A place to eat in Amritsar – Shiraz’s Orchid Restaurant

Last year I attending a relative’s wedding and I had the pleasure of visiting Shiraz’s Orchid Restaurant located at 4 Queens Road in Amritsar. At the time of the visit, I took some photos although I had no idea that I will be writing a blog post about it.

Anyway, I found the restaurant quite nice. The staff were attentive to the customers and accommodating of special requests. The seating area was generally quiet and typical of any mid-level restaurant in Amritsar. I found the seating area slightly open with little privacy. The eating area was generally clean, including the off-white chair seats and white table cloths. Unlike some other local restaurants, dirty tablecloths are sometimes left on the table for the next set of customers but at Shiraz’s I had no complaints. 

I loved the food. The menu included Indian, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian and Mexican food. But as with any Amritsari or in fact any restaurant in India, seasonal vegetables are subject to the Indian season and current crop availability.

Extra sauces - including American Tabasco

Extra sauces – including American Tabasco

I found Tabasco sauce along with other sauces on the table. Any American would get excited over seeing Tabasco sauce, even if they don’t eat it. This spicy, red pepper sauce comes from Louisiana that adds extra kick to any food. I absolutely love it. If you were inviting me for dinner, make sure you have some Tabasco sauce with you.

Though not your typical, authentic Mexican fajitas, this “quesadilla” style entrée” had the most amazing flavor. The cheese was stringy, just as you would expect from a quesadilla and the vegetables were fresh.

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

I then tried the “chicken enchiladas” covered in tomato sauce and sprinkled with cheese. The meat was well-seasoned and overall the dish was quite appetizing. The dish as seen below was the only size the order came in but could have easily served 2-3 people depending on individual appetites.


Enchiladas (sorry for the shadow!)

Price: The average cost per person for a meal with drink (no appetizer) was around 300 INR ($6 US and Aus).

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64 Responses to “A place to eat in Amritsar – Shiraz’s Orchid Restaurant”

  1. My Say says:

    looks like a nice restaurant Shalu ! thanks for sharing the information !

  2. Ankit from Android says:

    You simply have had been to all great places of India.
    Amristar is ofcourse a place which I like for its food and culture.

  3. Hi Shalu,

    Though I’ve been to Amritsar a lot many times but never been to Shiraz. I guess we always get stuck with the traditional punjabi food it’s famous for as those we always relish.

    However, this surely seems like a new and different place to try out. Shall keep it in mind next time we visit Amritsar.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend :)

    • Shalu Sharma says:

      Hi Harleena
      Next time you are in Amritsar, please go there – then think of me and say “Shalu was here”. The food is good and I am sure you will like it. Thank you for commenting and sharing. Best wishes to you.

  4. Prasad Np says:

    Amritsar is food heaven… Shiraj restaurant looks like a good place to have some yummy food from different parts of the world.

  5. Arun says:

    Wow That’s a Very good resaurant, And the Dishes made my mouth watering :)

  6. Arun says:

    Wow That’s a Very good resaurant, And the Dishes made my mouth watering :)

  7. Rahul Verma says:

    Amritsar is too good for food. Although I have never been to the restaurant mentioned. But now it’s on my list.

  8. I. C. Daniel says:

    $6 only… price it’s very OK. I think everyone can afford it.

    Best regards from I. C. Daniel

  9. it was nice to read about your Amritsar restaurant experience. As an Amritsar wali I can tell you that authentic Amritsari food is the one to go for. Why eat Mexican and other such in Amritsar. Just a thought!

  10. Amritsar..i like i like….wowww! yummmy!!! i have been to amritsar but neva tried this stuff…but now i knw what to try 😀

  11. Amritsar..i like i like….wowww! yummmy!!! i have been to amritsar but neva tried this stuff…but now i knw what to try

  12. Navneet says:

    It’s a long time i visited Amritsar, and Punjabi food , i love that. Thanks for telling about this restaurant, will surely visit once i’ll be there.

  13. Aayna from print manager software says:

    We are planning to visit Amritsar, basically the golden temple in the month of july or august. This restaurant seems to be simply awesome. I will make sure we take a meal here and indulge in its delicacies. Thanks for the share.

  14. Suhas says:

    Hi Shalu,
    I have never been to Amritsar but the experience you have shared here will make me visit Shiraz at-least once.
    Thanks for sharing your experience. loved the way you presented.

  15. Even in my groggy state due to bronchitis, this was very tempting .. 300INR seems to be very reasonable price.

  16. kontes seo says:

    Shalu, your article always makes me hungry… hahahahha, thanks you because you remain me how tasty india food.

  17. Amulia says:

    Hai shalu, I agree with someone’s comment above me. Always feel hungry if I visit to your blog. But it’s nice. For me, you are the woman has a good class for choose food.

  18. shiv patel says:

    Shalu, I am planing to go some beautiful places in this summer. Amritsar is also included in my list. I will try to go “Shiraz’s Orchid” if you have other information please list here. Thanks for the useful information….!! :)

  19. Hi Shalu,

    I didn’t see amristar. But, by seeing the images of your post, i wanna go there. interesting & tempting post.

  20. Disha from Biscaynexpres says:

    Hi Shalu,
    nice post obviously Amritsar is well know for their good food & I agree there are most popular restaurant like orchid restaurant & others. I can understand your experience with orchid restaurant

  21. Fatima from seo services jaipur says:

    Amritsar seemed to me a very traditional site but it is amazing they serve the Mexican fajitas and so much more. Thanks for sharing the valuable information I will definitely keep it my mind when planning out our next vacation.

  22. Jerry Hardy says:

    Hi,shalu.You simply have had been to all great places of India.I heared that Amristar is of course a place which is special for its food and culture.Maybe somtime I’d like to experience it myself

  23. Agness says:

    I’ve been to Sri Lanka and loved Sri Lankan cuisine. Hope to have a good food experience in India soon. Great recommendation 😉

  24. Tommy says:

    I am just planning to go to Amritsar…is that restaurant expensive tho? Cause i am on a budget and have to lay it low..

  25. Hiten says:

    Hi Shalu,

    Ah, Shiraz’s Orchid Restaurant looks like a wonderful place to eat! I’ve never actually been to the Punjab state and I really do want to visit there when I’m in India. I want to go to Amritsar as well to see the Golden Temple. I keep this restaurant in mind as a potential place to eat at.

    Thanks for sharing.

  26. Aliyaan says:

    whoah this weblog is fantastic i love reading your articles. Keep up the great work! You know, a lot of persons are looking around for this information, you can help them greatly.

  27. rohit says:

    Delicious! Pics makes me hungry. and very well written and one day when i go to amritsar then definately visit the restaurent

  28. Hi,
    However Shirazs is a nice restaurant, but I know a place near to Amritsar it is Havelli in Jalandhar, approximately one hour journey from Amritsar. It is a very nice restaurant with traditional environment and food quality is very good. One should visit it if one comes near to this place.

  29. The Next time I will be in Amritsar, I am definitely going to try that.

  30. Joy from gazebos for sale says:

    I have been in this restaurant and they sere quality and delicious meals. Thank you for reminding this place to me, i think I know were to treat my family next time.

  31. Looks like a great place to dine in Amritsar at reasonable price….. The pictures are good enough to make me hungry….. Thanks for this nice share….

  32. Krisitne from Personal Trainer Sydney says:

    Wow! sounds delicious and a great ambiance. I hope i will come here someday just to taste and feel the feel of the restaurant. There are so many places to visit, this is my top list!

  33. Arianne from cable tie says:

    Chicken Fajitas looks so yummy! I am so looking forward to try this restaurant someday! Thanks for sharing!

  34. We had the most amazing gastronomical experience in Amritsar when we visited!!so if we go next time, will try here too!!

  35. sachin verma says:

    i visit many times to amritsar when i was in my college i visit ti amritsar atleast 1 time in month but i never visit to orchid restaurant
    please shallu tell me the best dish of this restaurant may be in the next week i am planing to go to amritsar.
    thank you

  36. sachin verma says:

    I m waiting for your reply tell me the best and the delicious dish that you have already had it there

  37. Is the Naan from Amritsar, a real delicious treat? As we often see Amritsari Naan in restaurants all over India.

  38. sachin verma says:

    amritsari naan is always delicious but there must be something special in orchid restaurant rather than naan.

  39. Neha says:

    I am just about to visit amritsar and i am defiantly going to visit this, Thank you so much :)

  40. Erwin from says:

    I have never tried Indian foods before, but apparently it looks pretty good.

  41. I’m going to Amritsar next week and I will definitely visit this place! Thanks alot

  42. Jess and Brandon from Watch Me Wander says:

    Great post. That looks amazing and I’m sure that is delicious.

  43. i had read about Shiraz’s Orchid Restaurant but i never gone there but after seeing your article i will defenetly go there

  44. that in my country Indonesia was like martabak, delicious and savory.

    Indonesian people usually enjoy it with cayenne pepper to make it more delicious in the afternoon and evening

  45. swetha says:

    very nice and useful post…!!! will visit this restaurant once i reach Amritsar. you are doing a good job!! keep it up!!1

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