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. 

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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).

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

  1. 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 🙂

    • 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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….!! 🙂

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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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