Agra & the Taj Mahal restaurants

Top Choice North Indian in Agra

Esphahan

There are only two sittings each evening at Agra's finest restaurant, so booking ahead is essential, especially as non-guest tables are limited. The exquisite menu is chock-full of unique delicacies, with the modern…
Top Choice Dhaba in Agra

Mama Chicken

This superstar dhaba (casual eatery) is a must: duelling veg and nonveg glorified street stalls employ 24 cooks during the rush, each of whom handles outdoor tandoors, grills or pots. They whip up outrageously good …
Top Choice Modern Indian in Agra

Pinch of Spice

This modern North Indian superstar is the best spot outside five-star hotels to indulge yourself in rich curries and succulent tandoori kebabs. The murg boti masala (chicken tikka swimming in a rich and spicy gravy)…
South Indian in Agra

Dasaprakash

Fabulously tasty and religiously clean, Dasaprakash whips up consistently great South Indian vegetarian food, including spectacular thalis (₹250 to ₹360), dosas, a rasum (South Indian soup with a tamarind base) of t…
Street Food in Agra

Agra Chat House

This classic chaat (snack) house is the oldest of a dozen street stalls just off Sadar Bazaar. Choose several dishes such as the aloo tikki chat (fried potato croquettes with tamarind sauce, yoghurt, coriander and p…
Indian in Agra

Culinary Junction

It's worth taking a taxi out to this excellent new vegetarian restaurant in the east of town near the Trident Hotel. The tangy and tasty paneer dhaniya adraki (cottage cheese in ginger and coriander gravy) is a trea…
North Indian in Agra

Mughal Room

The best of three eating options at Clarks Shiraz Hotel, this top-floor restaurant serves up sumptuous Mughlai and regional cuisine. Come for a pre-dinner drink (beer ₹400) at the Sunset Bar for distant views of the…
Multicuisine in Agra

Joney’s Place

This pocket-sized institution whipped up its first creamy lassi in 1978 and continues to please despite cooking its meals in what must be Agra's smallest kitchen. The cheese and tomato ‘jayfelles’ (toasted sandwich)…
Multicuisine in Agra

Yash Cafe

This chilled-out, 1st-floor cafe has wicker chairs, sports channels on TV, DVDs shown in the evening and a good range of meals, from good-value set breakfasts to thalis (₹90), pizza (₹90 to ₹300) and Indian-style Fr…
Multicuisine in Agra

Saniya Palace Hotel

With cute tablecloths, dozens of potted plants and a bamboo pergola for shade, this is the most pleasant rooftop restaurant in Taj Ganj. It also has the best rooftop view of the Taj, bar none. The kitchen is a bit r…