Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shiva's Indian Restaurant - Mountainview CA

As the weekend approaches, let me share with you the name of an Indian restaurant that's my family's favourite!! Its called Shiva's Indian Restaurant, located in the heart of Mountainview downtown in California. It features a varied range of Indian delicacies from every region of the country, and will be a treat for Indians and non-Indians alike! Its not the just the food that draws you here, though food is defnitely a major attraction, but in an area flooded with a lot of inviting foo-joints, Shiva's stands out for their ambiance, food, location and customer-service!
The first thing that catches your eye as you get out of your car is the entrance to this grand mountainview restaurant, especially if you've come here for dinner. As a courteous lady pleasantly asks you to wait as they prepare a table for you, the colourful and psychedelic lights creating an intricate pattern on the entrance floor are sure to keep you engrossed. And when you enter inside, its like "apparating" into an ethnic part of the country. The earthy and bright colours on the wall are accentuated by the matching glow lighting, and the arts and crafts on the walls, alongwith the carved wooden windows famous as "jharokhas" in India create a serene and peaceful atmosphere that is sure to lift your spirits.

And now about the food! The menu, filled with veg and non-veg entrees, is a delight on its own, with a large choice of appetisers, curries, breads, rice, drinks and desserts. Other than the hot favourites like "Malai Kofta" and "Paneer Tikka", you will also find some interesting entrees like "Bharwaan Shimla Mirch", "Dum Pukht Aloo" and "Hariyali Kababs". Their Tandoori Paneer is out of this world, the best I've eaten in the bay area, and their Naans are really soft, fluffy and well-cooked. The non-vegetarians also have a vast range of choices, again not mainly found in other Indian restaurants. They also boast a full-serviced bar with an extensive wine list and exotic cocktails to make that date an extra special one!! They also have a banquet hall for family caterings.

This indian restaurant is a sure hit due to its wonderful location, excellent choice of food and matching service. It is kid-friendly, and though is a bit upscale, it is highly affordable and you would be sure to leave feeling happy and satiated. I urge you to check it out on your own, and please come back here to share your experience with us!

800 California St
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 960-3802
Shiva's Indian Restaurant

Shiva's Indian Restaurant and Bar in Mountain View

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