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“Excellent atmosphere... Average food.”
Review of Shahnama

Ranked #4 of 513 Restaurants in Bhopal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet
Description: This multi-cuisine restaurant has been named after the poetic opus written by the Persian poet Firdausi. The exquisite stone inlaid flooring and richly adorned walls with paintings depicting scenes from the Shanama, create a rich and luxurious dining ambiance. Guests can experience and sample a wide range of cuisines from all around the world in buffet and al-carte style. The live kitchens offer a fine selection of oriental and continental dishes along with freshly barbecued kebabs and naan for guests to enjoy.
Raipur, India
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere... Average food.”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Having heard a lot of good stuff about this place... I was amazed at the ambience which oozed luxury! Having heard of the barbecue below the mango tree... went there to find it full on a Friday! Hence went to Shahnama which is a closed restaurant at the first floor.
The ambience is luxurious with live ghazal playing in the background. The seating is comfortable. We decided on the buffet along with Shammi kebab ordered separately. While the buffet itself was good, it felt limited specially in the non veg food department (which you would expect more in a place like bhopal). However it was the Shammi kebab which disappointed the most. It tasted bland and almost tasteless. Maybe the chef was not in his best!
Definitely worth a visit for the ambience, just skip the Shammi kebab

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good restaurant to visit for Lunch or Dinner”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Good food taste in a very good envoirnment.Buffet lunch and dinner are kept with a variety of chinese and Thai foods.The desert is mouth watering

Visited January 2013
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Bhopal, India
Level 5 Contributor
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Shanama, Now - Not as great as - Shahnama, Last Year. Pricey, but still the best in town.”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Jehanuma restaurants are no doubt the best in town. And, the reference point for comparison can only be the restaurant, Shahnama itself - the previous visit or maybe the one last year. We have been enjoying the buffet lunch here since past several years. The luxurious interiors and ambience, action filled open kitchen, the comfort level of sitting arrangement etc. is no doubt perfect and offers a pleasant experience. The main course offers a large variety of delicious Indian, Chinese and occassionally mediterranian fare. The snacks are also still around and pretty good. However, the non-vegetarian salads are no longer what they used to be. Not as much choice of cold salads as before anymore and some of the cold cuts have also seen a reduction. The desserts again are a disappointment - not as much confectionary as before, ice-cream is no longer the naturals kind (but similar to the regular supermarket stuff) and the Indian desserts are also fewer now. Though, they have increased the price of all this by little over 40%. So, not exactly good value for money. We had our high school reunion here - post Diwali on November 14, 2012. Overall, despite all this, it's still the best buffet in town.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank gkhattar
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