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Taj East Gate Road | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra 282001, India
+91 562 223 1515
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19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
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UK
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215 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I have already mentioned this excellent restaurant in my review of the Amarvilas Hotel. But save to say that this place made my stay very memorable and deserves an individual review. The staff were so kind to me, I was truly humbled. Having dined at Indian Accent in Delhi, Daniel's Tavern in the Imperial Hotel, Indian Accent and ITC Maurya,... More 

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4 Thank Londoner016
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Executive chef Vickey made our two meals in his restuarant memoral because he really cares. I told him a dish I wanted which was not on the menu. He asked what was in the dsh as he had not cooked it before . What he made was even better than the original. This is fine Inian cuisine. Do not hesitate... More 

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3 Thank Barbara A
New York
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129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We decided to dine in since we were staying at the hotel. Our dinner was delicious. Vickey the executive chef shared the recipe for the super saag paneer, which we cooked today in NY :-) The service was outstanding but the restaurant was empty and felt a little bit sad. The cafe next door was hopping and we wished we... More 

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4 Thank East_Village_Apts
California
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458 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our experience at Esphahan at the Oberoi in Agra. The venue, food and service were all exquisite and we can't recommend it too highly.

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2 Thank Chingachgook
Los Angeles
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258 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Amazing food, beautifully presented, outstanding decor, fantastic and quiet live music, excellent service, outstanding wine list, etc. It was a wonderful experience. And, at Indian prices, not nearly as pricey as it would be in the USA. Go there! Reservations are required. Dress nicely.

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Newhall, California
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331 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We made reservations a month in advance so that we and our friends could snag a table at Esphahan, in the ultra elegant Oberoi Hotel in Agra. The main draw was the view of the Taj Mahal from the outdoor patio and the 24 hour simmered lamb. We also enjoyed the Prawns, a south Indian dish. Beyond the atmosphere and... More 

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4 Thank JoanJ77
Singapore
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

We were in Agra for a day and decided to drop by The Oberoi for lunch. Good food, good service. The hotel is not to be missed. Lovely views of The Taj making it unforgettable ...

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3 Thank MagdalineY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and was planning on dining out, however after eating the tandoor tikka and naans, as well as the black dhal the first night, we opted to come back the 2nd and it did not disappoint. Admittedly the tandoori prawns did seen much fresher the first night, but after as suing our waiter they promptly replaced this... More 

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Paris, France
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1,431 reviews
1,155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Very nicely decorated (as always at Oberoi) indian restaurant: traditional cuisine, perfectly executed and with some imaginative add-ons. Among the best curries we had during 2 weeks stay in India and by far the best service we have experienced in a while. All was good, so difficult to recommend specific dishes but sharing allows to try more !

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1 Thank Scipion-Paris
Columbus, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Food was fine. Santoor player made me forget the food as I was mesmorized by his tunes. Will not forget him. He made me go out and buy a CD of Santoor Music. A+

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$198
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
Monday
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 21:00
21:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?