For lunch, Shamiana features a full and vegetarian buffet - in addition to their lunch menu. For dinner, you can enjoy their variety of breads, ... More
For lunch, Shamiana features a full and vegetarian buffet - in addition to their lunch menu. For dinner, you can enjoy their variety of breads, curries, vegetarian specialties, Pakistani Barbeque, Rice, Dal & Chutney.
So overpriced! Just spent 53.00 on 4 chunks of tandoori chicken breast with rice, about a cup of stewed tomatoes with eggplant and peas (very sub-par) and 4 very small, un-eatable samosas...the best thing we got were the pappadum and you cant screw those up. Won't be back. Should have stuck with Mayuri...they always please!
Terrible experience. The food was really bad. Boiled meats in colored water. I was actually quite shocked as I had heard some good things. From soups to nuts, or should I say samosa to kheer, the food was lousy.
Good service, but doesn't make the difference.
Went with co-workers for lunch and was very disappointed...
Bad sign #1 - no Indian workers or patrons.
Bad sign #2 - Mexican music rather than traditional Hindi music playing (hey what's up with that?).
Bad food - Yellow Rice was dry and crunchy; raita was smoothly blended rather than chunky (yuck!); no flavor or spice in any of the dishes. (can you say cumin? cardamom? tumeric? tamarind? ...)
Missing food - tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, any lamb dish, any goat dish, paneer of any kind (all classics found at every Indian buffet - even the bad ones)
Price - $1.00 more than the price of an excellent meal at the following OUTSTANDING lunch buffets: Kanishka in Redmond; Moghul Palace in Bellevue; Mayuri in Bellevue; Chutneys in Bellevue, to name a few.
The food was not authentic Indian/Pakistani food. I ordered the Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag and Keema Kabobs. The Tandoori Chicken tasted like it was boiled and then put in an oven. It had no spices but it did have a red color. The Chicken Tikka Masala was even worse. It was covered in yogurt and tomato sauce, but had a sour flavor instead of the butter and spice flavor I have had in other restaurants. The spinach dish was covered in coconut sauce and the spinach tasted like it came out of a can. I could go on and on. My only positive comment about this facility is the decor is nice and it is very clean. Regardless, my advice, don't waste your time or money eating here.
The best Indian food in Seattle area. None of those blender sauces poured over precooked meats. It's in an obscure Eastside location, and we only discovered it because, years ago, a national travel magazine rated it in Seattle's top 20.
If you like (or would like to try) authentic Indian food, take the trouble to find Shamiana.