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“Great Family restaurant”
Review of Hatari

Ranked #91 of 4,254 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Thai, Tibetan, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Hatari, one of the oldest restaurants in South Kolkata, is also a name that suggests nostalgia, a world that is left far behind in present fast-paced life of adda prone Bengali. The name "Hatari" was taken from 1962 American film "HATARI".
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Spacious, good food, and good value for money.
But no view , little claustrophobic.

Need bookings in weekend, lots of rush; average service;


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Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Have you ever wished to visit a Chinese restaurant and served with a '2-minute instant noodle'? Imagine visiting this place where they took half-an-hour to take an order, and then served instant noodles for a hefty price (Rs 180 for three small-sized served with a watery-no-vegetables 'masala curry', or Rs 160 if you wish to go for potato stew)! The service was utterly slow, even with three people at the counter. The menu is very limited with snacks only.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Have been to this restaurant multiple times only because of the quality and the variety it offers; above all is the service for which it is known for.... it is also one of the reasonably priced restaurants in town

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

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Pamela Das
Pamela Das
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9 days ago

I am just excited because Hatari is well Hatari one of "THE " restaurant you have to go to in Kolkata, if you know what I mean. So finally, regrettably after a lot of days , I am initiated in to the Been-To-Hatari-Club. Yeah.I felt proud.
So after a wait of good 20 mins , me and two of my friends found a place to sit. We were ravenous so we ordered quickly :
1. Fresh Lime Soda.
2. Crab Hot and Sour Soup
3. Mushroom Crispy Chilli
4. Veg Hakka Noodles
5. Schezuan Lamb.
Yes, quite a lot considering us three girls. So after a 10-15 min wait the starters came.
1. SOUP - Tasty, tangy good amount of crab in there.
2. Mushroom Crispy Chilli - This was the star of the entire meal. We could not stop gorging on this ! This one was delicious !
3. Main Course - The Lamb I found a tad bit well mellow for a Schezuan preparation and the noodles were like they are supposed to be. The Lamb was cooked good though. All over not a bad combination :)
4. Fresh Lime Soda - Nice balance, nothing extraordinary though.
The bill was 1,172 ( with taxes) - Good news for the wallets.
The three skinny girls finished them all. 8) All though the portions were HUGE. ( thank god we had a light breakfast)
Over all , good place, nice ambiance and good service, but food is worth returning for. :)

Over all, it was a good experience,
Thank Comment
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Anubhav Kanjilal
Anubhav Kanjilal
56 Reviews / 230 Followers
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Loved it!
12 days ago

The word Hatari in swahili means "Danger" :D

Location - Hatari is located at Rashbehari Avenue, nearby Triangular Park.

Ambience - The restaurant is on the first floor. The passage way is pretty narrow as people are asked to wait there. The ambience inside is nice with smooth decorations. Its a large restaurant in terms of seating. The Doormen are nice and greet you nicely.

Brief - Its one of the best chinese restaurants in south Kolkata. My collegemates have a fascination giving their birthday treats mostly in Hatari, maybe because of its location which is very near my Dept Of Law,CU(Hazra). Today we reached there at about 2pm and were made to wait for atleast 20 minutes as they were full and could not accomodate 10 people together in one table. So we had to wait in this heat in the narrow passageway which was very difficult and uncomfortable to be precise :(

Things to try - I have been frequent there and have tried various chinese dishes. Today we ordered Mixed Fried rices(without pork), Mixed Hakka Noodles(without pork), Chilly Chicken,Chicken Manchurian, Shanghai Chicken,Schezwan Chicken. At last we had some cold drinks to quench our thirsts :D

The Mixed fried rices and mixed hakka noodles are awesome with large quantity. They contained good amount of chicken,egg and prawn. The chilly chicken was as usual tasty and chicken pieces were succulent. The schezwan was spicy and brought tears to some eyes :D But my favourite was the Shanghai chicken it was awesome shredded chicken and the gravy was a mix of sweet and sour(perfect balance).
The cold drinks added glamour to the treat :)

Purse Check - Frankly, it was a friend's treat so could not exactly ask her about the bill. But I presume it must have been around Rs. 2,500/-(approx.) for 10 people which I would say is very good. :)

Highly Recommended :) Go there and grab your chinese lunch and dinner now :D

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Amazing Chinese platter they have to offer. mushroom soup was delicious and chowmein and Manchurian is my all time favorite will visit it again . highly recommended for chinese food.

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