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479 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
9436-3453
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Tasty Experience

Shehnai is a delightful Indian restaurant. The variety of dishes was amazing. The mixed platter entree had a good range of tasty pieces. The chef's specials were excellent and presented really good quality dishes with side dishes which complemented the meals nicely. The naan bread was yummy and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
Dianne M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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North Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I regard this as one of the best Indian restaurants in Crows Nest. Excellent value for money. Generous servings and very delicious food. The decor is a bit daggy, but who cares. Shehnai has been there for years and they are consistently good. Also their takeaway is the best.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Shehnai is a delightful Indian restaurant. The variety of dishes was amazing. The mixed platter entree had a good range of tasty pieces. The chef's specials were excellent and presented really good quality dishes with side dishes which complemented the meals nicely. The naan bread was yummy and the special rice dish was a really different choice from the traditional... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 479 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
  • Phone Number: 9436-3453

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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