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Shiva's Indian Restaurant and Bar

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800 California St, Ste 100, Mountain View, CA 94041-2809 (Castro St.)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful family restaurant with the best Indian buffet you could want. If curry and chicken Tikka Masala are to your liking, you will love it here. Their buffet has many choices to eat for Vegetarians or meat eaters. Their deserts of rice pudding and tiramisu are scrumptious. You will definitely be going back for more. Convenient parking nearby. Reservations are... More 

Thank Sandra M
Mountain View, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a nice selection of buffet but I like their Dinner service better. Its $$ but Fresh food and lovely Rotis. Kid friendly.

Thank MeghanaRandad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant many times over the past seven years or so but when we last visited were not as impressed. Our waitress was quite abrupt and seemed in a hurry to take our order. she told us that as what we were ordering was quite dry we should order a sauce which would be six dollars.... More 

Thank biggles51
Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The price of their buffet is comparable to some other near by restaurants. Food is average and staff is rude. Now a single person served us with a smile and we had to ask for everything thrice before it was brought out. Don't bother ordering their masala tea. It is over priced ($3 for 2 ounces of tea). I suggest... More 

Thank seharmd
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I am no Indian food buff but have had plenty of it and I though it was pretty solid. The chicken pakoras were lean and nicely fried. Dipping Sauce was a little too creamy but still very good. They didn't have the chili chicken the night I went so the waitress suggested another chicken dish a few up on the... More 

Thank Dan W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Services were not up to the mark. Food was ok. I will anytime prefer Sakoon which is in front of it than Siva. We ordered chicken biryani and it wasn't that great.

Thank Megha G
Los Altos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Been coming here for years for the lunch buffet. Always a large variety of both veggie and meat choices, and wonderful dessert selections.

Thank rubycafe
Scotts Valley, California
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127 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We've eaten here before, love the brunch buffet and recommended it to friends. This Mother's Day, a friend made reservations and was told it was $22 p/p. It's normally an extremely reasonable $13.95 but they raised the price for Mothers Day, even tho the buffet was identical. When they got there, they were told it was $38 because they added... More 

Thank virgorising
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The aloo and butter naan were very good, I liked them a lot. I took a dish which in Europe is a non-spicy one, and it ended up being spicy instead. Not crazy spicy, but my stomach is quite sensitive on the matter. There was no rice included with any dish, so we had to order it separately. Portions were... More 

Thank Mizzyyy
Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

For multiple years, we've relied on Shiva's when hit by desire for Indian food. Rack of lamb is superb. Traditional lamb and chicken dishes will warm your heart. Things can be spiced to your level. Lentils are divine. Veg and non-veg---of course!

Thank Bill A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 California St, Ste 100, Mountain View, CA 94041-2809
    (Castro St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-960-3802

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