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5, Gorg Borg Olivier Street | Balluta Square, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2731 8000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“chicken” (26 reviews)
“onion bhaji” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5, Gorg Borg Olivier Street | Balluta Square, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small but beautifully decorated and cozy restaurant. The food was amazing. I advise you to go here if you want good indian food! You will have to make a reservation.

Thank annehC987HH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visisted Shakinah on a sweltering, Saturday evening. Place is small so booking in advance in recommended.. you can always book through their website. We were given a complimentary starter. Onion Bhaji starter was a very generous portion and the Chicken tikka masala was delicious- very...More

Thank imperiatrix89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service in this restaurant greatly outshines the food ,we ordered just one meal between the two of us because I have great difficulty doing justice to a meal to myself the meal itself was very poor ,there was very little Indian taste and it...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place and good service but not Indian enough in taste. Portion of peshwari naan is 7eur!! I never seen such price for portion of naan bread....

Thank christinevella
Reviewed July 6, 2017

I had a lamb korma with pilau rice which I thought was soooo nice. The food didn't take long to come out, and the restaurant wasn't quiet. At first when they came out in small silver dishes, I thought it didn't look like a lot,...More

Thank UniqueWithATwist
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

We arrived in a group of 6 the starters were lovely but the mains were just wrong. The chicken korma was more like a mushroom soup. The vindaloo just had a strange taste with a mild kick. The jalfrazzi and massala where the exact same....More

Thank Lynsey A
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Excellent Food, The owner and the staff make you feel like at home. I highly recommend it. I love also the fact that they are open for lunch.

Thank Salvatore I
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Great food but I was surprised by the waiting time despite that there are few tables and not all were occupied. Seems the restaurant does not give priority to those seated over those ordering take away - because the number of take away food was...More

Thank rdsat
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Great friendly service and fantastic food. We also tried take away one night and food equally as good.. See you tonight got out last night in Malta meal...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Gary C
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Great and tasty food. Not just your run of the mill curry. Good portions and good service. Very small place but perfectly formed.

Thank Fiona B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, Gorg Borg Olivier Street | Balluta Square, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2731 8000
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2 Hours Free Parking at the Meridien included. Shakinah presents Indian cuisine in an interesting selection of exquisitely prepared, colourful, individual yet separate dishes.
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