Imagine, how it feels like to dine in an environment that’s practically inaccessible, like- a dinner date on a flight or a birthday party in a jungle? Sounds amazing na? Well, these imaginary concepts have set foot into reality with the establishment of themed restaurants.
Ask people what’s so special about themed restaurants? The most common answer will be the theme, decor. Undeniably, when we enter a restaurant the first thing we notice is the interior decor. The unique portrayal of the environment is what draws the attention of the people who wants more than just a meal. No doubt, great food is the most important factor while we choose a restaurant. But, the ambiance is another important aspect to consider. Just think you’re having a special day, who would not like it to be more memorable? So here, definitely themed restaurants come as an add-on with their unifying experience of both food and entertainment. Though these restaurants may seem out of the budget they are worth trying once a while because of its out of the box concept. The unique architecture, interior design, and authentic experience have brought a revolution in the world of restaurants. Must say they not only take care of our pleasure but are a blessing to our souls! So, folks, who are always looking for more than flavors here you go, now in Kolkata, the theme-based restaurants will nourish your fantasy world. Unleash your food blogging adventures with these must-visit-themed restaurants.
Let’s take a look at these top 20 themed restaurants in Kolkata.
1. Kaidi Kitchen
Imagine getting locked inside the jail and enjoying a great meal at the same time. Kaidi Kitchen is here for such an experience. As the name suggests it’s a jail-themed restaurant with all its staff dressed as prisoners and jailers serving food to the customers in a jail cell. A never before luxurious dining jail! Talking about food, it serves appetizing vegetarian food.
Location: 1st Floor, 4/1, Camac St, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata
Open Hours: 12–3:45 PM, 7–10:45 PM
2. Fly Kouzina
Dining on flights with loved ones may be a luxurious desire for some. Great, the wait is over with this flight-themed restaurant. It’s one of its kind in Kolkata. Customers are welcomed by the captain and also will get their names printed on the boarding pass. Must-try delicacies include Risotto and pasta. So, passengers kindly board the food flight and have a happy meal!
Location: AD 73, Sector I, Salt Lake (near BD Market bus stop)
Open Hours: Noon-4pm, 7 pm-10.45 pm
Dining underwater in a submarine? Yeah, no joke. This submarine-themed restaurant offers an underwater dining experience. The must-have dishes of this vegetarian-only restaurant include- North Indian, Asian, Italian food, cheesecake, almond tart, lasagne.
Location: BD 29, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata
Open Hours: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
4. Cafe HQ
All the Marvel fans here’s a place for you. Inspired by the characters of Marvel and DC comics, this restaurant is a must-visit for the marvel fandom. Even the dishes are named after the characters like- Black widow’ bite, Justice League Pizza, Thanos steak, Catwoman’s favorite, Barbecue Batwings, etc. In short a paradise for Marvel lovers.
Location: A-120, 4th Floor, Lake Gardens, Kolkata
Open Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
GOT fans, here’s your seven kingdoms. Inspired by the game of thrones series, this restaurant brings the fictional story to reality with the ambiance and theme music. The must-try food includes Theon’s Sausage Bowl, Lannister’s Golden Hash, Spicy Night King, Chilli chicken, mixed noodles, and gravy chicken. This restaurant mainly serves continental cuisines, Chinese and Italian.
Location: BH- 40, Sector 2, Salt Lake, Kolkata
Open Hour: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Potboiler Coffee House
A bookworm’s paradise. This is one of the new literary-themed cafes designed for book lovers. The ambiance is unique with quirky captions written all over the walls, coffees named after books. This is one of those perfect quiet places for people who love to spend time with books in solidarity.
Location: P-468, Keyatala, Lake Terrace Road, Opposite Kunbi Sarees, Hindustan Park, Kolkata
Open Hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
7. Biker’s Café
The US-based biker cafe debuted in India with one of its outlets in Kolkata. Designed in a way to give a feeling of the biker’s world, the food served also speaks in the language of bikers. The tables are imprinted with logos of motorcycles like Harley Davidson and the walls are adorned with helmets. Overall the restaurant gas a sturdy look and the food served us robust and tasty.
Location: The Biker’s Café-31, Elgin Road, Platinum mall, Kolkata
Open Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
8. Mirch Masala
Sometimes it doesn’t require outrageous ambiance to grab customer’s attention, simplicity can also win hearts. Mirch Masala is a simple highway Dhaba-themed restaurant which would serve you Punjabi dishes. Besides it also serve Chinese food. Apart from the great flavors, people love the filmy caption “aap aayein bahaar aayi.”
Location: 49/2, Gariahat Rd, B/H Pantaloons, Ballygunge, Kolkata
Open Hours: 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM
9.Tintin & Brussels Club
Now Belgium in the city of joy. The theme of the restaurant is based on the adventures of Tintin. The authentic European cuisine has never failed to impress Tintin lovers. Best known for its hospitality this place is a must-visit for those who have grown up reading the adventures of Tintin.
Location: 52D Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata
Open Hours: 12:00 Noon to 11:00 PM
10. Blue Nile
With this theme, Kolkata has brought Egypt to India. This Egyptian theme restaurant has gained popularity among the customers because of its mouth-watering dishes especially Chinese and Mughlai food. The entire interior decor of the restaurant is decked up with an Egyptian theme that draws a good number of audiences. Thus, this restaurant can be considered significant in the list of a themed restaurants.
Location: City Center 2, Shop 114, 1st Floor, Chinar Park, Block C, Rajarhat, Kolkata
Open Hours: 12:00 Noon to 11:00 PM
11. Jungle Safari
Experience adventures in the great animal kingdom while enjoying a lavish meal in this Jungle themed restaurant. The background, the soundtracks will give you the feeling of soothing nature. The beauty of the interior wilderness provides the taste of tropical paradise. Must-try dishes include- Dilliwali Tikki Chole, Paneer Tikka Lababdar, Bhoot Jolokia Chicken Tangdi, Tunday Da Kebab.
Location: 4TH FLOOR, MANI SQUARE MALL, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, 164/1, Maniktala Main Rd, Kolkata
Open Hours: 12:30 PM – 10:30 PM
12. Oudh 1590
This restaurant is themed on the traditional Nawabi culture of Awadh. With the portrayal of authentic culture, ambiance, food, and music, this restaurant would take us to the era of a gourmet king, Nawab Wajid Ali shah who along with his royal Khansamas has prepared legendary masterpieces. The royal ambiance, the bronze crockery, and cutlery, ghazals playing in the background create the aura of Shaam-e-Awadh for the food connoisseurs.
Location: 23B, Deshapriya Park Road, Opposite Carmel Primary School, Kalighat, Kolkata
Open Hours: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
13. Tram Deepo
Kolkata has brought the iconic memories of the tram indoors with this tram-themed restaurant and pub. The vintage theme, the actual tram-like compartments lure customers to experience the old warm charm of the historic tram while enjoying dining and drinks with friends and family. Even the compartments are named after the real depots. Also, the restaurant holds a corner for bibliophiles. Overall the interior decor and artworks will remind you of the old Kolkata culture, an experience worth the money. This restaurant is one of the popular restro bar beside the great food.
Location: Tram Deepo Restro Bar & Club, Shop 45, 2nd Floor, Syed Amir Ali Ave, Park Circus, Ballygunge, Kolkata
Open Hours: 1:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Live Band performance, great music, sheesha, good vibes, and good food are what make this restaurant stand out. A cozy place where you can enjoy live music with a wide variety of cuisines like Chinese, Italian, Continental, Mexican, North Indian, and Seafood, then Jam house is the perfect place for an impressive dining experience.
Location: Shop No. 7, 1, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd, Elgin, Kolkata
Open Hours: 1:00 PM – 5:00 AM
15. On Track
Not everyone can afford a palace on wheels but with on track one can have a decent experience along with the feel of the Victorian era. Not like a regular restaurant inside a train but the reverse concept train inside the restaurant. Yeah, you read it right. An exact look of train engines and tracks with stones and pebbles are laid inside the restaurant thus, a perfect substitute for palace on wheels.
Location: Mirza Ghalib Street Mirza Ghalib Street, Near Hotel The Park, Kolkata
Open Hours: 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM
16. Ekante Café
Far from the maddening crowd, this place is apt for those who want to spend some time in solidarity. Situated in the middle of the lake this ferry restaurant is definitely what you looking for a romantic evening. The picturesque location never fails to stop you at your feet.
Location: Eco Park, New Town, Kolkata Opposite Finance Centre, Kolkata
Open Hours: 1:00 AM – 10:15 PM
17. Machiner’s Paradise
A sports theme cafe with a wide variety of sports cars and bikes on display plus the lip-smacking food and peppy music is a must-have experience. You can enjoy your food sitting on a bean bag or a wooden chair or a sofa with the lively ambiance around and let the great vibes take over.
Location: Divine Bliss, 2/3, Ground Floor, Judges Court Road, Kolkata
Open Hours: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
For all the beach lovers out there, here is a seaside-themed restaurant in the middle of the busy Tollygunge neighborhood. Along with the beach vibes, Sea-estta Inn serves amazing Thai dishes along with other Oriental cuisines. One of the must-try-themed restaurants.
Location: 23, Russa Road, Opposite Bhavani Cinema Hall, Tollygunge, Kolkata
Open Hours: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Based on the legendary Bengali film- “Saptapadi”, this themed restaurant serves you authentic Bengali cuisine. A reasonable restaurant for the connoisseurs of good food and good hospitality. With the homely atmosphere, this restaurant has won the hearts of Bengali diners.
Location: 49 B, Purna Das Road, Hindustan Park, Kolkata
Open Hours: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM, 06:30 PM to 10:45 PM
20. The Royal Bengal Tiger Café
To spread awareness about saving tigers, this cafe is a tribute to our national animal. The walls of the cafe are adorned with tiger paintings and pictures. Also, the life-size tiger guarding the entrance is not worth missing out on.
Location: 91 Golf Club Rd Rajendra Prasad Colony, Tollygunge, Kolkata
Open Hours: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
People who are dining not for the sake of it but are experiencing it, this themed restaurant is bliss, from landing up behind the bars to going underwater, from the palace on wheels to inside the flight, this city has it all. So, people living in Kolkata or planning to visit Kolkata should hunt out these amazing eating joints not only to spice up their taste buds but to add a flavor to their life!