Location: 100/10 Independence Avenue, Colombo 7
Tel: .94 (0)11 4723333
Hours: 11.30 am to 3 pm and 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm
Cuisine: Indian 
Price: Moderate

Overall: 4  Food Quality: 5  Service: 4  Ambience: 4.5 

Agra dishes out truly “Exquisite Indian Cuisine”. It is easily one of the best Indian Restaurants in the Country. Diners are bound to have a memorable eating experience whether they bite into hot buttery paratas stuffed with spicy potatoes or indulge in delicious recipes fresh from the tandoori oven. The mouth watering aroma of steaming biriyani and succulent lamb in a rich, creamy gravy satisfies any craving.

The ambience of the place is out of this world. The richly decorated dining area in Moghul style architecture has a water feature dividing cosy cubicles separated by intricate wooden trellis work. Subdued lighting and a ceiling full of baubles of glass which reflect the light, gives one the feeling of dining under the stars. There are also some classical oriental musicians and singers performing during the latter part of the week. There is even an area for diners who want to keep away from the air-conditioning. This large open air area overlooks the famous Royal College rugby grounds and has a large screen and a separate bar. The outer area can seat up to 60 diners, whilst the main air-conditioned dining area with its own bar can hold up to 160.

Agra’s bars are well stocked. They have an exclusive VIP room and fully serviced facilities to hold weddings, parties and private functions on their open terrace. Ample parking facilities are available.

The food, turned out by 4 Indian chefs, is delightful. So much so, that the Indian cricket team had Agra deliver food to them at their hotel when they toured Sri Lanka recently. Lasooni prawns, chicken tikka biriyani, mutton Rogan Josh, aloo gobhi, paneer pasanda (stuffed cottage cheese in cashew gravy), Mohin naan (with egg on top) and traditional chicken tandoori are some of the deliciously wonderful dishes available at the Agra. A variety of traditional desserts are available to end your meal, from soft gulab jamuns served with ice cream to a cool kulfi flavoured with cardamom and cinnamon and topped with nuts.    

The service is of a very high standard with all staff well versed in the dishes served and always ready with helpful advice. Agra is very popular amongst the large Indian expatriate community as well as locals. We wholeheartedly recommend Agra as one of the best eating out options in the City of Colombo.

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