10 Best Seafood Restaurants In Kolkata That All Bengalis Swear By


In a city full of people who love their fish and shrimp, a rich seafood culture is inevitable. These seafood restaurants in Kolkata are testament to that.

From pabda most exquisite pomfret hilsasquid and octopus, seafood occupies a special place in the culinary world of Kolkata. Be it the exotic Bengali seafood preparations, the good old Indo-Chinese seafood or even the continental, for a real seafood liver, there is no shortage of restaurants in the city. Even though tons of other cuisines from around the world have made their way to the city, the love for fish and seafood will always remain special to this city and its people. Today we explore some of the best restaurants the city swears by for its share of seafood.

Best Seafood Restaurants in Kolkata

Probably the most unique restaurant on the list, Santa’s Fantasea is a tribal and seafood restaurant that has become one of the favorite spots in town. The menu has two parts – the tribal part and the seafood part. The tribal food part is intriguing with its range of foods served inside bamboo stalks. But its wide variety of seafood is still the best part. One of the go-to places for Octopus as you will find a range of octopus preparations on the menu here. You will also find pomfret, crab and lobster there, for those times when you feel really comfortable.

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Address

BF-189, 5th Cross Rd, BF Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064

This restaurant is a favorite with all the locals for its authentic Bengali cuisine, of which seafood is a must-have. Their must-haves are Gondhoraj Grilled Bhetki, Aam Tel Ilish, Loitya Shutki, which also happen to be their signature dishes. So visit this place today to savor the most authentic Bengali seafood delicacies.

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Address

55 & 55/1, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, opposite Nehru Children’s Museum, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Bengal fish specialist, Bijoli Grill needs no introduction to this list. It has achieved heritage store status, given how much the Bengals love this place for their seafood. Visit one of their outlets today and sample the classic Fish and Chips and scallops.

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Address

Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Broadway Rd, IB Block, Sector III, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700106

A Chinese and seafood restaurant on South Avenue, Ecstasea is known for its exquisite seafood without burning a hole in your pocket. From plain momos, soups and noodles to more exotic local fish, shrimp and lobsters, octopus and squid, this restaurant has it all. Don’t forget to try their Teriyaki octopus, giant lobster in your choice of sauce, and fried squid when you visit this place.

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Address

P241, Lake Place Rd, Lake Terrace, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029

Pappadam is a unique addition to this list due to its coastal roots. Specializing in coastal seafood cuisine, Pappadam is one of the few places in Kolkata that offers authentic coastal flavors and fresh seafood. Serving coastal dishes from states like Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh to the city of Bengal, Pappadam puts a unique spin on the city’s classic seafood scene. Be sure to try their Goan style Gung Mourala Fry, Andra Pradesh Special Squid Chettinad, Pomfret Malabar Curry and Mangalore Ghee Whole Crab Roast.

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Address

24, SR Das Rd, Mudiali, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700045

Bringing the best of Istanbul, Mishawr and Kabul to Bengali cuisine, Bhojohori Manna has gained cult status in Kolkata. If you are visiting this place for the first time, prepare to return several times to try all their famous offers. Pomfret Paturi, Deshi Pabda, Mohonbagani Chingrir Kebab are just some of the must-try dishes on the menu here.

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Address

Shop No. 9, 18, Ekdalia Rd, Ekdalia, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

With a vintage movie theme and warm tones, this place will leave you feeling nostalgic. While the interiors are adorned with old posters of movies and artists, the focus here is on the food. Chingri Sobar Opore, Crispy Chilli Mourola, Panchforan Bati Chingri are some of the dishes you absolutely must try here to taste what a Bengali’s love for seafood tastes like.

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Address

G40 Raja Subodh Chandra Mallick Road, opp. Ganguly Bagan, Kusum Kanan, Garia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700084

A chic restaurant with unique and vibrant blue interiors, this place will take you back to the seas. Not only in terms of decoration, their cuisine is also every seafood lover’s paradise. With an a la carte option and an onboard buffet, you can choose either. Oysters, Shrimp, Sole, Pomfret and Beckti – you name it, they got it. Their must-haves are the Chilli Crab Claws, OG Seafood Platter, and Whole Red Snapper, which will have you coming back for more.

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Address

First Floor, Infinity Benchmark, Sector-V, Saltlake Landmark, Opposite RDB Cinemas, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091

One of Kolkata’s most romantic restaurants, Baan Thai is located in the ultra-luxurious Oberoi Grand. With a huge range of authentic Thai dishes, this is one of the best seafood restaurants in Kolkata. Their seafood noodles, tom yum soup, pad thai noodles, thai green curry and fish cakes are must-try.

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Address

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700013

A 32-seat all-day dining restaurant serving Tamil, Goan and Kerala cuisine has become a favorite in town due to its range of delicious seafood. With a colorful yet serene ambience, you will get it all here. From Prawn Chettinad to Pork Vindaloo to Thattukada Mutton, welcome the best of South India to Bengal.

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Address

24, Rajani Sen Rd, Lake Range, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026


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