7 Dhabas In Kolkata Where All Night Crawlers Can Binge On A Budget

Ipsita posted on 04 October

Ten-Second Takeaway

Looking for a food joint after a late night drive? Or just got out of a really late night show? Head to these dhabas for wholesome food, chai, doodh colas, and even some beer.

Balwant Singh’s Eating House

This dhaba is an iconic outlet in Kolkata and is open till 4 AM in the morning. They are famous for their doodh-cola {a mixture of milk with Coca-Cola}. You can’t miss out on their Paneer Tikka and Kesar Chai. Word to the wise – they only serve pure vegetarian food.

Pocket Pinch: INR 400 for two.

Dhabhas

10/B, Harish Mukherjee Road, Near Bhowanipore Gurudwara, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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Russel Punjabi Dhaba

Formerly known as Bharat Hindu Hotel, they are famous for their drive-in services and open shop at the break of dawn. They are one of the most authentic Punjabi joints in town. We recommend you try their piping hot aloo paranthas, chicken bharta, masala chai and kesari lassi.

Pocket Pinch: INR 450 for two.

Dhabhas

Shop 41, Chowringhee Road, Kankaria Estates, Park Street Area, Kolkata

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Jai Hind Dhaba

Almost always crowded past midnight, this dhaba is a popular hit among late night party-goers. Their mutton keema, chicken tandoori and chicken butter masala are popular favourites. They also have great service with really prompt late-night home deliveries.

Pocket Pinch: INR 450 for two.

Dhabhas

41/1-A, Sarat Bose Road, Paddapukur, Kolkata

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Sharma Dhaba

They remain open 24 hours and {arguably} serve the best chicken bharta in town. The service is prompt and the food is reasonably priced.

Pocket Pinch: INR 500 for two.

Dhabhas

17/1-B, Ballygunge Circular Road, Near Ballygunge Maidan Camp, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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Sher-e-Punjab

Sher-e-Punjab is located around a kilometre away from Kolkata airport. Along with delicacies like tandoori chicken, rahra mutton and chicken bharta, you can also enjoy a pint of beer at this dhaba.

Pocket Pinch: INR 650 for two.

Casual Dining

151, Sukanta Nagar, Near Micheal Nagar P.O., Barasat, Kolkata

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Azad Hind Dhaba

This is one of the oldest dhabas in Kolkata with outlets spread all over the city. They specialise in tandoori items so make sure to give them a try!

Pocket Pinch: INR 500 for two.

Fast Food Restaurants

12/1, Ballygunge Circular Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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Rang De Basanti Dhaba

This isn’t a real dhaba, more like a restaurant with a dhaba feel. The décor is quite quirky with fun posters, a tractor, and an attractive yellow-and-black theme. Some recommended dishes are Dilli ka butter chicken, murgh malai tikka, chicken biriyani and tandoori chicken.

Pocket Pinch: INR 700 for two.

Casual Dining

DN-37, Sector 5, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

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Bachan’s Dhaba

If you’re on a tight budget yet don’t want to miss out on some delicious dhaba food, this age-old joint just beside Kalighat metro is your saviour. Their Tandoori Chicken, Kulfi Faluda, Masala Kulcha, Lassi, Paneer Tikka, Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Chaap are some of the popular favourites.

Pocket Pinch: INR 350 for two.

Dhabhas

T-39A, Rash Behari Avenue, Kalighat, Kolkata

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