12 Best Bengali Restaurants In Mumbai In 2020

5 Best Bengali Restaurants In Mumbai
by Anindya and Chandani
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I am a Bengali and I come from a family where good food is more important than survival – Just addressing my credibility. Now onto the list.

1. Macher Chop At Bhojohori Manna, Multiple Outlets

First on the list has to be Bhojohori Manna, beside their most notable old charming décor and service – their food is impeccably true to home. The most simple of things like Cholar Daal, Ilish Mach Bhaja to its Jhinge Aloo Posto has a touch of nostalgia.

I believe that the simple dishes are the most difficult to cook and they get their simple recipes bang on.

To add to their list of achievements, they won the best Bengali restaurant in the 2015 Times Food Awards.

Where can you find them

Oshiwara, Andheri

Galleria Shopping Centre, Powai

Chembur

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Kosha Mangsho

2. Doi Maach At The Calcutta Club, Oshiwara

It is considered to be the oldest Bengali restaurant in Mumbai. It’s so old, that it is still called the Calcutta Club and not the Kolkata Club.

Bengalis have been known for believing in quality more than quantity in whatever they do. Living up to the same standards, The Calcutta Club is a small place with an extremely Bengali motif – full with Geeta Dutt, Uttam Kumar and Rabindranath Tagore (of course) posters and the familiar smell of mustard sauce. But the food! Oh my, Oh my! Like Bhojohori Manna it transports you back to Kolkata and reminds you of the time when you sat down with your humongous family and had the lunch of a lifetime.

If you enjoy Bengali cuisine, you cannot miss this place.

Where can you find them

Oshiwara, Andheri West

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Roshogollar Payesh

3. Fish Fry At Hangla’s, Multiple Outlets

Three cheers to Bengali street food! Hangla’s is a testament to that in Mumbai.

As a restaurant, it is much to be desired for but as a culinary experience (strictly the eating part) it’s a whole other story. From your Momos to the effervescent Bengali rolls, Hangla’s will have you licking your fingers until you eliminate the need to wash them.

However the downside is the cost. I think shelling out 180-200 for a roll is a little steep.

Where can you find them

  • Galleria Shopping Centre, Powai
  • Linking Road, Bandra West
  • Lokhandwala, Andheri West
  • Chakala, Andheri East
  • Oshiwara, Andheri West
  • Lower Parel
  • Kandivali East
  • Bandstand, Bandra West
  • BKC, Bandra East
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Mishti doi

4. Smoked Hilsa At Oh! Calcutta, Multiple Outlets

A fine dining experience with some incredible Bengali delicacies like the Dab Chingri, Smoked Hilsa etc. With an 11 page menu and 8 pages of drinks – it becomes a difficult choice to lock onto your order.

Incredibly helpful waiters along with a minimalistic décor ensures that your attention is never off your food. Very important I think, when you are designing your restaurant. Looking at the menu, you are bound to get confused what you would want to eat – fret not, just call one of the waiters and address what you are in the mood for and they will do the rest.

If you compare other expensive restaurants in the city, this will feel like a drop of water in the sea. But people used to Kolkata prices will find this place expensive. In that case, welcome to Mumbai!

Where can you find them:

  • Lokhandwala, Andheri West
  • SV Road, Khar West
  • Hotel Rosewood, Tardeo
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Aam diye bhindi

5. Chicken Roll At Only Rolls, Chembur & Vashi

This place is nothing like any of the restaurants mentioned above and they survive in obscurity. But it had to be mentioned because of the yumminess they produce.

As the name suggests, they only serve only rolls and maybe some kebabs– from paneer to mutton, at an incredible price. If you are looking for hygiene – don’t go there, if you are looking to sit and eat – don’t go there and if you are looking to take your first date there – Just don’t.

It’s a simple kiosk-style restaurant with no sitting space and an open kitchen. Incredibly helpful staff, they are always willing to customize the order the way you want it. They were so obscure that until two months ago, not even Swiggy or Zomato would deliver their food.

I am hoping to uproot these guys from obscurity and make them mainstream. With currently only two outlets in the city, you should give these guys a chance.

Where can you find them

  • Station Road, Chembur West
  • Sector 2, Vashi
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Chicken Roll

6. Egg Mughlai Paratha At Khawa Dawa, Sakinaka

A simple delivery kitchen, Khawa Dawa whips up some great Bengali delicacies. Right from the famous Kolkata kathi rolls to the Kolkata Dum Biryani which comes with chunks of potatoes. It might not have the most extensive menu but they nail everything that is included in the menu.

Where can you find them

  • Sakinaka
Khawa Dawa Bengali Food

Image for representation

7. Mutton Kosha At Ranjana’s Rannaghor, Sakinaka

Been searching high and low for Bengali food that reminds you of home? You don’t just have to wait around for Durga Pujo to come around for you to indulge in delicacies like Kosha Mangsho and Aloo Poshto. Especially not when you can rely on Ranjana’s Rannghor. The delivery-only outlet will turn up at your doorstep with steaming hot food that will bring a smile on your face.

Where can you find them

  • Sakinaka
Ranjana's

Image credits: Zomato

8. Aloo Posto At Rajbari Rasoi, Andheri

The name of the place when translated into English means ‘King’s Kitchen’ and the food here does justice to the name. Right from the decor and ambience of the place to meals that are fit for a king, you will truly love dining at Rajbari Rasoi. They have Mutton Singara on their menu which will forever change the way you look at samosas.

Where can you find them

  • Andheri

Rajbari Rasoi

9. Shorshay Batar Jhol At Mustard, Worli

If there are two cuisines that are poles apart they are French cuisine and Bengali cuisine. Well, at Mustard you can sample both. As whacky as it sounds, the two go really well and the patrons of Mustard agree. And to beat it all they even have a vegan menu. How wicked is that? So, if you are in the mood to try out somethig=ng new, this is the place to be at.

Where can you find them

  • Worli

Mustard

10. Egg Devil At Jamai Shoshthi, Chandivali & Andheri

Order for the Bengali food and stay for the seafood because these guys do wonders with it. We are big fans of the Shorshey Rohu which is basically Rohu cooked in a mustard gravy and tempered with chillies. Tangy and spicy, this dish is a crowd-pleaser and is love at first bite. And if not that, you just have to try out the Chingri Malai Curry. Fresh, succulent prawns cooked in a coconut-milk gravy, it’s one of the tastiest dishes on the menu.

Where can you find them

  • Chandivali
  • Andheri

Jamai Shoshti

11. Dhokar Dalna At Bijoli Grill, Powai

Another favourite of ours when it comes to Bengali food in the city is Bijoli Grill. Their menu encompasses some of the best delicacies from the City of Joy. They fry the Beguni to perfection. For those who don’t know what beguni is, it is batter-fried eggplant and as simple as it sounds, it tastes absolutely brilliant. And if Beguni doesn’t float your boat then you’ll get your fix of Dhokar Dalna and Luchi-Aloo Dum.

Where can you find them

  • Powai

Bijoli Grill

12. Aloo Dum At Bong Adda, Belapur & Thane

You’ll be left reeling when you take a look at Bong Adda’s menu because it is one huge menu. From Mocha Chingri Seekh Kebab Roll to their varieties of fish dishes, you are definitely going to be spoilt for choice.

Where can you find them

  • Belapur
  • Thane

Bong Adda

 

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