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When Souk, Taj Bengal’s specialty Mediterranean restaurant, first opened its doors in 2009, the response was dull. It took them a couple of years, and a few alterations to the menu (adding more vegetarian options helped, we hear), to get things going. The food here is a mix of cuisines from across the Eastern Mediterranean region, and the interiors, designed by a Malaysian designer, are minimalist but chic. Until recently, Souk had an expat Syrian chef at its helm, and he made certain that the food was authentic. What stands out here, is the attention to detail. For instance, only Turkish chickpeas are used for their hummus and lean meat, indispensable to a good kibbeh, is imported from Rajasthan. The kibbeh (torpedo-shaped minced meat and pine nut croquettes with crusty cracked-wheat shells) is in fact one of Souk’s standout dishes. Another stunner is the rose petal ice cream; freckled with specks of rose petals and served on brittle sugar biscuits; it is delightfully refreshing.
If you want to experiment with authentic flavours of delectable Mediterranean cuisine in Kolkota then Souk in Taj Bengal offers a superb fine dining experience. Souk is a wonderful eating-place known for its diversity of rich food from Middle Eastern countries. Placed in the ground floor in posh Taj Bengal, 34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata, the place is very happening. Souk is known for its inimitable style and pleasing ambience, its immaculate style of decor with shining crockery’s and beautiful draperies were in red and green creating a typical Arabian feel. The food served in this high-end restaurant with plush interiors makes this place truly special. The restaurant has a rich ambience with sleek interiors reflecting a beautiful touch of urbane Egyptian decor. It is open from12:30 PM to 2:45 PM, 7:30 PM to 11:45 PM. So if you are in mood for luxury dining you must try out Souk. A meal for two costs INR 3700 approximately.
Famous for delectable Middle Eastern fare, Souk offers a blend of exotic of flavours from Moroccan, Greek, Turkish, Egyptian, Arabic, and Lebanese Cuisines. The menu at Souk is extensive and serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare. The non-vegetarian menu includes tasty chicken cooked in Moroccan spices, batter fried fish pieces in harissa sauce, Kotopoulo Stifado, soft and delicious and Kolokithi, Lahm Baima Hummus Bil Lahm fried zucchini chips served with dollops of Greek yoghurt. Chicken Shawarma and Chicken Stew with Lebanese spices is simply awesome. Delicious pistachio filled filo squares of baklava, Omali, Fez dish Chocolate B'stilla, rose petal ice-cream is worth trying. The experienced chef offers amazing delicacies to offer you a superb dining experience in Souk. Trained waiters who are polite serve each dish.
You are well attended by courteous staffs that look after all your dining needs. Service is efficient and quick. You can enjoy the melodious and soft live music, it is best to book a table in advance in order to avoid unnecessary delay