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Shiva Indian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
University Place
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2514 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3225
+1 713-523-4753
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went out with family for a celebration, and decided on Indian food. This place was easy for all to meet. The restaurant was really cold, the smell of the toilets evident and the service from the beginning was a bit rushed. We ordered some starter platters and these were obviously warmed up and were a little flat and soggy, the... More 

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Thank Stan G
Katy, Texas, United States
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247 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was in a big hurry to eat lunch quickly and get back to a training class. I found a spot nearby and walked right in. The waiter told me i could sit by the window and go straight to the buffet. I was kind of surprised there weren't more choices as I recall eating there a few times before.... More 

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Thank Kevin W
Houston, Texas
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267 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Curry sauces thin and not well-spiced. Garlic powder (not sliced or diced garlic) on garlic naan. Ma'am on the dry side. Staff not particularly nice. Glad I didn't see the kitchen.

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Thank marko18745
New Haven, Connecticut
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Bad bad bad,you will see roaches on your table.. The restaurant smells urine as soon as we stepped inside,and the quality of the food is not that good anyway,it didn't have the Indian flavor. Definitely not recommended.

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Thank Lilime1986
Willis, Texas
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141 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stopped for lunch as we were in the area, and it was relatively busy which seemed like a good sign. Weekend lunch buffet was not very flavorful, and not all items looked fresh - dessert was the best of the food. Restaurant was dark and did not appear overly clean. Service was just adequate. Overall not a great experience and... More 

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Thank NotPickyEater
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We've gone to this place twice. The first time we tried the buffet and it was so so nothing amazing. This time we ordered from the menu hoping it'll be better than the buffet because we expecting it to be cooked fresh. Anyhow asking the waitress what was made fresh, so we could order those dishes, but she claims everything... More 

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Thank Harpreet K
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My family and I have been going to Shiva regularly for many years. We all love it! We have also taken friends, relatives, and colleagues. The lunch buffet is great, and fast, and lively, but there are also quiet tables and booths for conversation.

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Thank josephine99
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went for lunch with business associate. Lunch buffet looked nice & clean. The Chicken Tikka Masala was so so as well as Tandoori Chicken. Need more flavor. Service was excellent and prompt.

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Thank AAHou
Houston, Texas
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175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The only reason I did not give it an overall "Best" rating was because it was so warm inside the restaurant. We changed tables to sit under a fan but when it is 100 degrees outside we want A/C inside!!!! The food was great as always with chicken and lamb dishes. The basmati rice and Naan are both killer! Go... More 

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Thank Ted77019
Aiken, South Carolina
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The service was good. The owner was nice and polite. The food - egh. It was ok. I felt like it was watered down or something. I wanted the veggies to be in season as described and I just wanted more flavor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3225
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighbourhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: +1 713-523-4753

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?