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“Well worth seeking out”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shanthi

Shanthi
Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Unterseen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We have winter holidays and we will open again in november. Pls check our website for more information. Last orders are taken at 9.30 pm. The restaurant has to close at 10 pm.
Fleet, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well worth seeking out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We would echo the comments made by others. The food here was excellent (Peter is vegetarian and was delighted to have a different style of curry), it is beautifully presented, and the owners are friendly and welcoming. We had no problem with the service (though on our second visit, others were waiting a lot longer than us) and the family atmosphere makes a refreshing change from eating in hotels. It is not easy to find, head for the COOP store, over the river from Interlaken west station. You will probably see the shop first and the restaurant is round the back. This is a newly opened venture and we wish them every success. Nina

  • Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The best food we've had in ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visited this restaurant thrice during our six day stay at Roessli in Unterseen this June. The restaurant is located in a quiet place behind the COOP store and just a three minute walk from the Interlaken West train station. Being Indians, we love having at least one Indian style meal in a day and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of the food served here. We remember ordering tomato soup, Chettinad chicken, Chicken Biriyani, Okra curry and fish curry. The food was heavenly; prepared in Jaffna spices, tasty, light on the stomach and leaving you craving for more. I must admit that it ranks as one of best Indian or Indian like food we've tasted thus far easily beating the celebrated ITC Mumbai's Dakshin restaurant of which we were regulars a couple of years ago.

Here's the secret behind the food- the restaurant is run by a Jaffna Tamil couple presumably in their early fifties and they are the ones who do do everything from taking orders, being the chefs, serving, cleaning and being the cashier. The owner told us that he had been to Tamilnadu, India to learn making food just a year ago- a very candid admission! You could peek into their kitchen to see them do it themselves. So no wonder that the food is home made and light on the stomach. They also run a grocery that sells Jaffna spices.

The service was impeccable and we were treated like family, not customers. Our five year old daughter was given something to play with while we waited for food. The decor though simple was very pleasing.The prices are 15 to 20 percent lower than the restaurants adjacent to the Interlaken West station in a bid to promote this new venture(just a month old) but the service and quality beats all those restaurants hands down. We had three 50cl Swiss wheat beers too and with two main course dishes which come with complimentary rice and daal, the bill did not exceed 55CHF on all occasions. It was indeed a pity that we turned up here only on the fifth day of our trip. We would highly recommend this place to anyone seeking home made Indian style food in Interlaken.

  • Visited June 2013
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London, Canada
1 review
“In a quiet street in Unterseen/Interlaken”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Excellent Sri Lanken /South Indian restaurant in a quiet street opposite the sports shop Eiger Sports on the main drag near Interlaken West railway station.

Wonderful food, very reasonable considering the quality of the ingredients. Very interesting owners who speak excellent English and German.

A warm welcome and great tucker

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“South Indian and Sri Lankan food in Switzerland!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We came across this newly opened restaurant as we strolled from our holiday apartment in search of food after a hot day in the mountains. What could be more refreshing than S. Indian pancakes
(Dosa) washed down with cold beer? There was an excellent family atmosphere and the owner assured us that he had moderated the spices to European tastes. The restaurant is not easily found unless you know the area (opposite the Post Office in Unterseen). It is well worth finding as the food was the nicest of its type that I had ever eaten.

  • Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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“A good restaurant with South Indian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

We went to this restaurant for lunch on our last day in Interlaken. The restaurant had opened only two weeks prior to that. The food was good and the service was even better. There is also a grocery store in the back for south asian groceries.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Msanghani
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