Low On Dough? Where To Eat In Salt Lake For Under INR 500

Orishtha posted on 05 March

Salt Lake peeps, trying to eat on a budget? Here are 8 places that’ll satiate both your appetite and monetary constraints. And they have got everything from Mughlai to South Indian, burgers and Bangkok-style pancakes!

The Fat Monk

Craving some mind-boggling Asian food? Head to The Fat Monk in Sector 1. Pocket friendly and delicious this tiny place has it all.

Must Try: Any of their Bangkok-style crispy pancakes!

Cost For Two: INR 400.

Fast Food Restaurants

BE-30, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

The Times of Tandoor

This no fuss joint is the prefect place to stop by and fulfill your Mughlai cravings. The cooking is low on oil – most things are charcoal grilled to perfection and will leave you super satisfied. They have very limited outdoor seating, so you might have to wait a bit.

Must Try: The stuffed murgh malai kabab.

Cost For Two: INR 350.

Casual Dining

AE-676, Near AE Market, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Urban Edge

Even though it’s a little hard to find this place, it’s worth the effort for sure. Another pure veg restaurant serving a combination of north Indian, Continental and Chinese.

Must Try: The malai kofta and haryali paneer tikka.

Cost For Two: INR 400.

Casual Dining

AE-319, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

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Calcutta Cravings

This is a no-fuss, medium budget restaurant in Salt Lake. Stop by for a quick meal between work or on a day of indulgence. Serving up a combo of north Indian, Mughlai, Chinese and Bengali, this place will not disappoint.

Must Try: The fish fry, of course!

Cost For Two: INR 400 {excluding taxes}.

Casual Dining

DG-1, Bidhan Nagar, Near HDFC Bank, Sector 2, Salt Lake, Kolkata

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Wok 21

Styled like any other wok-themed restaurant, this place customises their food according to your taste and preference. All you have to do is pick a base, sauces, veggies and meat and you’re good to go!

Must Try: The butter garlic sauce wins hands down.

Cost For Two: IRN 400.

Casual Dining

JC-21, Ground Floor, Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata

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This tiny place is really an awesome find! Tucked away in the interiors of Salt Lake, this place brings to you, Bengali and Chinese food. Neat and classy looking restaurant is nice for a quiet dinner date with your bae.

Must Try: Spinach Cheesy Rolls and Lat Me Kai.

Cost For Two: INR 500.

Fast Food Restaurants

IA-168, Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata

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    Price for two: ₹ 500

The Scoop

A stalwart in the Salt Lake restaurant scene, this is one of the few places that has survived the test of changing palates. Spacious and comfortable, this is the place to come if you just want to catch up with your friends and colleagues. Their expansive menu consists of Indian, Amercian fast food and Chinese.

PS: Don’t forget to stop by right outside for a softie ice cream!

Must Try: French-style grilled fish and their Dark Desire Sundae!

Cost For Two: INR 500.

Casual Dining

CF-121, Near Swimming Pool, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata


If you’re someone who’s been coming to Salt Lake for years, you’re bound to know about Gangotri. This iconic all-veg restaurant in Sector 1 serves up specialty dosas,kulcha chhana and other favorites.

Must Try:  Cheese Paper Plain Dosa.

Cost For Two: INR 300.

Casual Dining

CF-334, Near Swimming Pool, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

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