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“Still pulling crowd: Can't grade it as either "Poor" or "Terrible"”
Review of Peter Cat

Peter Cat
Ranked #11 of 4,183 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Guwahati, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Still pulling crowd: Can't grade it as either "Poor" or "Terrible"”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Went there on 1st of November and had Chello Kebab which is really tasty. The Mughlai dishes are truly awesome. Of course, I must admit, over time the size of the serving has reduced a bit but there has been no change in taste. People visiting this place often experience standing in a long queue - particularly during lunch breaks and for variety of reasons. The decor is good and so are the staff. Did not experience anything bad. However, the management may offer cleaner clothes to the waiters (who are dressed in attires reminding one of the Raj era).

I have read the reviews voicing out the bad experiences and here are my views:

To avoid queue, visiting this place before 1:30 PM or after 3:30 may be safe. For any kind of a restaurant I follow the simple rule: "If you are to stand in queue, try this place sometime next". After all, I will not die if I don't have food from a particular restaurant.

Coming to two particular dishes Biriyani and Chello Kebab, I may say that the Biriyani is cooked in different styles over the South East Asian countries; leave alone the sub-continent and therefore, in India alone one gets Hyderabadi Biryani, Lucknowi (Awadhi) Biryani, Calcutta Biryani, Malabar Biriyani, Bombay Biriyani etc. The use of potato is common in Calcutta and Bombay Biryani. The Calcutta Biriyani is relished with dishes like ‘Chaap’ or ‘Rezala’ (kind of meat/poultry preparation – the ‘Chaap’ being milder). Therefore, to expect serving of raita/gravy alongside the Biriyani is impractical.

As regards Chello Kebab, let it be clear that this is basically an Iranian dish and the serving consists of rice, two types of kebabs (lamb, poultry or fish) and grilled tomato. Traditionally this is served with a dollop of butter and a raw egg yolk placed on the top of rice. However, to avoid many a risk of consuming a raw egg, the egg is either poached or fried. It is a dish from a different cuisine and to like or dislike it is, therefore, up to someone’s palate.

To my mind, this is a place worthy of more than one visit.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Veg Chelo”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Tasty... but something is incomplete.. Maybe a gravy could make it complete. Butter in the rice is just lingering and doesn't add up into the meal, except makes it greasy. But tasty nevertheless.

Visited November 2012
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kolkata
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“Great Food, especially the Mughlai...”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you have some spare time at hand, as you have to wait in a queue to get in, its one of the greatest food-junctions of the city. The kebabs, especially the chello kebab, is always a great hit with each and every age. Whatever one chooses, the price will be worth paying for that. The sizzlers is another great stuff. And the stewards are always ready to help one with their choicest gourmet. Never miss it once you are in Kolkata.

  • Visited October 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Legendary Restaurant with legendary specialty”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

No question - the hype is worth it 100%. Everyone hears of Peter Cat's Chelo Kebabs, and they are truly divine... I've been eating there since the 1980s and I never tire. Even the Chicken Marrakesh, the sizzlers, the prawn cocktail are outstanding, esp the prawn cocktail. And don;t miss the pineapple blossom.

As far as value for money goes, this restaurant kicks pretty much every place in the city. But go well well well in advance and be patient; there's a massive queue there, and for good reason.

  • Visited August 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Chelo Kebab”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Affordable & delicious food is what you get at Peter Cat.
For starters, take the prawn cocktail... it tastes yummie!

Dont miss out the Chelo Kebab. It the the best.

On weekends, you might have to wait as the queue is long, but its worth waiting

  • Visited October 2012
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