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“Great food and service - but you pay for it”
Review of Shah Continental

Shah Continental
Ranked #118 of 277 Restaurants in Agra
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Burkina Faso
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Great food and service - but you pay for it”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

This place was expensive (and fancy) by Indian standards - think 100 rupees for plain rice, but the food and service was great. You'll most likely be bought here by your driver if you hired one for the day - the clientele was 100% tourist (myself included) when I visited. It seems that in Agra you can't avoid eating at tourist oriented restaurants as there's no real walking atmosphere and no way to get around the city by yourself, so think of it as a treat until you move onto your next city... (it's still cheap by Western standards!)

I had a set lunch (which the waiter recommended to me as it has what I had already ordered plus more) - I guess you'd call it a thali? Butter chicken (which they made spicy), chicken tikka, paneer curry, mixed veg, butter naan, rice and daal cost 550 rupees (plus taxes and tip).

What I liked best is that they will not patronise you by assuming that because you're Caucasian you can't handle spicy food (for those who can't, don't worry - they will ask you how you like it first). They'll also make recommendations if you ask rather than just saying "everything is good" - when menus are so extensive it's good to know what the chef does best! The restaurant and bathroom is very clean and there's a sitar player at the front.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank hellofish
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Agra, India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ATMOSPHERE IS FANTASTIC”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

we had lunch there in shah continental restaurant , food was very tasty and staff is very attentive and very co operative . we enjoyed the food very much . and i would like to recommend this restaurant for the other tourist who visit Agra once they should try for sure .

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Indiatravelwithus
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“Delicious Food!”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Our driver recommended this new restaurant for our family of four for dinner and we were very happy with the food, service and cleanliness of this establishment. The price was also very fair. A couple of us had the Veg Thalis which were delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and we would recommend this restaurant to anyone in Agra.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Salsajo
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Bengaluru, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“pathetic eating joint”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

they have contacts with lots of Auto guys who tend to bring them the customers. we also were taken there by our auto guy. the food was pathetic... lots of oil..tasteless curry and rubber rotis. moreover they charged us for the rotis we sent back for being non palatable.. although the bast part of the restaurant was the toilet....

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank micky_n_25
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cumbria
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“new place with a bright future, well worth a vist”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

this place is just around the corner from dasprakesh (chain) restaurant and is excellent - the best place we ate at in our 2 week stay in india. good size good decor helpful staff and not pushy, relaxed atmostphere. great choise of veg and non veg dishes plus some chinese as well. we had veg' indian with nan bread but spoke to others who were staying at out gueat house who said similar comments of the meat dishes. cost more than most places we went to, but at about 900Rs for 2 it was worth it.

  • Visited February 2012
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5 Thank gosandy
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