Our Top 5 Bengali food spots in Bombay, in no particular order:
Calcutta club: Wholesome, almost homestyle that is satisfying and unpretentious. We recommend the Mutton Kausha and the Kheer Patishapta – a small rolled pancake stuffed with coconut, mawa and suji dunked in a pool of rabri-like caramelized milk. Read about our visit here.
22 Link Plaza, Near Police Station, Oshiwara
Oh calcutta!: Oh Calcutta! has been around for a long long time and there have been a few changes in the menu over the years. What hasn’t changed is the quality of food. They are probably the only people to fly in their Illish from Kolkata. We recommend the delicious Begun Bhaja, the rock salt flavors in the Fish Fry, Bhapa Illish and the delicious Nolen Gurer ice cream made with fresh jaggery.
Hotel Rosewood, Tulsiwadi Lane, Mahindra Heights,Tardeo and Melbourne Society, Shastri Nagar, Lokhandwala
Hangla: Even though they have a far more extensive menu, Hangla is all about rolls. Crisp, moreish, egg-coated Parathas, filled with tangy, delicious meats. Great Kolkata street food that hits the spot. We recommend the Double Chicken roll or the Double Mutton roll.
Opposite Amarsons, Linking Road, Bandra West and 11 other branches around Mumbai.
Bijoli Grill: A no fuss place that does Bengali food justice. A Calcutta invention, Chinatown Chicken Chili is fantastic here – juicy, spicy and bursting with umami. We also recommend the Begun Bhaja and the Parshey Shorshe Bata, a mullet like fish is a thick mustard gravy.
Hakone Children’s Park, Hiranandani, Powai and Tirupati CHS, 7 Bungalows
Bhojohori Manna: Named after a song by Manna Dey it is one of the sought after restaurants in Kolkatta. We love the Prawn Paturi which is oozing with flavors…sweetness of the prawns combined with the sharp pungent flavor of the mustard and ofcourse the Mutton Dakbangla which is a rich delicious gravy that captures the essence of the old Dak Bungalow khansamas.
Reliable Business Center, Oshiwara, Near Om Heera Panna Mall, Off Link Rd, Anand Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400102
And on a final, sweet note, Sweet Bengal: Bengali food can never be complete without mishti. To get the satisfaction of a good Bengali mishti in Mumbai, it’s hard to find a better place than Sweet Bengal. They have Sondesh, Payesh, the traditional mishti doi and everything in between. Their Bengali sweets are as close to authentic as possible outside of Bengal and are quite simply, delicious. And if you dont have a sweet tooth, the Vegetable Chop and the Samosas here are pretty great too.
Branches All Around Mumbai