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“Stay away” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Sharma Ethnic Cuisines

Sharma Ethnic Cuisines
19, Casa Magazzini | Triq l-Imhazen, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1200, Malta
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Ranked #9 of 20 Restaurants in Mdina
Price range: $20 - $46
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Sharma is a new restaurant in Mdina offering an eclectic mix of traditional cuisines from India, North Africa and the Mediterranean.
Majorca, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Stay away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Walked into this restaurant by chance it was awful! Service was horrendous staff couldnt speak Maltese or english! Just grunted at us spent to much time checking there mobile phones than attending to tables, we were a family of five and all got our food served at different times, the excuse was 'it takes longer to cook some of the dishes' when my daughter asked what the trio of desserts were the waiter's answer was 'one is chocolate one is coconut and the other well i dont know it is something else'!!!! When we asked for the bill we were charged for 5 starters instead of 4 when we questioned this we were told you had 5 starters you are 5 people!! That just about finished an awful night never EVER to return

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Valletta, Malta
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere but slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Revisited this restaurant having been there before and I must say that it has kept its good standard although unlike previous occasions service was very slow. Otherwise, the setting and ambience are very good. Were seated on the terrace this time and it was a lovely atmosphere. Food was ok but considering the food served at this restaurant, prices are a bit on the high side.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Dissapointed after many years and visits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The service was slow and poor - wrong dishes brought to us. The prices have crept up and now on par with over priced Maltese restaurants. It was a shame to see that the portion size has also shrunk. Shame because I could always look forward to a visit.

I will only go for lunch now - if at all.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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FrankCachia, Owner at Sharma Ethnic Cuisines, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Two important facts:
We have not increased our prices: the prices on the menu are still the same as when we opened;
We opened on the 10th December 2011, only 1 year 7months ago, not many years ago.
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Pieta, Malta
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162 reviews 162 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went there for a romantic dinner for 2. The place is beautiful and you instantly feel welcome in the atmosphere. The service was quick and the food was delicious. If you want a place for a romantic dinner or to eat in a quiet environment, not a noisy place, then this is the place for you.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Delicious tasty food and great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My family and I visited Mdina and stumbled upon this delightful restaurant which offered the best curries we have ever tasted (and we have tasted many). Lovely interior and spotlessly clean including the kitchen area which you can see and also the bathroom (which I also like to check). Great service and value. Would highly recommend and it is just a pity that Scotland may be a bit too far away for a takeaway to be ordered and delivered. Get yourself to Mdina to take in the beautiful historic city and the best tasting food!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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