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26, Ground Floor, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Near Indian Museum, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
91-33-22495572
Today
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
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

One bottle of Kingfisher Ultra arrived flat and was u drinkable but they insisted on it being paid for or they would have got a 5* review. The food is expensive, over 4,000 Rs for 2. Chicken Nawabi starter (think Tikka but more moist with yoghurt drizzling from the chicken) was delicious. Lamb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
James C
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Pattaya, Thailand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pattaya, Thailand
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

One bottle of Kingfisher Ultra arrived flat and was u drinkable but they insisted on it being paid for or they would have got a 5* review. The food is expensive, over 4,000 Rs for 2. Chicken Nawabi starter (think Tikka but more moist with yoghurt drizzling from the chicken) was delicious. Lamb Rogan Josh was on the bone and... More 

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Kolkata, India
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I invited one of our supplier-partner to have dinner in Zaranj. The restaurant is located at the central part of Kolkata in the Esplanade area just opposite to the Indian Museum. The building is very old and of British era. The restaurant is having two sections - one is the Indian section and the other is Chinese and Thai. I... More 

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Guwahati, India
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A must visit place in Calcutta to get that fine dine experience for Indian food. It has the charm of the classic mid work day meal and a sorted dinner. Tried few things off the menu, Kali Dal and Mushroom sabzi were good. But the breads are phenomenal. Laccha Paratha and Mirchi Ka Paratha being my favorite picks for this... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We planned for a business meeting with team @ Zaranj as I could recall it being a nice place 3 years back. To my surprise, the place looks dead with almost dead staff. We were the only people in the restaurant (last time there was a que outside). The food tasted nice if you like some tiny pebbles in your... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a restaurant that has been a part of Kolkata for ages and still remains one of the best for North Indian cuisine. I have been on a catch-up trip in Kolkata and visiting restaurants that are close to my heart but did not get a chance to visit in recent years. I will start with the decor, it... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Living in Essex, we have Indian restaurants every 100 yards or so, but this one is really quite special, the attention to detail is fantastic, sorry to say, we ate here twice it really was that good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Great food and excellent ambience with a great price. Out of the 3 hotel restaurants that we tried this one had, by far the best price and the best food. We will go again if we have a chance.

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New York
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516 reviews 516 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

ice cold beer, salad on every table, great rice selection, steamed fiah in lotus leaves coupled with an elegant restaurant and attentive service. perfect after a long busy day

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Once upon a time Zaranj used to be our favorite family dine out....we went there again and again just to have the Amritsari fish kababs, which used to be wholesome pieces of fresh Bhekti fish. Sadly, the portions and taste, of everything that we ordered, have changed. The charm is not there anymore. We feel sad and wish the management... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is one of the best places in Kolkata for Kebabs & Tandoori food. Even though a bit pricey, the quality is excellent and the portions are a nice size. The place is walking distance from Esplanade !!!! A must visit if u happen to be in Kolkata, and want a taste of authentic kebabs !!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26, Ground Floor, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Near Indian Museum, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Phone Number: 91-33-22495572

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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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