Food of Agra

Whether you love the spicy chaats or you have a sweet tooth, Agra never ceases to fascinate. Petha, a soft candy made from ash gourd is almost synonymous with Agra's cuisine and is a speciality which you just cannot miss. There are various new flavours and innovative presentations of this ever popular sweet dish from Agra. Panchi petha is the most popular shop in Agra, and there are so many of these that you won't even have to think where to get it from.

Another equally delicious item is the Chaat here. Agra has varieties of Chaat available including Aloo Tikki, Pani Puri, Papri Chaat, Samosa, Kachori etc all over the city. Another popular snack here is Dalmoth, which is a spicy lentil mix. The cuisine of the town also offers countless North-Indian and Punjabi relishes with a distinct influence of Mughlai cuisine.

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Here are the top 20 restaurants in Agra:

1. Dasaprakash Xpress

Originating from Mysore, Dasaprakash Xpress chain offers some A great south Indian cuisines like Dosas, Idlis and a lot more. The cost of a meal here is 40% lesser than the original, making it cost-effective and a cheaper alternative among the other restaurants in Agra.

2. Esphahan

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Taj East Gate Road, Fatehabad Road, Tajganj, Agra 
North Indian
6:30 PM to 9 PM, 9 PM to 10:45 PM
6000

Esphahan is well known for having only two sittings every evening, so it is highly recommended to make a booking in advance. One of the finest restaurants in Agra known for its North Indian delicacies, modern fusion dining with unique a thali experience.

3. Taj Cafe

Open until late at night; Taj Cafe is quite famous in Agra. If you need a quick bite, you can head to this cosy cafe for a variety of fast foods. The cafe is quite popular among office goers for the breakfasts and lunch Thalis.

4. Brijwasi

D 2, Shopping Arcade, Sadar Bazaar, Agra Cantt, Agra, India 
Desserts, North-Indian, South-Indian, Chinese
9 AM to 10:45 PM
INR 500

5. Only Restaurant

Near Phool Syed Crossing, Mall Road, Fatehabad Road, Tajganj, Agra, India 
North-Indian, Chinese, Continental, Mughlai
7 AM to 10 PM
INR 700

6. Zorba the Buddha

E-19, Shopping Arcade, Sadar Bazaar, Agra Cantt, Agra, India 
North-Indian
12 Noon to 10 PM
INR 800

7. Bellevue

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Taj East Gate Road, Fatehabad Road, Tajganj, Agra, India 
North-Indian, Chinese, Continental
6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12 Noon to 3 PM, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
INR 3000

8. Shankara Vegis Restaurant

Chowk Kaghzi, Near Taj South Gate Road, Tajganj, Agra, India 
Snacks
8 AM to 10:30 PM
INR 250

9. Gulshan Restaurant

Shri Ganpatlal Gupta Marg, Agra, India 
Indian
6AM-11PM
INR 200

10. Stuff Makers

Taj ganj, Agra, India 
Indian
6AM-10.30PM
INR 250

11. Mama Chicken

A-17, Shoping Arcade, Sadar Bazaar, Agra Cantt, Agra 
North Indian, Mughlai, Rolls, Chinese, Fast Food, Street Food
12midnight ? 1am, 12:30pm ? 12midnight (Mon),1pm ? 12midnight (Tue, Sat, Sun), 12:30pm ? 12midnight (Wed-Fri)
600

Mama Chicken is a casual dhaba with both veg and non-veg street stalls. The restaurant is managed by 24 chefs who run the show with outdoor tandoors and grills. Relish their flatbread wrap Franky rolls and Tibetan dumplings; butter-soft chicken tikka with naan are a must-try

12. Pinch of Spice

1076/2, Fatehabad Road, Tajganj, Agra 
North Indian, Chinese, Continental
12 Noon to 11:30 PM (Mon-Sun)
1600

13. Dasaprakash

Dasaprakash and their south Indian vegetarian cuisines with intimate dining experience are extraordinary. The Thalis here are a must-try as well as a few continental dishes. Don't forget to relish a scope of ice-cream after the meal.

14. Agra Chat House

Sadar Bazaar, Agra Cantt, Agra 
Street Food
2 PM to 11 PM
150

Tucked away at a corner of Sadar Bazaar is the Agra Chaat house known for its authentic Indian chaats. You'll be spoilt for choice at this oldest chat corner as they have chaat ranging from aloo Tikki, dhahi bada, galgapa with flavoured sauces. Eat them while standing to get a street food experience.

15. Culinary Junction

Culinary Junction is the new modern and classy option to dine at Agra. The tangy flavoured paneer dhaniya adraki and smoked paprika tikka masala are the must-try dishes. With excellent services, it's worth a taxi ride to the east end of the city.

16. Mughal Room

Hotel Clarks Shiraz, 54, Taj Road, Agra Cantt, Agra 
North Indian, Mughlai
12:30 PM to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (Mon-Sun)
2500

17. Saniya Palace Hotel

A quirky rooftop restaurant in that gives you the best view of Taj is Saniya Palace Hotel. Cute tabletops and potted plants add to its quirkiness, if you're here for the view you'll never be disappointed. Must try their western and Indian fusion dishes.

18. Lakshmi Vilas

One of the oldest and famous restaurants of Agra, Lakshmi Vilas is a plainly decorated family dining restaurant offering pure veg south Indian cuisines. With spacious and clean eatery, the place is affordable and highly recommended for its quality and ambience.

19. Joney's Place

Near Taj South Gate, Tajganj, Agra, India 
Japanese, Korean, North-Indian
5 AM to 10:30 PM
INR 550

20. Yash Cafe

A breezy chilled out Cafe in Agra, Yash Cafe whips off a good range of meals, thalis, pizzas and everything Indian. This chilled out place has sports channels on TV and DVDs for a wonderful evening with friends.

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