6 Underrated Tangra Restaurants For Authentic Calcutta Chinese

The neighbourhood of Tangra is smattered with some amazing culinary gems offering the taste of Calcutta-style Chinese food. Some restaurants are more famous than others, there are plenty of diners in and around Tangra that deserve more attention. Some of the hideaways in the area are Chinese-owned family restaurants and have been in business for decades, while some of the other names have expanded in the last few years. 

The Tangra Chinese is the quintessential taste of Chinatown which is a vibrant, palatable cuisine that’s umami-rich and can be consumed at any part of the day! Some Tangra restaurants also have their own breakfast service so they open up pretty early around 8 am. If you’re looking to explore more of Tangra, here are some underrated restaurants in the neighbourhood

Kim Fa

Located near the Chinese Kali Temple, this low-key, yellow-walled restaurant is cosy, pocket-friendly and makes some of the most scrumptious Chinese food in town. The Kim Fa Chilli Chicken is the show-stealer; made with a hearty dose of green chillies, the dry chicken dish has a mild sweet kick which makes it so yummy. The Mixed Chow Chow Rice has a flavourful, serving of chicken and crunchy veggie broth served on a bed of white steamed rice. The Hakka noodles at Kim Fa are perfectly wok-fried to a light brownish hue and are topped with generous portions of meat and veggies.

Address: 41, Matheswartala Road, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046

Timing: 11 am to 2:30 pm; 6 pm to 10 pm

Price For Two: Rs 800 for Two

USP Dishes: Dry Chilli Chicken, Chow Chow Rice, Mixed Hakka Noodles

Ah Leung

This 83-year-old hideaway is the best destination in Tangra for some hand-pulled noodles and wontons and is styled inside a home. Their pork wonton chow is almost buttery and has a delicious savouriness to it, the appetiser selection has some amazing picks. Pair their dry chilli chicken with some savoury and silky singhara noodles and don’t miss out on their pork kaptai which is their signature and perfectly seasoned.

Address: 119, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046

Timing: 8 am to 12:30 pm; 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Price For Two: Rs 600 for Two

USP Dishes: Pork wonton noodles, pork kaptai


Kafulok is one of the bigger restaurants in Tangra, besides Beijing, Big Boss etc. The Chicken Kafulok soup is loaded with chicken and veggies, pair it with the crispy fried ginger prawns and dry chilli chicken. Their portions are generous and you have convenient options for small, medium and large servings. Their fried wontons are light and airy and their Hakka noodles are quite filling and savoury. Try their lemon chicken too, which is a light, herbaceous dish with mild citrus notes. And make sure you order a wonton for the table as they’re super bingeable!

Address: 47, New Tangra Rd, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046

Timing: 12 am to 11 pm

Price For Two: Rs 1,400 for Two

USP Dishes: Fried wontons, Hakka Noodles, Pork meatball soup

Golden Joy

Golden Joy has one of the most diverse menus in the whole of Tangra. Be it duck roast, Calcutta-style noodles, Golden Fried Shrimp or simple fried rice, the restaurant has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on their Thai soup, which has a hint of tanginess and is one of the most authentic renditions of the soup you can find in town. It’s loaded with carrots, bokchoy, mushrooms and chicken. They also have a range of vegetarian appetisers, which is perfect for green lovers. Their Hakka chilli tofu, Thai fry gobi and thread paneer are some of the best picks.

Address: 50, Matheswartala Road, Topsia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046

Timing: 11 am to 11 pm

Price For Two: Rs 900 for Two

USP Dishes: Mixed Hakka noodles, Golden Fried Fish

Sun Shine

One of the most economical haunts in Tangra, Sun Shine is good enough for every occasion, be it birthday parties big family dinners or cosy, intimate dinners. Their menu is not too big, but they have most of the Chinatown classics and some signature dishes. Their soups come in generous quantities and are loaded with veggies and protein and you can pair them with the airy wontons. Try their hot garlic chicken and salt and pepper fish, if you’re looking for something spicier

Address: 41, Matheswartala Road, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046

Timing: 8 am to 11 pm

Price For Two: Rs 500 for Two

USP Dishes: Chilli chicken, Salt & Pepper Fish

Hot Wok Village

One of the few restaurants in Tangra with ample parking space, Hot Wok Village has a great menu. If you want the all-time favourite dishes like Chicken Drumstick, Chili Chicken dry, Schezwan Chicken Gravy, Mixed Fried Rice etc, you’ll love their food and portions. However, if you want something different, the restaurant also serves amazing fish fingers, prawn chips, and some irresistible hot wok sauce chicken wings!

Address: 56, South Tangra Road, South Tangra Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046

Timing: 11 am to 10:30 pm

Price For Two: Rs 500 for Two

USP Dishes: Chicken wings, fish finger