Daily: 11:30 - 23:30
Specialising in Indian and Nepalese cuisine, this casual eatery even imports its basmati rice from Nepal. Besides tandoori, curry and masala favourites, there's also momo and other Nepalese flavours. You can request for your dishes to be prepared mild, "modern" or spicy.
I can't say that I'm an expert when it comes to Indian food (though I do eat it quite often), but I can say that Shish Mahal serves delicious Indian food at very reasonable prices. I was there with two friends on Fri night. We ordered mahal ka dal makhani (black dal), saag paneer, tandoori chicken and butter chicken, with saffron rice and garlic naan. Each dish was flavorful and wholesome. Special mention to the black dal which was creamy, spicy and v tasty. The service is friendly. The ambience is casual and comfortable. And at about $35/head (including beer), the meal was excellent value. We'll definitely be back.
Known for its forte in Royal Indian and Nepalese cuisine, Shish Mahal has also jumped on the Diwali sweets promotion bandwagon. A box of 12 treats ($18), comes with a delicious combination of motichoor ke laddu (fried, rice-pearl balls), chocolate raskadam (chocolate-flavoured dried-milk balls) and Nepal ka soan papdi (flaky, milk candy). Book yourself an al fresco spot to settle in for Diwali dinner, before gorging on these sweets. For more Indian restaurant reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/dining-guide/what-to-eat/10-indian-restaurants-to-book-*aid-be2f3101/