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“Good indian food, lots of flavours and textures, normally busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of shish mahal

shish mahal
Ranked #1,485 of 10,496 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Nepali
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Part of the Albert Court Hotel complex.
London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good indian food, lots of flavours and textures, normally busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

When you read trip advisor, sometimes you wonder if people have been to the same place - have a feeling a lot is to do with expectation or attitude. We are all biased in our own way.


This is just a North Indian Restaurant (with some Nepalese dishes) that has been in situ for a long time. It is always busy with a mix of nationalities including "Indian". Personally I enjoy sitting outside in an evening, nice open courtyard, (Small but attractive indoor restaurant.)with a good choice of dishes, everyone of which does have its own distinctive flavours and textures. Staff are fine, the men speak good English, the ladies less so. Decent range of Beers, House wines fine to go with spicy food and by Sing Standards , fair prices for a decent size glass S$9. Less frenetic than any of the places 100 yards away on the other side of the main road actually in Little India.
Chicken Tikka - moist and flavoursome S$12.50
Saag Gosht 13.90 (A bit of a chew needed, but good flavours)
Bhindi do piazza S$9.50 - really good flavours of Okra
Stuffed Paratha (lots going on) $4.50, other Naan.....less price.
All the above could be a good meal for 2

Very attractive Hotel in the court yard as well

  • Visited August 2013
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Very Good Indian food, Excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

It was very good Indian food. The service was prompt. It was a nice clean restaurant on the edge of Little India. The Butter Naan and the Chicken Korma and Fish Tikka made for a great lunch/dinner

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Don P
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Perth
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awefool food and service...pls don't waste your money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We had very bad experience at Shish Mahal, I won't go in details but staff have no clue about service industry or how to serve guests in restaurant environment, food was equal bad, curries came first and after reminding staff numerous time we got our naan bread, staff were not attentive at all, on the dinner table you are wasting your time trying to find a waiter. If you are on your holiday or even if you are local there are really good restaurents with excellent service and food in little India on I think race course road, pls don't spoil your evening going to this place otherwise precious evening will go to waste. One place I can recommend is Muthus curry on race course road where we went next day and it was lovely experience. You will feel welcome there.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank studentPerth
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Australia
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had dinner here twice during our stay. The staff were very good and friendly. We had to walk past the restaurant to get to the MRT so the staff got to know us well. You can eat inside or outside. Most people choose to eat outside and enjoy the world going by as you eat. The food was excellent on both occasions. Our friends who were staying in Chinatown came back up to eat there as they were very impressed with their first meal there. The price was very reasonable for the quality of the food and service.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank hbenco
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Pune, India
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good place for Indian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Good hotel...very nice food.Spending your time here for dinner will definitely be pleasurable because of the ambience and the food.All the cuisines are worth a try and can be done so safely.Service is also good.

Visited January 2013
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