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“Not great” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shamoli

Shamoli
Ranked #493 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$76
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Shamoli specialises in food from North India and Thailand - perfect for groups who are split in what kind of Asian food they would like. There are a range of Thai stir fies and also Thai curries including Chicken Panang a dish which combines coconut sweetness with with a few sparks provided by red chillis. Punjabi Lamb Korai is one of the meat based dishes from the North Indian half of the menu. Average prices are £7.95 for a set lunch, £19 for an evening meal and house wine is £13.95 a bottle. They have child friendly facilities and a takeaway service.
Warwick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

The facts:
Tuesday evening with 3 colleagues from work, order the Thai "banquet" priced at £27.
Starters looked like a supermarket dim sum set, nothing special.
Noodles and rice were fine,.
Duck dish wasn't great, duck was tough.
Green curry had decent flavour but chicken pieces were minuscule.
Sweet and sour prawns, prawns again were minuscule and unrecognisable.
Their were fritters served at the same time as the main meal, and these were mainly burnt, hard and had something unrecognisable in the middle.

Have eaten in a lot of cities and restaurants, this doesn't stack up especially with a price tag like £27.
Felt totally disappointed afterwards and won't be recommending.

Visited May 2014
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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“Wonderfull Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I visited Shamoli restaurant with my family. It was a great experience, the food was delicious, their service was also brilliant. Not only that the staff were extremely friendly. I would Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Average food, mostly awful service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We decided to go here after seeing a guy on the street with a placard and because a two-course meal was only £11. The menu was quite limited but fair enough for a set menu. The food tasted ok on arrival, however, my main complaint was the awful service.

The waiter was incredibly rude to my partner when he came to take our order, cutting my partner off when he began to speak and insisting that I order my food first as "the lady at the table" which ruined the meal from the start. I don't appreciate being patronised nor being told what to do when enjoying a meal out. The manager obviously recognised that something was wrong towards the end of the meal after my partner was rather abrupt with the rude waiter and so came over to chat with us. The Manager at least was very nice but, sadly, first impressions count. We won't be returning.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Pathetic food! It was re heated rather than cooked fresh”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

An absolute no to Indian food! Pathetic service!! Waste of money! You are possibly gonna regret the next morning

  • Visited April 2014
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Falkirk, Scotland
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“Great Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

What a lovely place to eat. We went as a large party and we're initially dubious due to the neon lights outside and the elderly man outside handing out flyers for the restaurant.
Once inside it was clean and bright, a hidden gem. The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful.
The good was great,appeared fresh and enjoyed by all. The menu is extensive which is one of the only downsides, I found it hard to decipher.
All in all a gem of place that I'd thoroughly recommend and return to

  • Visited April 2014
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