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With Bengali restaurants being almost non-existent in Mumbai, but the cuisine sought after, this restaurant is a hotspot for many. The menu expectedly, offers Bengali cuisine, though not the traditional favourites only. There is an exhaustive bar menu as well. The consistent quality of the food here contributes to its popularity. The sweet and tangy 'Tomatoer Kehjur Chutney' is a must-have with one’s meal. The food makes abundant use of Bengali spices and the subtle flavours tease your palate. The fish is fresh and melts in your mouth. One cannot possibly round off a Bengali meal without the quintessential sweets. The 'Nolen Gurer Ice Cream', 'Payesh' and 'Malpua' are decadent and irresistible. Order wisely as the portions are hearty. The service is prompt and the staff courteous and helpful.
Mumbai enjoys quite a lot of global cuisines but its hold on regional fares is exceptional. A vast range of cultures finds their home in the city and when they do, they bring with themselves their own flavours. If you happen to have a hankering for Bengali food then no need to hop on the next flight to West Bengal, for you have a slice of Bengal right in the streets of Mumbai. Get your fill of succulent seafood and creamy misti doi and traditional fish paturi without leaving the city border. Experience the soul of Kolkata at ‘Oh! Calcutta’, a wonderful fine dining restaurant that is known to capture the true essence of Bengal through its menu. Mumbai owns not less than three outlets of Oh! Calcutta, including the one at Melbourne Society, Andheri West.
The menu of Oh! Calcutta reflects the spirit of Bengal by featuring traditional Bengali dishes that are usually cooked in every Bengali household. Fish and seafood preparations dominates the menu, which is only correct as the city has a deep love for sea food. The restaurant is pretty popular so bagging a table becomes a task, call ahead. A full-fledged bar menu accompanies the food menu, look into it. Open the menu with a plethora of appetizers, ilish bhaja, mochar chop, gondhoraj maach, Calcutta chilli paneer, kakra chingri bhapa, radhuni tandoori murgh, char-grilled lemon mustard pomfret, matal chingri, royal Bengal mutton tikia and shorshay bhapa aloo. With a luchi or barisaler chingri pulao mop up the curries like, aam kashundi kakra, kosha mangsho, channar kalia, pabda tomatoer jhol, aloo phoolkopir dalna, kancha lonka murgi and Khulna chingri curry.
Bengal is known for its drool-worthy desserts all over the nation and Mumbai is not left untouched by it. Get your sugar rush with, payesh, bhapa sondesh, malpua, rosogolla, mishti doi, gondhoraj mousse and nolen gurer ice cream. Or if you are greedy like us then ask for the dessert platter. Bengalis believe in simplicity and the similar trait can be seen in the décor of Oh! Calcutta. Its interior is subtle but classy, with soft ivory walls working beautifully against warm wooden furniture. Formal dining tables divide the space and is cosily lit with pale lighting. Dining here is not too expensive, which is a relief.