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“Great dining experience”

Shapla Tandoori - Aberdeen
Ranked #318 of 675 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Price range: US$13 - US$25
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Seafood, British, Bangladeshi
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The true essence of India. Here at Shapla we believe that Indian cuisine should constantly evolve and adopt new ideas. Our chefs have outstanding expertise in conjuring up dishes that combine Asian methodology within a European template to produce distinctive layers of flavours to give a unique taste sensation. At the Shapla we take pride in our dishes and menu we continue to pioneer new approaches to Indian food through combining flavour, cooking styles and utilising our years of knowledge and experience through our new dishes. Our menu includes only the freshest of ingredients authentic herbs and spices plus rare and unusual specialties to offer a modern twist on traditional Indian cuisine. Our highly experienced and attentive waiting team aspire to provide you with a seamless service ensuring your every need is met. We at Shapla team guarantee an unforgettable dining experience that will leave your taste buds dancing for months to come. Special requests. All our food is prepared fresh therefore if you have any requests please inform the waiter/manager of any amendments to a dish. Nut and other allergies. Many Indian dishes include nuts in the recipe please inform the waiter if you have an allergy to any kind of nuts or other foodstuff. Party menu. As the Shapla is ideal for large parties or expertise allows us to cater perfectly for groups and we have a variety of packages available please ask our management for further details. Management rights. We always appreciate politeness and the management reserves the right to refuse admission without any reason. Service charge generally not included in the prices however up to10pecent may be added on tables of greater than 6 persons. If any large reservation, we expect deposit and in the event of cancellation or numbers or changed without prior notification we reserve the right to charge a nominal fee.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Great dining experience”
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

I would say this is the best Indian restaurant that we have experienced in Aberdeen. The decor is fresh and nice creating a nice ambience with music softly in the background. Service is polite with a smile and the food was fantastic. It is a restaurant that we will now be making our regular Indian. It is worth a try and it was just by chance we tried it.

Visited January 2014
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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“A nice restuarant tucked away on Union street”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

It was nearly 10:30pm when i went it, quiet by now non the less a cost atmosphere. They had recently opened as a restaurant so i know it would take a bit more longer for new customer to appear.

After having a proper chat with the owner, i was enthralled with his passion no less then what other reviewers have already said. I wasnt too hungry but i did ask for just a main dish rather then having a starter. I stood up and said (making comparisons with Anto Ego from Ratatouille) "Hit me with your best shot".

The chef produced some nice lamb chops cooked withd goo amount of seasoning. The meal accompanied with some Roti bread, and apana style salad (apana= asian style). This consisted of the usual tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and onions. Also included in the salad fried roasted garlics, a light drizzle of oil, some fire with chopped up fresh chilis (hence the name apna which is usually reffering to an asian style which is southern asian families would eat at home) decorated with slices of carrots. Part of this dish also came with a pickle tray which is slightly different to what we would have here in Yorkshire. However the food did not displease, the atmosphere was cosy and staff were very friendly i will ofcourse pop in next time i am in Aberdeen. I am also aware they have another floor which is suited to functions and parties. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“A reasonably priced Indian in the city centre”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Unlike most other Indians in Aberdeen, this is reasonably priced. Lovely clean and new interior decor, great range of dishes, great service. Both of out starters were plain and only 'ok', but the mains were nice. It was very quiet and just one other table in. The manager came over to have a chat and we received a complementary glass of Brandy, we chatted about the loss of bombay duck, other local restaurants, his chef, and more, all very pleasant.

We liked the restaurant, the staff, and the dishes, and although this was not the most superior Indian meal ever on this occasion, they had only just opened for business so we will definitely be back for more . Keep up the good work!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Perfect, great addition to the city”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Went in here as one of our party was vegitarian and we couldn't find a decent, well priced resturant with a good selection of veg dishes but also meat for the meat lovers.

This place was perfect, service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive and the food was lovely and very reasonable. The place had a lovely atmosphere and we had a lovely chat with the manager who seemed passionate about his trade.

  • Visited December 2013
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“Just what aberdeen needed! ”
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

A great indian restaurant. Very classy. So many fish dishes to try from we had to try a lobster dish! Was perfectly cooked with just the right amount of spice. The atmosphere was pretty queit but the restraunt has newly opened. Would recommend to anyone!.

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excellent240, Manager at Shapla Tandoori - Aberdeen, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
The true essence of India
Hear at shapla we believe that Indian cuisine should constantly evolve and adopt new ideas .our chefs have outstanding expertise in conjuring up dishes that combine Asian methodology within a European template to produce distinctive layers of flavours to give a unique taste sensation
At the shapla we take pride in our dishes and menu we continue to pioneer new approaches to Indian food through combining flavour ,cooking styles and utilising our years of knowledge and experience through our new dishes
Our menu includes only the freshest of ingredients authentic herbs and spices plus rare and unusual specialties to offer a modern twist on traditional Indian cuisine .our highly experienced and attentive waiting team aspire to provide you with a seamless service ensuring your every need is met.
We at shapla team guarantee an unforgettable dining experience that will leave your taste buds dancing for months to come
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Special requests
All our food is prepared fresh therefore if you have any requests please inform the waiter/manager of any amendments to a dish
Nut and other allergies
Many Indian dishes include nuts in the recipe please inform the waiter if you have an allergy to any kind of nuts or other foodstuff
Party menu
As the shapla is ideal for large parties or expertise allows us to cater perfectly for groups and we have a variety of packages available please ask our management for further details
Management rights
We always appreciate politeness and the management reserves the right to refuse admission without any reason
Service charge generally not included in the prices however up to10pecent may be added on tables of greater than 6 persons
If any large reservation, we expect deposit and in the event of cancelation or numbers or changed without prior notification we reserve the right to charge a nominal fee.
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