Oh! Calcutta @ Kolkata: 10/3, Elgin Road, 4th Floor, Forum Mall, Kolkata – 700 020.
Tel : (033) 22837161/62/63/64
Oh! Calcutta @ Mumbai: Hotel Rosewood, Tulsiwadi Lane Tardeo, Mumbai – 400 034.
Tel : (022) 23539114/23533115/23534372
Oh! Calcutta @ Delhi: International Trade Tower, E-Block, Ground Floor, Nehru Place,
New Delhi – 110 019.
Tel : (011) 2646 4180/81/ 82/84/41805525/6/7
Oh! Calcutta @ Pune: City Point Ground Floor, 17-A, Dhole Patil Road, Pune -411011.
Tel : (020) 66011101/02
Oh! Calcutta @ Bangalore: Ground Floor. St. marks Road, Bangalore – 5600 01.
Tel : (080) 22277722
The name itself brings nostalgic memories of old Calcutta to many Bengalis so as the dishes that are being served here. Owned by Anjan Chatterjee of Specialty restaurant group, Oh! Calcutta serves authentic Bengali dishes as well as continental and Awadhi cuisines. It has its branches in Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore.
Ambience: decked up with dark wooden furniture with low noise, nice soft music (mostly instrumental) playing in the background, adorn with black and white portraits of people, life and culture of yesterday Calcutta showcasing its rich cultural heritage and hence truly a Bengali themed restaurant.
On the menu: mostly Bengali cuisine with some continental and Awadhi dishes thrown in starter and non-vegetarian entrée section. Their signature dishes are daab chingri, mochar ghonto, chhanar kalia, mochar chop, ilish paturi, prawn malai curry and baked sandesh in the dessert.
What we recommend: do not miss the daab chingri. The dish describes as prawns cooked (slowly cooked) inside the green or tender coconut acquiring the rich taste and flavor of tender coconut or daab. It is subtly spiced and has white creamy velvety texture. Try this dish with steamed rice or kaju-kismis pulao.
Other dishes are equally good but this one wins our heart.
Order for two: Aam pora shorbet (qty.2); mochar (banana flower) chop (qty.1); luchi (poori) 6 piece (qty.1); chanar dalna (cottage cheese) (qty.1) or aloo phulkopir dalna (qty.1); kaju-kismis pulao (qty.1); Ilish Paturi (qty.2); daab chingri or chingri malai curry or doi maach (qty.1); tomatoer khejur chutney (qty.1); mishti doi(qty.1); baked sandesh (qty.2); mineral water.
Cost: approx. 2000rs
Parking: parking available
Reservation: on telephone
Service: prompt and courteous
How frequent we dine there: thrice in Kolkata; twice in Mumbai; once in Bangalore
Cons: on Bangalore branch: Not easy to find at night; chhanar kalia missing from the menu (I really liked the dish); Koraishutir dhokar dalna may have come from some 100-year-old recipe diary or may be experimental but I found it just an average on the taste grade; few choices in the vegetarian section compared to the other branches.