We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Get food delivered

Ratings and reviews


Food and ambience

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Indian, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
Reviews (588)
Filter reviews
585 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dosas thali mutter paneer poppadoms curry vegetarian restaurant excellent vegetarian sunday buffet recommend this restaurant saturday evening visited this restaurant sambal waiters
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 6 days ago

This must have been one of the most bizarre restaurant experiences. The food was good ish but staff just bizarre : from forcing food and drinks onto us to not bringing water at the table.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed September 26, 2021

Booked a table for 10 Saturday evening, manager Santosh welcomed us and arranged the table for our bday party. Everything was well within social distance from other people and the waiters all were wearing mask and gloves.. food was over the moon could not complain....We had weekend thali, Bisi Belle Bath, rava paneer dosa etc..r everything arrived on time even tho restaurant was busy and manager Santosh did mention at the start it may take time but they brought the food and drinks on time couldn’t fault anything. Atmosphere is way better than before it looks like they have added few touches mirrors re paint etc.. overall can’t complain a single thing from Shivalli you won’t be disappointed at all!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 20, 2021

I used to regularly visit Shivali which was known for Vegetarian Buffet. It was excellent in thos days. Now they have stopped buffet due to business constraints and have only Thali's or ala carte menu. Recently I had visited this restaurant twice- one purely for...south Indian items and other Thali. Dosa, Vada etc were very tasty Kids Chutty Thali was also recommended. However for my taste Thali was not at all good for its cost vs value (13.99 for Udipi Thali) and items were not that tasty. So is the other Thali (Shivalli Special Thali- 12.99) I recommend this restaurant only for individual items but not Thali. Marked as Average since Trip advisor does not allow -'Good' we only have 'Avg' or 'Very Good' AND also the food quality vs price is not up to the standards in Leicester where one can get authentic Indian food very easily at best price unlike other towns/cities in UK.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2021

The table where we were seated smelled like sewage - had to ask head waitress to use air freshner to make my Birthday party bearable. The service was very poor with some of our order missed out- as a result some of the members of...my group didnt get their main courses!! The food was cold and mostly inedible, and was served in no particular order - some of my guests who actually got their order recieved their main meal first, followed by the starter!!! Some of my guests were waiting for their drinks for so long that their food was stone cold brfore they could eat!!!! Most of the ordered food was left uneaten as it was either too cold or inedible.The service was erratic at the best and non existant at the worst- lowest standard of hospitality ever. When I complained, I was met with hostility from the manager- there was zero empathy for me. My birthday celebration which I had planned to spend in a friendly and pleasent environment with my fanily and friends was ruined. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Poor food, poor service, hostile staff and lousy ambiance. Perhaphs the worst restaurant I have been to. It spoilt my birthday celebrations which i had been planning for ages.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

The food here is absolutely incredible to the power of infinity! It has all vegetarian options and don't be put off by this because they are insanely good. It was my mothers birthday when we went here and without asking, the amazing people gave us...a delicious dessert in the shape of a heart for us! Free of charge as well! This shows the sheer hard work they put in! Going to this restaurant must be at the top of your bucket list! Remember to tip generously!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

We have been eating here for over 10 years and the food is consistently excellent. Leicester has better Indian cuisine than most UK cities, and Shivali is one of our favourites. Best Dosas in Leicester.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 11, 2021 via mobile

Excellent vegetarian menu, service and great a atmosphere. Exceptionally competitive pricing with a good combination of starters, main and desert. Owners are genuine with 10/10 customer service. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant, one of the best in Leicester.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food. Delicious and cooked and served with love and passion. I have been visiting this place since it began in 2006. I live in London and food and service of this quality will be atleast twice in London . Leicester is very fortunate to...have this good place to eat in city center. Very recommended if any one want to feel the delicacy of food, culture and hospitality of India.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed June 5, 2021

The staff here are so nice and service is very good. You can tell the food here is authentic Indian unlike some other places. The prices are also very good. Real gem of a place.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 23, 2021

Have eaten here several times but looks like the old team has left because the food was no way near what it used to be. The rasam was not a rasam it was like a sambar and I ordered a sada dosa and received a...masala dosa. Sorry guys giving this review but your food used to be excellent.More

Date of visit: May 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Castle Park Hotel
203 reviews
.25 km away
Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel
1,176 reviews
.35 km away
Ramada Encore by Wyndham Leicester City Centre
809 reviews
.52 km away
Premier Inn Leicester City Centre hotel
1,795 reviews
.55 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
885 reviews
.17 km away
Peter Pizzeria
515 reviews
.10 km away
The White Peacock
612 reviews
.09 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Leicester Cathedral
1,257 reviews
.29 km away
The Little Theatre
131 reviews
.34 km away
Jain Centre
14 reviews
.19 km away
The Magazine Gateway
11 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 18, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Touzo | Reviewed this property |
Probably the NPC carpark next to Bannatynes Gym.
September 18, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Panacha | Reviewed this property |
NCP is the nearest parking
March 24, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Touzo | Reviewed this property |
They operate a buffet at lunchtimes and on weekends. Weekday evenings is still from menu.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Shivalli

Yes, Shivalli offers takeaway services.

Shivalli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5