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Restaurante Calcuta

#446 of 3,569 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua do Norte 19 | Encarnacao, Lisbon 1200-283, Portugal
+351 21 342 8295
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Indian food at Bairro Alto, and a good option to escape a little bit from all Portuguese restaurants. Good food, and nice atmosphere make the place very cosy.

Thank LeoGiestas
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I LOVE Indian food; it's my absolute favorite, so I always seek out Indian restaurants and read all the reviews, trying to find the best one. I felt pretty confident in this one but was so disappointed. First of all, after we sat down, they lit incense at the bar. I could hardly taste anything because the smell of incense... More 

Thank Carli S
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty - the prawn kohlrabi especially- but unfortunately the portions were small and the prices too high to make the experience value for money

Thank Avo C
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

What an amazing meal tonight! Delightful ambiance, lovely owner, great service and the prices are so reasonable for the value! Definitely try the Chicken Tandoori as it was the best tandoori I've ever had. I highly recommends going there if in Lisbon!

Thank bevshelby17
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Even though it was pouring outside that evening, it did not stop people from coming to this small restaurant. Food was very tasty and as good as India Gate which is another lisbon restuarant that we visited 2 days earlier.

Thank Zia S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered chicken vindaloo and chicken tikka. Both were excellent. The staff was prompt and friendly and very courteous.

Thank Shashank Y
Santa Monica, California
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I lived in india for almost 3 years, so maybe I was having high expectations, but I expected it to be like in India. I had the chicken biriyani. The taste was alright, but it didn't come with curry and I had to pay extra for raita which I thought, at least a small portion, would come with the biriyani... More 

Thank Kaplow820
Avanishah, Gerente de relações com clientes at Restaurante Calcuta, responded to this review

Dear Laplow, Being a general Manager, correspondence And PR, would Like to request to Take Out your opinion as it is not possible for our restaurant calcuta at Rua do Norte. We are never without the machine since last 18 years. Infect we have two machines in case of one not working. If you have visited another restaurant , probably... More 

Florence, Italy
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Walking through the streets of the Barrio Alto in Lisbon we decided to give a chance to this nice Indian Restaurant. The personal was superkind. The plates even if aren't big enough were tasty and delicious. The owner was so kind to offer us the Sangria we ordered! Kindness and tastefull plates.Recommended to all!

Thank Marco F
Paris, France
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One of my most disappointing experiences at an Indian restaurant in Europe ! I'm originally Indian, well-travelled and have been to some of the finest Indian restaurants in the world. This is shameful to say the least- how can they advertise this as Indian food ?? I ordered a chicken tikka masala with roti and rice -totally bland and tasteless.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is not authentic Indian, but it is tasty and high quality. The food is actually English curryhouse cuisine, rather than classic Indian, which is fine. The rogan gosht was excellent, if a little light on the meat, the chicken biriyani was also good and the peshwari naan was nice. All in all a good meal, but definitely on the... More 

Thank tombillinge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$23
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Norte 19 | Encarnacao, Lisbon 1200-283, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 8295
The Calcuta
.....started its journey of serving the Indian cuisine in 1998. Situated in one of the traditional and historical streets in the heart of Lisbon. The Calcuta is a real contribute to the preservation of authentic North Indian as well Goan gastronomy. (Goa: Old capital of the Portuguese empire in the east).

Situated in Bairro Alto, a big attraction to all who wants to be distracted, and a very animated place with local life, it is the center of most of Lisbon's agitated nocturne life with typical restaurants, International cuisines, bars, fados houses, bookshops, theaters, some of the most creative ateliers, fashion and design stores. With belvederes, turned to the beautiful landscapes of Lisbon city, Bairro Alto takes part today of the historic and typical areas (with perpendicular and straight streets and flower adorned windows) much loved by the Lisbon people.

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