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“Excellent food, good value, poor service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shiva's

Shiva's
8 Dragonara Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
21384399
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Ranked #107 of 227 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good value, poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I ate there twice, my friend loves the place and ate there over tens of times. If you like Indian food at reasonable prices and don't mind average service, you should be satisfied. Quality is excellent, especially the prawn soup is exquisite.

If you don't like your food salty, make sure to tell them when placing your order, they consistently oversalt their dishes, especially sauces. Also: avoid the tables near the door, it's a real nuissance.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ville-la-Grand, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The best restaurant Indian I ever been!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I go very often to this restaurant and everytime i bring friends they are very impressed, its just amazing! the is a very large selection of dishes, and everything is very tasty. I send a lot of guests overthere too!

  • Visited April 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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Daventry, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Difficult to Beat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

My first visit to Malta and a British expat friend ( who is resident in Malta) suggested we dine at Shiva's. First call was for a table reservation on Tuesday evening, but the restaurant advised that Tuesday's are closed. We were able to reserve for Wednesday. The greeting was friendly and as a party of 4 we ordered drinks, and a simple starter of poppadom s with chutney. These duly arrived within about 10 mins though we thought that the chutney was more suitable for a two to share not four.
My friend, had dined before and ordered his favourite Chicken jalfrezi and my wife and I chose a mild chicken Korma. The main courses's arrived, though served on hot plates, there was no "hot plate warmers" provided. However, the food was served hot and this did not detract from the quality of the food.
We all commented on the quality of the food as being excellent and certainly we had no complaints.
The meal was good value for money at below 15 euros per head.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mellieha, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Smile and the customer leaves happier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Food: Very good but abit on the salty side. Nonetheless it was very tasty. Service: The foreign waiter needs to smile or at least pretend he enjoys working there cause it's what customers notice straight away. He gives you the impression you are a burden for him. In all fairness service was quick however. Food wise it is definitely one of the better Indian's in Malta. Price: Average.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Balzan, Malta
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian restaurant... one of the best in Malta!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Visited this one without much planning for a Sunday lunch and i feel that its one of the best Indian restaurants around. Staff are really warm and helpful, the guy that takes order remembers everything apparently as he does not use any note book... not even on a table of 6 or more people. Food is perfectly done with that Indian touch. Portions are quite good and price wise its good value for money. The only drawback is the lack of desserts since only ice creams were available however i recommend it to anyone for a tasty Indian food experience. Will visit it again in the future for sure.

  • Visited March 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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