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Jan 11, 2012 09:45 AM

Desperately ISO Bengali restaurant in South Bay for tonight - Please help!

Hi All -

Very much searching for a Bengali restaurant. South Bay or Peninsula preferable, but not required. A place that serves authentic Bengali dishes (especially fish dishes) very much welcomed.

Looks like Cafe Dhaka would have been a good option, if they were still open.

Thank you in advance!

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  1. Sorry, I don't know of any place that has replaced Cafe Dhaka in the South Bay in terms of Bengali food. We have lots of great southern Indian places but I don't know any place for eastern Indian food. I sure hope this gets fixed sometime soon!


      1. re: Melanie Wong

        No, but thanks for the pointer. I see they have savory dishes as well, but they don't look very Bengali-specific outside of one fish dish, though they don't stick to the usual suspects either. I hope to check it out soon!


        Bengali Sweets
        783 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          I've been to the Fremont branch and Bengali Sweets is not Bengali owned nor does it have any actual Bengali dishes on the menu. The "mach jhol" (which really should be called maacher jhol, but whatevs) contained curry leaves and is completely inauthentic.

          1. re: adrienne156

            Thanks for cluing us in. Wonder why the name? I think the Fremont branch used to be Bombay Express.

            Bengali Sweets Chaat Cafe
            5029 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94538

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              >Wonder why the name?
              presumably like a pizza place with "new york" in the name. it describes the vague approach to the product, not the ownership etc.

              the more curiously named place is "Bangla Bazar" near the S'vale branch of Bengali Sweets. it appears to neither be a bazar nor bangla? [the only person i have dealt with there was a Sikh fellow and he was not yelling back to the kitchen in bengali].

              their chaat isnt bad and their samosa [shingara :-)] are cheap and decent.
              [place like this ell you how medicore Viks really is ... i went there recently after a multi year hiatus and nothing changed my opinion that those guys are just phoning it in. although that was also based on chaat, not actual meals.]

              actually i am wondering if i missed the Bangla Bazar and actually went into a different place at the ECR-Wolfe-Fleemont nexus ... the descriptions i've read online didnt seem to match what i experienced.

        2. Now that Dhaka Cafe has closed, any other place have Bengali dishes?

          Rasam's in Sunnyvale has some dishes with "Bengali spicing" according to this report:

          There's also a report of Bengali food "by contract not a resto":