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Shish Mahal

63A High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
+44 131 665 3121
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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“curries” (9 reviews)
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“lamb balti” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63A High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with family and we weren't disappointed. Food was spectacular!, the chicken biryani was on point. Chicken was soft and tasted amazing. They told us that they have a new chef and from our experience they should keep him. Will be coming again with more...More

1  Thank Inam K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No visit back home is complete without a visit here. The regional dishes are very tasty indeed and the naans are about the best I've eaten. I'm at a loss to understand some of the recent negative remarks!

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1  Thank TonyMBlairgowrie
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Ordered Chicken Pathia this evening which was unmistakably pork. So disappointed as although the sauce was very tasty, I couldn't eat the meat as it was so chewy. My last take away from here was also disappointing but I thought I would give them the...More

1  Thank TravellerTreat
Reviewed July 31, 2017

After eating here for a number of years and having had a short break we popped in on Saturday night really looking forward to it and boy how disappointed we were. My starter was forgotten then hurriedly prepared when I mentioned it. main courses seemed...More

3  Thank ck g
Reviewed June 16, 2017

The restaurant is like a cafe inside, very dark, hard floors and paper table cloths etc a cheap feel but relatively expensive prices. It's small, cramped and worst of all some of the staff literally look so depressed and don't care. No, really they... really...More

3  Thank hsdnalerio
Reviewed June 8, 2017

If you want fast food, don't order here. Waited 1 hour 15 minutes for a takeaway ordered online on a Thursday night. Got the usual not interested driver is on his way excuse. Better food to be had in East Lothian without the wait

2  Thank Jamboisgod
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

This is my regular take away when in Musselburgh. Tonight's delivery was the usual just over an hour don't know why that should be on a Tuesday night however meal was very good. KP Nerali was exceptional. Huge prawns cooked properly in subtle nerali curry....More

1  Thank aljandal
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Not dined here for awhile and won't be back. Pakoras to start were oily then the mains were both in bowls with the chicken paddling in an excess of oil. Not pleasant. There's an air of seediness about the place.

2  Thank ming53Edinburgh
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

The food at Shish Mahal is awesome. Every dish we have tried we have loved. We especially love the special king prawn puree. We always get our takeaway from here. It's also a dine-in restaurant and from a comfort and atmospheric point of view I...More

Thank GreenhillFillie
Reviewed May 19, 2017

First impressions weren't great, to be honest. The gentleman that took my order over the phone sounded like he might be about to top himself and it was hard work to say the least. Obviously that's really saying something when all you're doing is ordering...More

Thank Claire G
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $24
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63A High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Musselburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 665 3121
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