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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 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
Very good but somewhat pricey Indian food in a great location

My wife and I come here when we need our curry fix, and we're never disappointed. They prepare everything to a very high standard and have a great location in central Mountain View. The service is always spot-on, but I would say that their pricing is on the high side. They used to have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Cupertino, CA
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are two places on the planet where I find it generally hard to find good Indian food: the San Francisco Bay Area and India. Shiva's is an exception. Went with two others. We ordered a variety of dishes and enjoyed them all. Service was attentive. The interior was inviting.

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Cupertino, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I come here when we need our curry fix, and we're never disappointed. They prepare everything to a very high standard and have a great location in central Mountain View. The service is always spot-on, but I would say that their pricing is on the high side. They used to have a dinner buffet but for some... More 

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Stanford, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Shiva's has become a regular meeting spot for our small group of friends. It's vegetarian-friendly, without compromising the quality of the food. Lamb Roganjosh and the mixed seafood curry are consistently good. We all enjoy the vegetable biryani. Service is not the fastest, but there's plenty of ease to talk, and the staff is genuinely interested in getting you the... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lovely restaurant with extensive menu. Great service and food is always good particular fish dishes.

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Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I don't normally eat Indian food, but our daughter convinced us to try this restaurant. We weren't disappointed. The Royal Green salad was a great starter. The chicken kebabs were very good, and the lamb malabar curry only had a mild curry that didn't overwhelm the rest of the dish. We will return to Shiva's.

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Greater Noida, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not Good: 1. No Wifi (charged or free..yuck.. in Mountain View, Palo Alto? Really?) 2. No complimentary anything (not that any other restaurants really offered anything for free) 3. Reasonable service ONLY 4. Takes an inordinately long time to serve requested food 5. Bar is not adequate, pretty small space considering that there is too much space being wasted on... More 

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Shiva's Indian Restaurant and Bar

Address: 800 California St, Ste 100, Mountain View, CA 94041-2810
Phone Number: 650-960-3802
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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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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