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Shiva Indian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
University Place
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2514 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3225
+1 713-523-4753
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No place could have been worse- the naan was stale , the chicken and dal tasteless. The service was as bad - we didn't eat the food and the waiter didn't even bother to ask why we didn't eat ?!

Thank najataqil
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met our Houston friends here. A very nice place. Eager to please, good service. The lamb with lentils was excellent, with a little spicy aftertaste. Vegetable dishes were all good. I definitely recommend this place. Reasonable prices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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 

Thank Stan G
Katy, Texas, United States
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251 reviews
222 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 

Thank Kevin W
Houston, Texas
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281 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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 24 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.

Thank Lilime1986
Willis, Texas
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142 reviews
114 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 

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 

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.

Thank josephine99
Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
39 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.

Thank AAHou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
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?