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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Eastern European
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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All reviews lamb tikka coconut rice the river great indian food cooked perfectly relaxed atmosphere lovely meal ness naga
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The manager was utterly rude, disrespectful and racist. We very politely asked if we could bring our own bottle of wine, he not only said ‘no’ - he said go and dine somewhere else. The manager was unprofessionally dressed with zero ethics and efforts to...make customers feel welcomed. Save your time, efforts and money and try cute Indian restaurants or cafés in Inverness where staff is more welcoming. Mumbai Thistle is one of the restaurants you can enjoy.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Got a takeaway tonight from the Shapla in Inverness. Collected it at the reataurant and took it to our hotel. A tandoori mixed grill with fried rice and naan bread. We could hardly chew the food as it was so tough. The fried rice was...full of onions and the "curry' sauce was a "vegetable curry sauce" which was disgusting! Just a pile of veg in some sort of gravy, certainly NOT a curry sauce. All in all a terrible meal! Went into the bin! A waste of £20!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Not been here for 24 years ( almost to the day) and the taste and quality was as equally good as we can remember. The staff are friendly, views so pretty with sparkling lights over the water at night. Little booths to eat in with...the view so feels romantic and private whilst being in a busy restaurant. Recommend the lamb kadhi .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

In Inverness for a few nights, fancied a pizza, didn’t fancy Pizza Express, Bella Italia was 30m+ wait due to staff shortages, Zizzi was expecting a group - so we went across the road to the Mediterranean restaurant below Shapla Indian. We weren’t disappointed! Pizza...was excellent, lasagne very tasty, service and hospitality great. So we decided to try Shapla the following night - and again, we weren’t disappointed! Chicken Tikka Shaslick and CT Balti both superb and again, great service! A double recommendation and both places that we will revisit. Thanks to the owner, both restaurant managers and all the staff for your hospitality over to great evenings!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

Disgusting from service to the food started with chicken puri bland and cold followed by chicken tikka patia with a garlic nan the bread was like cardboard and completely tasteless left 90% of my meal couldn’t eat it spoke to management he just shrugged his...shoulders and walked away wouldn’t go near this place again I write honest reviews believe me STAY AWAYMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

I visited this place during a work trip to Inverness Decor was a bit tired but really nice views over the river. Excellent service and the most important thing of all…. Amazing food! The best chicken pakora I have ever tried!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

We love this restaurant, our return trip was even better than last time, loving the new decoration. We are Brummies and know our curries! We took our friends for a special meal during a visit to the City, swift courteous service, fab food, the Biriyani...I had was full of tender lamb and the vegetable curry on the side was truly excellent, we all agreed it was a very enjoyable meal and the view from the restaurant along the river Ness is truly beautiful.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

Good old fashioned curry house in a good way. Nice booths overlooking the river ness. Decor bit tired but food was very tasty and good value. Service was efficient and would return.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

Ordered a takeaway for the second year in a row (N500). First yea don’t a problem. This year, ordered at 17:31, ordered was estimated to be delivered at 18:20 (we are staying 2.8 miles away) At 19:05 the restaurant rang to say we were 14...miles away but it was on its way. We rang back to say actually we are 2.8 miles away. At 19:30 the restaurant rang to say it was on its way. Food still not arrived by 20:10. If this was a £20 order I wouldn’t leave a review. But it was a £62 takeaway order for four people visiting the area.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

Good location. Very poor service. The management of the restaurant is totally insensitive to clients. Whether it is take away or in restaurant dining be prepared to wait for an hour for your order. They have less staff and the food quality is average.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

Amazing, authentic Indian food, very fair prices, excellent views! Very friendly staff. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

Best Indian food. Staff were so helpful especially Hamdin . Good for sitting and get glimpse river view . Verity of drinks u can get there

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Waiters very attentive, food very nice and a great view from the window seats, Hamdin looked after us very well.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023

Day trip to Inverness and decided to visit Shapla for early dinner. Each time we come here we try and eat at this restaurant . Service excellent ( thank you Hamdin) . Owner also charming and polite. Food excellent and we recommend it to all....Fabulous location to watch the world go by as you eat.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023 via mobile

Staff were great and food is amazing. Will visit agian and again. Waiter Hamdin was particularly attentive and helpful.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Shapla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5