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Top Choice Asian in Chittagong

Bonanza Food Plus

One of Chittagong’s best dining options, this swish, air-conditioned restaurant has an excellent pan-Asian menu, including Chinese, Indian, Thai and Korean. The Indian dishes are particularly good. You can also eat …
Museum in Chittagong

Ethnological Museum

The interesting Ethnological Museum has displays on Bangladesh’s tribal people. Unfortunately, it isn’t always open when it should be. Some of the exhibits are looking a bit tattered, but it covers all the major tri…
Museum in Chittagong

Zia Memorial Museum

This museum is rather unexpectedly housed in a mock-Tudor mansion. Among its much-revered collection is the microphone and transmitter with which President Zia proclaimed the country’s independence in 1971.
Bengali in Chittagong

Hotel Zamen

With branches all over Chittagong division, Zamen is a clean, dependable option for those wishing to sample decent-quality Bengali dishes in a family-friendly environment. It’s mostly biryani and curries (chicken, m…
Cemetery in Chittagong

WWII Memorial Cemetery

This sombre cemetery contains the graves of hundreds of soldiers from both Allied and Japanese forces who died on the Burma front. Many are inscribed with simple and powerful epitaphs of loss and love. The cemetery …
Chinese in Chittagong

Tai Wah Restaurant

With soups, noodles, rice dishes and dumplings, this is probably the most authentic Chinese in Chittagong. The atmosphere is pleasant, with red lanterns creating just the right level of lighting, and walls adorned w…
Bengali in Chittagong

Hotel ABP

Tuck into tandoori masala-spiced chicken, grilled by the entrance, and mop up some dhal or curried vegetables with freshly baked paratha. You’ll have to bluff your way through ordering as there’s no English menu, bu…
Cafe in Chittagong

Rio Coffee Corner

Housed in a corner of the 2nd floor of a clean, multi-level fast-food complex, Rio is one of the few places in Chittagong (outside the top-notch hotels) that does proper fresh coffee (from Tk 80). As if that wasn’t …
Indian in Chittagong


Part of the ever-popular Bangladeshi chain, Dhaba knocks out some tasty curries, kebabs, paratha rolls and chaat (spicy snacks). It’s basically Indian street food in a clean restaurant environment. Wash it down with…
Indian in Chittagong


This is a handy choice if you want to match good-value Bangladeshi and Indian meals with classy surroundings and good service. The competitively priced set lunches (available 1pm to 4pm) deservedly draw a good crowd…