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Shakinah St Julian's

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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All reviews chicken stuffed mushrooms korma onion bhaji chilli indian food nice indian london pub curry house small place nice decor be visiting again front of house visited twice food was amazing balluta bay malta
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this restaurant last night. Found the place empty we were the only customers. Service was ok. But the food was nothing special. The stuffed mushroom starters were partly burnt and overcooked. the main courses were ok, nan bread was undercooked. Took a long time...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 235michael
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here on New Year and was very impressed with the quality. Indian restaurants I have eaten in outside of the UK have been a mixed bunch to be honest but this is probably the best I have been to. King prawn madras...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mattytColchester
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is a very nice place located in Balluta bay, in San Julian. There are not many tables so would be better booking. The staff is very professional and helpful. The food is really delicious and large plates. Bit expensive but definitely is a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gianluca G
shakinah m, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah St Julian's, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

You kind words are much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed November 25, 2018

I don't know what the hell I attempted to eat, but that was not Lamb Jalfrezi. Since when does it come with coconut milk and taste like a mild Tika Masala? Tika Masala is an insult to Indian food. It has to be one of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GetSetFreddy
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Walked in off the street with no reservation - luck that someone was an hour late, and we got a table. Filled VERY fast after that! Service was #1 - the staff made excellent recommendations, and their attitude made me think they were the owners...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephen H
shakinah m, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah St Julian's, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

You kind words are much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Honestly some of the best Indian food I have ever eaten. Lovely atmosphere, unfortunately no outdoor seating but cosy inside and very attentive staff. So pleased to have found this restaurant. Hidden gem for sure

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ClaireF1985
shakinah m, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah St Julian's, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

You kind words are much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is the best Indian food I've had in the world thus far, along with a lovely environment by the water in St. Julian's and excellent service. I will be back a lot throughout my time in Malta.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank XenTraveler
shakinah m, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah St Julian's, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

You kind words are much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed September 6, 2018

I'm just sorry we did not come to you the other day. You're great. and just stay like you are. Thank you

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Brklja999
shakinah m, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah St Julian's, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

You kind words are much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed September 5, 2018

I absolutely love this place. Service is superb, and the food is glorious and authentic. Discovered this gem through the Entertainer about 6 months ago, and now I visit almost once every month. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fransammut
shakinah m, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah St Julian's, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

You kind words are much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice Indian restaurant. Visited it twice. Very busy but they made an effort to deliver my food hot and apologized for the wait. Chicken was moist and all the dishes were hot but not too spicy. Also a nice quaint atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 2Costaricanfans
shakinah m, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah St Julian's, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Perfect to see you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again some time soon. Thanks from all of us at Shakinah!

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