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Aaheli
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12, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Esplanade | The Peerless Inn, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 013, India
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12, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Esplanade | The Peerless Inn, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 013, India
2228-0301/02/03/05/06/07
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Excellent Bengali Food
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Deepankar B
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Navi Mumbai, India

Located in Peerless Inn, Esplanade, Kolkata. Fantastic experience high quality Bengali cuisine with varieties of Veg & Non-Veg. delicacies will definitely make you so full that you'll have... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Navi Mumbai, India
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Located in Peerless Inn, Esplanade, Kolkata. Fantastic experience high quality Bengali cuisine with varieties of Veg & Non-Veg. delicacies will definitely make you so full that you'll have no room to walk even. Even the decor, the design and the waiters are also wear Bengali costumes. I opted for Special Bengali Non-Veg Thali with few Ala-cart dishes. But when food... More

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Bangalore, India
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Aaheli is famous as it is a part of the prestigious Peerless Inn. The ambiance and the look of it is surely impressive and the posh feeling doesn't take too long to sink in. We went on Nabomi day with our whole family and had booked our table well in advance, so no problems there. To start with we were... More

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Jammu, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were 4 colleagues & went there for lunch. The staff insisted for Thali for all of us. But we ordered la-carte. The food is average but very expensive. Not the worth the money spent.

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Bangalore
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This restaurant has a unique combination of: 1. extremely high pricing 2. bad quality food 3. poor service and ambiance The staff is both ungracious and inhospitable, which makes feel totally unwelcome and you are relieved when you finish your meal and can leave the place. The food quality and preparation is below average and servings extremely ungenerous. Although it... More

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Armidale, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I know what I like and when I like it, with a lot of experience with Indian cuisine. The food is fine, but the waiter first tried to dissuade us from the bitter gourd dish ("you don't want to eat this in the evening" -- but I did) and push the thali (the multi dish dish). Also tried to push... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

The best food we had in Kolkata, authentic Bengali cuisine. Really expensive and small portions but worth it. And they have amazing sweets!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We had Bengali cuisine, and the quality of food was excellent as well as authentic. The ambience was very good. Service was not disappointing, either. We ordered sona moog dal(yellow lentil),topse fry, assorted vegetable fry(eggplant, parwal and potato)baked hilsa, mutton. The pan (betel)was equally excellent

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New Delhi, India
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have eaten here couple of times whenever I had the chance to. This is a Bengali cuisine speciality restaurant within the Hotel Peerless Inn in Esplanade. Wow! What food! Super duper awesome authentic Bengali food!! You have an ala carte option as well as the thali option! I have always tried the thali because it's mind blowing. You must... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The food here is really good! I had the thali and thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful! But the price was a little high and the atmosphere nothing special.

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delhi
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Food taste and portion size just average. The staff is wanting to just sell food without a concern for your taste. Very costly with very average taste.

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Address: 12, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Esplanade | The Peerless Inn, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 013, India
Phone Number: 2228-0301/02/03/05/06/07
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)
Cuisine: Indian

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