Good ambience and staff were kids friendly
Bad points: the food in gurgaon was much better. Biggest turn off were beg bugs. The staff was polite when we mentioned it but didn't really do anything like giving us an alternative table or something else
Its in the infrequently visited center of town, Oh! Calcutta serves the citys best Bengali food in an upscale surroundings of dark-wood set off by simple black-n-white archival photos from the British Raj. The seafood is amazing and if menu seems all too unfamiliar then the waiters of the best in the city to choose something, based on your specifications. We had roshun bhapa maach, a steamed bekti (a freshwater fish) marinated with kashundi (Bengali-style mustard), green chilli paste, and garlic, it was decent something different. For a main course, you cant go wrong with the aam kashundi kakra (breaded and stir-fried crabmeat in an orange-mango mustard sauce). In all it was a good try..
Good thing is their service..The staff is friendly and they are ready with suggestions, even the menu doesn't list the item. But, the food is overpriced(!!!!!!!!!) and taste is average, there weren't any savoring moments!! Ambiance is Ghostly, there is no crowd even at peak hours. Not a second time place!!
They have taken Bengali Cuisine to a new level. Not only they serve authentic cuisine, it is unique, subtle and special. Their fish fries with Kashundi are not to be missed. Other 'must have' items are kosha mangsho with luchi, dub chingri, kankra chingri bhapa and aam tel diye ilish. Their buffet at the time of new year or Durga Puja is a good opportunity to try different things at a time. Hilsa festival during monsoon is also excellent when they offer very unique items. The place is small and price is pretty high. But there is no other place in Mumbai for Bengali cuisine which can offer traditional as well as experimental items all of which are simply delicious.
I had been thinking from couple of months to go to Oh ! Calcutta, but for some or the other reason dint get an opportunity, last week i had been to the Oh ! Calcutta Lokhandwala branch and i must say Bengali cuisine rocks, i had bekti fish fry which was very excellent, with kosha mangsho (mutton dish) -- but the best item i liked was - Nolen gurer icecream (home made date palm jaggery icecream) it was yummmmmmmmmy- i am looking forward to visit oh! calcutta again but only to have my favourite dessert :)
I just can't stop raving about this place. Another visit and the experience was simply outstanding. For those who don't want to read further I can sum up my experience in 4 short points:1) Excellent Bloody Mary 2) Attentive, well informed staff 3) Unbeatable Seafood -This review is strictly for non-vegetarians. 4) What are you waiting for? Go there! As usual we started with a round of drinks (Bloody Mary, Kingfisher) and starters. We wanted some grilled chicken dish but the waiter suggested we go for Bihari chicken kebabs since those will be faster. The kebabs were succulent and extremely flavourful with a distinct taste of cloves, cardamom, garlic and pepper. It's 10 am and I can't believe I'm salivating while I write this! :D .We wanted to try something unusual this time for the main course, so after a second round of drinks we had another longish discourse with the order taker. He suggested we go for the rare jumbo prawns (specially flown from Kolkata) in a coconut milk curry and a spicy minced crab dish with shelled claw pieces. While we patiently waited for our main course a waiter meticulously set our table with a crab shell cracker and picks. The food arrived shortly after. The crab dish was yummy. I always enjoy eating a crab, well yeah its messy but that's the fun of it. This particular dish was spicy and slightly pungent. The huge prawn too came with a shell. The greenish prawn curry was less spicy, flavourful nonetheless. The one thing I have noticed at Oh! Calcutta is that you never feel too stuffed even after a monstrous meal. Just a very happy, content feeling. (No, I was not that inebriated with 2 small Bloody Mary's) There isn't much choice for dessert since their menu is restricted to a few pucca bengali mithais. Nothing wrong with that - we were just not in the mood for Indian mithai. Meal for 2 (With 3 Kingfishers + 2 Small Absolut Bloody Mary's) = Rs. 1800/-