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“Consistently Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal
Ranked #246 of 1,805 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $39
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Yorkshire
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Consistently Fabulous”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

We've been going here for about 20 years; due to life getting in the way, we don't get to eat at the Sheesh as often as we did, but.... We went tonight and it was fabulous. Great staff, great food, painless bill and a very fine welcome from the owner. Possibly the best curry restaurant in the city! Try the fish.. Starters, mains fish dishes were wonderful :-)

  • Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good curry”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The staff are super attentive and polite. The curry is fresh and tasty although lacks the xfactor. A good venue for a meal with friends.

  • Visited November 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“First visit will likely be last, unfortunately”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Despite eating early on a Thursday night in a less than half-full restaurant, and being asked for our drinks order three times within the first couple of minutes of arriving, the rest of the service was really quite slow. The waiters seemed bored and like they couldn't be bothered, and mostly just grunted at us.

Food took a while to arrive but was fine. Nothing special or memorable but nothing to complain about. Breads and dishes were quite oily but that's not unusual. Plates were cold.

Took ages to try and get a waiters attention to ask for a bill and ages again for a card machine. They just didn't seem to care. One person (the manager?) lightly apologised for the delay in bringing the machine over saying it had been in use all the time, but we'd seen it sitting unused on the bar most of the time we'd been waiting. Not impressed.

If it had been really cheap it might have been worth another go sometime, but the prices were pretty standard. Bill was accurate. In the end this place did nothing well and several things badly. Leeds can do better.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Sam B
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent curry night out with the boys?”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Excellent food, excellent service, very friendly and helpful staff. Beer not too expensive. Manager will do anything to help if you have a problem, which we did not.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank HenryRoot
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“20 Odd Years of pleasure .... on going”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Like a lot of people who have submitted reviews and are long time customers of this wonderful restaurant, Azram is a wonderful host and on the several occasions we have taken friends from here and abroad Azram has taken time to listen to the individuals likes and dislikes and recommend a suitable dish always on the proviso that "if you don't enjoy it you don't have to Pay"
we have always paid in full :0) friends from Germany and Australia who are seasoned travellers always say when we come over next we hope a couple of nights at the sheesh are planned .... as for the few negative posts you can't please all of the people all of the time ... But i think the Sheesh Mahal pleases Most people most of the time .... give it a try PS the special Chicken Karahi or the Sizzler plater are my faves and my wife loves the Royal Chicken which comes blazing into the restaurant area ablaze from the Kitchen !

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank tonycole
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