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If you are a Chinese food lover, you should definitely try the Tong Fong located in the Park Street area. This is a very old restaurant that serves authentic Chinese fare in a convivial setting. They have a veg and a non-veg buffet. Some of its delicacies are Kung Pao chicken, Crispy Baby Corn With Honey, Chicken Drumsticks and Chili Garlic Pepper Fish. This is an expensive restaurant so a rare visit would only be possible. The decor and the crowd of this place, makes this a perfect dinner destination for the entire family.
One of many in the Park Street row of restaurants, Oasis is a 35-year-old establishment that was renovated and restarted in 2009 at its original location. Situated right next to Bar-B-Que, this two-tiered restaurant is simply decorated with splashes of turquoise and blue all around the place. It serves a variety of dishes from the Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. For starters, you can try Gold Coin and Tandoori Potatoes; Main course options include Chicken Kebab Masala, Rogan Josh and a variety of sizzlers. The place stocks a number of beer labels as well as other libations. The staff is very friendly and service tends to be quick and efficient. A great deal of care is taken to make customers feel at home; no wonder, we see people carrying on conversations long after their meal has ended. Private dining options are also available.
Kolkata has always had a strong preference for Oriental Cuisine and this particular restaurant is dedicated to Chinese cuisine. While it is a part of the popular old restaurant Bar-B-Que on Park Street, it has a separate entrance a few steps away. The restaurant's decor is simple yet sophisticated with comfortable seating and interesting oriental touches. Flavors of China has a number of great preparations to choose from; Konjee Crispy Lamb and Prawn Pepper Salt are recommended starters. Almost any seafood that you order here is bound to be good, but the restaurant also has a large number of vegetarian patrons that swear by the chef's preparations. The staff is always happy to help you put together the perfect meal. Cocktails like 'Passion of East' and 'Oriental Coolers' perfectly complement the food served. The restaurant is crowded on any given night and is frequented by large groups and families.
Golden Joy was established in the year 2002 and is s well-known for its great Chinese cuisine. Right from starters to main course to desserts, everything in this restaurant tastes very authentic. It is a nice place to be with friends and family. Chicken Thai Fried Rice, Chicken Sichuan Chow and Kung Pao chicken are some of the customers' favorite. The restaurant has valet parking facility, so you need not bother about parking space. Chinese lovers should definitely try tasting some of the items from their elaborate menu.
If you want Oriental Cuisine in a fine dining setup, Mainland China is one of the most trusted names in India. Following the concept of 'harmony in contrast', the restaurant never compromises on authenticity and yet manages to please just about any palate. Drunken Chicken in Shaoxiang Wine, Steamed Sea Bass with Soya and Ginger and Sizzling Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Garlic Sauce are some of the ought-to-try specials. The list of dimsums and wantons is endless: those who can't decide can try the Dimsum Platter. An extravagant lunch buffet, complete with a dimsum counter, is on offer too. One of the most crowded restaurants in the city, this Ballygunge eatery is just as frequented by families as it is by business professionals. The atmosphere inside is always charged with excited conversation, probably inspired by the heavenly aromas from the kitchen. You can't go wrong with this Oriental plate!
Red Hot Chilli Pepper may remind you of the popular rock band, but for people in Kolkata it is synonymous with great Oriental Cuisine. Started in 1999, the restaurant was one of the first to introduce authentic flavors from the Szechwan and Canton areas of China to Kolkata. The restaurant also has a variety of Thai specials on offer. The live dimsum counter serving steamed and fried varieties is the most popular part of the restaurant: the Steamed Broccoli Cheese Bite is an absolute must-try. On the a la carte menu each name is interesting and tempting: the American Corn Pepper Salt, Pan Fried Chilli Fish and Chicken Lal Mai Kai are some of the favorites. Whether you visit this place for lunch or dinner, make sure the barman make has your favorite cocktail recipe. Weekends are usually packed to the hilt, so a reservation is advisable. Red Hot Chilli Pepper is also known to organize events like Sizzler Festivals and Dimsum Festivals. It also offers pre-fixe menus for large group bookings and private events.
If you wish for a change from the usual Indian-style Chinese which is found at most restaurants, come to The Wall and marvel in the authenticity of their delightful Pan Asian cuisine. The menu features the exotic Sushi and Dim Sum, as well as the authentic Tempura Platter, Miso soup and Barbecued Pork Chops. Sharing portions of Japanese hot pots are also served and heated right at the table while you eat. The gold accents in the decor add to the oriental appeal, making this place a refreshing addition to Kolkata's culinary scene.