Kewpies

No. 2, Elgin Lane,Off HeyshamÊRoad & Behind Netaji Bhavan,Kolkata,West Bengal 700020 
Bengali
12:30 PM to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
INR 1000

12. Oh! Calcutta

No.10/3, 4th Floor,ForumÊShopping Mall, Elgin Road,Kolkata,West Bengal 700020 
Bengali, Seafood
12:30 PM to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 11 PM
INR 1700

13. Hot Kati Rolls

1 B, Park Estate, Park Street Area, Kolkata, India 
Snacks
11 AM to 10 PM
INR 200

14. Bhoj Company

30 A, Sudder St, Free School Street,Opposite Fire Brigade Head Quarter, New Market Area,Dharmatala,Taltala,Kolkata,West Bengal 700016 
Bengali
8:30AM-12AM
INR 400

15. KC Das

11A, Esplanade East, Esplanade, Kolkata, India 
Desserts, Snacks
7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
INR 200

16. Bhojohari Manna

CF 206, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India 
Bengali
12 Noon to 5 PM, 6 PM to 9:30 PM
INR 500

17. Corner Courtyard

Once a colonial house, the Corner Courtyard is a restaurant and boutique hotel. The restaurant's decor is a fusion of a Wes-Andersonian colour palette meeting vintage Kolkata. They serve Italian, Continental and Thai food.

18. Fire and Ice

Offering bar food, desserts and Italian cuisine, this diner-style restaurant is a favourite on Park Street. It is best known for its pizza, meatballs and apple pie.

19. Arsalan

Known for serving one of the best biryanis in Kolkata, Arsalan is a crowded local favourite. The mutton biryani accompanied by firni is a must while rolls and masala kulchas are great quick-buys.

20. Yauatcha

Having first opened in London, This michelin-star Asian restaurant is best known for its dumplings and raspberry delice. With five other global branches, this branch in Kolkata maintains the same outstanding fine dining standards.

21. Aaheli

This fine dining restaurant offers authentic Bengali cuisine. It is best known for its rich thali, Bhetki Paturi, Chingri Malai Curry and local seafood.

22. Salt House

With classy plating and a modern decor, this rooftop restaurant offers Continental and Italian cuisines. Known for its Hazelnut Mousse, it has also gained popularity for its desserts.

23. Banana Leaf

This family restaurant primarily serves South Indian food, best known for its authentic filter coffee, thalis, dosas and vadas. It also offers Chinese food and beverages.

24. Manthan & Songhai

Inspired by diner-style decor, this restaurant & bar serves authentic Chinese, Thai and Singaporean food. It is best known for its Dragon Chicken and Bamboo Chicken.

25. Dacres Lane

This lane is a mecca for Kolkata street food. A marketplace for various stalls that offer spicy chaats, kulcha & puri, chowmein and Indian sweets - this gali offers delicacies to suit ever taste bud.

26. New Aliah Hotel

Known for its variety of biryanis, this restaurant offers North Indian, Mughlai and Bengali food. Other delicacies include Firni, Tandoori Roti and Chicken Chaap.

27. Siddheshwari Ashram

Offering authentic Bengali, North Indian and Mughlai cuisines, this inexpensive food joint offers authentic meals and quick bites. It is best known for Ruhi and seafood.

28. Peter Cat

18A, Park Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata 
North Indian, Continental
11 AM to 11:20 PM
1000

Known for its chelo kebab, this pub is Park Street's most popular grub go-to. With a friendly staff and classy ambience, Peter Cat is a local favourite.

29. Monkey Bar

With cocktails and authentic regional Indian food, this fusion restaurant is a fine dining treasure in the heart of Kolkata. The Coorg-style Pandi curry is worth trying.

30. Pabrai's

28, Sarat Bose Rd, Chakraberia, Ballygunge, Kolkata 
Ice Cream, Desserts
10AM to 1AM (Mon-Fri),10AM to 2AM (Sat-Sun)
200

This icecream house is a local favourite that serves its produce in cones or cups, as per your choice. With tropical flavours like musk melon and tender coconut, the local flavours here feel like home.

31. Blue Sky Cafe

Home to continental quick bites, this traveller's cafe offers regular breakfast choices like banana pancakes and milkshakes. It also offers North Indian, Italian and Thai small plates.

32. Raj Spanish Cafe

This cozy cafe serves Spanish, Italian, Mexican and American snacks. It is best known for its pizza, tiramisu and chocolate soufflé.

33. Gabbar's Bar & Kitchen

One of the few restaurants in Kolkata playing with molecular gastronomy, eating here is a visual delight. With a twist of Bollywood twist, Warqi Parantha, molecular paan and cocktails make for popular orders.

34. The Bakery

AA-29, 4th Floor, Back Building, Near SAZ Fitness Gym, Kestopur, Kolkata 
Bakery, Desserts
7 AM to 12 Midnight
300

This 21st century café and dessert parlour in the Lalit Great Eastern is a modern renovation of one of the oldest bakeries in Kolkata. It serves popular Continental cafe dishes, with a few Bengali twists where appropriate.

35. Blue & Beyond

This rooftop bar & restaurant is known for its quality food, ambience and live events. While popular for its Teriyaki chicken, it also serves a wide array of Continental, Tandoor, Chinese and Italian options.

36. Haldiram's

Prabhuji is a Haldiram's venture bringing a variety of authentic regional Indian street food to Kolkata. Best known for its Mishti (Bengali sweets) and Chole Bhature, Prabhuji is a quick-bites haven.

37. Amber

Known for its tandoori chicken, paneer butter basala and other authentic North Indian, Bengali and Mughlai dishes, this rooftop family restaurant is a local favourite. It also serves a few continental dishes, beer and desserts.

38. Suruchi

Known for its Bengali food, this quaint canteen-style restaurant serves simple thalis and quick bites.

39. Kookie Jar

42A, Rawdon Street, Loudon Street Area, Kolkata 
Bakery, Desserts, Fast Food
8 AM to 10 PM (Mon-Sun)
150

This legendary bakery has served Kolkata for decades through a homely take-away menu. It is best known for its lemon tarts, chicken pizza and corn puffs.

40. Drive Inn

With a quaint, garden decor, this restaurant has an old-world charm. It is best known for its thalis and Chinese or North Indian fast food.

41. Nahoum Bakery

One of the oldest and most renowned bakeries in Kolkata, they are best known for their custom cakes, lemon tart, plum cake and puffs. This takeaway-only bakery is a local favourite.

42. Haldiram's

Prabhuji is a Haldiram's venture bringing a variety of authentic regional Indian street food to Kolkata. Best known for its Mishti (Bengali sweets) and Chole Bhature, Prabhuji is a quick-bites haven.

43. Shiraz Golden Restaurant

135, Park Street Area, Kolkata 
Biryani, North Indian, Mughlai, Kebab, Rolls
12 Noon to 11:30 PM
600

One of the older biryani places on Park Street, Shiraz offers the whole Kolkata biryani packaged deal. With varieties of chaap and biryani accompanied by firni, this simple family restaurant has won a few hearts.

44. UP Bihar

Best known for its beef items, this simple North Indian restaurant offers quick bites like beef biryani, chaap, stew and kebabs.

45. Kathleen Confectioners

A chain of confectioners, Kathleen outlets offer a stand-and-snack experience, serving pastries and patties. Special products are sold in December.

46. Aminia

6A, S.N. Banerjee Road, New Market Area, Kolkata, India 
Mughlai, Biryani
10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
INR 500

47. Oh! Calcutta

3rd Floor, Silver Spring Arcade, E.M. Bypass, Science City Area, Kolkata 
Bengali, Seafood
12:30pm â?? 3:30pm, 7pm â?? 11pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun), 7pm â?? 11pm (Thu)
1800

48. Mocambo

A local favourite, this family restaurant offers Continental, Italian and North Indian cuisines. With classy decor, this restaurant is best known for its steaks, deviled crab and chicken tetrazzini.

49. Santa's Fantasea

Aptly named, this casual dining venue is known for Chinese preparations of fresh seafood. One of the few restaurants with Octopus on their menu, a reservation in advance is recommended.

50. Eau Chew

One of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Kolkata, this casual dining experience near Chandni Chowk promises authentic Cantonese cuisine. It is best known for its Chimney Soup and Roasted Chilli Pork.

51. Picadilly Square

Serving vegetarian variants of European dishes, this cafe cum dessert parlour in Elgin is a true delight. It offers prompt service and a classy Victorian decor.

52. Baba Rolls

This Chinese fast food joint serves rolls, chowmein, fried rice and momos. The quick bites are flavourful and inexpensive.

Kolkata Photos

Kolkata, West Bengal
Victoria Memorial Large Marble Building
Fort William, situated at the eastern banks of River Hooghly
Dakshineswar Kali Temple, situated on the eastern banks of Hooghly river

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