Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Eating out in Kolkata is a rewarding experience, as you’ll find everything from smart upmarket hotel restaurants to delicious street-side stalls. The Kolkata restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories and are listed alphabetically:

Expensive (over Rs750)
Moderate (Rs500 to Rs750)
Cheap (under Rs500)
These prices are for a three-course meal for one, including tax but not drinks. Tipping is optional.

Baan Thai

Cuisine: Thai

Situated in the magnificent edifice of the Oberoi Grand Hotel, Baan Thai is reputed to be the best Thai restaurant in the country. During the week it's open for dinner only, but lunch is available at weekends. The menu features a full range of authentic Thai dishes.

Address: Oberoi Grand Hotel, 15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Telephone: +91 33 2249 2323

Oh! Calcutta

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Bengali

Ignore the slightly sterile atmosphere of the shopping mall; this place is recommended for Bengali food, and also has some good north Indian and continental choices. Dishes feature unusual, subtle flavours such as banana flowers, and innovative combinations of ingredients. Great service, contemporary feel.

Address: 10/3 Elgin Road, 4/F Forum Shopping Mall, Kolkata, India
Telephone: +91 33 2283 7161

Dum Pukht

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Indian

Experience the traditional rich cuisine of royal India at this superb fine-dining restaurant. Food here is covered with a pastry layer as it cooks, allowing the flavours to steam to delicious perfection. A fantastic variety is on offer, including some of the best meat curries and seafood specialities you'll ever taste. Open evenings only.

Address: ITC Sonar, 1 JBS Haldane Avenue, Kolkata, India
Telephone: +91 33 2345 4545

6 Ballygunge Place

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: All you can eat

For the authentic taste of Bengal head for 6 Ballygunge Place – it offers classic regional food at very attractive prices. Local delicacies such as mutton curry, prawn rice, and spiced coconut chicken all tempt the taste buds. Great for those wishing to enjoy east Indian food on a sensible budget, in the heart of the city.

Address: 6 Ballygunge Place, Kolkata, India
Telephone: +91 33 2460 3922


Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Continental

Located in the central Chrome Hotel on AJC Bose Road, the KhanaSutra is a place to indulge in what is billed as India's first nouvelle cuisine north Indian restaurant. Multi-course meals are the order of the day here, as is personal and attentive service.

Address: Chrome Hotel, 226 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, India
Telephone: +91 33 3096 3096

Spice Kraft

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Global

Billing itself as “the only global cuisine restrobar in town,” Spice Kraft combines a stylish restaurant with a bar area for after-dinner drinks. The menu offers a huge range of dishes from countries such as China, Thailand, Lebanon, Vietnam and Japan, with some of the more interesting options on offer including devilled crab meat, shredded lamb in massaman curry and Arabic style lemon flavored grilled fish.

Address: 54/1/2A Hazra Road, Ballygunge Phari, Kolkata, India
Telephone: +91 33 98312 23311

Bon Appetit

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Vegan

Simultaneously homely and quirky, Bon Appetit is a small restaurant that serves a selection of international treats, from pancakes and Spanish omelettes to the famous chocolate avalanche. The imaginative décor includes eclectic touches such as hanging cane swings, faux grapevines and art installations.

Address: AD-34, Sector – 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India
Telephone: +91 33 2334 0402

Peter Cat

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Continental

A Park Street (and indeed Kolkata) institution, the food here (an assortment of Indian dishes, as well as some continental offerings) is top class and offers good value for money. Start by picking an aperitif or two along with some spicy north Indian kebabs. Very popular at weekends, the interior of Peter Cat is atmospheric and the food fresh and tasty.

Address: 18 Park Street, Kolkata, India
Telephone: +91 33 2229 8841


Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Benga

With a loyal following, Kewpies is known as the purveyor of authentic Bengali food, and for a good reason. Located down a narrow alleyway in the owner's home, it may be small and rustic but that's half the charm. Tuck into a thali (several dishes served on one plate, refilled limitlessly); the boss can help you decipher the choices on the menu. Heartily recommended. Closed Monday.

Address: 2 Elgin Lane, Kolkata, India
Telephone: +91 33 2486 1600
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