The Best Restaurants For Kathi Rolls in Kolkata, India

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4 January 2018

Kolkata is where the kathi roll is originally from, so it’s only natural that the city’s eateries make some of the best rolls in the country. We have compiled this list of restaurants across Kolkata whose kathi rolls are irresistibly delicious.


Restaurant, Indian, Fast Food, Halal, Street Food, $$$
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Chicken kathi roll
Chicken kathi roll | © Kathi Vivekpat30/WikiCommons

The birthplace of the kathi roll, Nizam’s has managed to survive decades of change and competition to remain the premier roll-maker in Kolkata. This humble, no-frills eatery offers quite a few varieties of rolls, including classic mutton and chicken kathi rolls, as well as lighter rumali roti rolls. Vegetarian options include paneer and potato rolls.

Badshah Bar and Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Indian, Fast Food, Beer, Wine, $$$
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Yet another historic eatery in bustling New Market Area, Badshah has roped in patrons from around the city with its juicy rolls served alongside flavorful sauces for just about as long as Nizam’s. Offering you the option of grabbing a beer with your roll, Badshah may make a more enjoyable kathi roll experience. The chicken tikka roll and mutton rolls are particularly worth trying.

Kusum Rolls

Restaurant, Indian, Fast Food, Street Food, Vegetarian
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Kathi Rolls
Kathi Rolls | © Satyajit Dhawale/WikiCommons

Kusum has been serving some of the best rolls in the city since 1971, and its popularity is only increasing with each passing decade. Introducing many variants of the classic kathi roll—including cheese and mayonnaise fillings—Kusum has contributed massively to keeping the food item relevant in Kolkata’s culinary culture.

Hot Kathi Roll

Restaurant, Indian, Fast Food, Vegetarian
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This popular eatery on Park Street is always packed with patrons gorging on their crunchy kathi rolls wrapped in deep-fried paranthas. The double egg chicken roll is a must-try, as is the classic mutton kathi roll. Vegetarian options include a paneer roll and an assorted vegetable kathi roll.

Jabbrr Afghani

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Fast Food, $$$
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Egg Kathi Roll
Egg Kathi Roll | © Satadaldas1966/WikiCommons

This Mughalai restaurant in Salt Lake offers a range of delicious chicken, mutton, egg, and paneer rolls. Other varieties include cheese rolls as well as onion rolls, all of which come with delicious sauces on the side. With plenty of seating and friendly service, this kathi roll joint is one you can linger in.


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For guiltless snacking on hearty rolls, try Smokaccino’s oil-free versions. Without sacrificing taste or hiking prices, Smokaccino provides low calorie versions of all your favorite kathi rolls—from chicken reshmi kebab to vegetarian. Add to that the restaurant’s super fast, yet warm service and no-frills ambiance, and Smokaccino is proven the quintessential kathi roll joint.

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