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“Bengali Cuisine at its Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kewpie's Kitchen

Kewpie's Kitchen
2 Elgin Lane, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
(033) 2475 9880
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Ranked #113 of 2,651 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Vientiane
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Bengali Cuisine at its Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

It takes a while to find Kewpie’s in the warren of tiny, congested lanes and by-lanes of Calcutta. The incessant honking of the city’s anarchic traffic is banished once you step inside the restaurant. The quiet and very clean interior is only the first of the things that is in store for you. The staff are super-friendly and will advise you on what to order without pushing anything on the menu.

And then there is the food. Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious and it’s difficult to suggest anything in particular. Each time I go there a favourite dish has to compete with something I haven’t tried before.

If you haven’t eaten at Kewpie’s then you haven’t experienced the glory of Bengali cuisine.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Bengali food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Authentic Bengali food is this restaruant's USP. The food is not only delectable, but judicious use of spices and oil makes it light and healthy. This is one of the best places to take guests wanting a taste of Bengali food to. The service is very good and the ambience excellent. Another plus point of the restaurant is the sumptuous thalis, especially during the Durga Pujas and other festivals.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangalore
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“10/10 on Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I do not not what does Kewpie's mean, but how does it matter when you know the reason for your being happy there. I love everything there..the house, the rooms , the tables and chairs , the earthern plates and glasses and bowls , the servers and ofcourse the food . Hats of to Didi ( Mrs Dasgupta) who runs this restaurant so efficiently. You can go in for Thaali which has all the typical dishes including Luchi and just enjoy the delight.I do not know whether I should single out any special dish , because each item carries the signature.
The environment or ambience will give you a feel that you are invited here as a guest and the host is trying her best along with other family members to make you happy. It is always better to do the advance booking there as you may land up waiting for long. Cheers !!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“A very authentic restaurant not for recent arrivals in India”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were recommended Kewpie's by Americans living in India.

Most of the clientele were Indian nationals or visitors who were on long term stays in India.

This is an authentic Bengal restaurant where cutlery is not the order of the day. We did not really understand the menu or could fathom from the waiter what we were ordering.

The most upsetting part was that I went down with D&V and was very ill for the next 24 hrs.
In all a pretty disastrous visit. We would certainly not reccomended this restaurant for anybody who had not been in the country for a considerable time.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Roldan, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“DISSAPPOINTMENT”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Five of us went expecting typical Bengali home cooking but got food prepared for Western Palate.
I am a Bengali but my wife is English who has lived in Kolkata for 5yrs. She was so dissapointed that while leaving she openly expressed her views and told them that she won't be back ever. When I asked the waiter why there was no hint of any chilli I was shown green chillies on the table!
So, if you are looking for a bland Bengali cooking then this is the place to go otherwise Oh! calcutta is your better bet.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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