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No. 26, Ground Floor, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Near Indian Museum, New Market Area, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
+91 33 2249 0369
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rested for lunch at Zaranj today , my family and I were completely taken in with the ambience of the place. The little river fountain that flows around the room and the little Japanese style bridges over the rivers really added to the beauty to the place. Service was excellent and we were even warned of the ample amount of... More 

Thank Ethel R
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch -although the tables were empty we were informed there were no tables and had to wait 10mins which turned out to be 30mins . We ordered drinks at the bar & the barman was totally clueless to what we were asking .Eventually we were shown to our table and had to wait a long time before... More 

Thank Cheers142
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

It is a clean and attractive restaurant with good food but there were a couple of niggles. I ordered chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves and deep fried but the chicken which was served was cooked in banana leaves. Pandanus leaves have a flavour which banana leaves do not have. I also ordered a classic martini and I told the waiter... More 

Thank painter2808
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My Danish Friends and I went to have dinner today and we had lamb Hyderabadi dumpukht biryani, , cucumber raita, jheenga malai curry, steamed rice, plain and butter nun and chicken sorba and saag and Jin & tonic as drinks. The food was excellent to taste and big spicy. The mutton was succulent and the raita was very apt combo... More 

Thank Madhumita B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had not made arrangements for New Year's Eve but found a recommendation for this restaurant, who were able to fit us in. We had a fabulous meal: fabulous services and a great atmosphere. Can't rate this restaurant highly enough...

Thank judi186338
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I had called and ordered a takeaway for my family. Was attended to by a mr. siddhartha basu. Amazing chap! Very helpful and polite. Food was packed properly, was received on time (absolutely delicious) and mr basu was kind enough to include a lot of accompaniments. Our favorite place in kolkata!

Thank dulcedelight121
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food is good. Kali dal is really very nice. In starters - paneer tikka, tandoori aloo and dahi ke kebab are very delicious.

Thank dcjain2016
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been going to this place for last 10 years. The food quality is really good. The vegetarian options are limited, but the food has amazing taste. The Dahi ke kabab is 1 item which you will not get any where like here. The lachha paratha and kali dal is too good. It is a place to go who... More 

Thank Harsh1977
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The food tastes the same as it used to be years ago. The service is courteous. The black dal, chana and laccha paratha are still one of the best in Calcutta. Limited menu but very wisely selected. Upholstery and carpets need a change. Worth visiting.

Thank sam1976in
South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The ambiance and the service is pretty much first class.. I was told the Dal Makani was the best in town..Punjab style.. It was ok .. but nothing like the real Punjabi Dal Makani.. rice was done acceptably well and most aspects of the meal were good.. Come here to try one of the dishes if you required extra service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 26, Ground Floor, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Near Indian Museum, New Market Area, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Phone Number: +91 33 2249 0369

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?