Esphahan - The Oberoi Amarvilas Reviews and Ratings - Taj Ganj, Agra
Amarvilas has its definite royal and rich feel. And the same reflects in the food they have to offer. Delicious food with a royal presentation makes you enjoy the aura and ambience around. The quality of ingredients used is super and above expectation. Truly a rich experience.
by Aakriti Sethi
Sumptuous and experimental dining experience. Soft and soothing Indian classical live music . More than just eating the food, it was about the curiosity to explore what’s this dish about. If you want to experience MINDFUL EATING, Must Try : The Tasting Menu , Indian Traditional thali . Courteous and warm people who make and serve , the essence of which reflects well .
by Tanu Bhattacharjee
Date of visit - 11/12/2017. 9 pm Me and my girlfriend visited the Esphahan restaurant to finish our Agra trip on a high note. We ordered the Non vegetarian Thali so we could try out a number of items from the menu. The atmosphere was nice with live music playing. But, unfortunately that was the only good part of our experience, other than the cup of tomato and coriander soup we had to start our dinner. We got our assorted starters which included lamb kebab with stuffed prunes. It tasted ok, and by the time I finished eating it my girlfriend found a piece of hair in her lamb. I was really disgusted by it also the fact bothered me that I already ate mine. The chef came out and apologized to us, and we didn’t want to make a scene out of it either hence accepted the apology. Her meal was replaced by another one. The rest of the food was ok, we had better Indian food in a lot of places. I wouldn’t have made a big deal but now me and my gf both are suffering from food poisoning and diarrhoea. This is absolutely horrendous that we pay about ₹ 6600 for food which tasted ok and get food poisoning as an extra flavour. Very poor quality of hygiene and cleanliness.... I am overly disappointed and terribly disgusted.
by Ozzy Kunnu
And Kunnu's Birthday celebrations continued at Esphahan, a restaurant named after a city in Iran signifying the influence of Persia / Iran's contribution to the Mughlai Cuisine, in the very eloquently beautiful fortress-like Oberoi's Ammarvillas - the only place in Agra from where one can See The Taj Mahal from almost every Suite of this Hotel. Mixed reviews deterred us from trying this restaurant but thank God we paid no heed to them and decided to celebrate Kunnu's birthday here. While the soft music of Santoor (being played live) serenaded our heart and soul, we ordered Balai ka Jhinga and Chicken Biryani (Avadhi-style of Preparation) while we kept sipping Hoegaarden :P . We were served khakras (Lentil crisps) and Lentil soup before we started our sojourn. Lentil soup was high on flavors and tasted better because of the garlic.We were zapped by the perfectly charred Tiger prawns that were marinated in a citrusy creamy marination. Very little spice yet the subtle sourness of the marination gelled well with the natural flavors of very juicy prawns.Instead of Chicken Biryani, we were served Mutton Biryani and no sooner had they realised their goof-up, they served us Chicken Biryani and we ended-up liking Mutton Biryani. This Biryani was unlike many Biryani's we have eaten in the past. It was moist yet without the gravy bit, and just perfect on taste and flavors. Very sweet of the restaurant to serve a complimentary Mango Mousse Cake (which was totally delicious) to celebrate Kunnu's birthday. Santoor player managed to play The Happy Birthday song on this very beautiful classical instrument. Devansh and Tazeem took turns in taking great care of us. For a 5 Star the prices and quantity were befitting. One of the most beautiful properties we have been to in the recent times, Esphahan and The Oberoi Ammarvillas are etched in our memories forever.
by Suruchi Harodia
A complete shame in the name of Oberoi Group!!!! I actually felt like being in the era of British Raj wherein Indians were belittled but that was at least by the Britishers but here it was the fellow Indians!! Overrated food with pathetic taste!complete nightmare in the name of hospitality! We have penchant for visiting 5 star properties now n then...i have never come across such horrible waiter n waitress with fake smile n so ill mannered! GO TO THIS PLACE IF YOU WANNA EXPERIENCE HOW INDIANS WERE ILL TREATED DURING BRITISH RAJ!!