Eating Places of Kolkata
Again located in the New Market area, very close to Nizam's, the aroma of this Biryani restaurant will drag you inside. The pocket pinch being too easy, Amenia can be visited quite frequently. The mutton-Biryani and mutton-chaap combination in Amenia is something which you will never forget once you have had a spoonful of it. Mutton Biryani being a hot favourite among visitors is the tastiest dish here. You can also have it with kebabs which are very tasty too.
Address Gr. Flr. Sutnani Chambers, Bldg. No. 6A, S. N. Banerjee Road, New Market, Near KMC, Kolkata-700087
Contacts 033-22651318 / 2244-1318 / 9674330505
With outlets at various locations in Kolkata, Arsalan is one of the best restaurants in Kolkata, which serves authentic Mughlai food and especially Biryani. The Park Circus branch situated right in front of the Park Circus crossing has the best servings in terms of taste. It is not much expensive. Inside the restaurant it is difficult to find a person who does not have a plate of Biryani apart from other dishes. There is no competition faced by this eatery despite so any other places and it continues to attract people everyday. A tip would be to order a plate of Arsalan Special Biryani. Nothing on earth tastes better.
Address 119A, Muzaffar Ahmed Street (Ripon Street)
Contacts 033-22277493 / 7494
The very name of this restaurant -Bhojohori Manna - brings foth nostalgia in every Bengali, familiar with the popula rendition by Manna De with its amusing lyrics,"Ami sri sri Bhojohori Manna" The popularity of their cuision rests on the recipes of 'pice' hotels which were frequented by all and sundry even a few decades ago. "Our very first outlet at Hazra, Salt Lake was at Ekdalia and we worked out from a garage like space in 2004. Then the outlets at Hazra, Salt Lake were launched and in 2007 this one at Hindustan Road opened its doors. We started with the humble Luchi -Aloo-r Dum and slowly ventured into full meals, " reminisced Siddhartha Bose, one of the partners. Noted director ganutam Ghosh, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Rajiv Neogi and Ranjit Dutta Gupta are the other partners.
Address Bhojohori at Star Theatre, The Star Theatre, 79/3/4 Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata - 700006
Contacts 033-2533 8519 / 98360 43322
Daawat E Shiraz
This is a relatively new restaurant and is placed right opposite Shiraz Golden Restaurant in Park Street. This is the most expensive in terms of prices in the list. They will provide you with a range of lip-smacking Biryani dishes and you will be spoilt for choice. Whoever visits this place comes out with only good things to say. Like the others, order a plate of mutton Biryani and then whatever you want. Do not miss out on any if you are in Kolkata.
AddressTulip Inn Hotel, 56, Park Street, Mallik-bazar Crossing, Kolkata
It is located in Diamond Harbour Road and is the best Biryani centre in the south-western part of Kolkata. Along with exclusively mughlai dishes, it also has Chinese and North Indian. But the people who visit Haji Saheb are the ones who strictly go for the Biryani. Prices are cheaper too. One secret is that one plate Biryani when packed and taken home is of a greater quantity than which is served inside the restaurant. The ones who know about it bring it home and take pleasure in it.
Address 26, Circus Avenue, Park Circus Area, Kolkata
Contacts 033-22890786 / 9038888786
Kasturi Garden Restaurant
I f you want reasonably priced Bengali food in a unique environment - this is the place! Opened in September last year with a better ambience and air-conditioning, this eatery on Hindustan Road is the new kid on the block. It has also added the provisions of home delivery.
The brand 'Kasturi' was the brain child of Gopal Chandra Saha, proprietor of Kasturi restaurant and the first outlet was set up on the adjoining Mustaque Ahmed Street, off Free School Street. One of the first restaurants to specialise in Bangladeshi cuisine in a big way, Kasturi since 1994 has remained a favourite haunt for many. Vikram Saha, son of Gopal Chandra Saha, now manages the day to day activities and shuttles between branches. "After acquiring a name in Bengali cuisine, we have ventured into Chinese cuisine as well with this new restaurant at Hindustan Road. Here we are catering both Bengali and Chinese food," said Ririku Das, manager of the Hindustan Road outlet.
Address11/A, Dover Lane, Hindustan Road,Near Gariahat Spencers, Rash Behari Avenue,Gariahat, Kolkata
Apart from being famous for Kati-rolls, Nizam's serves up the best Biryani plates available in Kolkata. Situated in the New Market area, you will mostly never find a seat empty because of the huge footfall. You will probably have to wait for a maximum of 5 minutes, but the wait is worth it. Biryani, together with 'kebabs' or 'chaap' is heavenly there. The plate served has such a huge quantity that it can easily make way to two stomachs. But again, it’s too tasty to share.
AddressNo. 23 & 24, Hogg Street, BBD Bag (Dalhousie Square), Beside New Market,
Contacts9831073534 / 9836194669 / 32928340
Shiraz Golden Restaurant
With as many as six outlets in Kolkata this is one of the oldest restaurants here. The main branch which is located in Park Street is the one where you should first go. Be it an old man or a youngster, there is nobody in Kolkata who has not been there. Even a man in his 70s or 80s will tell you how a particular Biryani tastes there. You can choose from a host of menu and not worry about any. They will be tasty undoubtedly.
Address135, Park Street, Kolkata-700017
Contacts033-22866806 / 6795 / 7272 / 7273
The name says it all. As the saying goes, Baromashe tero parbon or Bengal has more festivals than months in th calendar and any Bengali you meet will agree that festivties and feasting go hand in hand. And if you want to enjoy Bengali food with a fine dining ambience without the pocket pinch of a 5 star, Tero Parbon is place - for both Bengalis and their guests. It will be an ideal place to introduce Bengali cuisine to your gusests. "We wanted to celebrate the authenticity of Bengali cuisine. In 2006, my parents Subrata and Sunetra Ghosh Chowdhuri started Tero Parbon. They are the ones who envisioned it they wanted. Iam just looking after it," said Souvik Ghosh Chowdhuri.
Address49C, Purna Das Road, Hindustan Park, Kolkata
Contacts9830432175 / 033 24640199
One of the spiciest biryani's are served at Zeeshan. If you are in the mood to have something heavy and spicy, which stays on with you for a considerable period of time, this is the place where you should be. You should, along with having the Biryani platter, try the reshmi kebabs too. The chaap here also tastes brilliant, be it chicken or mutton. It is very spicy and too tasty too forget. Prices are mediocre which will leave you with enough to splurge on. One suggestion would be to order the special Biryani. You have not tasted anything like that before.
Address17, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus Area, Kolkata
Contacts033 22806842 / 033 22893551