When it comes to authentic Thai food, few others can match what is served at Benjarong. Set in a chic space, replete with warm colored themes, traditional Thai artwork and elegant furniture, the mood in here is set perfectly for a casual, yet enjoyable meal. Featuring a blend of modern and traditional Thai dishes, each dish is intricately crafted to suit the modern palate, without taking away the essence of the dish. Take your pick from the signature curries, rice and noodles, and prepare to be blown away by its vast flavors.
Zen, nestled in the classy and elegant Park Hotel, is truly a 'new theater of food' that provides a visual and culinary treat as well. Wooden paneled flooring giving the effect of bamboos and artifacts adorning the room are well coordinated with the Oriental decor. It has show kitchens, where you can watch the skilled chefs expertly dishing out tasty preparations. Every order of the customer is treated like a piece d'art and right from the recipe to the presentation, each step is carried out with precision and amazing attention to detail. If you like your privacy, choose to sit in the space separated by the wooden columned curtains. The Japanese bar serves excellent sushi and teppanyaki. Be a part of this culinary journey that takes you through the unique world of Oriental cuisines.
If you're craving for an all-Italian experience in Kolkata, nothing will please you better than La Cucina. Located at the lobby level of Hyatt Regency Kolkata, this restaurant serves up Italian specialties, complete with home-made pasta, in a contemporary ambiance. Since no Italian meal is complete without a wine to match, the restaurant stocks over 150 different bottles to choose from; and if that is too much variety for you, ask the trained sommelier to help you out. 'Pranzo Di Domenica', the Sunday lunch buffet, is a most delectable choice of Italian fare.
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.
The Corner Courtyard is a very old house that has a colonial history and was last occupied in the year 1904. It dates back to the times when the British came to India for trading spices, something, which was known only to Indians. Almost after 100 years this ancient property is transformed into a restaurant and is given an individual identify of its own. Kolkata is known as the heart of colonial India and this place will give you a feel of the British era. The restaurant is decorated in a rustic manner and offers a variety of curries and cheese.
Shisha Reincarnated is the swankier version of what was originally a smaller lounging space of the same name. It now boasts of private booths and a dance floor. Featuring Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine, including specialties like baklava, this place is appreciated for its live counters and theatrical desserts. The bar concocts some of the most innovative cocktails and mocktails, as well as prides itself on offering the rarest spirits, malts and cigars. The dark wood and warm colored interiors adding to the mystique of the place.
Situated within the centrally located Oberoi Grand, La Terrasse is open 24 hours and serves a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Bengali cuisine to thin crust pizzas and pastas. Awarded the Times Food Guide Award 2008 for Best All Day Dining, the restaurant has a large dining area with a sophisticated yet casual decor. While daily buffets serve breakfast and lunch, dinner can be ordered from the a la carte menu. If you happen to be looking for an extra-late dinner option, this is just the place for you.
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.