We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
corso San Gottardo 3, Chiasso 6830, Switzerland
+41 91 683 05 88
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 9: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a trip to Italy and Swizterland. Felt home sick and wanted to eat Indian Food. Searched for the Indian Restaurant and we found it! It was like "Home Away from Home" Delicious Food and Amazing Owner.l We ordered Non-Veg Tandoor platter, i think i had never eaten so sumptuous tandoori chicken even in India. Next day, went... More 

Thank Kanicka V
Level Contributor
220 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Where do I start with? Of course with the little chat as we entered the restaurant. Been to this place with a friend who is a regular at this restaurant. The couple who runs this were very friendly and even offered a home made green pepper pickle which was very hot to eat along with the food. We ordered paneer... More 

2 Thank mlprasad
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

If you are looking for Indian food in Switzerland, then I highly recommend you to visit this place. it has the best quality of food and even the rates are quite suitable. the ambience is totally Indian based and i enjoy being to this restaurant with my friends and family. the taste of the food is quite delicious and good... More 

1 Thank Sanjana S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had gone for dinner n had fixed the veg menu ( buffet) along with Jain menu for 17 ppl; on reaching there the dinner was not ready. There was this 1 lady who was doing the running around also attending other guests. Her son was of some help but besides that the food was watery n tasteless. The naan... More 

Thank DVRS
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place one evening as it was recommended to try and i'm glad we did. The food was amazing and plaentiful. We sat outside in the warmth of the evening. The service was great,not over-powering just there when you wanted something. Good selection of food available and is very reasonably priced, perhaps because it is literally right on the... More 

1 Thank westayeverywhere
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
234 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us as we have recently moved to Switzerland and eating far too much pasta and pizza, we were craving a curry! The location is right on the Swiss/italian border and the owner is very friendly and spoke English too. Nice cold Kingfisher beers, good quality chicken in the curries - jalfrezi and tikka masala. If... More 

Thank dudley8
Bissone, Switzerland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Shiva restaurant was covered with people and a reservation is necesary.. However in many respects we were disappointed . The decor if the room is terrible. Who painted the restaurant ? The samosas were heavy, and served in a cold plate with no chutney or anything. Just huge lumps of pastry. The chicken tikka was nice, but again served on... More 

1 Thank anne m
Como, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food was great to say the least. I thoroughly enjoyed every single dish I had there, everything seemed fresh and well prepared. Also, the service was good too and everyone in the restaurant, especially the owner, Hira Lal Bhowmick, was quite amicable. I was very surprised to see that he himself was checking on every single guest making sure... More 

2 Thank Daniel J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I've been enjoying Indian food for 20 years, and this was the best I've ever had. The dal(channa dal) was heavenly, the plain nan was the best I've ever had, & the "Indian"/cinnamon gelato was (again) the best I've had in Italy/Switzerland.

Thank Chong Go S

Travelers who viewed Shiva also viewed

Lugano, Canton of Ticino

Been to Shiva? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: corso San Gottardo 3, Chiasso 6830, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Mendrisiotto  >  Chiasso
  • Phone Number: +41 91 683 05 88
Shiva Restaurant serving typical dishes and flavors of the Indian tradition, at the gates of the Italian Switzerland.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shiva and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Shiva staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?