15 of Kolkata’s Must-Try Popular Restaurants

The city of Kolkata is a food lover's mecca. From street food and iconic restaurants dating back to the British era to the best Indian Chinese in the country, the city has it all. Here is our pick of the most popular and must-try restaurants in Kolkata.

Mocambo, Park Street Area

Located on bustling Park Street, this restaurant was started in the 1950s. The heritage restaurant is known for its Devilled Crab, steaks, and Baked Alaska.

Address: Ground Floor, 25B, Mirza Ghalib St, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mocambo+Restaurant+and+Bar/@22.5532545,88.3531098,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6c123526196a3c3f!8m2!3d22.5532545!4d88.3531098


Peter Cat, Park Street Area

This is another iconic establishment on Park Street. Opened in the 1970s, Peter Cat’s Chelo Kabab platter is much-loved. Also try other North Indian classics and sizzlers while dining here.

Address: Stephen Court Building, 18 A, Park St, opposite KFC Restaurant, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Peter+Cat/@22.5525679,88.3524516,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x8a6420fd609c8747?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUwJGt9q_8AhV8XWwGHTfvCuEQ_BJ6BQipARAI


Flurys, Park Street Area

The popular tearoom and cafe first opened its doors in 1927! It is loved for its European confectionery – pastries, cakes, and tea. Also try the English Breakfast spread.

Address: 18A, Park St, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Flurys/@22.5528088,88.3524338,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x868c963359279abd?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj7xO7m96_8AhVvUGwGHUGpAwoQ_BJ6BQiZARAI


Indian Coffee House, College Street

Part of the Indian Coffee House chain that dots the map of the whole country, this cafe is a humble but legendary establishment. This is an intellectual hub which has seen many notable guests over the decades. The menu is simple with coffee and snacks.

Address: 15, Bankim Chatterjee St, College Square West, College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Indian+Coffee+House/@22.5760756,88.363998,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xdc64330f0f594a5c?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjepODk-K_8AhXxUGwGHUuEDc0Q_BJ6BQidARAI


Koshe Kosha, Golpark

This is a popular restaurant serving Bengali food. On your visit try authentic dishes such as Kosha Mutton, Moshla Murgi, Dhakai Mangsho, and Chingri Cutlet.

Address: 62, Ballygunge Gardens, Golpark, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Koshe+Kosha,+Golpark+(%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%B7%E0%A7%87+%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%B7%E0%A6%BE,+%E0%A6%97%E0%A7%8B%E0%A6%B2%E0%A6%AA%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%B0%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%95)/@22.5167115,88.3647809,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3a0276d4b416aaab:0xe30c7bce3a42b5e2!8m2!3d22.5167066!4d88.3669696


6 Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge 

The charming restaurant with a colonial vibe serves authentic local fare. Some must-try dishes are Bhetki Roll, Begun Basanti, and Doi Ilish. They also have buffets if you don’t want to choose just one dish!

Address: 6, Dr Amiya Bose Sarani Rd, near Patha Bhavan School, Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/6+Ballygunge+Place/@22.5277856,88.3687252,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf1efff5c088752e2?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjw7bS8-6_8AhVywjgGHQUoCL0Q_BJ6BQiBARAI


Blue Poppy-Thakali, Camac Street Area

Some of the best North Eastern food, from Sikkimese to Nepali and Tibetan, can be found here. We recommend their famous momos and the Nepali thali.

Address: 4, 1, Middleton St, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Blue+Poppy+Thakali/@22.5484815,88.3512548,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x521263f281e430b7?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjys_LT_K_8AhU7WGwGHfIGBNcQ_BJ6BQiQARAI


Kusum Rolls, Park Street Area

Calcutta-style rolls are super famous and delicious. And this is a popular joint to get your hands on them. The egg roll and the chicken rolls are a must-try, especially the ones with cheese which were popularised by this establishment.

Address: 21, Park St, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kusum+Roll's/@22.5535543,88.3522077,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x7a0cf48c8532cd8e?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjgttnd_a_8AhVPTGwGHTntBj4Q_BJ6BAh-EAg


Azad Hind, Ballygunge

This dhaba-style restaurant is known for its Mughlai and North Indian fare. Do try the Chicken Tikka Masala, Kebabs, Dal Tadka, Biryani, and buttery naans.

Address: 12, 1, Ballygunge Circular Rd, Rowland Row, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Azad+Hind+Dhaba,+Ballygunge/@22.5358198,88.3569947,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x748944100b495c4f?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjB06mv_q_8AhVdTGwGHZ4BD8YQ_BJ6BQiHARAI


Jimmy's Kitchen, Theatre Road

This Chinese restaurant has been dishing out classic Chinese fare since the 1950s. The must-haves are Chilli Roast Pork, Hakka Chowmein, and Chop Sui, amongst others.

Address: 7, 1A, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd, Mullick Bazar, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jimmy's+Kitchen/@22.5443824,88.360346,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xdaacb6a9b9427f11?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5ssaZrrD8AhWqRmwGHe2IAcYQ_BJ6BQiIARAI


Nizam's, New Market Area

This restaurant is the birthplace of Kathi rolls and has been serving Mughlai dishes for decades. Try the mutton rolls and the Mughlai biryani.

Address: 23 & 24, Hogg St, near Axis Bank Atm, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nizam's+Restaurant/@22.5615023,88.3534048,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x5d8448be3c28dcdb?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjaiIyUr7D8AhV8TWwGHSG0CR4Q_BJ6BAh7EAg


Golden Joy, Tangra

Situated in Chinatown, Golden Joy has the best Indian Chinese food in the city. If you visit, we recommend the Duck Roast, Chilli Chicken, and Noodles.

Address: 50, Matheswartala Road, Topsia, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Golden+Joy+Restaurant/@22.5455606,88.38738,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xfef88caa132c972f?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjyto2isLD8AhU6T2wGHeKlBIUQ_BJ6BAhtEAg


Kareem’s, Park Street

While this restaurant is not related to the noted Delihi-based Karim’s, they do serve delicious Mughlai fare. The Malai Kebab and Ghosht Biryani are worth a try.

Address: 55B, Mirza Ghalib St, Esplanade, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kareem%E2%80%99s/@22.5541596,88.3540002,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x61a0c10b68af76a0?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwidioPNtLD8AhWMTWwGHcwGCxMQ_BJ6BQiUARAI


Sienna Store & Cafe, Hindustan Park

This cafe boasts pretty Instagram-worthy interiors that make it a must-visit. The food is prepared using fresh, organic ingredients. Order their pastas and soups and round your meal off with a slice of the walnut cake.

Address: 49, 1, Golpark, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sienna+Store+%26+Cafe/@22.5176611,88.3630725,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x99257dee94fec7fb?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwigl6W0tbD8AhXvW2wGHUr-AbAQ_BJ6BQiJARAI


Oh! Calcutta, Elgin Road

As the name suggests, this restaurant is an homage to Bengali cuisine, and has branches all over the country. Dig into the specials such as Mochar Chop, Bhetki Gondhoraj, and Ilish Paturi.

Address: Forum Mall, 10/3, Elgin Rd, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal

Get Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oh!+Calcutta/@22.5380508,88.3512716,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x3b328d63bea258d0?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjk1oePtrD8AhW9XWwGHba_BpgQ_BJ6BQiIARAI


Published on: Feb. 16, 2023, midnight Last modified on: Feb. 5, 2023, 9:55 a.m.
Anagha Maareesha
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Anagha Maareesha

I am a journalist based in Bangalore with more than a decade of experience. Food, travel and learning more about new cultures are what bring me the most joy. Though a travel-bug at heart, you can mostly find me at home with a frayed paperback and a large mug of tea.