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West End
0.6 miles from Glasgow West End
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Pakistani, Asian, Balti
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised to get a table for four on a Saturday night at short noticed given how busy it used to be (this should have been a warning). The Shish used to be my favourite place in Glasgow under the watchful eyes of the...owners. Things are not the same. We arrived to a half empty restaurant to a what I can only describe as a disinterested welcome. The older gentleman serving us clearly couldn't be bothered and didn't try to hide the fact. Fortunately the food was OK but not great. Halfway through our meal one server came and took our wine cooler away from our table saying they needed it for someone else! Bizarre. As the restaurant emptied the staff made it clear to the remaining tables that it was time to leave and stood not far from the remaining tables. Throughout the evening the manager stood with his arms folded and then disappeared. I was so sad and disappointed given how incredible this place used to be. I fear it will not last much longer.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Shish Mahal during our first trip to Glasgow with friends, drawn by its popularity. Unfortunately, the experience didn’t meet our expectations. The staff seemed rushed and inattentive, giving the impression that serving us was a burden. The food was generally disappointing; the Chicken...Tikka was mundane, akin to supermarket-ready versions, and the Chilli Chicken Poori was unexpectedly sweet, better suited for a dessert menu. Based on our experience, I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to visitors in Glasgow.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were really friendly and food was amazing as always. Especially loved the chicken tikka masala and the great garlic naan bread. Will be returning

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2024 via mobile

Always liked this place but hadn't been for years. Just incredible, nans, pakora and all main course dishes went down a treat. Staff were great too.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

Visited with a large group of pals last Saturday evening (2nd March) I had eaten a lunch out and so was not expecting to be out again in the evening… However, ended up eating a truly delicious lamb multani chasni! Too good to miss. We...all enjoyed our meals and the service was superb - especially as we all arrived later than expected and not together. Everything was accommodated cheerfully and we had a great night!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Fantastic curries and pakora ! We ordered on deliveroo for the first time and were not disappointed. Would recommend although expensive was very tasty and one portion does 2 nights.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

The shish is the best curry in Glasgow.... I highly recommend the chicken chilli poori..... The king prawn or chicken tikka garlic nashilee. The peshwari nan is also a taste sensation. Almost 60 years on from when my parents first visited their original restaurant and...it's as good as ever. Keep ilup the good work team Shish 👍😁More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

I have eaten here several times and always found it to be very good, last night was just average. Prices have increased quite a bit, food took a while to come out but the restaurant wasn’t full and was disappointed with the quality of the...dishes.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

We book our Christmas night out here we were 15 mins late for our reservation (traffic) and our table was given to someone else and told they have a 10 minute policy, not such policy in any website or menu! I appreciate tables can’t be...kept indefinitely but is the festive season and things over run like traffic. The staff member was very unhelpful and clearly didn’t care and continued to display a lake of customer care/service as we tried to negotiate with them. Terrible experience won’t ever try eating there again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Just left Shish Mahal after another fantastic meal. The best peswari naan in the nation! I had the multani chasni with chicken tikka. Spectacular! I would have loved some dessert, but after 25 minutes no one had offered us one, so we paid and left....Am opportunity missed guys!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

I was last here 10 yrs ago, it was wonderful. This time around? Not so. Service was abrupt, not friendly. The service was the best part! Started with popadoms & dips. Popadoms were fine, dips were bland, lime pickle was bland, raita was tasteless. Starter...of salmon was over cooked, again lacked flavour. Main of Tikka Dhahi Daghie was possibly the worst curry i have ever had, it was again bland, tasteless and unforgivable for a restaurant curry, i would have been happier with a tesco ping curry. The rice was congealed, stuck together, sticky, well overdone. Sorry but if a restaurant cannot deliver fluffy rice i fear it wouldn’t wouldn't have mattered which curry i chose from the menu. I had about 4 mouthfuls of my main & left the rest, as did my partner. Staff never questioned why we hardy touched our mains & left sharply after. Such a disappointment especially after telling my partner how good the place was. I understand the odd curry can end up not up to scratch but only to get the popadoms of a standard out of all that was order isn’t acceptable. I won’t visit again and on tonights experience I suggest you don't either.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Had to visit the birthplace of the chicken tikka masala and it didn’t disappoint. Tasty and delicious as was the lamb bhuna. Attentive staff and a formal atmosphere made for a lovely experience.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Well let’s start with the ridiculously high prices compared to other Glasgow curry restaurants 12,00 for a tikka starter lamb chops 12.95 for 3 very tough ..surly staff very stiff atmosphere Bill was scribbled in there language nothing itemised on asking what was what turns...out 7,00 extra on the bill which they swiftly took off . Try Nakador Indian half the price double the quality and taste ..lovely welcoming staff .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

I went here on the recommendation of a friend and the reputation of restaurant for inventing the tikka masala, which we both ordered. The portions were very generous and the service was good. There is a warm atmosphere and a lot of choice on the...menu too! While it was not the best curry I have ever had, it was certainly a very pleasant experience none the less! Definitely worth a visit when in town!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

We visited on a quiet night, the service was professional. We ordered mild options, but we got plain dishes that lacked flavour and salt. The only feeling was a light chilly burn. The rice was overcooked, etc; at least the meat quality and portions were...good. The final bill felt spicy compared to the tasteless experience. It left us with a bitter aftertaste.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Shish Mahal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4