20 Cheap Restaurants in Kolkata for Broke Foodies

20 Cheap Restaurants in Kolkata for Broke Foodies

“No savings left at the end of the month”- that’s something every foodie goes through! So, if you feel that your empty wallets are becoming your obstacles to yummy food, worry no more. Nettv4u is here to guide you with 20 affordable restaurants in Kolkata to keep your belly and your pocket equally happy.

1.Tasty Corner

Perhaps the name is sufficient to prove why this place is a legendary student spot of Kolkata. Located in Mandeville Gardens, one can never find this place empty. The sole reason behind this is their delicious food at an insanely low price. Where else can you get a place of Kachori Sabzi for just 20 rupees? Also, the variety of sweets that this shop has to offer is another major pull for customers. If you ever feel you are lying low on cash, this is one place to be in.


2.Grub Club

Southern Avenue is considered to be a posh locality, but Grub Club proudly hold its position there like a pocket-friendly hangout spot. If you are ever out with your gang of friends and need to get good food at low cost, Grub Club is tailor made for you. A favorite among students, this place is always buzzing with people owing to its wide range of yummy food at affordable pocket pinch.


3.Denzong Kitchen

Its first outlet in the odd interior lanes of Bikramgarh was one of those many small roadside shops we pass by everyday without giving a second thought. True momo lovers know how to locate hidden gems, and soon Denzong kitchen was crowded with people coming from as far as the other end of the city. No wonder, now this shop has multiple outlets across Kolkata, all of them equally loved by people. What’s not to love if you can get the most delicious momos of Kolkata at only 50 rupees per plate? Denzong can provide you a fulfilling meal only at 100 rupees.


4.Zam Zam

You cannot call yourself a foodie if you don’t love Biriyani. Biriyani is a saviour of the depressed soul and getting denied of it only because your pocket is empty is not acceptable. Hence Zam Zam comes to your rescue. Located in Park Circus, it is a little difficult to find. But then so are all the other good things in life. Zam Zam can give you one of the best biriyanis of Kolkata at almost half the price of its competitors.



The cafe located in Hindustan Park is any Bengali cafe lover’s paradise. The old Bengali household decor and Rabindrasangeet in the background are sure to create a pleasant ambiance. To top it off they offer yummy food at affordable price range. Their sandwiches have been listed among the best of Kolkata. This place is a perfect spot for anybody looking for good finger food and cozy ambiance at a low cost.


6.Gupta Brothers

Famous for its finger licking North Indian delicacies and the wide range of sweets, Gupta Brothers has multiple outlets in Kolkata. It is pure vegetarian delicious dishes attract customers all over the city. Looking for the yummiest Chole Bhature? You can get it here only for Rs.50. Their multiple types of desserts are equally tasty and pocket-friendly.


7.Allen Kitchen

It is located near the Shovabazaar metro station. This old snack shop is famous for its cutlets and Kobi rajis. Holding on the North Kolkata heritage, this cafe has the tendency to take you back in time. Their food has the similar power too, since they have maintained their standard for several years. If you are in a mood for cutlets and fries, this place can offer you the best at a meager price.



Another old legacy food place of Kolkata! For every Bengali, Sunday mornings are incomplete without Maharani’s famous Kachori and Jalebis. Always in the middle of hustle and bustle, this Deshapriya Park shop serves the best and the freshest thing kachori in the city all day. Their Gulab jamun, Malpoa and other sweet dishes are very tasty too. And you can have a filling meal at barely 50 rupees.


9.Tibetan Delights

If you are craving for yummy oriental food at extremely low cost, this restaurant at Chowringhee Road, Elgin, is just the place for you. While it does not have a great ambiance, the authentic Tibetan and Chinese dishes of this place make up for it. You can get a filling meal for two including Starters, Main course and Side dishes only for 300 rupees.



This small insignificant delivery shop in Lake Gardens is a hidden gem most people don’t know about it. Known for its authentic English breakfast, this place also serves multiple types of sandwiches, burgers, and hotdogs at pretty low pocket pinch. If the foodies are looking for continental food, then this is an innovative option.


11.Bachan’s Dhaba

While the name can give a different impression, this is a proper  AC restaurant in Rashbehari Avenue offering mouth watering Moghlai dishes. This is a perfect place for those looking Tandooris and Biriyanis at  an affordable prices. A famous among students, this place is always crowded with people who cannot resist their yummy food.



This place has two outlets in Bangur Avenue and Sinthi More. It is a themed restaurant has a fun ambiance which makes it a favorite place to hangout among youngsters. They have an extensive menu serving multiple cuisines like Continental, Italian, etc. At an economical price making it a favorite among students.


13.Saima Restaurant

This is a North Indian restaurant on Chowringhee Road near Rabindra Sadan Metro station. While its interiors are clean with not much of an ambiance, the yummy biriyanis and meat delicacies make it a favorite. And the cost is very cheap as well which gives it another reason to be loved. One must try their Chicken boti kebab.


14.Solid Gulp

If this name sounds unfamiliar, then you probably know this place as Bapi Da r Momo r Dokan. If you still don’t know it, then broke or not, you need to rush to this tiny shop in Salt Lake at Karunamoyee Bus Stop. This is undoubtedly the best snack bar you can come across in Kolkata, with their heavenly Momos, Chicken lollipops and pakoras, all of this adding up to approximately 100 rupees.



This small restaurant in Hindustan Park might not be very pleasant to the eyes, but it is pleasant to your taste buds and your pocket simultaneously. Their delectable Chinese dishes are surele staying with you for a while after the meal. They have many combo meals too with huge quantities at a pretty affordable price.


16.Mitra Cafe

This age old snack bar in Shyam Bazaar has two other outlets in Kolkata. It is one of those places which have maintained their old tradition regarding ambiance and food. It is famous all over the city for its fish diamond kabiraaji and mutton brain chops. However, they also offer many other kinds of quick snacks in their menu and must be a perfect place for somebody looking for traditional snacks at low cost.



This restaurant is located near Hedua Park in Hatibagan and is a favorite among the students of the multiple colleges in this area. This joint is nicely decorated and provides pleasant ambiance to its customers. Their Chinese dishes are extremely delicious, and they come at a very reasonable price.


18.TFT- That Food Truck

This food truck which is parked in salt lake sector V is a must visit if you are broke and you need cheesy burgers, wraps, and such other finger food. Their combo offers are also cheap and tasty with great quantity. This food truck is highly recommended for those looking for good budget food.


19.Momo Plaza

This is a medium-sized restaurant located near Sambhunath Pandit Hospital Randra Sadan. Its menu essentially contains Chinese and Tibetan delicacies. It is a nice place to hang out with your friends and offers tasty food at very affordable prices. One must try their Roasted Chilly Pork.


20.Panna’s Kitchen

Located on Diamond Harbour Road in Behala, this place is very easy to locate and is a major go-to place for the local people. It’s outstanding food, and lovely ambiance is a major crowd puller, with the dim lighting adding to the comfort. Their Biriyani and Veg Manchurian are sought after, and the price is quite economical.


So these are 20 places to have best food without digging a hole in your pocket. Happy munching!