Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: Quality Chinese Food Being Inaccessible In Kolkata The history of Chinese cuisine in Kolkata dates back to the 18th century. A large number of Chinese locals settled in Kolkata in a location known as Chinatown (Tangra). Tangra became home to several Cantonese families and they started earning their livelihood through various means including serving their delicacies. Chinese food soon became one of the favorite cuisines for the people of Kolkata in both authentic and modified variations. The Chinese restaurants remained primarily confined to Chinatown and people had to travel a lot to eat these delicacies.
Our founder Dipak De is also a Chinese Food enthusiast and often traveled across the city to enjoy Chinese delicacies served in Tangra restaurants. This sparked an idea that led to the foundation of Shanghai. The idea was simple - offer quality Chinese Food across Kolkata at affordable prices. Shanghai is on a mission to offer quality Chinese food that is consistent across different locations in Kolkata. We had started our journey by launching our first restaurant in Nager Bazar, Dum Dum. We are launching 2 more locations this year - Salt Lake and Jadavpur. We plan to open 20 locations in 3 years to cater across Kolkata.
Shanghai Restaurant is on a mission to offer quality Chinese food that is consistent across different locations in Kolkata. Since our inception last year, we have focused on maintaining consistency and offering customers an enjoyable dining experience, with great ambiance and delectable cuisine that has made us popular in a short span of time.
We started our journey by launching our first restaurant in Nager Bazar, Dum Dum in the year 2020. The crowd flocked the place, loved our cuisine and it become a popular spot in no time. After a year of operation at Nagerbazar and the speed at which we grew helped us to take our mission forward, we felt it was time for us to expand, so Salt Lake and Jadavpur happened in 2021. We will be opening at more locations in the near time and we have the vision to open 20 locations in 3 years to cater across Kolkata.