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Taj East Gate Road | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra 282001, India
+91 562 223 1515
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this restaurant because of the reviews. The food is average - cannot see why people thought it was great. One dish we had was simply chicken drumsticks with no flavouring at all, the other was a lamb leg house speciality - this was mearly strips of meat (tender) without any flavouring at all, and no sauce. Appetiser prices are... More 

Thank Des P
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the traditional music, the interior furnishings and design, and the costumes worn by the staff transport the diner deeply into the period of the Raj! and the Food is the best Indian cuisine in living memory. Esphahan is part of the Oberoi Amarvilas total end to end experience. Indulge and enjoy! and get dressed nicely . it is that kind... More 

Thank boundforglory
Miami, Florida
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182 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One night in Agra our family of four dressed up, our daughter and I in our new Indian suits - loose trousers (the salwar) narrow at the ankles, topped by a tunic top (the kameez) and a matching scarf (dupatta, and went to the wonderful Indian restaurant, Esphahan, located in the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel. The atmosphere was magical. The servers... More 

Thank alliharper
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spend a wonderful dinner at Esphahan with excellent Indian food well prepared. The chef assisted very competently with the selection and with the various ingredients offered. Very tasty!! Very well presented. Delicious. Only the Wine-by-the-glass list could offer a few nicer choices. But that's overall in India a limitation. Otherwise highly recommended.

Thank Michael H
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice restaurant with good food and service. The decor is beautiful and inviting. Not the most amazing restaurant out there, but quite good.

Thank Will H
London, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one evening meal in Esphahan and it was a lovely, memorable experience. Some of the items on the menu were new to us and we found the staff to be very helpful in suggesting portion size and balance to the meal. As soon as we sampled our starters we knew it would be a treat.... they were divine.... More 

Thank Diand11
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very expensive restaurant where the food does not live up to its price tag. The hotel is undeniably opulent and stunning but the restaurant was rather disappointing. Our bill came to 8000 rupees for one starter and two simple main dishes without alcohol. I would not go here again.

Thank alexbanek
Johns Creek, Georgia
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285 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant specializes, of course, in Indian cuisine. I had the spring lamb and my sister the butter chicken. They were both delicious. Beautiful outdoor area with great service. If you're in the area, try this. It's pricey but worth the cost.

Thank BloggerLinda
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely dinner in a beautiful setting. Waiters were helpful with explaining the menu. Maybe don't sit too near the live music. We thought he'd have a break from time to time but he played for the whole two hours we were there which was a bit much. Still a memorable night though.

Thank Martin H
Miami, Florida
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Terrific meal at Esphanan, with great and innovative Indian cuisine and excellent service. Entertaining local live music during the meal and a very pretty dining space. Totally enjoyed dinner here.

Thank ajmia111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$198
Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taj East Gate Road | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra 282001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Agra
  • Phone Number: +91 562 223 1515
  • This restaurant is at The Oberoi Amarvilas

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?