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“Best place to eat in Sioux Falls” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shahi Palace

Shahi Palace
Ranked #31 of 375 Restaurants in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sioux Falls SD
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Sioux Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food, great staff. I have only ate the lunch buffet but there is several dishes to try and all are very good.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Favorite Place in Sioux Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Never had Indian food? Try the lunch time buffet, great way to explore. Service is as good as the food, not once have we not had an amazing meal.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice introduction to Indian cusine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I have not had any real experience with Indian food but ate here based on reviews. We went for lunch and the noon buffet gave us an opportunity to sample different Indian dishes. This is not your typical assembly line buffet. It offers a small variety of items with excellent presentation. Our server explained the dishes to us and was very attentive during our meal. The small dining room, table settings, and decor give you a feel of fine dining. Based on our lunch experience, the Shahi should be an excellent dinner choice.
Don't let the strip mall location put you off. The Shahi Palace has a very nice interior, is clean, and has excellent staff. The Masala Chai tea was a nice new experience. We enjoyed our visit very much.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank tworxers
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Recommended by a friend, my SO and I checked this place out last month. WOW! We had no idea! We went during lunch and ordered the buffet- aboslutely wonderful. First things first, the interior is gorgeous- white tablecloths, wine glasses, etc. However, our buffet was only 7 or 8 bucks. Every single thing we tried was better than the last- you must try the different sauces at the end, too! We will definitely be returning and highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Melba F
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“We would like to ammend our previous review...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

After eating the buffet lunch at Shahi Palace several days ago, we can no longer recommend it as one of "the city's best restaurants," as we did in an earlier review. It certainly does NOT deserve the high #8 ranking.

In previous dining found the food very appealing here. But on our last visit we found this: curry chicken without any curry taste with bits of torn chicken "scraps," pale Tandoori chicken that looked like it came from a takeout chicken deli and tasted like it had been recycled for a week on the buffet, and a number of bland vegetable dishes. The "highlight" of the meal was the Naan--like saying bread was the highlight of a meal at Perkins!

Not sure what's going on here but we suspect the restaurant is trying to squeeze costs and are instead ruining their food. The quality of the chicken is an indicator--it's hard to tell what kind of bird it really was!

Until Shahi Palace improves dramatically, we will not be back, and rescind our previous favorable review. We sincerely hope they make improvements to their food because this used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Sioux Falls.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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