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SHISH MAHAL

4.5
4.5
129 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Here at the Shish Mahal we like to think of our food as a journey, one during which we can take you places which will excite, places you might not have thought of going, but ones you will enjoy once you get there. Our menu takes you on a trip from the ultra-cool slopes of the Himalayas to the fiery plains of Madras, from the lush valleys of Swat to the bountiful Indian Ocean, with more than several stops along the way.

Good food and good service will never go out of fashion. Our motto is: “Unspoilt by progress”, and we plan to keep it that way. Our customers are almost as eclectic as our menu. They come back, year after year, from far-flung corners of the globe, and they recommend us to their friends, something that we find particularly heart-warming. We hope that you will find our menu and your meal to be equally heart-warming. Welcome to the Shish Mahal.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–1:45 pm All Day Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0141 334 7899

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

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What 129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Glasgow

    Good for special occasions

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  1. PS

    PippaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Lovely food but the service was unfriendly and a bit rude! Slow and not particularly concerned with giving us a good experience. Shame!
  2. PM

    PaulineM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Food was nice although not a lot of rice and there was a service charge added to the bill irn bru was dear don’t think I’ll be returning
  3. KF

    KathrynF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch. Will definitely return for the great value lunch deal they offer.
  4. j

    jimglas

    Glasgow

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for 2. Whilst it’s only my view, this is the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow. It’s the original and still today, the best.
  5. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience at the "shish mahal " and we really enjoyed!
  6. CH

    ClaireH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Place was too cramped and music was was not very fitting to the restaurant. Food was very basic in appearance and flavour and actually gave both me and my partner upset stomachs. Soft drinks were also flat. I had fond memories of this restaurant from years ago however it was certainly not as I remember.
  7. DD

    DerekD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Service and food was outstanding.
  8. JB

    JulieB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently really good . We haven’t lived in the area for many years but whenever we are in Glasgow we go to Shish Mahal. Cannot fault it .
  9. B

    Bomberbrown

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Veg pakora very doghie inside undercooked. Chicken bhuna whole chicken brwasr not chopped was over cooked, the chicken was tough and stringy. Spiced onion had very little sauce it was more just like dry raw onion The rice was very nice soft, light and fluffy. Overall, extremely over priced for the quality of food.
  10. JK

    JamesK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. Extensive menu and fabulous food. Staff are excellent..
  11. GB

    GordonB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still serving fantastic authentic dishes 47 years after my first meal at the Shish!!!
  12. JJ

    JanetJ

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food. We did enjoy our meal. Unfortunately they didn't seem to have our booking but we did end up with a lovely table on the upper level (I wasn't aware there was a small upper level)
  13. C

    Catch22

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a table of four. The service was very good and the food was delightful. All the food was served in the correct order. We all enjoyed our food and will be back . Well done the Shish.
  14. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was enjoyable - staff could be a bit warmer to guests
  15. AM

    AngelaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing as always. The best curry on the planet. Wouldnt go anywhere else
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    My curry was inedible as it was so tough i couldn’t cut it and had to send it back which I have never done in my life. The waiter told me that lamb was supposed to be tough when cooked over a barbecue, before reluctantly changing the meal. No apology at all and no discount for the inconvenience. My wife’s curry was also very poor. The Shish has been a regular outing for us over the last 30 years but it has gone rapidly downhill. Very sad. We will not be back.
  17. LC

    LyndaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service everything was amazing just the music could be a bit louder it was quite quiet
  18. EH

    EamonnH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    There was no booking when we got there altho had an email so long wait
  19. JH

    JillH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried this place after someone told me, it was great food was lovely, great place too
  20. F

    Fudge

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, very good service and the food was superb. If you want a different dining experience then the Shish Mahal is highly recommended.
  21. SS

    SoniaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Booked on open table! When they couldn’t find our booking, no apology and said it must be because we had booked that same day? Inferred it was our fault and took no responsibility for their system! Food quite good but some dishes very over priced and mediocre such as prawn starter (that only had 3 prawns). Most of the staff pleasant and helpful but at end of meal when almost (but not quite) finished became very over attentive/ intrusive having us feel we were expected to be finished? A strange atmosphere amongst the staff who seemed on edge and anxious, perhaps terrified off their manager(s). Also issues with the bill which was ineligible and again no apology only acknowledgement it was for their reference not ours? A shame but unlikely to be back :-(
  22. GF

    GlasgowFoodie

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food with good service. Looking forward to visiting again.
  23. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been visiting the Shish since the original restaurant in Gibson Street in late 1960s. Service, Menu, Staff outstanding. Highly recommend.
  24. F

    Fluella

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best curry ever. We are regular customers at The Shish, however haven’t been for a few months. Had a relative visiting from London whose main aim , while in Glasgow, was to visit The Shish for lunch. So glad we managed to visit. Food is so good, excellent value and great service. What’s not to like. My relative loved it. Just as good as they remembered it to be.
  25. G

    Galena

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as ever. I’ve been eating there for 40 years!
  26. LM

    LesleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best curry for years - fabulous food, first class service
  27. AB

    AlastairB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice environment with good customer service and excellent food
  28. SB

    SamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We both had chicken tikka meal & it was delicious! We’ll be back soon!
  29. L

    Lizzy41

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Up until the end of the meal everything was perfect. Then they slapped an extra 15% on for service charge - we did not see this anywhere on the menu, plus you have to spend at least £15 on a meal. We would like to have had a choice about how much we would like to tip, even although we always do. For this reason we would get a takeaway only next time - object to being forced to pay a designated tip, especially when its not as if we were a big party. There were two of us.
  30. GF

    GraemeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travelled from England for this meal and it was sooo worth the journey xx
  31. D

    Duncan

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    As always the food was excellent. Staff were helpful and service was good. I feel the restaurant could do with being updated as the decor is very tired.
  32. SC

    StephenC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has been a long time since my last visit to shish mahal (live elsewhere in country) and it was good catch up with a pal in our lunch time haunt from over 25 years ago. Was it good? Better than I remembered to be honest - it still one of the best curries in the UK by a mile. Brilliant, really tasty right heat, super hot arrived at the table - Shish Mahal I still Iove you! Only complaint is to Glasgow City Council On street parking - with parking charges to 10PM! and pretty expensive - cash only (not even the convenience of app or a card).
  33. DD

    DerekD

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Would recommend that you try.
  34. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife, who loves Indian food, said this was the best meal from the sub-continent she’s ever had. Very flavorful. Attentive staff.
  35. AC

    AlanC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and the service was excellent. Menu was explained in detail to us to ensure we got the food we wanted . Highly recommend!
  36. VC

    VincentC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Old favourite.Always reliable.Garlic and okra poori first class
  37. JM

    JeanM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food as always high quality service attentive not overbearing and reasonable value
  38. RT

    RonaldT

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    To be honest the food was rather bland the spiced onions were dry and not nice the nan was fine and the main dishes were disappointing to the point I will not be back again . sorry for such a poor review but it is an honest one
  39. G

    Geoff

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service lovely food nice restaurant will definitely be back
  40. DK

    DougK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to deliver, this restaurant always delivers a high quality of food and service

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SHISH MAHAL does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

SHISH MAHAL is rated 4.5 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for SHISH MAHAL

60-68 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF

Additional information

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–1:45 pm All Day Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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