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“Great food, service a bit pricey ”
Review of Pinch of Spice

Pinch of Spice
Ranked #6 of 273 Restaurants in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Pinch of Spice is an exclusive fine dining restaurant.
San Francisco, California, United States
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700 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“Great food, service a bit pricey ”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We were excited to try this restaurant and it did not disappoint. We decided to eat in the ala carte restaurant downstairs, which I would highly recommend. We started with mocktails, which they have a nice and inspired selection of. We ordered the tandoor prawn, 5 large pieces, perfectly cooked. We ordered a paneer lababadar, dal, veg biryani, salad and nan for the main course and it was way too much. The portions are very generous. The three of us ate till we were stuffed and still have enough food for 2-3 other people, which they were nice enough to pack and we could give to someone in need.

This restaurant tacks on a lot of taxes and a 10% service charge, which in unusual in India, making it a bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank AshishGuptasfo
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

As tourists new to India we would never have visited this restaurant as you can't see what it is like inside. However like many others our driver recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. It was bubbling inside with a constant stream of customers. The service was exceptional. If we were staying here longer we would definately visit this restaurant again. Two very happy and full customers.

Thank cdem62
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

We decided to give this restaurant a try based on previous reviews and also because we were staying just over the road at the ITC where the food was just ok & very expensive. Although it was a bit touristy the food was good and tasty and we thought it was good value. We very much enjoyed our meal and would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank CardiffCharlie
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Haifa, Israel
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Only if you like Indian food”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

The food here is OK if you love Indian food but if you are not so fond of it than stay away.
This place is clean and the service is good - we went for the buffet style lunch and it was nothing special.
I was quite annoyed when the bill came because the 500 Rupee meal (that is the advertised cost) suddenly becomes 680 after tax and 15% service charge which they add.
For this amount per person you can find better food in Agra.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Alonlas
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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Change of scenery”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our driver and we were not disappointed at all. For a few drinks and a really good meal come here. Price is a little more than others but we'll deserved. Service was excellent. Food was delicious.

Thank Brady N
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