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Shiva's Indian Restaurant and Bar

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800 California St, Ste 100, Mountain View, CA 94041-2810 (Castro St.)
650-960-3802
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sparkling lights invite you in to be disappointed

This restaurant has been on our to try list for a few years. The waiter seated us by the window to draw others in to the empty restaurant. The silverware was clean the glasses were not. Servers were prompt with taking our order. When the food arrived it was hot, even sizzling. All of the food was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
HIker2016
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South San Francisco, California
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Redondo Beach, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For multiple years, we've relied on Shiva's when hit by desire for Indian food. Rack of lamb is superb. Traditional lamb and chicken dishes will warm your heart. Things can be spiced to your level. Lentils are divine. Veg and non-veg---of course!

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Thank Bill A
South San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been on our to try list for a few years. The waiter seated us by the window to draw others in to the empty restaurant. The silverware was clean the glasses were not. Servers were prompt with taking our order. When the food arrived it was hot, even sizzling. All of the food was over salted so... More 

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Thank HIker2016
San Francisco Bay area
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

OK, so maybe I'm exaggerating a little. But you have to try it. Order it crispy on the outside - and it will be buttery soft in the center. I think they cook it in the Tandoori oven. All I know is that it is so delicious. Also recommend the aloo gobi, butter chicken, and palak paneer. Most food has... More 

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Thank KnowsHowToTravel
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

sumptuous indian food, went on a sunday, fresh food and ingredients, amazing experience, by far the best one on castro

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Thank Jain7979
Pune, India
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I must say that it was not the best Indian restaurant in the town, but the food was tasty, buffet was reasonably priced with a lot of varieties and ambience was OK to have comfortable lunch. I'd recommend going there.

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Thank tok2amit
Scotts Valley, California
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182 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We've eaten at lots of Indian buffets and restaurants and this was definitely worth the drive from Santa Cruz to Mtn. View. For $15.95 for Sunday brunch, there were unique appetizers, salads of all types, soups (mango and a delicious tomato), fruits, several wonderful curries, vegetable dishes, two kinds of grilled chicken with no red coloring, fish and even goat... More 

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Thank virgorising
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Not the best Indian, but it was good. Nice dimly lit place, quiet. Right off the main drag, but good decor makes it seem really nice.

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Thank gregnx
Kailua, Hawaii
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We scheduled an early (5:30) dinner with business associates and wanted a quiet place to eat and converse. When we arrived the restaurant was empty (it opens at 5:30). We asked for a table that would be quiet - and the waiter said with a shrug that they were all about the same. We thought a corner would be quieter... More 

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Thank Auwaiku
Jackson, Wyoming
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We dream of eating here, as we moved away some years back. Aromas! Textures! Favors! Great bar. Skilled staff. We'll be back'

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Thank Larry S
Mountain View, California, United States
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A good place to have Indian food (both veg and meat), do check out their afternoon buffet. The place is expensive a for la carte though.

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Thank Ashish B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 California St, Ste 100, Mountain View, CA 94041-2810
    (Castro St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-960-3802

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?