Buffets are the thing for every foodie ever. Who doesn’t like a paraphernalia of delectable food laid out in front of him/her, free to be eaten in whatever amount they want?
Kolkata is known for being a food lover’s paradise. The best part about Kolkata is the availability of great food at dirt cheap prices. The concept of overpriced food is foreign to the Bengali ears.
If you are from Kolkata, if you are visiting Kolkata, or if you intend to visit Kolkata anytime soon (because hey, Durga Pujo is almost here!), we are here to help you out with a list of some of the most sumptuous buffets in Kolkata under 500 Rupees! Unbelievable, but we’re not kidding. Check ’em out below!
1. Zaranj Restaurant
This place boasts of an old world decor, with heavy wood paneled walls making it all the more quaint. Zaranj also boasts of a prompt and courteous service and a team top chefs in the kitchen making your experience all the more enticing. Come, let’s go back to the 70s.
Address: 26, Near Indian Museum, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, New Market, Park Street Area, Kolkata, West Bengal, India-700087.
Cost: The buffet deals start from 429 INR for the vegetarian lunch buffet and go up to 699 for the non vegetarian dinner buffet.
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2. Wasabee, Kalikapur
Primarily known for its Japanese cuisine, Wasabee also serves delectable chinese and Thai food. The best oriental delights, all under one roof, await you at Kalikapur.
Address: 1st floor, 956, Kalikapur Road, EM-By Pass, Prince Anwarshah Connector Road, Opp Bharat Petroleum, Near Avishar Mall, Kalikapur, Kolkata.
Cost: the Chinese veg combo meal is priced at 375 INR while the non veg combo meal is priced at just 425 INR. For the full menu, click here.
Pro-tip: The prices mentioned are Nearbuy prices which are inclusive of all taxes. How cool is that!
3. Jhal Farezi, Ballygunge
Located in Ballygunge, Jhaal Farezi serves north Indian and Continental cuisines. The interiors are chic and classy. The space represents the colonial architecture that’s cloaked in white with an obvious hangover of the ‘British Raj’.
Address: 42, Circus Avenue, Park Circus, Kolkata, West Bengal, India- 700017
Monday to Saturday: 4-Course Indian / Western Veg Lunch and Dinner valid for 1 person is 349 INR and 399 INR respectively. The non- veg options are priced at 399 INR for lunch and 499 INR for dinner.
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4. Rajdhani Thali
If you an essential North Indian soul stuck in a Bengali city full of Machh-Daal-Bhaat, then you need to hit this place asap. Not wanting to stereotype, a lot of Bongs frequent this place for their lip smacking dal-baati-churma and their amazing hospitality.
Address: 21, Park Street, Near Samsung Showroom, Park Street Area, Kolkata
Cost: The buffet (known as thali here) ranges from 225 INR (Tuesday lunch thali) to 380 INR (Dinner on weekends) plus taxes. For a more detailed listing of prices on each day of the week, click here.
Pro-tip: It gets very crowded here during the lunch and dinner hours so you might as well likle to make a reservation. However, they don’t accept reservation on weekends so make sure you reach with time in your hands.
5. Chapter 2
This one is a new entry and it is already extremely popular. If you are on a tight budget and eager for a good meal, hit Chapter 2.
Address: 4th floor, Mani Square Mall, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Cost: 399 INR plus taxes (lunch, Monday – Friday); 499 INR plus taxes (Dinner, Monday – Friday and Lunch, Saturday – Sunday)
Pro-tip: Their desserts are delectable so make sure you have some place in your tummy for them. Oh, and did I tell you, they have 23 TYPES of dishes on their buffet menu?
6. The Noodle Hub
Kolkata has almost carved out a unique variety of Bong-chinese for its inmates but if you’re in the mood for some spicy, authentic Chinese, this is your place. And, you have to pay peanuts for the lip smacking good food here. We’re not kidding, go check for yourself.
Address: 356/3/1, N.S.C. Bose Road, Near Naktala Mini Bus Stand, Naktala, Kolkata
Cost: 199 INR plus taxes per person. ONLY. Go there to believe it.
Pro-tip: They serve amazing Chinese at dirt cheap prices. Naturally, it gets very crowded during lunch hours (12-4 pm). Make sure you reach early else you might have to return without having your fill.
7. Since 2016
As the name suggests, this is a very new entry in the city’s buffet list, having made it’s debut only last year. However, its sumptuous 23 course buffet has easily made it a favorite among foodies on a budget.
Address: Andromeda Building, 3rd Floor, DD 30, Near City Centre 1, Sector 1, Salt Lake.
Cost: 399 INR plus taxes (Monday – Friday); 499 INR plus taxes (weekends)
Pro-tip: Their kebabs are a must try!
Now that we’ve given you a bucket list for the rest of this month, don’t forget to tell us how these places turned out! Bon appetit!