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“Great attraction for kids”
Review of Machan

Machan
Ranked #95 of 4,185 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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440 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,203 helpful votes
“Great attraction for kids”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

My 6 year old nephew simply adores this place because of its decor.

The first impression when you step in is that you have ventured into some Amazon rain forest or similar. The foliage is dense and hence its really dark inside,but then again visibility is not an issue here. But choice of animals by the management for decoration are a little bit mix and match as you don't get long necked Giraffes in Amazon Rain forest, if you know what I mean.

Food is exceptionally good and staff is generally nice and courteous. We had heard that buffet spread here was very good but we were stuck earlier at a kids play zone nearby because of my nephew and entered the restaurant well past their lunch time.They could not offer us the buffet at that time but then we decided a la carte. Taste and food quality was fantastic and portions too.

For 3 hungry adults and a kid,who hardly had anything,the bill was not much.Overall a splendid experience and definitely recommended.

  • Visited February 2012
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5 Thank Shourjendra D
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English first
Kolkata
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent Food.”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

They are serving excellent food with quick service. Black Daal known as Daal Machaan here is delicoious and so is Junglee Sabji. In their starters Paneer are very good. ALSO must try their desserts like Malpua or Rabri.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Navin2000
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Amazing expereience”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

The ambiance is like that of a jungle. The crockery, the staff , the restroom everything is at par with the ambiance. Food in decent mostly prepared in afghan style with whole spices. Often over priced. It can be a good place for family celebrations or a chill out time with friends. The starters are really good and biriyani is worth mention.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Sayantani C
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Kolkata
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5 reviews
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“Romantic atmosphere @ Machan”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

i went to Machan to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend on 9th of June for dinner .Beautiful ambience ,dark inside the restuarant and its very romantic i must say.Excellent food as well as service .in the middle you will able to hear the hissing of snake and you will able to see the moving animals .Excellent theme resturant in Kolkata......

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank ReshmiBarman
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“great ambience but not so great food”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

we went to this restaurant to celebrate with family. the ambience with unique jungle themed decor was very nice. but the food disappointed us. we did not opt for buffet. the fish and chicken kebabs were soggy. the daal was just passable. the main course was good but by that time we lost interest. the service was very slow. the food is a bit over priced also when we compare the quantity with other same type of restaurants. all in all its not worth repeat visit. hope they improve because in the same mall there are some very nice restaurants.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank silva s
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