Must see restaurants in Bangladesh

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    Al-Razzaque

    Wildly popular with the locals, and rightly so, Al-Razzaque does delicious curries, biryanis and Bangladeshi breakfasts, but the pièces de résistance here…

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    Panshi Restaurant

    At this iconic and wildly popular proletarian restaurant, the grade of cooking is nothing short of culinary wizardry. Bringing every possible permutation…

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    Woondaal

    If you’ve ever been to a Bangladeshi-run Indian restaurant on London’s Brick Lane – where many of the restaurants are in fact run by expats from Sylhet –…

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    Kutum Bari

    Split-level brick-walled seating with high windows and chic bamboo furnishings make this the coolest place to eat in town. It also serves up Srimangal’s…

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    Dhaba

    Indian street food served in a clean, trendy, air-con restaurant. Everything here is delicious, but the chaat (spicy snacks, Tk 50 to Tk 70) are excellent…

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    Holey Artisan Bakery

    After being ransacked by militants in mid-2016, this top-notch bakery rose like a phoenix in a new (albeit tiny) address within a shopping mall in early…

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    Tohzah Restaurant

    This modest restaurant is the best place in town to sample Marma cuisine. The main themes are a mountain of ginger and a volcano of chillies, plus the…

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    Premium Sweets

    A Dhaka institution in its own right, this legendary store offers an amazing variety of traditional Bangladeshi sweetmeats, as well as a delicious mix of…

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    Mermaid Café

    This sprawling, shaded, Goa-style beach shack serves such tasty food in such cool surroundings that you probably won’t eat anywhere else once you’ve tried…

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    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…

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    Fakruddin

    It might sound like sticking our necks out, but we reckon this no-nonsense joint probably serves the best biryani in Dhaka, plateful by massive plateful…

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    Spaghetti Jazz

    A stylish and intimate setting for probably the best pizza and pasta you’ll find anywhere in Bangladesh. The antipasti and fish and meat courses are also…

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    Devine Sea Stone Café

    Right by the beach and on the 1st floor of a wooden building to give it extra sea views, this cafe-restaurant is great for seafood. The service is good,…

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    Gopal Pali Prosida Monda Sweet Shop

    Few locals visit the rajbari, but they do all visit this famous sweetshop, which makes the best monda (grainy, sweetened yogurt cake) in the country…

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    Taste of Lanka

    With smart decor and obliging staff, this upscale restaurant serves a mouth-watering range of authentic Sri Lankan dishes such as oven-baked pol roti …

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    Garden Inn

    Located deep inside a commercial building, this place probably does the best local food in town. Try the delicious haleem (meat and lentil soup) with naan…

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    Pritiraj

    A friendly neighbourhood restaurant where filling biryanis, tasty grilled chicken and fish dishes as well as a range of mouth-watering curries fly thick…

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    Order's Up

    This stylish eatery on the 2nd floor of a shopping complex attracts college kids who file into its wood- and glass-panelled interiors to while away time…

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    Goon Goon Coffee Shop

    This modern eatery stocks an assortment of pastries, sandwiches and cakes and, most importantly, presses fresh coffee. You could also try the tasty…

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    Chili’s

    Chili's runs a food empire of sorts, with three restaurants located on both sides of the main drag. While the cafe and the Chinese eateries both come…