From Dhaba Style To Nawabi: These Are Our Picks of Themed North Indian Restaurants

Raisa posted on 26 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

Buttery naans and authentic kebabs, here is where we go to satisfy our cravings for North Indian khaana.

Mirch Masala

Walk in and the quirky decor will scream out to you {there is literally a taxi hanging from the wall}. The Bollywood theme with the posters hanging from the wall and dhaba-like atmosphere will put you in the mood for intensely buttery, garlicky naans and melt-in-your-mouth paneer at Mirch Masala. You might not get great pictures because the lighting is dim, but the food is spectacular.

Casual Dining

49/2, Gariahat Road, Near Pantaloons, Gariahat, Kolkata

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Nawarrah

Located bang opposite Quest Mall, this vegetarian nawabi-style restaurant has long queues outside its doors every evening {we highly recommend you go early or make a reservation}. Colourful upholstery, mosaic mirrors, bright lighting and detailed ceiling add to the grandeur of the restaurant. Don’t miss out on taking a picture with the antique swing set before you leave. The Nawarrah platter comes with an assortment of delicious kebabs. Get your hands on the molecular desserts which look and taste incredible.

Cafes

48-A, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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Kaafila

The theme here is Afghan reflected in the menu, and the decor – rugs and upholstery, and cloth-covered ceilings. The Irani and Kabuli kebabs are divine and the naans hearty – try the Khurmi Naan and Keema Naan which are satisfying and can even be eaten by themselves.

Bars

B-303. 3rd Floor, City Centre 1, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

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Oudh 1590

Ostentatious, elaborate, intricately decorated, Oudh will take you back to the Mughal era. The light instrumental music playing in the background, wooden feel and grand chandeliers complement the indulgent Awadhi cuisine. The Mutton Galouti Kebab is succulent and light while the Awadhi Handi Biryani {which comes served in a handi} is packed with flavour.

Casual Dining

23-B, Deshapriya Park, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata

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Gabbar’s Bar And Kitchen

Get ready for a molecular gastronomical journey like never before. Pull out the camera because these dishes are Insta-worthy. They come served in everything from a mini ferris wheel to plates that look like they have grass on them to faux bird’s nests. The molecular food comes highly recommended. Bonus points for the catchy Bollywood posters and quirky, cartoon-like art on the wall.

Bars

11/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kankaria Estates, Park Street Area, Kolkata

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