The 10 Best Dhabas In Kolkata
Image Credit: Gajar Ka Halwa

Kolkata is a paradise for foodies because of the sheer variety of cuisines you can sample here. From Bengali macher jhol to the iconic Jewish bakeries in New Market, to Kathi rolls and authentic Chinese food, it has it all. But today we are going to explore the dhabas of Kolkata and give you a list of 10 stunning dhabas you can visit for authentic North Indian food.

1.    Punjabi Rasoi

While Punjabi Rasoi is not necessarily a dhaba in the traditional sense, this eatery is your best bet in the city if you want to eat some typical Punjabi food. While you're here, try the Adrak ke Punje, or spiced goat ribs grilled over charcoal, as well as the Kabali naan with dal makhni.

Address: 196, Chakraborty Para, Rajdanga, Near Overhead Water Tank, Kasba

Price for Two: INR 900

Timing: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

2.    Sharma’s Dhaba

At Ballygunge's Sharma Dhaba, you will encounter authentic North Indian cuisine with buttery gravies and smoky kebabs. Here you can particularly enjoy the giant Rumali roti sandwich, which is much larger than any rumali roti you will eat. You can also tuck into butter chicken bharta and a few tandoori rotis along with the lassi.

Address: 17/1B, Ballygunge Circular Rd., Chakraberia, Ballygunge

Price for Two: INR 1000

Timing: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

3.    Bachan's Dhaba

There are lots of scrumptious things to eat at this dhaba in south Kolkata, and everything is absolutely outstanding. Some extraordinary dishes here are Chicken Tikka Butter Masala, Egg Tarka, Sarson da Saag, and Makki Roti. They're located near Kalighat Metro Station, making it easy to spot. The ambience and seating are also amazing, and the food is priced conveniently.

Address: T39A, Rash Behari Ave., P.O., Anami Sangha, Kalighat

Price for Two: INR 600

Timing: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

4.    Rang De Basanti Dhaba

If you’re craving a real North Indian feast, then Rang De Basanti, a renowned dhaba here, is recommended. Once here, you will find classics like Sarson Ka Saag with Makki Ki Roti, Paye Ki Shorba, Paneer Tawa, Chicken Tikka, Tawa Mutton, and of course the crowd-pleaser, Gajar Ka Halwa.

Address: DN-37, Street Number 13, DN Block, Sector V, Bidhannagar

Price for Two: INR 750

Timing: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

5.    Honey Da Dhaba

At Honey Da Dhaba in Kankurgachi, you can enjoy real good Punjabi food in a well-decorated, large seating area. The ambience is eye-catching, and the prices of the dishes are affordable. When here, you must try their Dehati Chicken, Masala Prawn, Butter Chicken, and Chicken Rara Punjabi with margarine naan. Their thalis and kabab platters are also well prepared and delicious.

Address: P-54, VIP Rd., Kankurgachi

Price for Two: INR 800

Timing: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

6.    Sher-e-Punjab

If you want to enjoy Dhaba-style cuisine at Sher-e-Punjab, you can't go wrong. This Dhaba is excellent if you're taking a long drive with family and friends on weekends. It's located on Jessore Road, and it brings out the Dhaba's culture in every aspect. You'll love their kebabs and non-vegetarian specialties. If you're looking for a special meal, you should try their Ra Ra Mutton. Some dishes you should try there are Chicken Bharta, Tandoori Chicken, and their famous Masala Kulcha.

Address: Jessore Road, Sukantanagar

Price for Two: INR 900

Timing: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

7.    Sanjha Chulha

Sanjha Chulha is a North Indian delicacy serving chain that has recently entered the Dhaba food map of Kolkata. Besides its many locations across the city, this dhaba is quite popular for all the delicious Punjabi food it serves. When here, you must try the Lahori keema with some parathas as well as some Kandhari chicken with naan.

Address: Multiple Locations (Southern Avenue, Park Circus, etc.)

Price for Two: INR 650

Timing: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

8.    Azad Hind Dhaba

It is a dhaba that is open late at night and has some really fast service. The prices are pocket-friendly, and this dhaba has been around for ages. The tandoori items are what make it a must-visit, in addition to the excellent service. You can see people of all ages here, including children. Some recommendations for you are Dal Tadka, Butter Naan, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lassi, etc.

Address: 12/1, Ballygunge Circular Road, Ballygunge

Price for Two: INR 600

Timing: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

9.    Bachans’s Dhaba

This place has preserved the character of a bygone era yet offers a wide variety of North Indian dishes. The butter chicken is a must-order here, as is the chicken biryani, which comes with a piece of potato and chicken. Their firni is to die for, as are their lassis. Overall, a fantastic place to dine with family or a group of friends.

Address: T-39A, Rash Behari Avenue, Kalighat

Price for Two: INR 600

Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

10.    Jai Hind Dhaba

You may see large crowds here even after midnight because this eatery is regarded as serving some of the most genuine Punjabi food in Kolkata. In addition to home delivery, they also excel at fast food. Dhaba fans should make sure to visit Jai Hind for their Tangdi Chicken, Paneer Butter Masala, Egg Tadka, Rumali Roti, etc.

Address: 41/1A, Sarat Bose Road, Paddapukur

Price for Two: INR 500

Timing: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.