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Homesick Bengalis head here. This moderately priced, superb Bengali eatery (set up in Kolkatta a decade ago and then a few other cities too), is named after a Bengali song by vocalist Manna Dey and sure is sweet music to our ears. The place is highly recommended by my Bengali food-blogger friend, Kalyan Karmarkar, who eats here ("the quality of the food reminds you of your granny when you miss her") regularly and vouches for the consistency. Don't get put off by the lackluster service. Spread over a large space (indoor and outdoor dining areas done up with cliched kantha tabletops, et al.), this eatery serves up Ghoti (West Bengal) and Bangal (East) dishes. Do try the Thaalas (Rs.195–245). Each comes with rice or pulao and a number of home-styled vegetarian dishes, chutney and mishti too. With the Thaala, you can order fish and/or meat dish from the a la carte menu. Normally one Thaala is good for two. The must try a la carte dishes are the unerringly cooked signature dishes of Shukto (bitter vegetables) poppy seed Aloo Poshto, Borishaal Ilish and the Kosha Mangsho. Flavoursome Mutton Pulao, coconut- and mustard-rich creamy curries and many varieties of seafood (jhaal, jhol, kalia, korma, shorshe and malai) delight. Though some of the mishti are too sweet, this eatery is a worth a special trek.

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Hand-pounded masalas, river fish flown in from Kolkata and passionate Bengali chefs deliver a memorable experience. Tardeo and Andheri’s large, wooden-floored, white-walled, Calcutta Club-like restaurants continue to reign. They are the products of love and passion of Calcutta buffs, Anjan and Suchhanda Chatterjee. Comfortable furniture, bookshelves, film memorabilia and a graffiti wall complete the ambience here. Superlative Bengali fare... from the unerringly cooked and lusciously creamy prawn-and-coconutty Malai Chingri, to the full-bodied Spiced Lamb or Kosha Mangsho, Smoked Hilsa, Chicken Murshidabad with Aniseed, Mochar Chop and Murgh Palong Paturi. Order correctly and you’ve hit paradise. Veggies can happily settle for Cauliflower in Mustard and Mochar Ghonto (banana flower). However, some dishes can be slightly greasy and the Mishti Doi is rather disappointing. Bhapa Sandesh, Notun Gur Sandesh and Payesh, straight from the owner’s own shop, Sweet Bengal, make for a good ending to the meal. If you love Bengali food, you’ve got to visit these award-winning restaurants that zoom to the top... every year.

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Buzz: 4/5 | Décor: 3.5/5

-By Rashmi Uday Singh

Sit on comfortable chairs amidst book shelves, film memorabilia and a wall complete with graffiti and enjoy the Margarita, Cosmopolitan and Daiquiri. Also in the menu are cocktails like Kaal Boishakhi, Dabka, Kingfisher Bohemia, Malembo Melow and Grenade Shiraz. Interesting mocktails include Aabra ka Dabra, Litchi Mitchi and Aam Pora Shorbot. Accompany your drinks with starters like Mochar Chop, Fish Fry, Fish Roll and Mushirabadi Murgh Fry. Soul-soothing instrumental Rabindra Sangeet too. Kolkata has come to Mumbai... in a grotty bylane in Tardeo you will find this large, white-walled, Calcutta club-like restaurant which is a product of love and passion of Kolkata-buffs Anjan and Succhanda Chatterjee.

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