Fodor's Expert Review Oh Calcutta
Executive chef Meena Anand applies traditional cooking skills while focusing on fresh seafood and vegetables. The results are consistent and efficient, which is why the place is always busy with people eating in, or locals taking out. There are plenty of traditional dishes—the butter chicken and lamb dishes are excellent—but her lighter interpretations of traditional dishes, such as prawn malabari (fat shelled prawns sautéed with onions, peppers, coriander, and fresh coconut cream) are a hallmark. The wine list is average, and though the restaurant does have a bring-your-own license (there are a number of excellent wineshops in Parnell), each person is charged a corkage fee.
149–155 Parnell Rd.
Auckland, Auckland 1052, New Zealand