Craving Some Telebhaja? Visit These Top 10 Places In Kolkata
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You are not a true Bengali or Calcuttan if you do not have telebhaja or ‘aloo chaap’ every other day. So, if you still haven’t tried this delicacy out, we have you covered; this list of the best places for telebhaja will take you to some of the best joints in the city! 

1.    Machhli Baba Fries:

This small eatery serves one of the best chaaps out there. The taste will surely take you back to old Calcutta. Their mochar chop and Phulkopir Singara will make you crave more! 

Cuisine: Bengali, Fast Food, North Indian 

USP Dishes: Mochar chop, Singara 

Timings: 7 am – 12 am 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Veg and Non-veg

Address: 14/A, Lake View Rd, lake Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata 700019

Cost for two: Rs 200  (Budget)

Phone: 8333487999

2.    Lakshmi Narayan Shaw & Son:

This location used to be a gathering place for freedom fighters after Khedu Shaw founded it in 1918. One such notable youngster who frequented this shop was none other than Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, hence why this shop is famously called ‘Netajir chop-er dokan’. To this day, Netaji’s birthday is celebrated every year by serving telebhaja for free! 

Cuisine: Indian

USP Dishes: Soya Chop, Aloo Chop, Paneer Cutlets, Bidhan Sarani, Snacks, Fries 

Timings: 4 pm – 8:30 pm 

Meals Served: Snacks and Dinner

Type: Veg

Address: 158, Bidhan Sarani Rd, Sovabazar, Hati Bagan, Machuabazar, Kolkata 700006 

Cost for two: Rs 100  (Budget) 

Phone: 9477108105

3.    Kalpataru:

The quality of this place is extremely good. The ingredients used here are also fresh, and the taste is delicious. So, make sure to visit Kalpataru the next time you want to satisfy your chaap cravings. 

Cuisine: Street Food, Chinese 

USP Dishes: Soya Chop, Aloo Chop, Paneer Cutlets, Bidhan Sarani, Snacks, Fries 

Timings: 10:30 am - 9 pm 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Type: Veg and Non-veg 

Address: 50 Ananda Palit Road Entally, Kolkata 700014  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jTeBqks64gnRgCAe8

Cost for two: Rs 100  (Budget)

Phone: 9073518846

4.    Dilkusha Cabin:

This is probably one of the best cabins in Kolkata. It is easily accessible and economical. It has some of the best fish fry out there. A plus point is that all the portion sizes here are huge! 

Cuisine: Bengali, Chinese 

USP Dishes: Mutton Kaviraji, Chicken Kaviraji, Fish Kaviraji, Dimer Devil, Chicken Cutlets, Chai 

Timings: 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meals Served: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner

Type: Veg and Non-veg

Address: College St, College Square West, College Square, Kolkata 700007 

Cost for two: Rs 300  

Phone: 033-22803639

5.    Kalika:

This eatery is a legendary shop in Kolkata, famous for its chaap. Located in the busy lanes of College Street, their food preparations are definitely something to drool for. The hype of this place shows up in the taste of its food! 

Cuisine: Indian

USP Dishes: Vetki Chop, Prawn Chop, Chingrir Chop, Bengali Fish, Alur Chop, Egg Chop 

Timings: 3 pm – 8 pm

Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

Type: Veg and Non-veg

Address:  29, Surya Sen St, College Square, Kolkata 700009 

How to reach: Via Central

Cost for two: Rs. 200 (Budget)

Phone: 9231569008 

6.    Mukharuchi

Legend has it that Thakur Ramakrishna used to have telebhaja from this shop, which used to be a mere shack back in the day, run by Fagulal Shaw. The shop is now run by the fifth generation of Fagulal’s family. To this day, they have stuck to what the place was originally known for: being a pure vegetarian restaurant. The telebhaja here is nothing short of a souvenir.  

Cuisine: Chinese, North Indian & Street Food 

USP Dishes: Aloo chaap 

Timings: 12 pm – 10:30 pm 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Type: Veg 

Address:  51/B, Bele Ghata Main Rd, Kulia, Bele Ghata, Kolkata 700010 

Cost for two: Rs 350  (Budget)

Phone: 9433149715

7.    Kashiramer Telebhaja: 

Kashiram Shaw used to work as a nut seller on the same road where he started his telebhaja business. This shop, which is over 60 years old now, has aloo chop, peyaji, veg chop, and much more, most of which cost less than Rs. 250! 

Cuisine: Indian

USP Dishes: Aloo chaap 

Timings: 12 pm – 10:30 pm 

Meals Served: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner

Type: Veg and Non-veg

Address: Beadon Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 

Cost for two: Rs 100  (Budget)

Phone Number: 9231569008

8.    Jihobar Jol:  

A gentleman named Amal Das opened this store 40 years ago in order to make some extra money during the Rath Yatra. With extremely positive feedback, he decided to go into the business full time, and thus Jihobar jol came into existence. All the chop served here is under Rs 6! 

Cuisine: Indian

USP Dishes: Aloo chaap 

Timings: 3 pm – 10 pm 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Type: Veg

Address: Dhakuria, Tanu Pukur, Kolkata 700031 

Cost for two: Rs 100  (budget)

Phone Number: N.A 

9.    Narendrar Dokan: 

This shop has been around for over 60 years, but it has only recently received the recognition it deserves, thanks to Mamata Didi! Due to all the press conferences held in the nearby area, the business of this shop skyrocketed. The West Bengal CM’s love for telebhaja is well known, making her a prized customer at this outlet! 

Cuisine: North Indian 

USP Dishes: Aloo chaap 

Timings: 6:30 am - 9:00 pm 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Type: Veg

Address: 33, Harish Chatterjee St, Jatin Das Park, Patuapara, Bhowanipore, Kolkata 700025 

Cost for two: Rs 200  (budget)

Phone Number: N.A

10.    Potlar Dokan:

Though this shop is the personification of roker adda, the owner of this store is a no-nonsense man who means business. The shop was started almost 92 years ago, and to this day it maintains the legacy by serving telebhaja on shalpata plates.  

Cuisine: North Indian 

USP Dishes: Capsicum chop, Potoler chop, Dhoka, Phuluri.

Timings: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Type: Veg

Address: 18G, Mandalal Boss Ln, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata 700003 

Cost for two: Rs 100  

Phone Number: N.A