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Shiva Indian Restaurant

#537 of 3,058 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reguliersdwarsstraat 72, 1017 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 8713
17:00 - 23:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 visits over one year confirms this restaurant provides excellent food and service at reasonable prices. For authentic Iandian food this is the best place in Amsterdam. Very highly recommended (some years ago I worked and lived in Nepal and India for 32 months, so I believe that I am qualified to judge what is good food). If you want... More 

Thank GregorySwann
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

With group of friends we visited restaurant to have nice dinner and small chat. Restaurant is placed in city center and easily reached by public transport which is not too far. Place has nice decoration and very kind waitress. Each of us ordered different food and all were very pleased by taste and quite big portion size. Food is very... More 

Thank Magdalena Z
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

For the last decade this has been the curry house in Amsterdam. And I've just checked and it still is. Lovely!

Thank gazza_newman
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I've walked past this place many times and never considered eating there. I decided to on Sat 19th Nov. The restaurant was empty but soon after i sat down a party of 6-8 people arrived with a reservation so i thought i made the right choice. Boy was i wrong. The appetiser arrived in good time and was average at... More 

Thank Abdulwahab A
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I am a huge fan of Indian curry, and this place did not disappoint. The service was quick, the food was a good price and the portions were large! We couldn't finish everything, but we wanted to cause it was just that good. A huge bonus is that everything on the menu was gluten free barring the obvious naans and... More 

Thank Marisa S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I stayed in a hotel just around the corner from this restaurant each week for roughly 4 years. The fact that it was always one of the first places that comes to mind when thinking of dinner says it all really, the menu is straightforward and covers something for everyone, combined with the friendly and helpful staff made it a... More 

Thank Lughla
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Service was good, liked how the waitress had on Indian dress - a nice touch to the meal. The curry's were amazing. My mum had her first ever fish curry and said it was incredible. I opted for a Chicken and Spinach one which was beautiful. The Chefs special of Butter Chicken was also really good. Authentic curry in the... More 

Thank Rachel B
Bagni di Lucca, Italy
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A fantastic enviroment and great service with a no rush service. The food was well presented and the staff cheerful.

Thank Mark L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Pls be particular while ordering, they will serve you salad and rice as complimentary then will add to th bill. Give u beer and charge for th big bottle

Thank Pranet D J
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Shiva is a good little restaurant which offers a good selection of curries/side dishes and value for money

Thank normski180

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 72, 1017 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 624 8713

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

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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