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“Dawat-e-Nawab Restaurant in Blu Agra”
Review of Daawat-e-Nawab

Daawat-e-Nawab
Ranked #33 of 275 Restaurants in Agra
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Daawat-e-Nawab is our special offering to all our guests, and is one of its kind; first time in the region. The special service-ware designed skillfully and created on Kansa (bell metal) which is known for its noble qualities towards human health. The unique shapes and forms complement the equally special food.The unlimited style of service brings alive the special hospitality and opulence of royalty. The specially designed six course menu explores all the aspects of Indian dining style and appetite. Our separate Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian live kitchen prepares and serves food separately and is the first ever attempt in the city to completely segregate both from each other at origin.This restaurant would change its offerings on the menu every month and continue to deliver variety with excellence at a great value for money. We are sure that Dawaat–e–Nawab will be successful in creating a new dimension in dining for this great city of Love!
Boulder, Colorado
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“Dawat-e-Nawab Restaurant in Blu Agra”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We recently dined at the Dawat-e-Nawab "Indian" Restaurant situated in the Radisson Blu Agra. The dining experience was a highlight of our trip, based on superb food, gracious hosting/service, sincere staff, and lovely environment.

We were hot and hungry after a sunset spent photographing The Taj. We wanted Indian food, but didn't have the energy left to tackle a taxi and navigate ourselves to a place outside the hotel. How fortunate that turned out to be.

We found the ambience of Dawat-e-Nawab most inviting – vibrant with color and texture, spacious with selections of booths or tables, and alluring with what turned out to be "live" food preparation in the dining area itself. Music soothed our tired bodies and an engaging "host" made frequent visits to the table, sharing bits of Indian history and offering additional character to the dining experience. The table was set with metal serviceware, linens, and other fineries.

I wish I could recall the specific dishes we ordered, but basically they were a vegetarian Thali and a non-vegetarian Thali – the main sampler plates. The meal was served in stages, each course surpassing or at least equal to its predecessor. I'm not used to describing different foods, so am finding myself defaulting to descriptors such as succulent, delicious, well-seasoned. The food was simply excellent – from the lighter appetizers to the more solid main dishes. Nothing was too spicy, heavy, or dry/overcooked. Each dish offered its own unique taste.

While the food was served Thali style, we were offered additional servings if we desired such, which we did on a few dishes (note: the courses are many, so don't fill up too early on !). One dish was prepared at tableside, which is always fun and was done in a non-obtrusive way.

The restaurant was easily able to accommodate some of our special dietary needs and the head chef even made an appearance at our table. As I browse the website, I am reminded that one feature of the restaurant is that vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are prepared not only separately, but in separate kitchen areas.

By the time the dessert offerings came around, we were quite full, but still managed enough nibbles to enjoy the tastefulness of each.

We are no strangers to Indian or Nepali food, having an array of such restaurants where we live. How I wish Dawat-e-Nawab was in our neighborhood, instead of halfway across the world, however. This restaurant far exceeded our expectations; we thought we would have a less authentic meal, given we had settled for a hotel restaurant, but every aspect of our meal was truly superb.

The most unusual part of the experience was that there were few diners in the restaurant; they were all next door at the hotel's coffee shop. While the coffee shop offered an international menu that suits many, the food at Dawat-e-Nawab was so good we wanted to steer people out of the coffee shop and into the restaurant. After several inquiries, we finally realized that the coffee shop is often pre-sold as part of the hotel-stay package. Its international menu makes it a safe choice for guests, so tour companies package it in. My main reason for writing this review is to suggest you not let your dining choice be pre-made by your tour company. Our experience at Dawat was so rewarding that I want to encourage others to have the same dining pleasure.

Prices were reasonable: 899 Indian Rupees for the Vegetarian Thali (about US$ 16.54) and 999 Indian Rupees for the Non-Vegetarian Thali (about US$ 18.38). Add some taxes/VAT and I believe our two dinners totaled about US$ 53.00.

The hotel itself was comfortable, nicely appointed, and extremely convenient to The Taj. The staff were all smiles and forever helpful. Perhaps the only disappointment at the hotel was the cocktail experience in the Liquid Lounge - both of our specialty drinks were bland and unsatisfying.

More info about the restaurant can be found at http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-agra/dining

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Daawat-e-Nawab, Food & Beverage Manager at Daawat-e-Nawab, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Aadaab!

Thank you for choosing Daawat - e- Nawab at Radisson & giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are extremely delighted to receive such a positive and heartwarming feedback from your end.

It's customers like you who keep giving us the positive feedback which definitely gives our team members the thrust to perform even better.

On behalf of our entire staff here at Daawat -e- Nawab team we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again with us.

Sincerely

Sumit Das
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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“Good Food but Slow Service”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

The ambiance is very nice, food quality is good but the service is little bit slow. we ordered one daal with rice and one kadhai paneer with plain naan but they just served us daal and rice and forget kadhai paneer, and when we give the reminder then they served kadhai paneer with butter nan.

Visited April 2013
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Daawat-e-Nawab, Food & Beverage Manager at Daawat-e-Nawab, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Aadaab!

Thank you for choosing Daawat -e- Nawab & giving us the opportunity to serve you.

I would like to thank you for giving us such a detailed constructive feedback and also concerns us immensely that you left our shores with a negative impression.

The concerns highlighted have been duly noted and has been addressed. Your feedback is appreciated and taken more seriously, as it enables us to monitor and improve the care and service we endeavor to provide to our guests.

I sincerely hope that you would treat this as one odd incident that you have experienced.

Reassuring you of best services for your next visit with us.

Sincerely,

Sumit Das
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“Thoughtfully presented”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Good food is just one thing and good presentation of good food is another. Royal...specially designed and different are the apt description of the experience of this restaurant in Agra. A must visit and highly recommendable

  • Visited February 2013
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Daawat-e-Nawab, Manager at Daawat-e-Nawab, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Aadaab!

Thank you for choosing Daawat - e- Nawab at Radisson & giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are extremely delighted to receive such a positive and heartwarming feedback from your end.

It's customers like you who keep giving us the positive feedback which definitely gives our team members the thrust to perform even better.

On behalf of our entire staff here at Daawat -e- Nawab team we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again with us.

Sincerely
Restaurant Manager
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“Great & Mouth Licking Food !”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great Ambience and Delicious Food , Staff was very polite & courteous , Loved the Food simply amazing !

Host explained us concept beautifully !

Cheers to Radisson Blu Agra Team & Chefs for bringing in such a nice concept into the city!

We loved their Kebabs and also the menu is perfect

  • Visited February 2013
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Daawat-e-Nawab, Manager at Daawat-e-Nawab, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Aadaab!

Thank you for choosing Daawat - e- Nawab at Radisson & giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are extremely delighted to receive such a positive and heartwarming feedback from your end.

It's customers like you who keep giving us the positive feedback which definitely gives our team members the thrust to perform even better.

On behalf of our entire staff here at Daawat -e- Nawab team we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again with us.

Sincerely

Sumit Das
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