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One of the original Park Street restaurants, Kwality is quite popular among locals. However, it fails to consistently deliver on its promise of quality. Although the menu boasts of both Continental and Indian cuisines, it is advisable to stick to ordering the Indian preparations as the Continental food tends to lack authenticity most of the time. The restaurant has a fully equipped bar and the Fish Masala Kebabs and Chicken Kebabs serve as perfect starters. North Indian specialties like Chana Bhatoora, Karai Chicken and Paneer Labadar are worth trying. The service is not excellent, nor is the decor. Come here only if you can't find a seat at Park Street's better offerings like Moulin Rouge, Maharaja or Magnolia.
Right from the walls and artifacts inside the restaurant to the staff, everything here represents Rajasthan. The intricate design of the windows, paintings hung on the walls, humble hosts and sumptuous food, all contribute to the charm of Teej. Thalis are the specialty here, and the Rajsi thali, a popular choice, includes a complete traditional meal: kulchas (Indian Bread), dal (lentils), a variety of Rajasthani curries, and Indian sweets. There is usually no room for hunger after this treat, but just in case, the menu also includes a fusion platter, great starters like Jodhpuri Gatte and a range of interesting Indian breads. Some of the preparations may be high on spice, but a word to the staff before your meal should help. The restaurant also features a complete bar, and a television which is most enjoyed by local cricket fans that are often glued to it, cheering the Indian side.
The name is inspired from a 1970s Bengali movie about a cook known as 'Bhojohori Manna'. And just like the name, this restaurant is 'Bengali' all the way. The budget prices you see on the menu are an effort to preserve the old 'pice hotel' concept. Of course, the food is always much more than you expect; you can go for the mini or maxi thala, which includes a full traditional Bengali meal. However, if you would rather relish just a few specialties, Macher Chop (Fish Starter), Shorshe Begun (Eggplant in Mustard Gravy), Ilish Barishali, Kankara Jhal (Crab Curry) and Bhekti Paturi are the most tantalizing of the lot. For the perfect end to your meal, try popular Bengali sweets like Mishti Doi or Sandesh. The restaurant has a number of branches across the city; this particular branch at Ballygunge has a humble appearance, but is incredibly popular among those who crave authentic Bengali flavors. The restaurant has free delivery and also has a 'Dekchi' service which works out perfectly for large groups.