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Shiva's Indian Restaurant and Bar

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800 California St, Ste 100, Mountain View, CA 94041-2809 (Castro St.)
+1 650-960-3802
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place serves up a decent buffet but I prefer to order off the menu for less of that sittin' around" feel I get from buffets. Try it. You'll find much deeper flavor profiles and creamier sauces. Be careful they don't just scoop something out tot the buffet and bring it to you. With all the competition in this area... More 

Thank Old P
Menlo Park, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We are regulars at this Mountain View restaurant near the theater. Always have a great meal - butter chicken, tandoori lamb, seafood curry (my favorite). Love the nan bread. Great service. Wonderful pre-theater dinner place.

Thank Diane F
Msambweni, Kenya
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We've been to Shiva's numerous times and each time the service ranges from non-existent to standing over your shoulder. One time we got up and left after waiting almost an hour for service. The food is good - samosas are tasty and crunchy. They are a perfect size and well prepared. The main course - Butter Chicken is very similar... More 

Thank who_is_just_me
United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Sunday night for dinner. We ordered a couple cocktails and Garlic Naan to enjoy while we waited for our dinner order which we placed also. At first I ordered a kebab but was told that it would take 25 minutes to cook that so I ordered a rice dish instead. About 10 minutes later without anything I asked a busboy... More 

Thank T776WBmarkm
Sunnyvale, California
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I ate at the four Indian restaurants on Castro street for this review, over an eight day period -- Two of the restaurants twice for a total of six times. The lunch buffets were eaten during the weekdays and weekends. This restaurant has large windows with lots of natural light. The floor space is open and it has an attractive... More 

Thank MichaelH6811GY
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We recently hosted our wedding anniversary party at Shiva's and I have to say that their food, service and decor was just fantastic. We booked the place almost 6 months ago when the party room was a real mess and so I was a little worried about how it would look like when the day finally arrived. Our server of... More 

Thank Anu S
Woodinville, Washington
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202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I dropped by for dinner on a lark as I walked by, and was very glad that I did. The food was excellent and very plentiful. Come with a hearty appetite. I had the full meal option and it was enough for two people. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank dsegleau
San Jose, California
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273 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a place for Indian cuisine. I cannot remember having a better Indian-style meal from the Tandoori chicken with mint sauce to the vegetable korma, to the raita. Oh yes, and the naan. The wonderful, fluffy naan. This is a restaurant where you will want to linger and savor the flavor and the calm atmosphere. We were attending the... More 

Thank Steven L
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful family restaurant with the best Indian buffet you could want. If curry and chicken Tikka Masala are to your liking, you will love it here. Their buffet has many choices to eat for Vegetarians or meat eaters. Their deserts of rice pudding and tiramisu are scrumptious. You will definitely be going back for more. Convenient parking nearby. Reservations are... More 

Thank Sandra M
Mountain View, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

They have a nice selection of buffet but I like their Dinner service better. Its $$ but Fresh food and lovely Rotis. Kid friendly.

Thank MeghanaRandad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 California St, Ste 100, Mountain View, CA 94041-2809
    (Castro St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-960-3802

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?