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Top 5 Restaurants That Serve Bengali Cuisine In Kolkata

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

Bengalis are food-lovers. Naturally, over the years, the Bengali cuisine in Kolkata has evolved into mouth-watering and varied delicacies. Wish to taste the best of Bengali cuisine? Here are the top 5 restaurants that serve authentic Bengali food in Kolkata!

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Bengali Cuisine

1.OH! CALCUTTA

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Oh Calcutta

Oh! Calcutta is a fine-dine restaurant that serves Bengali cuisine at its best. The traditional recipes are recreated and served in an elegant ambience. This is just the place for you if you are ready to shell out anything between Rs 1700 to Rs 2000 for two people. Whether you wish to taste an authentic Bengali platter consisting of the evergreen Luchi and Kosha Mangsho or get experimental with Chitol Macher Muitha, Kakra Chingri Bhape and Daab Chingri, Oh! Calcutta is definitely going to make you fall in love with the taste of Bengal. Do not forget to try out the iconic Bhetki Maacher Paturi and Bhapa Ilish if you really wish to check out the fish frenzy of Kolkata kitchens. Aam Porar Shorbot and Dab Er Shorbot are also recommended. Located at Elgin Road Forum Mall, 4th floor and also Silver Spring Arcade around Science City area, Oh! Calcutta surely makes it in our list of top restaurants serving Bengali cuisine in Kolkata.

 

2.6 BALLYGUNGE PLACE

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6 Ballygunge Place

This address is yet another favourite of every gourmet wishing to relish authentic Bengali cuisine. As a lover of Bengali tradition and culture, it is advised that you check out the old world charm associated with the original Ballgunge outlet, where a meal for two persons would cost around Rs 1100. Also located at Salt Lake sector 1, this place is known for a variety of Bengali dishes like Pabda Macher Jhol, Pomfret Fry, Bhuna Ilish and finally Gondhoraaj Ghol and Aam Pora Shorbot.

 

3.BHOJOHORI MANNA

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Bhojohori Manna

Bhojohori Manna has several outlets spread across the length and breadth of Kolkata. You will find one, located conveniently for you to pay a visit; whether it is Hindusthan Road or Jessore Road, Esplanade East or Bidhan Sarani, Hazra or Raja S.C. Mullick Road. The name owes its origin to a famous Bengali song- ‘ami sri sri Bhojohori Manna….’ sung by Manna Dey. Affordable that it is, a meal for two would cost Rs 500 to 600. approximately. Daab Chingri, Kosha Mangsho, Kakrar Jhal, Jumbo Chingri Malai Curry and finally, Nolen Gurur ice-cream are especially recommended.

 

4.KOSHE KOSHA

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Koshe Kosha

Whether you are in Golpark or Salt Lake Sector 3, Hati Bagan or Rajarhat New Town, Park Street or Garia, Koshe Kasha is always available as a delicious option to try out Bengali cuisine. A budget restaurant that ensures that a meal for two costs around Rs 500, Koshe Kosha offers you a range of mouth watering delicacies like Komola Ilish, Mangsher Shingara, Echor Chingri, Muri Ghonto, Roshun Bhapa Bhetki, Murgir Jhol, Gondhoraj Mangsho, Kochi Pathar Jhol and even Chingrir Biryani!

 

5.KASTURI

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Kasturi

East Bengal cuisine varies considerably from West Bengal cuisine; the style of cooking, the taste and the ingredients used are quite different from each other. The Bangladeshi cuisine has evolved further, just as the cuisine of Kolkata has been subjected to changes and modifications. To explore the quintessence of the Eastern and Western Bengali cuisine, try Kasturi. Located near the New Market area, Kasturi has a variety of Bengali food items on offer, starting from Kochu Bhapa Chingri to Chittal Maacher Seekh Kebab, there is a lot to experience! You may also visit their outlets at Hindustan Road and Ballygunge. A meal for two wouldn’t cost you more than Rs 500.

 

However, having compiled our favourite list of restaurants serving Bengali food, we must admit that Bengali food is best tasted from the kitchen of your Ma, or any kakima, jethima, mamima or boudi who happens to stay in Kolkata. In case you tend to miss that out, make sure you visit the restaurant of your choice to taste the best that Kolkata has to offer!

Top tip- DO NOT miss out the fish delicacies that these restaurants have to offer!

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8 Responses

  1. Divya Thapa says:

    Informative! http://gupshupavenue.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_good.gifI necer had @Ballygunge Place. Will try it out. I like Sholo Ana too. 🙂

  2. Kinkinee Kinkinee says:

    Oh calcutta is too good

  3. Sumanta says:

    Nice page really ….appreciate the craetor

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