Top 10 Restaurants of Agra

The first thing that comes into your mind about Agra is Taj Mahal. Tourists keep flocking to Agra to witness the biggest tourist attraction in the form of Taj Mahal. Agra is also hub of a lot of local eating points for foodies. In this blog post, we have collected a list of top Agra’s restaurants that you must visit. Also find the recipes of favourite dishes.

Dasaprakash

The literal meaning of the name of this restaurant is “Light emitted by the servant of God”. The owner of this restaurant has dedicated the restaurant to his father. The restaurant mainly serves South Indian food and is clean and hygienic. Dasaprakash is known for its amazing thali that serves great dishes. The restaurant is very popular in Agra and around the city.

Pinch of Spice

This is not located inside a five star hotel but is home to some great dishes. The North Indian dishes served here are amazing and are loved by the locals here. Some dishes that are must have include murg boti masala, chicken tikka in a rich and spicy gravy, and paneer lababdar which is a fresh diced cheese in spicy sauce and onion. These are all authentic dishes and there is good ambience and service with great dining experience.

Jahanpanah

Jahanpanah restaurant serves one of the best Awadhi cuisines. If you are a lover of non-veg food, you must visit this restaurant. Some of their signature dishes include galawat kababs, kakori and lucknawi biryani. Their food is unique and the ingredients used are from Lucknow. The chefs work on Awadhi cuisine. They have mastered dum style cooking on slow fire.

Lakshmi Vilas

If you want to experience South Indian food at reasonable price, then Lakshmi Vilas is a perfect restaurant. The restaurant is a favourite among Agra food lovers. The interior decoration of the restaurant is very simple and the ambience is also good. Their thali is a must have for lunch and dinner. Try these South Indian recipes: Dosa, Idli, Sambhar.

Chapter 1 Café

This is one of the funkiest places to eat in Agra. This café serves many cuisines and caters to the young crowd of Agra. It has trendy decoration and ambience. Come with your friends to enjoy a variety of cuisines.

Bon Barbecue

For those who enjoy barbecued food, Bon Barbecue is a great place to be. It is perfect for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. The food here is perfect and ranges from mutton, mushrooms, prawns etc. Unlimited amounts of kebabs are available here for limited price. Some favourite dishes include Moong Dal Halwa and Lemon Fish in White Sauce.

Chokho Jeeman

If you really like the vegetarian food, then Choko Jeeman is a great place to be. The food here is delicious and amazing and the ambience makes it a perfect place to be.

Peshawri

This restaurant offers the best of fine dining. The Dal Makhani, which is also known as Bukhara is a special dish and a must have.

Jhankar

If you want to enjoy Indian cuisine with live entertainment, then Jhankar is the place to be. The restaurant conducts live music gigs and dances each night and attracts a lot of crowd. It serves Indian dishes with a variation of Aloo Dum Chutney wale. If you want to try non-veg, then you must go for Magazi Murgh Korma.

Thaaliwala

This restaurant serves great thali. It is located next to ITC hotel. If you are vegetarian, then you must visit this restaurant. The food here is awesome.

10 Must Visit Indian Restaurants

There is no dearth of good restaurants in India. But then there are also some great restaurants. Being a lover of food, I keep on exploring great destinations for treating my palate. In this article, I have listed 10 such restaurants that will make you crave for more.

  • Indian Accent, New Delhiindian-accent-interiorThis is one of the best restaurants of India. This restaurant is very close to international standards. Located at the centre of a hotel in South Delhi(The Manor). It is very popular across borders and it is recommended that you make reservations before planning to have a meal. Regional dishes from all over the country are available in this restaurant.

          Speciality: Galauti Kebab

  • Peshawri, Mumbai11-peshawri_54_990x660_201405311513The Peshawari has beaten Bukhara in its popularity. Where it beats Bukhara is the decoration. You will find the menu on wooden blocks. The crockery is earthy and the decoration reminds one of northwestern frontier.Speciality: Dal Bukhara and Sikandari Raan
  • Villa Maya, Trivandrumvilla-mayaJust a look at the place and you would like to come again. Villa Maya is a dream destination for everyone. The villa is set in a 18th century Dutch manor. Its elegance is timeless. The dining spaces are present throughout the bungalow and spread through the courtyard. The food is contemporary and awsome. The menu is designed to give respect to countries like Morocco and Italy that did spice trade with IndiaSpeciality: Fish Tikka
  • Bukhara, New Delhi7001091-bukhara_jan_2014_new_delhiThe name of the restaurant is amazing and undoubtedly it is famous among foodies of the country. The restaurant is located in the same hotel where Bukhara is located. The hospitality provided in the restaurant makes you feel like a king. So its not just about a meal its an experience that will make you coming for more.Speciality: Dal Bukhara
  • Agashiye, AhmedabadagashiyeThis is a jewel of a restaurant located across Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad. It is located in an attractive haveli known as ‘The House of MG’. When you visit Ahmedabad, you must visit this restaurant. The seating is indoor as well as outdoor. You will be served in Gujarati style and you will love the authentic food.Speciality: Khichdi kadi
  • Khyber, Mumbaithe-mogul-influenceThis place has charming ambience. It has Afghani style decoration and the food is influenced by the cuisine of the North-West. In order to experience a great meal, you must visit this place located in the South Mumbai.Speciality: Achari Tikka and Keema Naan
  • Malaka Spice, Pune5e3195141eb36f299e217f6e2e477d61_featured_v2This list is not limited to metros only. Malaka Spice of Pune is a great destination if you love seafood. The dishes here are very authentic and delicious. There are various seating options available in the restaurant. The restaurant has a carefully curated art gallery. Alfresco seating is also available.

          Speciality: Three Aunties & Three Grandmothers, Duck Dumplings

  • Gulati, New Delhigulati-restaurantYou can indulge yourself in great North Indian food by visiting this restaurant. The food here is delicious and decadent. The amount of ghee and cream in the daal and curry is heavy but they are appetising.

          Speciality: Paneer Lababdar and Kakori Kebabs

  • Pinch of Spice, Agrainterior-decorWhen you visit the city of Taj next time, you must not miss this great restaurant. Located in this small city, this restaurant is on par with its counterparts in bigger cities.

          Speciality: Punjabi meat

  • Tuscany Gardens, Candolim, GoabaseAnother surprising addition to the list is Koi from Goa. This restaurant has a relaxing environment and serves Italian food that is simple. The food served here is simple yet authentic. Enjoy the good food indoors or sit outside in alfresco. You will find delicious and flavourful food here.Speciality: Thin Crust Pizza