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Old 14th May 2010, 10:57   #61
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Sujay - Aaheli is good. you can definitely try it out.

6 Ballygunge Place is another good restaurant that serves very good bengali food. they have an outlet at bangalore as well IIRC.
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I wanted to visit Aaheli at the Peerless Inn during my upcoming visit to Kolkata this October.
Pretty good. There's a newer Aaheli at Rajarhat, NewTown, near DLF.
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Nice thread Subbed.

Thanks for sharing the link Planet.
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Sujay - Aaheli is good. you can definitely try it out.

6 Ballygunge Place is another good restaurant that serves very good bengali food. they have an outlet at bangalore as well IIRC.
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Pretty good. There's a newer Aaheli at Rajarhat, NewTown, near DLF.
Thanks. Will check it out then.

Some others I've been intending to try out: Dilkhus on College Street and Onadi's Cabin near New Market. Both are quite old school, but I've heard some good things about them.
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6 Ballygunge Place is another good restaurant that serves very good bengali food. they have an outlet at bangalore as well IIRC.
Dunno about 6 Ballygunge Place,but Oh! Calcutta definitely has an outlet at Bangalore.And talking about Bengali food,do try out Bhojo Hari Manna @ Dover Lane.They have pretty much everything on the Bengali platter and then some more!And really good food,I must say! And its packed during weekends.Not advisable to go without a reservation.

And coming to Chinese/Cantonese,one of my favorite restaurants in that category has to be The BluePoppy @Sikkim House in Middleton Row.Apart from its famous mouth-watering momos,I'd rate its Chinese second only after Mainland China!
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Our favourite take-away is Don Giovanni's. A tad expensive but wonderful Chinese and Continental. Good quantity and quality. Rarely take Indian from them, though that should be good too. We normally get food home delivered from their Salt Lake branch.

I think their only restaurant is in Park Street.
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Hey guys, any low-price option for Thai food in Kolkata? Zen and Ban Thai are too expensive for frequent visits

There is this place called Banjarong in South City Mall. Great food , a little on the expensive side though
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Lads,

My two pennies worth (I was in Calcutta last in March 2003!), and I don't remember all the nice places that I went to, but some which stick in my memory are :

Continental - Mocambo
Chinese -Mainland China (Ballygunge Circular Road/Gurusaday Road), Trincas (Park Street)
Chinese, rough n ready - Mandarin ( Lansdowne Road, near Southern Avenue)
Mughlai - Zaranj, Royal Hotel,esp. for Murg Musallam (near Lalbazar), Lazeez
Bengali - Kewpies
Punjabi - Dhaba at Ballygunge Phari
Sea food - Porto Rio (Circus Ave, not far from and opp. La Martiniere)

Sweets :

Shor bhaja -Mukherjee Sweets ( Swinhoe Street)
Chhanar polao - Bhim Nag (College Street)

Also remember having nice Italian cuisine at the Grand, forget the name of the restaurant though. There were only two five star hotels in Calcutta then, the Grand and the Bengal. Sonar Bangla was coming up.

Please update so that I can ask some of my friends to airlift 'food for the soul' from Cal to Bom!

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Some contribution from my side.

Indian

Zaranj
Amber
Peshawri
Azad hind
Gucci
Machaan

Chinese

Mainland china
Red hot chilly pepper
Flavours of china
Red lounge

Italian

La Cucina
Hub
Fire N Ice
Little Italy

South Indian

Jyoti vihar
Ram krishna eating home
Raj
Banana leaf

Bengali

Kewpies
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Guys try out the Italian at Bridge,Park Hotel.Its amazing.One of the best in calcutta now.Ah,the 4 Cheese Pizza.

Chrome hotel also has awesome Pizzas.

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A little disappointed with one of my old-time favourite joints this time.


No kobiraji cutlets. Not even on the menu. Was told that the stuff is still availale after 4pm (till stocks last) on weekdays only.

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The fried fish and chips has lost weight (and size). The chips were not the usual - these were cheap oily crispy potato chips from some lousy footpath-based vendor. The tartar sauce wasn't there. We got a strong mustard kasundi instead.

The garlic naan was nice. As was the fish and mutton we ordered.

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Service took ages, and the bill took even longer to come. The young lovers at the next table weren't getting along - the girl ignored the boy for a full 20 minutes as she yapped animatedly into the phone, presumably with a friend. Her T-shirt bore the message: Some people are missed because they are loved, other people are loved because they are missing.

I don't suppose the boy got the message.

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Can anyone suggest good places to try Chinese, Thai and Bengali cuisine in and around Jadavpur/Santoshpur? Also suggest good sweet shops.

I'm NOT interested in high-profile-five-star joints. I like street food and would like to try different dishes in a very earthy and local flavour.

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I am surprised, no one mentioned Haji's near Behala Tram Depot, Panna Sweets, (same place) and How Hua behind Indian Museum. Chinese family owned, authentic food, at a place not in Tangra! Holy cow...they even serve "Forchewn Kookies".

Damn, mine said "beware of whom you love"; Seriously.
But that was way back in 2007...I realize what it means, NOW

Haji's Biryani, roll and mutton tikia with rumali rotis are heavenly. And what a sight it is: the way the expert loads up your plate. The rice literally flies for a meter before landing on the plate or the take away packet.

There is also this joint besides the then Yamuna cinema: awesome beef rolls for 5 bucks a piece.

Shubho Oshtomi people....just returned home after a large platter of bhog served at the community Pujo @ Prantic in Indirapuram! Off to CR Park in the evening to have some of what is closest to Biryani here, at an unnecessarily high price tag! Only hope the Punto returns home scratch free, my "prarthona" to Ma Durga!


Just remembered, hence the edit: Gol Baarir Kosha Mangsho, AT the Shyambazar 5 point crossing. Supposedly legendary. I last visited the place some 10 years back. Folklore has it that the taste is attributable to the Urn (kadai) still retaining a layer of the mutton gravy made for the first time, some 50(?) years back!


(Now I wont enlighten or even remind people what the taste of Phuchhkas are attributable to (folklore again, successfully used to tease the fairer sex). Two smilies/post ain't enough to express what I mean to )

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Adding Arsalan to the list of must goes if you are in Calcutta and love biryani.
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