Taj Bengal, Kolkata

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Restaurant Information

3500 ₹ 3500 for two
 Indian Indian
Today, 12:30 PM to 02:45 PM, 07:30 PM to 11:45 PM


  • 12:30 PM to 02:45 PM
  • 07:30 PM to 11:45 PM

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Taj Bengal, 34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata

Insider Tips

  • A must try dish here is the 'Raan Sonargaon' (slow-roasted leg of lamb), an original that has remained a hot favourite through the years
  • While the fish and meat preparations here are often the most talked about, the vegetarian spread is magnificent too. The signature 'Dal Sonargaon' is a must-try
  • The restaurant hosts fantastic Indian regional food festivals, keep a tab on their calendar

Critic Rating

Priyadarshini Speaks Independent Journalist


Since its inception over 26 years ago, culinary icons such as Chef Mohammad Rais and Chef Hemant Mathur have cooked in its kitchen; the kakori kababs and gilafi kulcha here are nothing short of iconic. Taj Bengal’s specialty Indian restaurant with its open kitchen and live grill and griddle counters is easily its most popular. The setting that replicates a typical Indian village scene (stone walls, lanterns, cobbled floor, etc) is talked about as much as the food served here. The Indian menu (á la carte only) emphasises Punjabi and North-West frontier cuisine, but the Bengali spread here (everything from mochar ghonto to chingri malaikari) is worthy of a specialty outfit. The food is largely traditional with a few innovative numbers such as the cheese and tomato stuffed kulcha and machhli gondhoraj, moist chunks of Kolkata bekti flavoured with the zest of Bengal king lime.

User Reviews of Sonargaon, Taj Bengal, Kolkata

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(4.5) Overall Rating (Based on 133 reviews)

Posted on : 03 Feb, 2019
A perfect family date!

Had an amazing lunch with my family! A perfect place in terms of it's rustic village ambience, the food and the staff. The quality of the meat was fantastic! The kebabs, the seekh, the gilafi roti and the sonargaon dal was just perfect. The spices, the sweetness, the doneness and the preparation complimented each other and we were made to believe that the food was made with a lot of love! Thank you team and keep it up!

Arup M
Posted on : 01 Feb, 2019
Lousy and overpriced food

Went there last weekend for dinner. The food was overpriced and lousy. In the starter, gondhoraj fish had no "gondho" (aroma) of the Gondhoraj Lemon. The main course had pulao with over-fried cashew nuts. Salat served included whole onions dipped in vinegar - we found one rotten piece. Main course included "kancha lonka chicken" (green chilli chicken curry) - it was practically boiled chicken dipped in a hurriedly created green paste. We complained and they brought the cook to our table - he promised to get us another spicy chicken dish. What we got was even more terrible - some concoction using mustard paste - now this dish tasted like bengali fish curry. We couldn't it it. Overall, a disgusting first (and certainly last) experience.

Posted on : 16 Jan, 2019
Birthday dinner

Great time spent especially on birthday! Dinner for myself and my wife was very simple! Two years back we had a super lunch! This time we had a super Bengali dinner! Dahi kebab was mind blowing as a starter! Our main course was Kisha mangsho (dry Mutton) and luchi ! The mutton was soft and almost melted in mouth! The spices were just right! Finally our complimentary birthday cake which was fabulous! The experience was great! The staffs were excellent and the service was good! The ambiance was terrific as always like any other Taj property! Highly recommended!

Posted on : 02 Jan, 2019
Worst service of any of our Taj experiences

The only time our waiter bothered to come to us was to take our orders. After that, for every little detail, we basically had to collar somebody hustling past doing his/ her best not to pay any attention to our table, even though it was right in their path as they shuttled across the not very large inner room of this two level restaurant. They didn't even bother to serve seconds from our dishes - never mind paying any lip service to the Taj tradition of someone checking in with you on how everything is going. The layout is very cramped inside, probably some delusional interior decorator's idea of how to entertain guests in a traditional Bengali home. What's worse, they have a set of 'terrrace tables' above, where the chances of getting any service would be slim to nonexistant. Their kebabs, however, were quite good, particularly the Kakori kebab and Machli Gondhoraj, as was the Kumbh Matar. If this is the best the Taj flagship in Bengal has to offer, it's pretty sad.

Posted on : 30 Dec, 2018
Went for a dinner, Returned with an "experience"

This was an year-end family dinner with my wife and mother. I, myself, am a bit particular with the quality of food. Having had tasted a variety of cuisines in many cities across India, and US, the thirst for perfection has only increased. But, from the very start I was blown away by the quality of food. We ordered the chicken kebab starters, which left us hungry for more and wide-eyed. Was a bit worried that the main course would be a disappointment after the initial high. We then tasted the murgh tikka, sunehri gosht and bhetki paturi with basanti polao; and ended with the nalen gurer icecream. Prior to this place, I did not have a very high opinion of bhetki paturi and nalen gurer icecream. That changed! Both were absolutely divine and now ranks among my top favourite dishes.The mutton was like makhhan, I could cut it with a spoon. Whats more satisfying, my mom who generally rarely eats outside food, was among the heavy hitters today. So, definitely money well spent!

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About Sonargaon, Taj Bengal, Kolkata

Sonargaon is one of the most luxurious and classy dining restaurants in Kolkata suitable for celebrating anniversaries or birthdays. Placed in the impressive environs of Taj Bengal, 34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata, Sonargaon is popular for its typical Bengali aura. You can chill in the comfortable seating arrangements of this exquisitely designed fantastic restaurant. Sonargaon, has a traditional ambience classy village- theme and offers excellently presented typical northern Indian dishes.

The colourful decor is highlighted by attractive lightings, which complement the entire setting and helps to create the right mood. You can have drinks and spend a lovely evening in the sophisticated ambience created by the ideal theme of the typical Bengal village culture. You can have a thrilling party with your friends in this thematic dining space. It is Open from 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM, 7:30 PM to 11:45 PM. You can enjoy lavish dining at INR 3700 for two people.

The village styled restaurant in the posh hotel premises offer a diverse menu in authentic North Indian cuisine and typical bengali cuisine like chingri bati chocchochori , aloo posto. Savour fish kebabs, delicious mutton Biriyani, tender prawns. The North Indian dishes are delicious including creamy dal makhni, paneer tikka masala, and chicken takatak. Chicken biriyani, Chicken with Radhuni Masala, Dum Ghost Biryiani Mutton Gulati Kebab are worth trying. Mouthwatering Kakori Kebab, Spicy Amla Nalli Ghost, multilayer Warqi and Laccha parathas tempt your taste buds. The portion size is also quite good. An array of desserts will tempt your tatebuds such as parsi kulfi , Mishti doi. Bengali rosgolla.

Special Deals and Offers in Sonargaon, Taj Bengal, Kolkata

Hotel Taj Bengal’s fancy Indian restaurant, Sonargaon, is an excellent place for a glamourous posh date for a Special Occasion. This restaurant has been an iconic dining destination for the upper crust of Kolkata for decades and nothing here is simple. From décor to the food, everything has a touch of elegance at Sonargaon. The décor is a replication of an Indian village, complete with cobbled floor to stonewalls to lanterns. Sonargaon’s specialty lies in its Bengali food but its North Indian food is not bad at all. Keep an eye out for the special food festivals they host.

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