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Shiva's - 17 Reviews - 800 California St #100, Mountain View, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (650) 960-3802

Shiva's

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800 California St #100
Mountain View, CA 94041
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(650) 960-3802
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Good choices and variety for Vegetarians. Tandoori Chicken was good, not too spicy. Dishes were too creamy, suitable for dieters. Appetizers include Chaat items. Service was promp...

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I recently went to Shiva for lunch with my 2 year old, and had a very horrible experience! I am ashamed to say there are restaurants with such attitude... We were both very hungry...

Good and authentic Indian food 2/25/2011

good and authentic indian food..I also liked the ambience of it!! service is a bit on the slower side and the food is not that economical more

Watch out!! they discrimate you .... 8/2/2008

I recently went to Shiva for lunch with my 2 year old, and had a very horrible experience! I am ashamed to say there are restaurants with such attitude... We were both very hungry and were looking to seat quickly and grab the buffet. Even though there was an empty table, they wouldn't seat me -- the reasons given were: oh well, i cannot seat you on this table your kid is going to make a mess, and main traffic goes here so i cannot give this table to you ... i was shocked at how i was treated... they actually sent me back. \r \r If you want to be discriminated for one reason or the other, go here ..... more

Go here if you want to be discriminated! 8/2/2008

chettiar Provided by Partner
I recently went to Shiva for lunch with my 2 year old, and had a very horrible experience! I am ashamed to say there are restaurants with such atti... more

Really bad experience 6/15/2008

I had a really bad experience at this restaurant - very bad food (thought saw something in the food) and real bad service. Pros: Location Cons: Service & Food more

Dont go!! To Shiva's !! 11/17/2007

Hopeless place , rude hostess and equally bad quality food. We were asked repeatedly even before being seated whether we will be done in 1 hour ? I mean whats the hurry??? Then even before we could finish our starters our main course was put on the table and the waitress left ... By the time we were ready to eat our dinner it was all cold and the naan was like rubber...... Top all this with exorbitant prices and you think why did i come here? I would never recommend shiva's to anyone . \r more

Only upscale part about this place are the prices 7/18/2007

Very standard Indian fare with high prices. There is nothing unique or spectacular about Shivas, they actually do a buffet at lunch! $15 for average size orders of CTM and butter chicken that don't even come with any naan. I can't believe people pay these prices. Plus the service is only slightly better than what you'd find at a hole in the wall place. Cons: Rip off more

I believe this is a slightly upscale, sit down Indian pla... 7/11/2007

DChai Provided by Partner
I believe this is a slightly upscale, sit down Indian place with linens. But to my palate, it wasn't any better than the typical Indian place, not... more

Not the usual Indian buffet 11/23/2006

Good choices and variety for Vegetarians. Tandoori Chicken was good, not too spicy. Dishes were too creamy, suitable for dieters. Appetizers include Chaat items. Service was prompt. more

Happy Birthday Surprise! 10/14/2006

We celebrated my parents 60th birthdays (same night) at Shiva's. It was a surprise, and the staff was great at keeping everything flowing accordingly. The staff was very respectful, wishing my parents a happy birthday. They not only brought out the cake that I supplied but also included their own house desserts on the house. Then they began to sing! While the food my seem a little overpriced, I think it's worth it given the ambience and service. A side note, the food is flavored from a different part of India, not often found commonly in other restaurants. Pros: service Cons: noisy, crowded more

Rude hostess and dry meat 10/5/2006

First impressions can really make or break a restaurant experience. For us, it was arriving at 6:30pm on a Thursday night and being told that there was absolutely no seats available for at least 45 minutes, even though the place was near empty. Other couples came in and were seated immediately (without asking their names) which had us puzzled. When we asked the hostess why, she refused to say anything. Make reservations ahead of time if you want to go, or else you'll be treated to a cold hostess who tells you to wait at the bar kthanksbye. \r \r Pros:\r Aside from the hostess, the wait staff is very friendly and will see that you're taken care of. The food selection is unique and diverse, and the ambience is very nice.\r \r Cons:\r The appetizer we had (crab cakes) were covered in cayenne pepper it was overwhelming. The lamb meat was quite dry and we couldn't even finish it because it was so coarse. The Naan was a bit too thin and crispy, cracker-like for our liking. \r \r Overall, we had a poor experience at Shiva's. There are plenty of better Indian restaurants around the bay area that will offer higher quality food without the rudeness. Pros: Ambience, selection Cons: Rude hostess, food dry and subpar more

Nice Place, you should check it out. 5/16/2006

I've been to Amber few times. I really like it, their food is excellent, their service is great and the price is not bad at all. Its not your typical Indian Buffet, but they have great variety. Pros: Food, Ambience, Good Time Cons: Parking more

Better-than-average Indian food 5/14/2006

I love Indian food. Jsut about any Indian restaurant is fine by me. Shiva's stands out for me. Not from the variety, but from the quality. The items on the lunch buffet menu are about the same as I would expect to see in most restaurants, but the tase and quality of the ingredients is higher than almost all. This is not the case for the desserts, which were OK but standard. But the main courses are really good, and the price is quite reasonable (for the lunch buffet). more

Great weekend buffet! 12/11/2005

Shiva's is an attractive restaurant, with very good food. If you go for the buffet, you get a lot of value. (Dinner by itself can add up.) Their buffets on Saturday and Sunday offer a great assortment of wonderful dishes. You can try so many things, and they have different choices every week. They will bring all of the hot naan that you like to your table, just by request. Service is very good. My children love this place, and I like that they charge half-price for kids. Pros: Great food, Good assortment more

Average Indian Restaurant 8/6/2005

Nice atmosphere but service below average. The hostess was rude. The food was so-so. Overall nothing stands out about this place. Pros: atmosphere Cons: below average sevice more

All around good 7/14/2005

Finally a high end Indian restaurant that lives up to it's prices. The bar is nice, the drinks are a bit weak, but the food and service are the best of any indian restaurant. All of the tandoori dishes were good and the naan were hot and crispy. Without a doubt this is worth a regular visit. more

Hard to rate 5/25/2005

Shiva's is among the nicest Indian restuarnts that I've been to located on a nive corner location on california, and the bar is nice, but a bit too ambitious for the skill of their actual bertenders. The food is essentially standard indian fare with high prices and a few ingredients not normally found at indian restaurants. I was not impressed by the breads, and the seabass curry was a major letdown. The tandoori lobster was a nice idea but severly overcooked. This is a typical indian restaurant with a flashy setting and the standard food might be okay, but when the kitchen tries to get flashy it fails. Maybe a little more time ill help them work out the kinks. Pros: nicely setup Cons: overpriced, unoriginal, needs better barkeeps more

Thank You Shiva's 3/23/2005

I had a dinner party here that went off without a hitch. There were 8 of us, and everyone agreed that Shiva's was excellent. We had drinks at the bar befor we sat down, and the bartender was great. Funny, engaging, and poured great drinks. I hope this doesn't get him in trouble. We for the most part shared a variety of dishes. All were flavorful, and tasty. I like my food spicy and hot, and that was not a problem. Lamb Kabob is my favorite. The curries we had (vegetarian, Chicken) were solid. Good portions. I can see this place becoming a staple in Mt. View for a long long time. more
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  • Lunch buffets and dinner entrees including kebabs, curries and a variety of naan, with full bar and catering service.

  • 4/28/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon 12:00am-11:59pm, Tue 12:00am-11:59pm, Wed 12:00am-11:59pm, Thu 12:00am-11:59pm, Fri 12:00am-11:59pm, Sat 12:00am-11:59pm, Sun 12:00am-11:59pm
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    American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Old Mountain Views, Old Mountain View
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