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479 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
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Ranked #35 of 131 restaurants in Crows Nest
Cuisines: Indian
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2014
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11 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Shehnai has been around for so long, they obviously must be doing something right. Food is terrific, all the classic dishes are there (the tikka masala, bombay beef, and lamb saag never disappoint), the naan is very good, and the service exceptional. We have been going there for as long as I can remember and will continue to do so.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Although a little plain decor-wise the food at the Shehnai Indian Restaurant is very good. I had a lamb korma which was tasty (not too hot!) with a lovely curry sauce. Service was cheerful and friendly and overall the meal was great value.

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Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Shehnai has good food at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is typical Indian with white tablecloths and plenty of well spaced seating which was great.The service was good. The meals were tasty and generous. We had poppadoms with condiments, samosas and prawns for entrees, butter chicken and chicken madras for mains, basmati rice, two garlic naan and we took our... More

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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I used to get regular takeway from this restaurant for 2 months and really please with their hospitality. The owner was very friendly and used to chat with me quite often. As a regular customer, they also used to give discounts. Food was good and I never had a problem even after taking it daily for months. Price is reasonable... More

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

OK, well this restaurant once let us down big time with a couple of bad experiences on two occasions but it is currently good again. We went there last night as there is always room at the Shehnai. Parked outside on the highway and the cutty cellars bottle shop almost opposite. The entre's are always nice and the vegetarian was... More

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Reno, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My husband/then-boyfriend used to live in Wollstonecraft and we would go to Shehnai when we were dating back in the early 90s. Then I moved back to the US and when I visited him, we made it a tradition to visit. Now we live in the US and every time we go to Australia we try and get to Shehnai.... More

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Blue Mountains
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Nice decor, clean and comfortable, but I wasn't looking for a lounge room. The food is bland and tasteless. Beef Madras was NOT what it claimed some curry that I have never tasted, this was preceeded by some ordinary, and very small entrees and accompanied by burn Nan bread. Cross them OFF your list.

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were initially living near Crows Nest but had never gone to this restaurant. However after moving to Chatswood we saw this listed in Delivery Hero and have ordered about 2-3 times for Home delivery. All the dishes are made with perfection and my favourites are Malai Kofta and their Persian Pilau. The quantity is also very very generous. Definitely... More

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Good food, service, and value. Very clean and well presented. Friendly wait staff. Good selection of dishes

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Lovely Family owned busines - Great food, excellent choices and reasonable prices...Favourites for me are - Mango chicken, butter chicken, malai kofta & cucumber yohurt....Never disappoints :) I prefer takeaway or eat in....

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