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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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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the best

Very tasty Bengali food with fabulous presentation. Must be there at least once in every trip to Kolkata.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
taufiqzr2000
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very tasty Bengali food with fabulous presentation. Must be there at least once in every trip to Kolkata.

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New Delhi, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good food in a nice setting, reasonable pricing...good variety, enjoyed my experience...I was eating here after a long gap of almost 20 years...nice to see the place keep its identity over all this time...

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Gurgaon, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had a lovely Lunch at Aaheli during my trip to Kolkata. The food was very good but the helpings were quite large. Enjoyed all through.

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Mumbai
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cant pick which of the 3 I liked more. Also, when it comes to food, it would be difficult to pick what I liked the best- the alu dum from the veg selection or the Fish or Prawn...Everything was really good and yet not dripping in oil.

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Doha
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Mouth watering Bengali cuisine... what a feast... will definitely go there again... the look and feel of the place is traditional Bengali hospitality... loved it thoroughly...

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food here is explained well in the menu and by the helpful staff. The quality is outstanding and a trip here is not to be missed. The mishti doi is heaven!

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a disappointing dinner. Dishes weren't flavorful enough. The mutton was nearly inedible, all gristle and fat and no meat. Restaurant was empty. No beer/wine license. Mandatory 10% service charge. All in all, not a good experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This restaurant was recommend to us by several different guides and drivers. Since we were staying at the Peerless Inn we decided to try it. Incredible. We sampled a variety of items from the menu. The flavors were layered and complex. The spicy dishes were full of flavor and not so spicy that you couldn’t taste anything else. There was... More 

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Noida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had dinner here with a colleague last week. Aaheli has a great ambience and good service. It is a quiet place, nice for a family or business dinner. The food is truly superb. This place serves delicately flavored traditional Bengali cuisine. The fish and lamb were particularly good. This restaurant has a bar as well. It is a little... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I liked the traditional bengali atmosphere. The service was very nice. Food was also very good. the hilsha fish was very nice. Enjoyed our lunch there. Staff are also very cheerful and kind

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?