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
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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65 thoughts on “A place to eat in Amritsar – Shiraz’s Orchid Restaurant

    • May 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm
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      Yes it was. I really liked the food. Thanks for your comment and hope to you see again.
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  • May 25, 2013 at 4:32 am
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    You simply have had been to all great places of India.
    Amristar is ofcourse a place which I like for its food and culture.
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  • May 25, 2013 at 5:09 am
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    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 :)
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    • May 25, 2013 at 7:15 am
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      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.
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  • May 25, 2013 at 7:54 am
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    Amritsar is food heaven… Shiraj restaurant looks like a good place to have some yummy food from different parts of the world.
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    • May 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm
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      I agree, Punjab specially Amritsar has a great food tradition and must not be missed out. Thank you for your comment Prasad.
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  • May 25, 2013 at 9:45 am
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    Wow That’s a Very good resaurant, And the Dishes made my mouth watering :)

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  • May 25, 2013 at 9:45 am
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    Wow That’s a Very good resaurant, And the Dishes made my mouth watering :)

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  • May 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm
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    Amritsar is too good for food. Although I have never been to the restaurant mentioned. But now it’s on my list.

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    • May 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm
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      I hope so especially European and American tourists. Thanks for your comment.
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  • May 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm
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    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!
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    • May 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm
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      Madhu
      I was in a wedding so was already eating traditional Punjabi food. We just wanted to try something different. Thanks for your comment and hope to see you again.
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  • May 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm
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    Amritsar..i like i like….wowww! yummmy!!! i have been to amritsar but neva tried this stuff…but now i knw what to try 😀

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    • May 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm
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      You should try, its something different to the traditional food we usually eat.
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  • May 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm
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    Amritsar..i like i like….wowww! yummmy!!! i have been to amritsar but neva tried this stuff…but now i knw what to try

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  • May 26, 2013 at 5:25 am
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    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.
    Regards
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    • May 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm
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      You are most welcome. Please do visit and let us know how you liked the food. Thank you Navneet for your comment.
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  • May 26, 2013 at 8:07 am
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    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.

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  • May 26, 2013 at 11:56 am
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    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.
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  • May 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm
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    Shalu, your article always makes me hungry… hahahahha, thanks you because you remain me how tasty india food.

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  • May 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm
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    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.

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  • May 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm
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    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….!! :)
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    • May 27, 2013 at 1:02 pm
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      Thank you Nirmal. I am sure if you did go there and tried it, you would have liked it.
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  • May 28, 2013 at 6:44 am
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    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

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    • May 29, 2013 at 5:50 am
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      Disha
      Thank you for your comment. It was a good experience. Its all about enjoying the food.
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  • May 28, 2013 at 11:14 am
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    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.

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  • May 29, 2013 at 6:51 am
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    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
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  • May 29, 2013 at 7:51 am
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    I’ve been to Sri Lanka and loved Sri Lankan cuisine. Hope to have a good food experience in India soon. Great recommendation 😉

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  • May 29, 2013 at 9:07 am
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    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..

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  • May 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm
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    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.

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  • May 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm
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    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.

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  • May 30, 2013 at 11:13 am
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    Delicious! Pics makes me hungry. and very well written and one day when i go to amritsar then definately visit the restaurent
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  • May 31, 2013 at 1:28 pm
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    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.

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  • June 2, 2013 at 9:01 am
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    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.

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  • June 4, 2013 at 2:02 am
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    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….

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  • June 5, 2013 at 1:00 am
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    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!

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  • June 10, 2013 at 8:06 am
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    Chicken Fajitas looks so yummy! I am so looking forward to try this restaurant someday! Thanks for sharing!

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:59 am
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    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

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  • July 22, 2013 at 5:02 am
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    I m waiting for your reply tell me the best and the delicious dish that you have already had it there

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  • July 23, 2013 at 4:40 am
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    yaa
    amritsari naan is always delicious but there must be something special in orchid restaurant rather than naan.

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  • March 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm
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    I am just about to visit amritsar and i am defiantly going to visit this, Thank you so much :)

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  • October 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm
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    I’m going to Amritsar next week and I will definitely visit this place! Thanks alot

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  • February 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm
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    i had read about Shiraz’s Orchid Restaurant but i never gone there but after seeing your article i will defenetly go there

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  • March 12, 2015 at 11:06 am
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    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

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  • July 20, 2015 at 10:33 am
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    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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  • October 2, 2015 at 9:53 am
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    Very Nice ! Thanks for sharing info. I loved the food. The menu included Indian, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian. I know this restaurant is very nice and foods are very wonderful and fantastic. My Favorite is Extra sauces – including American Tabasco. Thanks ! @streamsideon

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