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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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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average at best

Have eaten lots of Indian food and been to India several times. Was very disappointed with this restaurant. It is over priced for the quality of the food and service. Best to go to other Indian restaurants that are not quite as pricey and you will get a better meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
preeta
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san francisco, CA
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  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
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San Jose, California
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We waited about an hour for our mains, no free appetizer was offered. I'm not sure what happened since no one in the restaurant was getting any food and then it all started to come even to tables who had just sat down. I can understand something went wrong, but a good restaurant would offer their guests something. Waiters waled... More 

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san francisco, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Have eaten lots of Indian food and been to India several times. Was very disappointed with this restaurant. It is over priced for the quality of the food and service. Best to go to other Indian restaurants that are not quite as pricey and you will get a better meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was travelling for business , by myself, looked like the girl at the counter had not seen any woman alone in the restaurant. I was offered a corner sitting, asked her for good seat, she gave only 3 options, though there were hardly few customers. Not friendly at all. Food was ok.

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San Jose, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been to Shiva's multiple times, but that was only because I didn't have much choice back then for some vegetarian food and more importantly because my company was paying. The vegetarian food tastes average at best and the naan and roti are nothing like they're supposed to be. The curries are generally bland, and even after asking them to... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Buffet style Indian cuisine restaurant in the heart of downtown Mountain View. Nice interior, conveniently located close to plenty of public parking space, and right on main street - Castro. The food is definitely decent, but not outstanding.

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San Francisco, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been there for dinner only once. It was nice. I usually go at lunchtime for the buffet. There is a nice selection of dishes. Their naan is amazing. It's brought to your table freshly made, rather than as an item in the buffet. The service is pleasant; the price is reasonable. Highly recommend.

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Boston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Came here with friends for their weekday lunch buffet. If you're vegetarian, this is a good place in downtown MV. Lots of options for everyone. The dishes are very heavy on the sauces. After all, it is Indian food. For the price and value, it's hard to beat. I wouldn't come here more than once a month only if I... More 

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Pune, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

took some to-go order for veg briyani. But did not like the food too much. Also there was issue with their card machines so has to wait to get it working.

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Cupertino, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Visited on 25th April on my wedding anniversary, with family and Gosh, it was the worst dinner I ever had. Soup was good, but appetizer was horrible so was the main course.. We asked for Lamb Boti kebab and they did note even ask, how do we want. I like them well done and they came our Rare.. Lam Rogan... More 

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Cupertino, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Decided to meet a old friend here for lunch on a Sunday. The place is located in downtown Mountain View. There is a city parking lot, with FREE 2 hour parking, just half a block away from the restaurant. It was lightly occupied with people still pouring in for eating. They had several options on their weekend menu. Around 6... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?