5 Top Bengali Restaurants in Kolkata
Bengali cuisine has a distinct taste something which cannot be resisted, once tried. The city of Joy has numerous restaurants which can be considered among top Bengali restaurants in Kolkata. The food is an elegant mix of vegetarian dishes, fish, and meat, something which you must try when in Kolkata.
- Ballygunge Place
The restaurant opened up in the year 2003 and is among top Bengali restaurants in Kolkata. The restaurant is located in a century old converted bungalow in Ballygunge. The culinary history of this restaurant is unique as it has been developed from cookbooks including those from Rabindranath Tagore’s family. The Pabda Macher Jhal which is a spicy fish curry made with mustard paste and poppy seeds are worth trying. A traditional meal for two in Ballygunge Place costs between Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000.
The restaurant is located at 6 Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge in Kolkata. It also has a branch at Salt Lake.
Saptapadi is also ranked among top Bengali restaurants in Kolkata. The restaurant is named after a hit movie starring Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar. The essence of the same is also evident in its décor which features movie stills and portraits of these stars. The restaurant located near Gariahat also has a branch in Jadavpur and is known for its signature dish of Kacha Lanka Mangsho which is a mutton preparation in coriander. A traditional dish for two people will cost around Rs 1,000/- at Saptapadi.
- Oh! Calcutta
Oh! Calcutta is another elegant restaurant which can be considered to be among the top Bengali food restaurants in Kolkata. This restaurant has numerous branches in major cities of India and offers authentic Bengali cuisine to the guests. Traditional old style Bengali recipes are a specialty of Oh! Calcutta.
The restaurant located in Sarani is known for the Bhapa Hilsa which is a steamed Hilsa fish and Smoked Bhetki, a preparation of Bhetki fish.
Kasturi is an award winning restaurant which was established in the year 1994. Kasturi serves authentic Dhakai Bangladeshi cuisine. Kasturi is located in New Market area in the city and has branches on Hindustan Road and Ballygunge. Kochu Bhapa Chingri which is a preparation of steamed prawns with taro roots is a specialty at Kasturi. A meal for two people will cost Rs 600/- at Kasturi.
- Bhojohori Manna
Bhojohori Manna is a restaurant which is named after a Bengali track sung by Manna Dey. The restaurant has numerous branches including those in Gariahat which is the one located in the most upmarket locality. The restaurant is also famous for Kosha Mangsho which is a spicy mutton curry preparation. Daab Chingri (preparation of prawns in a coconut shell) is another preparation in Bhojohori Manna which is very popular.
Weekends are the best time to relish these preparations and either you head out alone or with the family, the outing will always be unique at these restaurants.