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“Very good food but so-so restaurant”

Shanker's Authentic Indian Cuisine
Ranked #9 of 53 Restaurants in Prospect
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have pretty mixed feelings about this restaurant. The food is almost universally very good, the wine list is quite outstanding and the atmosphere is almost always great but there are a few blemishes on this picture.

Service can be quite random depending on the waitress/waiter, from very knowledgeable and friendly to almost off-putting. The food, as good as it is, has some pretty serious presentation issues. The green salads are so coarsely chopped they almost looks like done as an afterthought - I mean really, it's a restaurant, they should show some pride in their work.

It's definitely a place I can recommend and it's much better than an average restaurant in Adelaide but I think that it's not as good as it tries to make itself.

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Thank Michal R
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Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Have not been to Shankers since he was situated on Main North Road.
The new premises on Prospect Rd have been renovated superbly!
Service : very good
Food: fantastic
Venue: really good
Wine list; extensive
Our table of 6 all said they would be back.
It's a real family business with all the staff showing "the care factor"

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Thank Coroona
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here from the time I walked in and walked out, the service from the staff ESP the owner and his son were magnificient, their south Australian food was divine and can recommend their dosa, will be dining in shortly

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Thank Sumuga B
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were happy to be able to have a table for two at Shankers without reservation on a Friday night. We decided on a bottle of Rockfords Alicante that just goes so well with Indian food in my opinion. Tasting plate with lamb chops, chicken tikka and salad, and mint chutney. Most delicious bread - Lamb Murtabab, which i would go back for in a curry hurry. Also Shankers Lamb Rice. Delicious. Lamb Kurmah and Chettinad Chicken. Excellent service and dishes. We will be back to try more tasty dishes. I'm told the Chilli Crab is outstanding.

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Good friends of ours have raved over this restaurant for ages - Shanker himself got to know about Adelaide through crews from RAF Edinburgh when they were in Asia. Saturday night saw us there with these friends and others and neither Shanker himself nor his eponymous retaurant disapponted. The food was superb and the atmosphere welcoming. The place was bubbling along with groups and couples. We will certainly return for their banquet and beautifully cooked and prepared food.

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1  Thank BaygirlAdelaide
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