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

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  • 29
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 7
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
As takeaways go, not bad at all.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Croissy-sur-Seine, France
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

staff welcoming and although not booked we got a table promptly. The food was brought quickly and was of a top notch standard and full of flavour. Surroundings were light and airy but just a bit noisy but that was the sound of people enjoying their experience so cant really gripe about that!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food is good, though not exceptional. The staff are excellent and are unfazed by larger parties - it is a popular restaurant for parties, with often several going on at once.. There are basic British options for those who don't want an Indian meal. The location is very convenient.

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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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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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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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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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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: Special occasions, Large groups

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