Distributed restoration strategy for a power system is evaluated in the present paper. This evaluates the benefit from a traditional centralized scheme in terms of speed and reliability giving economical solution to the problem. Multi agent system approach is exploited in this work to get solution faster while reducing the computational burden. Restoration problem is a multi-objective, multi-constraint problem which changes from node to node depending on their characteristics (load bus or generator bus) which can be easily incorporated in a multi agent system with individual agent requirements. This will increase the speed of restoration providing its the capability to self restore utilizing maximum capacity in given condition. © 2016 IEEE.