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Shakinah

5, Gorg Borg Olivier Street | Balluta Square, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2731 8000
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
5, Gorg Borg Olivier Street | Balluta Square, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

not many Indian restaurants around but glad we waited for this one. they serve halal meat which was exactly what we needed after 2 days of vegetables and seafood! food portions were very generous and prices were well worth it. the quality of food was...More

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Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Perfect to see you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again some time soon. Thanks from all of us at Shakinah!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy setting. Good food. Downsides: * They don't open early enough for us - we were forced to hang around in a bar for a drink or two (shock horror) until they opened and then found ourselves having the restaurant to ourselves initially. * They...More

Thank MatB123
Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small and cozy restaurant with warm atmosphere. Really enjoyed the food. Good authentic Indian cuisine.

Thank Kim S
Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad your stay was an enjoyable one. Many thanks for the kind words!

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Small but very tasty Indian restaurant in Balluta Bay (next to City of London pub). Good food, fair pricing and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Skik1969
Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here at Shakinah.

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Since moving to Malta, I've had the pleasure of dining twice at this fine establishment, and both times have been an absolute culinary experience. From the moment you enter, to the time you leave, you are surrounded by what I can only describe as love...More

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Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We hope we will see you for a third time some time soon. Your kind words are highly appreciated!

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Really great restaurant. Very cosy place. Excellent front of house and the food was great. We ordered lamb rogan josh and lamb korma. Cooked to prefection. Only negative was some of the lamb was fatty. I would 100 percent recommend this place. Best indian in...More

Thank timpreston28
Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thans for the kind words. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Food was great but a small glass of wine cost €5.40! Way too much for a restaurant of that standard.

1  Thank kalypso4
Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. We are glad you enjoyed the food. We will take your thoughts into consideration regarding the wine.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Dropped by here early evening and placed an order to take away. Great service, food in roughly 30 mins and back home for nice Indian take out. Definitely recommended; nice waiters and would've been equally good to eat in!

Thank Trym A
Shakinah_Malta, Public Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Thank you for your custom we look forward in serving you again.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

First, booked a table for 4, and we were squashed on a table for 2 as our table was not available. We could live with that... changed table mid meal for some more space. Ordered a chicken tikka tandoori, with pilau rice & raita salad...More

Thank _27_Lari_
Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. Your feedback is noted and we regret your stay wasn't a pleasant one.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited for Sunday lunch. Cosy little restauarant. Very polite friendly staff. As soon as I asked for vegan options I was presented with a very clear menu of vegan starters and main courses. Service was efficient, food good and they offer complimentary 2 hours...More

Thank Doryne A
Shakinah_Malta, Guest Relations Manager at Shakinah, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to serve you soon again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, Gorg Borg Olivier Street | Balluta Square, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2731 8000
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Description
2 Hours Free Parking at the Meridien included. Shakinah presents Indian cuisine in an interesting selection of exquisitely prepared, colourful, individual yet separate dishes.
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