Jaisalmer in Kolkata: the Golden City in the City of Joy

As a resident of Kolkata, Salt Lake, to me, is all about forest of skyscrapers, MNCs for techies and maze of roads. But, in the middle of all things metropolitan, there’s a bit of the old-world royalty from India’s land of majesty – Rajasthan; and, that was an exciting find for me. In one of the busiest commercial buildings in the city, Globsyn Crystal, in Salt Lake, is Jaisalmer, one of the most beautiful restaurants that I have visited in the city. It specialises in North Indian food, which can be enjoyed in the breath-taking regal setting, overlooking the cars plying on the roads of Kolkata. Yes, that’s Jaisalmer in Kolkata for you –  a bit of Rajasthan’s Golden City, right here in the City of Joy.

Jaisalmer in Kolkata: the Golden City in the City of Joy

Jaisalmer in Kolkata - the Golden City in the City of Joy: JustODThings

Jaisalmer in Kolkata – the Golden City in the City of Joy

Location and Ambience

Jaisalmer Restaurant is in the Globsyn Crystal, in Salt Lake Sector 5. Located in the Podium Floor of the building, this place immediately caught my attention with all the daylighting. And entire portion of the restaurant lets in natural light to illuminate the inside. I could only imagine how it might feel to sit there at sunset, or have a romantic dinner on a moonlit night. The décor reflects a Rajasthani feel, including the vibrant entrance, wall paintings, furniture, and even colours and lights. It is also incredibly spacious, with the capacity to seat 800 diners on two floors. you can even choose private dining spaces.

Jaisalmer in Kolkata - Ambience: JustODThings

Jaisalmer in Kolkata – Ambience

Food

Jaisalmer in Kolkata offers both North Indian and Pan Asian food. But, in keeping up with the theme of the restaurant, I chose to stick to the Indian dishes. My lunch started with kebabs, and then moved on to the buffet, finally finishing off with delicious desserts.

Kebabs

Mouthwatering Kebabs at Jaisalmer in Kolkata: JustODThings

Mouthwatering Kebabs at Jaisalmer in Kolkata

Even though kebabs are common in the city of foodies, I found an exoticism in the flavours and tastes of the ones I tasted here. As a carnivore with shark-like tendencies, I get surprised when I like a veg dish. That happened with the Veg Nilgiri Seekh Kebab; it had a meaty texture, with a hint of spinach. The Paneer Tikka had a lightly crispy coating and a dash of the sweetness of onions.Then came the juicy and spicy Mutton Seekh Kebab, the melt-in-your-mouth Chicken Kasturi, and the Fish Tikka, which was just appropriately fishy. And finally, it was the turn of my two favourites, the Chicken Lehsuni kebab with its discernible garlicky flavour, and the gingery, wintry Mutton Adrak e Panje, which were just falling off the bones! Each was different from the other, and amazing in its own right!

Exotic Flavours of Kebabs at Jaisalmer in Kolkata: JustODThings

Exotic Flavours of Kebabs at Jaisalmer in Kolkata

Buffet

The buffet consisted of some of the most delicious Indian and evenAsian dishes. And, like any other Bengali foodie at a buffet, I walked towards the Biriyani, of course. I have to say, I was already full, thanks to the kebabs. But, I just couldn’t stop myself from devouring the Mutton Capsicum and Chicken Rara Punjabi, both of which were mouthwatering! Other amongst other delicacies from the land of royalty were Makai Pulao, Nilimili Sabji, Paneer Lababdar, and Dal Makhani.

Buffet Items at Jaisalmer in Kolkata: JustODThings

Buffet Items at Jaisalmer in Kolkata

My lunch ended on a sweet note, with the caramel custard, ice cream on warm malpua, and brownies. My verdict – their buffet is a must-try! The lunch buffet is available from 12:00 noon to 03:30 pm. The dinner buffet is between 07:00 PM and 11:00 pm. My lunch ended on a sweet note, with the caramel custard, ice cream on warm malpua, and brownies. My verdict – their buffet is a must-try! The lunch buffet is available from 12:00 noon to 03:30 pm. The dinner buffet is between 07:00 PM and 11:00 pm.

Desserts at Jaisalmer in Kolkata: JustODThings

Desserts at Jaisalmer in Kolkata

Final Verdict

Jaisalmer in Kolkata presents a whole world of its own in the busy, urban section of Kolkata. In a place where days rolling into nights go unnoticed by the people stuck in front of the computer screen, this little piece of Rajasthan offers a kind of timelessness of royal décor, and the uniqueness of the tastes and flavours of the land. For fine dining in a royal setting at a surprisingly affordable price of Rs. 800 for 2 diners (incl. taxes), Jaisalmer is just the place. This classical piece of the Golden City is truly one more reason why my city becomes the City of Joy for me.

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