Agra is synonymous with the marvellous Taj Mahal. The beauty and the grandeur of this architectural marvel have left tourists awe-struck, down the ages. Apart from the splendid monuments and cultural heritage sites, the city flaunts its culinary delights.
Here is a good compilation of some of the popular restaurants in Agra for the food connoisseurs.
Some Of The Best Restaurants in Agra Are:
#1.Dasaprakash:This is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant that offers lip-smacking thalis and delectable ice-cream desserts. The interior décor of the restaurant is very inviting and has a friendly ambience. This restaurant has garnered a lot of praise from its customers and stands out to be the best for offering South Indian cuisine in the city.If you are short of time and are on a same day Taj Mahal tour,do not miss to tantalize your taste buds with some authentic South Indian cuisine.
#2.Joney’s Place: This is a pocket-friendly multi-cuisine restaurant that offers Japanese, North Indian and Korean cuisine. It is one of the best budget places to eat in Agra. This multi-cuisine restaurant has been serving its customers quality, luscious food at a cheap price. Tickle your taste buds with their succulent malaikofta, which is a specialty not to be missed. Their delectable creamy, banana lassi is another hit amongst tourists. The restaurant flaunts a simple ambience but friendly and courteous staff.
#3.Pinch Of Spice: It is a fine dining North Indian restaurant that serves authentic Mughlai cuisine, which is one of the must eat things in Agra. Succulent murgboti masala, flavoursome chicken tikka and mouth-watering paneerlababdar are the specialty dishes served in this restaurant. It has a spacious dining and banqueting area spread over three floors and overlooks the captivating Taj Mahal. The restaurant flaunts o a pleasing ambience andan opulent interior décor with golden ceiling lamps and classy wooden furniture
#4.Jahanpanah: This is an Indian restaurant that serves authentic Awadhi cuisine. Some of the best food in Agra, such as thedeliciouslucknawi biryanis, kakori and galawatkababs are available here. Butter chicken, garlic naan, ultetawakiparatha(flat bread) and malaikofta are the other mouth-watering dishes offered by this restaurant to appease your palate. The chefs of this restaurant have the expertise in the Awadhi style of cooking.
#5.SethPanchiLal’sPetha: Among the beststreetfoodin Agra are thepethaswhich are pure form of sweets made from fruit, sugar and water with no additives and available in a variety of flavours like orange, pineapple, and almond, and so on. The origin of this sweet is from the royal kitchen of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Pethas are available all over Agra but Seth PanchiLal’s store has gained immense popularity for its perfect balance of flavour, purity and taste.
#6.Jhankar: This is a fine dining restaurant in the Gateway Hotel in Agra. The specialty dishes offered by this restaurant to tantalize your taste buds are aloodumchutney wale, (potatoes cooked with dry fruits and herbs in a mint and coriander sauce), magazimurgh korma (chicken in cashews, poppy seeds and yogurt garnished with melon seeds and rose petals). Apart from the food, live entertainment with dances and music is offered by this restaurant making an enriching experience for the diners.
#7.Esphahan: It is a fine dining Indian restaurant situated inside the magnificientOberoiAmarvilas hotel. Assuage your pangs of hunger with the most authentic tandoor dishes like bharwanaloo ( a potato kebab stuffed with spices, nuts and mint), aloobukharamaaz (Mughlai lamb kebab stuffed with prunes) and safrigosht (braised lamb with dried tomatoes and pickled onions). The diners can enjoy the savoury food while listening to the music played by the live santoor players.
#8.ShankaraVegis: This vegetarian restaurant is situated on the way to the magnificent Taj Mahal. The specialty of this rooftop restaurant is the delicious thalis offered at an affordable price and the breathtaking views. The ambience of this restaurant is very friendly and it offers a host of games for the guests to play, like the boardgame, carom or chess and so on.
#9.Lakshmi Villas: It is a restaurant serving South Indian cuisine. This restaurant has gained considerable popularity among the foodies and is very affordable with a modest interior décor. The thali of this restaurant is highly recommended for lunch or dinner. It serves large portions that can satisfy the appetite of a voracious eater.
#10.DeviramHalwai: It is a casual dining restaurant situated in the Rakabganj area of Agra. It dishes out lip-smacking bedai and jalebis to hordes of people thronging this eatery for this staple breakfast every morning. A type of fried bread is called Bedai, which is served with spicy sabzi and a healthy serving of curd. Bedai is very filling, tasty and cheap.
If you opt for a short trip with same day Agra tour by carfrom Delhi, do not missa scrumptious meal at one of the popular restaurants in Agra after visiting some of the architectural wonders of the world like Tajmahal, Agra Fort and FatehpurSikri.