8 Best Restaurants To Try Bengali Food In Mumbai
If you’ve ever been to West Bengal, you’d know just how dear food is to all Bengalis. Their food fetish extends much beyond just machchi and bhaat; and goes all the way to ensure your sweet tooth is well fed at the end of a good meal. If you’d love to sample some of their dishes but can’t stretch yourself till Kolkata, just check out the best places to eat Bengali food in Mumbai.
Treat Yourself To A Bengali Feast
Bengali cuisine is known fora mix of subtle and fiery spices; so expect a dose of flavor hitting your taste buds right from the first bite. Try out aloo poshto, jhalmuri, baigunbaja,panthua and a lot more at these Bengali restaurants in Mumbai.
1) Bijoli Grill
Bijoli Grill has its priorities straight: no fancy interiors, no fluff; just good food. At this small restaurant, you can expect authentic Bengali fare. Whenever you’re planning to go there, make sure you’ve got an empty stomach, because there is a lot to try. Chicken Khoberaji, mutton kosha, dab-chingri and rasgollapayesh are what we loved the most there.
Where: Hakone Children’s Park, Hiranandani, Powai
2) Oh! Calcutta
Oh! Calcutta’s expansive menu and variety of delicacies might leave you feeling a little overwhelmed, but you can always ask the friendly waiters for some help while placing the order. We recommend their fish fry and smoked hilsa; it is absolutely delicious! The prices are a little on the expensive side, so make sure your wallet is full before you go there.
Where: Tardeo, Khar, Andheri
3) Bhojohori Manna
All the branches of Bhojohori Manna across Mumbai have simple décor thattakes you back to the charm of Calcutta; it’s the perfect place to go to for some Bengali comfort food. What we love about Bhojohori Manna is that even the simplest dishes are cooked with finesse; there is a good balance of sweet and spicy flavors in them.
Where: Andheri, Vikhroli, Powai, Chembur
With more than 8 locations across Mumbai, Hangla’s is spreading the love for Bengali food around. Whether you’re looking for a wholesome thali or a quick street snack, Hangla’s won’t disappoint you. Their chicken chaap, chicken kosha and mutton keema roll are highly recommended.
Where: Powai, Andheri, Chakala, Bandra, Lower Parel, Kandivali
5) The Calcutta Club
The Calcutta Club’s ambience is very inviting, but that’s not the highlight there; it’s the food. The menu has a lot of fish delicacies, so seafood lovers are in for a treat. Patrons vouch for its hilsa fry, while if you are in the mood to indulge your sweet tooth, do go for their kheer patisapta and payesh.
Where: 22, Link Plaza, Near Police Station, Oshiwara, Andheri West
6) The Mustard House
The Mustard House is your one-stop shop for biryanis, rolls and Bengali delicacies. For a completely filling meal, try the mighty Bengali thali. But if you’re looking to try out different snacks, chicken chaap, bhetkipaturi and mutton kebabs are our picks.
Where: Shop 4, Plot 144, Andheri Kurla Road, Ahead of Sangam Big Cinema, Andheri East, Chakala
7) Taste Of Kolkata
Taste Of Kolkata has very few options for vegetarians, but for those who love non-vegetarian food, it’s the bomb! The décor is simple, and the restaurant might seem a little crowded because of its limited seating capacity, but the food is absolutely on point. Their fish thali, aloo posto and chicken rolls won our heart, but don’t miss out on the desserts, they have some amazing options for that as well!
Where: 19, Rangoli, Vasant Utsav, Thakur College, Thakur Village, Kandivali East
8) Sweet Bengal
Sweet Bengal’s outlets across the city are the best places to head out to for Bengali sweets after a good meal. Mishti Doi, Sondesh, Malai Sandwich, Labanga Latika and so much more; the varieties here are endless. If someday you decide to go on a sweet hogging spree, consider this place on the top of your go-to list.
Where: Malad, Powai, Andheri, Bandra, Thane, Chembur, Goregaon,Kandivali, Borivali, Mahim, Shivaji Park, Vile Parle, Khar, Cuffe Parade
It’s a blessing to have so many varieties of cuisines and cultures in a single city, isn’t it? Now that you’ve covered Bengal, move a little south and see what Kerala has to offer to the foodie in you. Check out our list of best restaurants in Mumbai that serve delicacies from Kerala, and check off another item off your food bucket list! Which other foods do you wish to try out? Do let us know in the comments section below.
Image Credits: IndiBeat, Trip Advisor, Oh Calcutta, Just Dial, Wikimedia Commons, Hangouts
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