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Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1LH, Wales
01970615015
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 29
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  • 21
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  • 9
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good takeaway

We stayed in Clarach Bay and had takeaway for 3 people. I was most impressed dishes tasted fresh and good flavour. Was really impressed that unlike a lot of restaurants did not over indulge the red food colour. Also often dishes have an oily pool but not this one. Would definitely go to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed in Clarach Bay and had takeaway for 3 people. I was most impressed dishes tasted fresh and good flavour. Was really impressed that unlike a lot of restaurants did not over indulge the red food colour. Also often dishes have an oily pool but not this one. Would definitely go to Shilam for a meal next time we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Went for a meal last weekend and the service was terrible...our food was cold nobody appologise and the curry cost was absolutely rip off

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have always noticed this place is not that busy, and I think that's because the food is very average and not that hot. Staff seem very miserable and tend to stare a lot from the kitchen and behind the bar. I won't be going here again it's very bleak

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Above average food and service, a group of nine of us had an enjoyable meal. Better than average choice of dishes.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We went for a curry here on a Friday night. Didn't need to book although it was fairly busy and we didn't have to wait for a table. The service wasn't particularly sharp to say the least. Had to ask for a second round of drinks, personally i think this is something that should be asked when served food. Just... More 

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Leicester UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Monday night very quiet only one other table occupied. Welcome a bit perfunctory staff seemed more interested in paperwork than welcoming guests. Food average my meal was a bit on the gloopy side asked for extra fresh green chillies - no luck! I've had worse curries but many many many better ones. The management really ought to be more welcoming... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ordered a take way here whilst staying at my parents caravan, once it eventually arrived (after the driver calling numerous times to find us) it was cold and was swimming in grease which straight away put us off, chicken jalfrezi was watery and the chips were half cooked. On a positive note, the keema naan bread was lovely, plenty of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went for sunday buffet today. Curry was very watery and had very little flavour. Not much choice either. Have had an excellent full meal from the Shilam in the past but will definitely not be having the buffet again.

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Croissy-sur-Seine, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We ordered; onion bhajis, poppadums (free), chicken makhani, chicken malaya, peshwari and plain nans, meat pathia and pulau rice. The mint sauce and mango given with the free popadums were good, the salads were fresh and the onion bhajis were good too. The two mild curries were a little uninteresting, but fine, and the pathia was good. I could say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I seldom bother with Indian restaurants these days as I find most are all pretty much the same and few inspire, but after a few pints in the strange town of Aberystwyth where it took us half an hour to find a pub! We thought a curry a good option, so as it was next door to the last pub... More 

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Address: Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1LH, Wales
Phone Number: 01970615015
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1LH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: 01970615015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

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