Seafood is basically any form of sea life consider as an eatable by humans. It includes prominently fishes and shellfish. Seafood has a special place in the Kolkata ’s foodie lists. If visitors want to enjoy the seafood delicacies in Kolkata one should turn their heads to the listed below restaurants
It’s a chain of Bengali restaurants in India. Oh! Calcutta is an ode, a celebration to the romantic city of Calcutta. Its menu has all mouth-watering authentic Bengali dishes and all seafood dishes. The seafood lovers must visit this place for special Daab Chingri, essentially it’s prawns cooked in coconut curry and another must try seafood dish is Gandharaj Bhetki it is the perfect combination of flavors in steamed fish seasoned with lemon.
Location-Elgin Road, South Kolkata
Timings-Monday–Friday: 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.; weekend buffets: 12.00 noon to 4.00 p.m.
Price-Approx. INR 1,800 for two; weekend buffet: INR 912 + taxes per person
This restaurant has got an excellent ambiance. The authentic Bengali handwork on the walls will mesmerize you. The grass table and a chair give the homely feeling. The must try seafood here is chittol machher muitha . It is boneless fish rolls dipped in gravy. They serve here is what a true blue seafood lover will sail the seven seas for. Another taste bud stimulation can be done with mocha chingri, it is prawns cooked with banana flowers. That’s a treat unlike any you may have yet tried.
Location- Jodhpur Park, South Kolkata, Kolkata (Landmark: adjacent to Blue Mug Café).
TIMINGS-Monday through Sunday: 09.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Price-Approx. INR 600 for two
This is an old bungalow converted into a restaurant. It exudes the very essence of Kolkata. This restaurant will give you an unforgettable memory with its ambiance, food quality and services too. The must-try seafood cuisine is mourola machher piyaji (small fish fritters) and the pabda macher jhal (spicy fish curry).
Location-31 A, DD Block, Salt Lake, Sector 1, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
Timings-Monday through Sunday: 12.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Price-INR 1,000 for two
The Plain-Jane vibe of Kasturi restaurant might seem like a let-down but the food offered by this restaurant will make you wonder how you have survived without eating such mouth-watering seafood cuisine. The must try seafood cuisine here is bhetki paturi,, it is steamed fish wrapped in banana leaf. Next is kochu pata diye chingri, it is prawns roasted in indigenous Bengal greens.
Location-11 A, Dover Lane, RB Avenue, Hindustan Road, Gariahat, South Kolkata.
Timings-Monday to Sunday: 12.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. (Thursdays closed).
Price-INR 3,00 for two.
Hatari is definitely one of the best places in Kolkata to have seafood. This is an extremely popular and busy restaurant because of its quality and reasonable pricing. The Fish Kadai is the pick of everyone who visits Hatari.
Location-Hotel Atithi Inn, Ground Floor, Raghunathpur, V.I.P. Road, Baguihati, Kolkata; 113/1B, Rash Behari Avenue, Near Triangular Park, Gariahat, Kolkata; 18, Bhupen Roy Road, Behala, Kolkata; 1/16, Arabindo Nagar, Golf Green, Kolkata
Price-Two: INR 1100
This restaurant serves only mouthwatering fish delicacies. It has a wide range of fish to choose from-Ajwani Machi Tikka and Macher Muitha are its specialties. The shrimp pulao is also a must try. The ambiance of this restaurant is in an authentic Bengali style.
Location- 13/5, Swinhoe Street, Ballygunge, Kolkata
Grilled seafood is a specialty of Ocean Grill but their menu also includes other cuisines, including Continental, Middle Eastern and Asian flavors. Its ocean theme, a separate lounge, live seafood, grill on each table and an ocean-themed bar with its sea life murals will make it a perfect experience for everyone.
Location-1st Floor, Infinity Benchmark, Block GP, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Price-INR-1500 for Two
This restaurant offers a huge variety on its menu card with reasonable pricing. The visitors can find everything from smoked octopus, chili prawns, Shanghai rice to pak Choi fish here. Though this is small seafood and a tribal cuisine specialty restaurant, the food is to die for.
Location-9, Ballygunge Terrace, Near Anjali Jewellers, Golpark, Kolkata; BF 189, Near Swimming Pool, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata
Price-INR 800 For Two
Ecstasea is a hidden gem tucked away in a quiet lane of Kolkata. A seafood lovers’ haven-the pan-fried squid is delicious, as is the Korean seafood rice. The seafood noodles and rice are also worth trying. The crispy chili crab is also worth mentioning. Overall great food at low price-a must visit the place.
Location-P 241, Lake Road, Near Lake Road CCD, Southern Avenue, Kolkata.
Price-Two: INR 600
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