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A Guide To Five Famous Restaurants In Kolkata That Are Food Lovers Ecstasies And Budget Hotels In Kolkata

So you think Kolkata is all about mishit doi, rosogolla and fish. Wrong. Kolkata has more to offer in gastronomy- in terms of restaurant-chains or in-house eateries at star hotels in Kolkata.

So you think Kolkata is all about mishit doi, rosogolla and fish. Wrong. Kolkata has more to offer in gastronomy- in terms of restaurant-chains or in-house eateries at star hotels in Kolkata.

A guide to five famous food joints in Kolkata and Kolkata cheap hotels that are serving customers for a long time

1. Nizam at New Market

Nizam is an iconic place in Kolkata’s food map. Satisfying the taste-buds of foodies with its north Indian and mughlai varieties- for more than 80 years; Nizam is known to create the famous Kolkata kathi roll- that became truly synonymous with the food-connoisseur image of the city. Though there is nothing striking about Nizam’s appearance or service from outside, the food here is altogether a different ballgame. And that too at a reasonably cheap price! So if you plan to visit Kolkata next time, don’t forget to take a bite of Nizam’s Kathi Roll- it’s a piece of heaven, rolled up in flat bread.

2. Arsalan at Park Circus

Serving more than a decade the biryani and mughlai food cravings of Kolkata- Arsalan is a name to reckon with. Though Arsalan’s specialty lies with north Indian, Chinese and Mughlai food- Arsalan’s biryani is legendary, as many people rightfully claim that even the famous Hyderabadi briyani is nowhere close to Arsalan’s one, in terms of quality. So visiting Arsalan during your stay in Kolkata should be included in your must-to-do list in the city.

3. Peter Cat at Park Street

The star attraction of glamorous Park Street- Peter Cat is the specialty restaurant on continental and north Indian food. Its chelo kabab is a household name in Kolkata and for decades forcing hordes of tourists to visit this fabulous restaurant and taste chelo kabab at least once- during their stay.

4. Chinatown at Tangra

Chinatown at Tangra, Kolkata- is an exotic place with its predominantly Chinese inhabitant, their festivities and exquisite Chinese food. There are many restaurants in Chinatown that serve authentic Chinese food at a reasonable price. To get a closer look of the exotic custom and traditional Chinese food, one should visit Chinatown during Chinese New Year celebration.

5. Mainland China

Mainland China – the name is enough to keep your mouth watering if you are crazy about Chinese food. Mainland China has several outlets located in some of the most upmarket areas of Kolkata. The specialty of this restaurant is that they keep the recipe of the dish as original to its root as possible. So in this age of ‘indianised’ Chinese food- if you want to taste something authentic from faraway china, then Mainland China is the place to go.

6. Aminia

If you love mughlai food and if you love your mutton- then look no further and hop into the nearest Aminia outlet, to your location. Standing tall in the face of stiff competition for decades, Aminia is eminent for its excellent biryani and non-veg items, especially mutton-based dishes.

7. Only Alibaba

A relatively new restaurant-chain serving mughlai and north Indian delicacies- Only Alibaba is hot favorite among the foodies of the city. From yummy rolls to nawabi biryani- Only alibaba’s forte lies in a vast range of tidbits.

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