Kolkata’s culinary scene features abundant seafood options considering the traditional fish curry is one of Bengali’s biggest stars when it comes to cooking. Here is our guide to the city’s top spots for indulging in seafood—cooked in Bengali and other styles.
Restaurant, Indian, Seafood, $$$
As may be obvious from the name, this restaurant in Ballygunge is a seafood-exclusive restaurant claiming to be the only one of its kind in Kolkata. From creamy soups to traditional Bengali to continental and fusion style main courses, the range and choice on their menu will delight any seafood lover. The traditional fish curry paired with rice is always a great choice, but if you are looking to experiment a little you can never go wrong with one of their assorted platters.
Perhaps the most known among Kolkata’s authentic Bengali restaurants, Oh! Calcutta will delight any seafood lover with its rich menu. Fried, steamed, curried—their fish and shrimp offerings are filling, delicious, and offer the wholesome, comforting tastes of home-cooked Bengali food.
This modest, multi-cuisine restaurant offers outstanding seafood at very affordable prices. Their cuisine is mostly Indo-Chinese and features a range of delicious momos, soups, noodles, and more. Offering everything from local fish, shrimp, and lobster to octopus and squid, Ecstasea has one of the richest seafood menus in the city.
This ocean-themed restaurant lets you have fresh seafood cooked to your liking, in addition to a rich menu offering the best seafood from around the world. Their menu includes everything from Malabar prawn curry to fish and chips. If you’re willing to splurge a little on your seafood cravings, look no further than Ocean Grill.
For traditional fish curry paired with warm rice, Kasturi is among the best restaurants to head to in Kolkata. A small restaurant with modest décor and friendly service, Kasturi offers a wide range of Bengali and Bangladeshi dishes at very affordable prices.
If colorful and funky décor at this restaurant doesn’t delight you, their rich seafood menu will. Offering multiple cuisines, including traditional and tribal dishes, as well as popular Indo-Chinese delicacies at reasonable prices, Santa’s Fantasea has something for everyone. If you’re overwhelmed by their menu, go for the ever popular smoked octopus.