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Review of Esphahan

Ranked #11 of 283 Restaurants in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $198
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Park City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
371 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is hotel is wonderful and so is the restaurant. Excellent service and food. Good environment and tasty dishes make this the place to be in Agra.

Visited October 2013
Thank VoxVolpe
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Mexico city
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Place!!!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We did not stayed at the Oberoi, but our travel agency arranged our dinner reservation for our stay in Agra, I read it was necessary to have reservations if you are not a guest in the hotel, but I think it was not that hard to find a place for us, and even when you are not guest the staff is really nice. We arrived a little bit before the restaurant was open and enjoyed a couple of drinks in the terrace of their bar that has a beautiful view of the Taj! The service at the restaurant is great and the food is amazing! The Chef takes time to visit each table to check that everything is okay.

Visited October 2013
Thank Leslie F
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Shanghai, China
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Indian food”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Very small restaurant inside Oberoi Amarvilas. Do try the Briyani it was one of the best one I've ever had. Sitar playing performance added that special experience.

Visited September 2013
Thank mrtravelmore
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Agnes Water, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, great service, a real gem”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Efficent service without the usual Indian over servicing. Gentle live music providiing the ultimate evening.

Visited September 2013
Thank Hotabbots
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Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just Embarrassing Service!!!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I arrived in Agra today to see the Taj Mahal with my wife. Having heard and read reviews about how good the food was at Esphehan I quickly called up to make a booking. I was greeted by a friendly chap in bookings who after some explanation told me that he could not book a table for 9:30 at Esphehan but was able to accommodate a booking at 9:00 pm. That suited me fine after a long day of visiting the beautiful taj I called to confirm the cover charge for the night so that I would be able to withdraw enough Indian rupee. Only I was told that is had not booked at the restaurant instead I was told I had some how booked at some crappy continental restaurant called Bellevue.

After being told they were fully booked out and could not fix there mistake I was offered to order from the restaurant menu while I was seated at the Bellevue. This is just horrible service in my opinion and plain insulting I will be sure to let every one now what to expect from this hotel when they travel to India

  • Visited October 2013
    • Service
2 Thank JabbaSa
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