Pujo Series: 10 Best Restaurants In Kolkata To Try Bengali Cuisine

by Sushmita Mahanta
Pujo Series: 10 Best Restaurants In Kolkata To Try Bengali Cuisine

Kolkata is known for its flavour-enriched delicacies and mouth-watering desserts.  Kolkata offers an array of restaurants and food outlets that serve the most authentic Bong delicacies in the city. And as Durga Puja is around the corner, let us take you on a small ride to the 10 best restaurants in Kolkata to try Bengali cuisine.

1. Bhooter Raja Dilo Bar

This authentic Bengali restaurant is located in Jadavpur, Kolkata. Bhooter Raja Dilo Bar is one of the most popular gupi-bagha-themed restaurants in Kolkata. It serves some of the best traditional dishes in the city. Standouts from their menu include Small Fish Fry, Gobindo Bhog Chaler Murgir Polao, and Bhooter Pora Kalo Khasir Mangso.

Where: Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata

When: 11 am–10:30 pm

Cost: ₹700 for two

2. Saptapadi

Saptapadi is a Family style restaurant in Kolkata and is popular for serving traditional Bengali dishes. Saptapadi is one of the few restaurants in Kolkata that offer the best flavours of Bengali cuisine. Their Durga Puja special menu includes Chingri Chire Chapra, Vetki Pudina Salmi, Murgi Badam Peyazi, and Kolkata Vetki Fry.

Where: CD-22, 1st Ave Rd, CD Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata.

When: 12–4pm, 6–10:30pm

Cost: ₹850 for two

3. 6 Ballygunge Place

This is one of the few restaurants in Kolkata that will give you a homely feel. The restaurant is popular for serving authentic Bengali meals in a true Bengali backdrop.

Their signature food items are Dab Chingri and the traditional Kasha Mangsho. They also serve traditional vegetarian dishes like Doi Potoal and Bati Chocchori.

Where: Ballygunge, Kolkata

When: 12:30–3:30pm, 7–10pm

Cost: ₹700 for two

4. Himur Heshel

Himur Heshel is a melange of Bengali culture and Bangladeshi cuisines. Himur Heshel is also one of the most insta-worthy restaurants in Kolkata. Some of their standouts from the menu include chhana koraishuti r chop, jali kebab, laupatar chingri r bora, and Bhorta and Dal.

Where: Block E, Baishnabghata Patuli Twp, Patuli, Kolkata

When: 12–10:30 pm

Cost: ₹600 for two

5. Kopai Restaurant

Kopai Restaurant in Kolkata is popular for its tagline ‘swade thakur bari. It’s a Heritage Bengali cuisine restaurant that serves great food and is known for having the best staff.

Their specials include Gandharaj Lebur Sarbat, Mutton kasha, Chapor ghonto, Pathar bangla, Mochar Shammi Kabab and Daab Chingri.

Where: 213, Opp:Post office, Sarat Bose Rd, Kolkata

When: 11:30am–10:30pm

Cost: ₹700 for two (approx.)

6. Koshe Kosha

Koshe Kosha is one of the most renowned Bengali restaurants in Kolkata. They served authentic Bengali cuisine and are known for their great taste. The cherry on top is that pricing in Koshe Kosha is quite reasonable.

Some of their most special dishes include Fish paturi, Mutton kosha, Chingri malaikari, and Betki Fish.

Where: 152, 1, Bidhan Sarani Rd, near Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Sovabazar, Hati Bagan, Kolkata.

When: 11am–11pm

Cost: ₹750 for two

7. Khanti Damodaar Seth

If you want to enjoy mouth-watering authentic Bengali dishes in Kolkata, then visit Khanti Damodar Seth. This is one of the restaurants in Kolkata that is best known for its wonderful ambiance and delectable dishes. One of its specials from the menu is Mutton Kosha.

Where: 1st Floor, 1, Lake Place Rd, Lake Market, Kalighat, Kolkata.

When: 11am–10:30pm

Cost: ₹400 for two (approx.)

8. Aaheli – The Peerless Inn Kolkata

Aaheli, located in the Peerless Inn Kolkata, celebrates the true essence of Bengali taste in the city of love. At Aaheli, you will find a blend of ecstatic delicacies from the districts of West & East Bengal. The cherry on top is that Aaheli is one of the few restaurants in Kolkata that offer dishes from the kitchens of the bygone Bengali Zamindars.
Specials from their menu include Hilsa Fish Curry, Pomfret Fish Curry, Doi Sorche Eelish, and more.

Where: 12, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata

When: 12:30–3pm 7:30–11pm

Cost: ₹1,600 for two

9. Ilish Truly Bong


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Ilish Truly Bong located in the heart of Park street is one of the coziest restaurants in Kolkata. If you are a lover of simplicity and authenticity, this place is perfect for you.
The place offers a variety of ilish dishes along with other Bengali delicacies. Some of its special dishes include Malai Prawn, Gondhoraj Bhetki, Ilish Paturi, Grilled Chicken Steak, and Fish Chop.

Where: 83B, Park St, Mullick Bazar, Park Street area, Kolkata

When: 11 am–11 pm

Cost: ₹900 for two (approx.)

10. Care Of Bangali

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Craving an authentic Bong meal? Well, one of the few restaurants in Kolkata that offer the best bong meal is Care Of Bangali. The most popular dishes of the restaurant include Basanti Polau and Chicken, Vetki Macher Paturi, Katla Kalia, and Mutton Kosha.

Where: 108, Shri Aurobindo Sarani Rd, Sovabazar, Hati Bagan, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata

When: 11am–10:30pm

Cost: ₹710 for two (approx.)


Now that you know some of the best restaurants in Kolkata, which one are you visiting first? Do tell us in the comments section below!

Feature image courtesy – Saptapadi Restaurant