Restaurants, Indian Whitechapel
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Opened in 2005, Kolapata – ‘banana leaf’ in Bengali – has been a leading destination to experience Bangladeshi cooking in London. The restaurant is modest, cheap and very popular with local Bangladeshis. When the food is freshly cooked and the full complement of chefs from Dhaka is in the kitchen, the flavours and freshness sing; expect a large range of grilled dishes and curries, and look for the list of house specials including starters, fish dishes and biryanis.


Venue name: Kolapata
Address: 222 Whitechapel Road
E1 1BJ
Cross street: Whitechapel
Opening hours: Open noon-11.30pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Whitechapel tube .
Price: Main courses £4.50-£9.95.
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:83
  • 4 star:16
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
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belayeth h

The best Bangladeshi restaurant in London. They sell authentic Bengali dishes,food really tasty.nice staff very much frankly.good food.Thanks

Tanveer C

It's great place and a great environment for traditional cuisine. The staff would try their best to accommodate you with all your needs. Food is undoubtedly unique. A great place to hang out with your loved ones, friends and family...

Bornita c

Food is great and pure authentic Bangladedhi Restaurant. staffs are friendly.decoration is very nice. Homely environment.love kolapata's

Manik C

Real Bangladeshi flavour.I love kolapata food.spicily shoorsha Elish.chicken rost.Fusca

Kader B

very good food real Bangladeshi test.nice and clean.We are come back again.Thanks

Russel R

we are very happy.kolapata food is really awesome. specially fosca.chotpoite. lots of borta. staff is very good nice service.thanks

Javed A

Yes.... I love Kolapata, because there serving real Bangladeshi foods in London. It's testy with reasonable price.

Bipu B

We are very happy food is really taste.good service.we are come back again

Shayek H

Wonderful Bangladeshi traditional food and test
Specially bhuna kichuri, kachi biriyani, chotpoti, fusca elish bhuna, mix vorta, burhani is awesome test , acutely I like inside decorations I fill artistic moments
Staff really friendly, service very good

bipu a

good customer service.very nice staff.food is very good.Thanks kolapata

Abu K

This is the one and only Bangladeshi Restaurant where You will get the authentic Deshi fleaver & test,The Service,Location & prices are also in hand reach,Best Of Luch "Kolapata Team"

Shahriar H

Whitechapel.​ ​A​ ​stone’s​ ​throw​ ​away​ ​from​ ​the​ ​city.​ ​Rich​ ​in​ ​history,​ ​culture​ ​and​ ​of​ ​course​ ​rich​ ​in
food.​ ​Gone​ ​are​ ​the​ ​days​ ​when​ ​Indian​ ​food​ ​was​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​a​ ​‘Chicken​ ​Madras’,​ ​now​ ​we​ ​are
all​ ​very​ ​cultured.​ ​We​ ​know​ ​now​ ​Indian​ ​food​ ​is​ ​not​ ​really​ ​all​ ​that​ ​‘Indian’.​ ​From​ ​the​ ​Indian
subcontinent​ ​there​ ​are​ ​now​ ​clear​ ​distinctions,​ ​there’s​ ​Pakistani​ ​food,​ ​Sri​ Lankan​ ​food​ ​and​ ​finally
Bangladeshi​ ​food.​ ​And​ ​the​ ​King​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Bangladeshi​ ​restaurant​ ​sector​ ​is​ ​without​ ​a​ ​doubt

Their​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​authentic​ ​Bangladeshi​ ​street​ ​food​ ​and​ ​byrianis​ ​is​ ​the​ ​stuff​ ​of​ ​legend.​ ​You​ ​ask
any​ ​Bangladeshi​ ​person​ ​if​ ​they​ ​had​ ​heard​ ​of​ ​Kolapata​ ​and​ ​they​ ​would​ ​answer​ ​YES.

From​ ​their​ ​Fuska​ ​(chickpea​ ​encased​ ​in​ ​a​ ​crispy​ ​pastry),​ ​Chotpoti​ ​(​ ​a​ ​spicy​ ​chickpea​ ​soup​ ​with​ ​a
helping​ ​of​ ​tamarind​ ​sauce)​ ​to​ ​their​ ​Morog​ ​Pilau​ ​(¼​ ​chicken​ ​encased​ ​in​ ​buttery​ ​pilau​ ​rice
supported​ ​by​ ​a​ ​sweet​ ​gravy),​ ​Bhuna​ ​Kitchuri​ ​(Juicy​ ​beef​ ​mixed​ ​with​ ​yellow​ ​spiced​ ​rice)​ ​all​ ​mouth
wateringly​ ​delicious.

I​ ​am​ ​of​ ​course​ ​not​ ​the​ ​only​ ​one​ ​who​ ​thinks​ ​this,​ ​Kolapata​ ​has​ ​been​ ​open​ ​for​ ​more​ ​than​ ​a
decade​ ​and​ ​I​ ​am​ ​one​ ​of​ ​their​ ​many​ ​frequent​ ​customers.​ ​Their​ ​traditional​ ​Bangladeshi​ ​food
combined​ ​with​ ​their​ ​friendly​ ​staff​ ​and​ ​their​ ​unique​ ​decor​ ​brings​ ​back​ ​memories​ ​of​ ​an​ ​Asian

Masum A

Best serving staff, Fuska is awesome, the Vuri Bhuna is just unforgettable, but need to give some extra effort on Kacci Biriyani ! ☺

Syed U

Yeo , I don't want to anything extra , all I want to say awesome Resturant & delicious food !!

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