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Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1LH, Wales
01970615015
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Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mediocre

At least it wasn't disgusting. That's the best I can say. It has been consistent for years, never gets any worse, but I'd hope, just hope it would get better.. The menu never changes. There is a distinct lack of veg. Best is Aberystwyth! Aha yes Aberystwyth has a serious lack of a good Indian... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

At least it wasn't disgusting. That's the best I can say. It has been consistent for years, never gets any worse, but I'd hope, just hope it would get better.. The menu never changes. There is a distinct lack of veg. Best is Aberystwyth! Aha yes Aberystwyth has a serious lack of a good Indian. There's a gap in the... More 

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essex
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102 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I am sitting in the restaurant itself having just had a very acceptable Meat Madras and Bombay potato which they have renamed Mumbai potato I even got a hot towel Being a very cold wet windy Tuesday night in Aberystwyth the Place is not busy but service was good if not over attentive or effusive

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Ordering a takeaway to then be told they'd be a 40min wait we were ok to go ahead with the order, it's a busy night of the year! However after arriving to collect there was still a ongoing wait of over a hour!!!! No apologies, information just a long que of others waiting for a table or a take away!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Amazing food, not too expensive, great service . Best dish to order is the King Prawn Saffron. Also the Cobra beer. Definitely I recommend this place.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We are regular customers at the Shilam restaurant and must say that the standard of the food is particularly high for Aberystwyth. Wonderful curries at very reasonable prices cooked freshly to order. Would especially like to pay a compliment to Ronaldo, the main front of house waiter, for his consistently polite and excellent service. He always greets customers with a... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We decided to try the online ordering system for a delivery which was fairly easy to use but in the end had to phone up as there was a problem at the payment stage. The one downside of the online ordering menu is that there aren't any photos or descriptions so you need to know your Indian dishes.We ordered two... More 

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Aberaeron Cymru
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The descent from fairly decent indian to a few lumps of meat swimming in dayglo industrial produced sauce has occurred in the last few months.I went in the summer and enjoyed pretty good individually cooked dishes .to the extent that I was looking forward to this return visit . I should have known where it was going when it took... More 

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Sa45 9sg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Used to be our favourite Indian restaurant. Has gone downhill slightly. Poppadoms were not so tasty and onion and mango accompaniment not so fresh. Wife's Malayan curry lacked flavour.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Out of habit had always gone to shilam for curry (v. limited choice in aber of course) but recently went to light of asia and it's so much better! Curries here have an okay flavour but tend to be some chunks of meat/veg swimming in oily sauce, like they keep everything separate and just mix together to serve. But main... More 

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Lichfield
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Whilst the food was adequate both in terms of qualty and quantity, unfortunately this could never be said for the service that was second to being dreadul. The food was delivered to table in a very lack-lustre manner and that was the last we saw of the waiter until we were due to pay. No call back to ask if... More 

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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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