It's no surprise that Kolkata is filled to the brim with numerous gastronomic wonders. With a collection of fabulous eateries peppered all around, this coastal city has aptly earned the moniker- 'City of Joy' because what’s more joyous than being home to quite literally the best-tasting food in the entire country? Well, to prove our point here’s the list of some of the best restaurants in Kolkata that are now open to serve you with the most delectable grub spread the city has to offer.
The Wall is one of the best Pan Asian restaurants in the city offering a wide-ranging Japanese spread. The restaurant has an extensive menu designed by Chef Sushanta Sengupta (also one of the owners) that contains dishes from across the Far East with a focus on authentic Japanese preparation. This is also one of the few places in the city that serves steamboat, a unique Asian concept where your choice of ingredients (seafood, meats, vegetables) are cooked in a simmering pot of flavourful broth.
Must Haves: Chicken Dumplings, Crispy Potato Wedges, Nigiri Sushi, Thai Crab Cakes, and Pad Thai Noodles
Cost for two: ₹ 1400
Popularly known as ‘Afraa Restaurant And Lounge’, this lovely eatery instantly charms you with its sensational menu and appealing décor. Their eclectic menu features the best of Chef Abhijit Saha’s Mediterranean cuisine. From West Africa to Spain, Italy and France, and Greece to Morocco, Aafra brings to you a unique combination of a delectable menu mix to ensure you get that explosion of flavors that transports you to the world of gastronomic bliss.
Must Haves: Burrata Salad, Mediterranean Kebab Platter, Signature Pomegranate Chicken, and Neapolitan Pizza.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
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British Style Pub is one of the most legendary places in Kolkata and a mecca for the city's party mongers. This famed live music drinking spot has dominated pub culture in Kolkata since its inception in 1994. The food menu is short but crisp, largely comprising of delicious quick bites, and finger food.
Must Haves: Wood-Fired Pizzas, Tanddori Veg Kebab Platter, Sliders, Cheese toasties, Fish & Chips, and Lamb Chops.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
Certainly one of the best restaurants in Kolkata for those who love poolside dining, Aqua offers a heavenly spread of international dishes and light bites along with a plump beverage and cocktail menu that keeps you coming back for more. this glamorous alfresco place by the pool is great for lounging, be it summer or winter. In summer, the cool, fluorescent blue pool satiates your dip-in-the-pool cravings with a poolside deck and gazebos for relaxation.
Must Haves: Oatmeal Porridge, Paranthas, Pancakes, Margherita Pizza, and Egg Fried Rice with Tangra Style Chilli Chicken.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
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The Orient offers a delectable selection of authentic Pan Asian delicacies. The place is done up in typical reds and blacks with Chinese artwork and words adorning the walls. Providing a true blue oriental experience, The Orient features an extensive menu replete with mouth-watering dumplings, exotic seafood dishes, and several oriental delicacies that are sure to spoil you for choice.
Must Haves: Thai Green Curry, Nasi Goreng, Chicken Sui Mai, Prawn & Zucchini Har Gow, and Deep Fried Ice Cream
Cost for two: ₹ 1200.
One of the best buffet restaurants in the city, Flame & Grill is all about an eclectic variety of global delicacies, classy decor, and lively ambiance. Grills from across the globe are their forte and they have a unique style of presenting the grills on a charcoal pit dug inside each table. Along with an array of grills and starters on the table, they also have a wide selection of dishes in their main course menu.
Must Haves: Seekh kebabs, tikka kebabs, Chaap, Biryani, and Shawarma.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000.
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Besides being the first microbrewery in the City of Joy, this restaurant is also known for its multicuisine selection of lip-smacking grub. This place is very much a new age restaurant with simplistic decor but with modern and eclectic furniture. The menu is exhaustive with choices in Indian, Mexican, and Oriental delicacies.
Must Haves: Kolkata Kathi Roll, Soy Braised Drums Of Heaven, Melting Mushrooms, and Veg Wellington Puff.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Set against the ageless classical facade of The Astor Kolkata, Deck 88 is an outdoor cafe/bar. The abundance of greenery with a vertical garden and potted plants helps create a sense of calm and freshness. Their crisp 4-page multicuisine menu has everything from desi chakhnas to delicious kababs, sandwiches, rolls, pasta, grills, and rice bowls.
Must Haves: Murg Chakori Kabab, Hariyali Kabab, Keema Mutton Spaghetti, Kolkata Bekti, and Lemon Pie.
Cost for two: ₹ 900
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Partially indoor, with an aesthetically carved open terrace, this is the place to take your family and friends for a great dining and lounging experience. The food menu is eclectic featuring an all-encompassing spread delicious food with a local touch. During the day, it is a beautifully laid out buffet but it is the evening a la carte which is top draw.
Must Haves: Dhaba-style Butter Chicken, Anda Bhurji, Garlic Naan, Naga Chilli Baby Corns, and Karachi Bun Sliders.
Cost for two: ₹ 900
Offering a stellar view of Kolkata's skyline, Monkey Bar is one of those places that flawlessly combines an excellent bar selection with drool-worthy grub. Their menu is expertly curated by renowned Chef Manu Chandra and features an extensive spread of a variety of delectable international favorites
Must Haves: Goan Chorizo Pao, Tempura Fried Peppered Calamari, Corn Tempura, and Thai Style Chicken Burger
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Ans. The main cuisine served at The Wall is Pan Asian.
Ans. People love the Kebab platter, Paneer Butter Masala Curry the most at Afraa Lounge.
Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at Someplace Else offers 25% off on Food & Soft Beverage. Download the Eazydiner app to get more such deals.
Ans. People love pizza, Nacho Chips the most at Raize The Bar.
Ans. People love Fish in Sichuan pepper, Mutton Seekh Kebab Roll the most at The Orient, Salt Lake.
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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