These themed restaurants in Kolkata will add thrill to your dining experience!

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Photo of These themed restaurants in Kolkata will add thrill to your dining experience! by Adete Dahiya

There’s always a thin line that separates people who love food and people who are passionate about it. While for some hunting out and gorging on at the best eating joints is the idea of bliss, others take their business damn seriously! Personally, I believe that eating should always be an experience and not just a function that has to be carried out. For me, it’s never just about the food—the presentation, the service and the ambience, all play an equally important role. Correct, ain’t I?

So if you happen to be one of us and live in or plan to visit the city of joy Kolkata, congratulations because you just hit the jackpot! The city is one of the premier destinations in India where you can have a wholesome dining experience with it’s various themed restaurants. From a restaurant that takes you back in time to one that puts you on the wheels to one that lands you up behind bars, the city has it all! Here’s my pick of the best themed restaurants in Kolkata that’ll spice up your taste buds as well as life!

Photo by Oudh 1590

Photo of Oudh 1590, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

Photo by Oudh 1590

Photo of Oudh 1590, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

You think of Oudh(Lucknow) and the first thing that pops up in your head is food! The succulent kebabs, the lip-smacking chaat and the sinful sweets, Lucknow is a foodies’ delight and Oudh 1590 brings Lucknow’s rich food history to the streets of Kolkata while offering a period dining setting! The intricately done interiors, the royal atmosphere and the authentic food makes Oudh 1590 a favourite amongst the people of Kolkata and thus makes it probably the most successful theme restaurant chain in the city.

Cost: Rs 1200 for two (approx)

Cuisine: Mughlai, Awadhi

Standout dishes: Raan Biryani, Galauti Kebabs, Dum Biryani, Phirni

Timings and location: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM; 23/B, Desapriya Park(West)

Contact: 033-30990404

Photo by Tram Deepo

Photo of Tram Deepo, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

Photo by Tram Deepo

Photo of Tram Deepo, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

The people of Kolkata take immense pride in their history and culture and a large part of that pride also comes from the trams of the city. It’s weird how a mode of transport can become so important to city but that’s Kolkata and it’s people, always there to spring a surprise. When trams are being mercilessly torn down to make way for wider roads, Tram Deepo in Ballygunge is a restaurant trying to keep alive the charm of the city’s favourite mode of transport by serving sumptuous vegetarian North Indian cuisine inside a tram!

Cost: Rs 1200 for two (approx)

Cuisine: North Indian

Standout dishes: Pesto Paneer Tikka, Veg Jaipuri, Dal Peshawari, Mudpie with Ice Cream

Timings and location: 1 PM to 11 PM; 23/B, 45, Fazlul Haque Sarani, Near Ice Skating, 2nd floor, -19, Ballygunge

Contact: 09830283319

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Photo of Fly Kouzina, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

Photo by Fly Kouzina

Photo of Fly Kouzina, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

Ever been high on food? Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Fly Kouzina takes the concept quite literally! If you love flying but hate the bland, overpriced food offered by the airlines, Fly Kouzina brings the choicest vegetarian Continental, Chinese and North Indian cuisines in what is designed to look like the first-class section of a luxury aircraft. Bon apetite! Or shall I say Bon Voyage?

Cost: Rs 1100 for two (approx)

Cuisine: Continental, Chinese and North Indian

Standout dishes: Minestrone Soup, Orange Mojito, Crepes

Timings and location: 12 Noon to 10:45 PM; AD 73, Near BD Market Bus Stop, Sector 1, Salt Lake

Contact: 033-30990345

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Photo of Machaan Restaurant, Phool Bagan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

Lush green trees, small bridges across streams, tree houses with birds and monkeys on the top and then a warm courteous staff member comes up with a plate of piping hot and juicy Tandoori Chicken. Even though my dreams are usually made of eternal peace and Tandoori Chicken, this one isn’t a dream! A one-of-a-kind jungle themed restaurant in Kolkata, Machaan blends your dining experience with wilderness and does it with great style! The extremely well done up ambiance transports you to a whole new world and the Mughlai delicacies only adds fuel to the fire!

Cost: Rs 1300 for two (approx)

Cuisine: North Indian

Standout dishes: Tandoori Chicken, Dhania Chicken, Multani Parantha, Malpua

Timings and location: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM & 7 PM to 11 PM; 4th Floor, Mani Square Mall, 164/1, E.M. Bypass, Kankurgachi

Contact: 09330627504

Photo by Kaidi Kitchen

Photo of Kaidi Kitchen, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

Photo by Kaidi Kitchen

Photo of Kaidi Kitchen, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Adete Dahiya

First there was crazy. Then there was insane. And then, there was Kaidi Kitchen. This quirky eatery in Kolkata’s Camac Street Area takes the concept of theme restaurant to the next level. If you thought eating in a jungle was weird, here’s to being served in a prison! But don’t be mistaken! The cordial staff serves out the best curries and biryanis in town which makes Kaidi Kitchen a prison you’d never want to leave!

Cost: Rs 1300 for two (approx)

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican

Standout dishes: Paneer Kebab, Paneer Roganjosh, Hyderabadi Biryani, Crispy Babycorn

Timings and location: 12 Noon to 11 PM; 41st Floor, Usha Kiran Building, 12A, Camac Street, Camac Street Area

Contact: 033-30088880

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