Kolkata - Post Report Question and Answers

What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Indian, SouthEast Asian, Faux Thai, Faux Chinese, Pizza, Fast food, the selection is really wide, but the quality varies. You’ve got Chili’s type places, authentic Indian (mostly Bengali) type places, Hipster type places, some nice coffee shops, etc. Don’t eat salads from reputable restaurants. - Aug 2021

Very good restaurants all around. Delivery apps for almost every restaurant. Some good non Indian restaurants, sushi, Asian fusion, at reasonable prices. - Dec 2020

Lots. Fast food: McDonald's, KFC, Chillis, Au Bon Pain, Baskin Robbins. The opening of the luxury Quest Mall saw the opening of several luxury restaurants. The city has lots of famous local restaurants like Flury's, Peter Cat, etc. It also has the only Chinatown in India. - Sep 2015

There are very good restaurants here ranging from very low cost to very high end. - Dec 2010

This is India, so the indian food is awesome. KFC, McDonald's (no beef) and Pizza Hut as well as Dominos and Subway, if you really need it. The indian food is generally pretty cheap and reasonable; though if you eat at the hotels it's expensive. The fast food chains are very cheap. - Jun 2009

McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Dominoes, KFC, at reasonable prices. Of course amazing Indian food choices, and a few other ethnic restaurants. - Mar 2009

Fast food: Subway, KFC, Pizza Hut and Dominos. A new restaurant opened in 2007, Blue Potato, which dramatically changed the lives of expats who long for non-Indian/Chinese food. The same owner will soon open a Tapas bar as well. There's an excellent Italian/pizzeria place and several outstanding restaurants in the hotels (La Cuccina in the Hyatt, Pan Asia and West View in the ITC Sonar Bangla, among others). There are wonderful Indian and Chinese restaurants as well, but since Indian and Chinese food are generally served at every event and function, most foreigners typically seek other options when dining out. - May 2008

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