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Shad Indian Restaurant

96 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TH, England
+44 20 7407 2777
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (30 reviews)
“poppadoms” (18 reviews)
“lemon rice” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
96 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to inquire about specific food and the staff was extremely rude. It is ok to say no but there is some decency. Not worth visiting.

Thank Kosha M
Ali M, Manager at Shad Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mr Kosha i was the person who you spoke to when you came and asked if we served Jaan food. I dont know how i was rude by saying sorry it is not possible to cook without onions,ginger, garlic and dairy without advance notice.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this place for an after work dinner with curry-loving colleagues based on location (great) and pretty good reviews. Started with poppadoms and spiced onions. Onions were extremely spicy - too much for most but just about ok for the most daring at our table....More

Thank Eviesnowcat
Ali M, General Manager at Shad Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Shad indian. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologise that the food was not up to your expectations Providing our guests with the best possible service and food has always been our mission....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited at around 7pm on Friday evening with no reservation. We were warmly greeted and shown to a table for 4, despite being just 2. Menus appeared and drinks offered with a suggestion for popudoms. The place is very clean and nicely decorated and...More

Thank Beentheredunthat
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We went to the Shad Indian for a second time as our usual Indian was closed. We did not enjoy the experience the first time so should have known better than to go again. Two of the waiters were lovely, happy and helpful but the...More

1  Thank JackieL54
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I live on the same streeet and recommend this place if you want to avoid the many chain restaurants in the area. When friends visit me they often want to eat here. Some of the reviews here are clearly dubious as the friendliness of the...More

Thank davidacm
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The friends we were with have used this restaurant a few times before nd said it was good Well what a difference of opinion we as a couple were very disappointed, we were brought out pomperdoms nd they were stale... We didn't have starters went...More

Thank Lindsey G
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

After a long day on the road, we was in need of something to eat. We was staying near London Bridge Station so wanted somewhere local. This was a busy little restaurant but managed to seat us almost imediatley. The food was fresh and delicious...More

Thank Sandraw7
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on bank holiday Monday evening, we were a little unsure after reading some reviews but staff were very welcoming and chatty. Service was very good. We had popadoms and pickles, chicken madras, veg madras, chicken bhuna, pilau rice, chilli & cheese naan &...More

Thank Nickiwatstan
Ali M, Manager at Shad Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Nickiwatstan. Thank you very much for sharing your experience of our restaurant. We are very happy that you found our food and service very good. We have had four negative reviews in a row. Which we believe is a hate campaign against our restaurant....More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I visited Shad with few friends 2 night ago..went to Shad for a meal the food was absolutely delicious😋 the naan bread the lamb korai it was very tasty really enjoyed the food and the evening with friendly staff good service and not to mention...More

Thank Samiul H
Ali M, Manager at Shad Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are very happy that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Shad Indian Restaurant. We appreciate your compliments on our food, service and ambience, which means a lot to...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The chutney and onion salad they are serving with papdoms they never change. They are using the left overs from the table and not even chaning the dish. We saw one of the waiters using his hands to refill the onion salad. We did ask...More

Thank hari g
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3 April 2016|
Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
Do you have full disabled access? Do you allow children? Do you have free wifi? Is all your meat Halal?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7407 2777
  • E-mail
Recreates traditional Indian dishes covering this wonderful, vibrant country – from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. The Shad draws inspiration from all twenty-two regions and our food varies according to local influences characterised by exquisite aromas, glowing colours and earthy flavours. Our Head chef Mr Chowdhury use only the finest ingredients, buying fresh spices which are painstakingly ground and mixed by hand, ensuring pure quality. We look forward to welcoming you to our table at the The Shad.
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