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6 Best Restaurants In Kolkata That Take Chinese Food Very Seriously

From the smallest joints to fine dining, we have all the right options for food fanatics!

16 Mar, 2022 by Surabhi Sharma

From the smallest joints to fine dining, we have all the right options for food fanatics!

Macher Jhol might be the staple for Kolkatans but when in Kolkata, it would not be wrong to say that local foodies also love to gorge on really good Chinese fare. Well, the liking for cuisine could be both for authentic or modified versions. From 90-year-old, hole-in-the-wall eateries set up by Chinese immigrants to trendy, new bistros, below we have rounded up some of the best Chinese restaurants in the city of joy.

Yauatcha, Quest Mall, Ballygunge, Kolkata

The London-based Michelin-starred restaurant specializing in dim sums opened its doors in Kolkata in 2014. Apart from its core strength of serving authentic dim sums, Yauatcha is also known for bringing a range of Chinese dishes to the table. Conceptualized and created by Alan Yau, the name of the restaurant simply means, ‘Yau having tea.’ This dim sum teahouse offers modernist Cantonese delights inspired by European culinary techniques along with an extensive range of tea, wines, and cocktails. Yauatcha also has one of the finest bars in Kolkata offering a selection of signature cocktails.

Must Haves: Truffle Edamame Dumplings, Crispy Duck Roast, Prawn Cheung Fun and Stir-Fried Penang Kwetio Noodles

Cost for Two: ₹1800

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Mainland China, Ballygunge, Kolkata

Mainland China is one of the most popular restaurant chains in India serving at multiple locations in the city. They feature one of the most exquisite Chinese spreads. There is a distinct Kolkata vibe to the décor. Heavy wooden furniture is used to break the vast space and oriental artifacts are peppered around to emphasize the authentic Chinese theme. The perfect blend of authentic Chinese cuisine, with certain Indian touches, is added to make this place a favorite among diners. Definitely, one of the best Chinese restaurants in Kolkata.

Must Haves: Tempura Prawns, Mango Pudding, Jasmine Tea, Chicken Sui Mai and Crackling Spinach

Cost for Two: ₹ 1700

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Chowman, Ballygunge, Kolkata

The first Chowman was launched in 2010 in Kolkata. Presently, the eatery has 15 outlets in the city and one in Bengaluru. With a wide selection ranging from chicken, fish, prawn, pork, to less commonly found duck, crab, and squid, Chowman has become one of the most famous Chinese restaurants in Kolkata. Most of the essential ingredients used in the dishes, from sauces to cutlery, are imported from Hongkong and Thailand. A cozy ambiance, contemporary elegance, unparalleled service and amazing food are all given when you dine at this gastronomic marvel of a place!

Must Haves: Prawn Rice, Chilli Wine Fish, Pepper Garlic Crab, Mixed Meifoon and Konjee Crispy Lamb

Cost for Two: ₹ 800

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Chinoiserie, Taj Bengal, Kolkata

This fine-dining restaurant is renowned for offering authentic Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine and is certainly is one of the most luxurious options in the city, boasting unparalleled taste, thanks to the experienced chefs at the five-star hotel’s kitchen. Chinoiserie, refers to a decorative style in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 17th-18th century, characterized by the use of Chinese motifs and techniques. The intricacy of the name does well to represent the delicious food, ambiance, and feel of the restaurant itself.

Must Haves: Peking Duck, Butter Chilli Garlic Prawns, Steamed Tofu with Ginger Soy Sauce and Coconut Pancakes

Cost for Two: ₹ 3500

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Beijing Restaurant, Tangra, Kolkata

Not the Chinese capital but this restaurant can definitely be called the food capital of China Town. Beijing, one of the oldest and most popular Chinese restaurants in Kolkata, is insanely popular for its Indo-Chinese dishes in a minimal setting. Beijing is the perfect haunt for big groups looking for a hearty and satisfying meal and you will not be disappointed.

Must Haves: Peking Chicken with Hoisin Sauce, Special Duck Roast, Pepper Chilli Garlic Tofu and Sanghai Chicken

Cost for Two: ₹ 800

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Eau Chew Restaurant, Chandni Chowk, Kolkata

Opened in 1927, Eau Chew is probably one of the oldest Chinese eateries in India. This family-run establishment was founded by Achumpa Huang, a Chinese immigrant after bringing his brass pots all the way from China. The recipes are in fact family secrets, passed down through generations. Apart from bestowing culinary gifts like Chimney Soup and Josephine Noodles upon the gourmands of the city, Eau Chew is supremely famous for its assortment of Chinese preparations. Run by the fourth-gen of the Huang family, Eau Chew will leave you amazed with its simplicity and adequate variety. They do everything themselves, from buying the raw ingredients to cooking and serving the food. 

Must Haves: Pork Spare Ribs, Roast Chilli Pork, Sauteed Greens, Meat Ball Soup, Ginger Vegetables

Cost for Two: ₹ 600

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