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“Excellent by all standards”
Review of Shamiana

Shamiana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $31
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Shamiana, the original coffee shop of the city, offers an all-day dining experience with an international à la carte menu to suit every mood and palate, from breakfast through to dinner. To start the day Shamiana serves an elaborate buffet breakfast daily. The restaurant embraces a 'refined ease' with its relaxed environment, fresh comfort food and service that is sincere and warm. Sumptuous weekend brunches focusing on interactive experiences along with a daily blackboard of curated dishes add to the experience.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Excellent by all standards”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

It's a Taj hotel, so there is no compromise on quality, standard, ambience, hospitality and everything that comes with a Five Star tag. This is one of my favourite Taj haunts, and I have been here with family as well as friends, and the verdict is unanimous....top class!

An extensive variety of indian and continental dishes and the best of desserts. We always take a seat which is near the window and overlooks the pool. It's brighter and quieter there.

The stewards are attentive and polite. The best part out here is that you don't need prior reservation. I had called, but they assured me I would get a seat if I walked in. I would still recommend prior reservation if you are in a large group.

  • Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 6 Contributor
313 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Favourite place”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Shamiana is a favourite place for our family since 2007. It has shifted and changed over the years but remains one of the places we love to go to, the service is excellent ! The food menu is limited but great quality. The ambience is very nice and one feels at home. Most times the buffet lunch is great.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Lall888
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Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Breakfast - hair on plate”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

I am a huge fan of all Taj hotels, frequent flier there etc! I love their hospitality and properties across India.
Last week I had a breakfast meeting at the Taj Colaba, and was horrified by their service and buffet quality (the week before I had breakfast at the Taj Lands End in Bandra which in my opinion is far superior).
I ordered a dosa from the live food station, when it arrived, it was without chutney or sambhal (the norm in India) and had a small hair on the plate. Once I told the waiter it was swiftly taken away. What proceeded was a number of waiters shouting at each other about what had happened, with no new dosa in sight! Finally after a few requests another dosa appeared, again without any accompaniments.

Not what you would expect at a Taj Palace hotel.....and not a great place to impress for a meeting.

The rest of the buffet was very average and poorly laid out.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank sxstraveller
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“food is bad”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

sorry to say but the resto is not up to the mark.i have been there before but recently dont know what happened the chef has change or something the food is not up to the mark.i ordered butter chicken , there was too much salt and quantity was also less than before.

Visited May 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“A decent place to dine...”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Dining at Taj is always an experience in itself.. so irrespective of how the place would be.. the experience becomes special... that's the might of Taj Palace.
However when it comes to Shamiana... I would say nothing extraordinary...
Nothing was bad whether food or service, however my expectation was a li'l high when it was Taj Mahal. Need to work on your presentation and portion sizes if you are charging a premium.
Overall a good experience but not one of my best!!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank ViplavAnkur
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