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Shivalik Indian Cuisine

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4-771 Kuhio Hwy, Waipouli Town Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1575
+1 808-821-2333
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered a spicy paneer curry which tasted well with the Naan. Was unhappy when they tried to point out our 2 year old kid for being loud for other guests. Also I am alright for charging for a side of onions and pickles only if it is commensurate with the rest of the items

Thank Viraj S
East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Obviously, Indian food is supposed to be spicy. However, when the seasonings overpower most of the other flavors, it comes across as low quality being masked by too much spice. We dined on a Wednesday evening which is buffet night. We were not told if the regular menu was an option. Vegetarians have many choices both with the buffet and... More 

Thank BillWaring1953
Lihue, Hawaii
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

On both Wednesday nights and Friday nights, Shivalik has an unbelievable buffet. There are 5 delightful vegetarian dishes and at least 3 curry type meat dishes, naan bread, rice, and a dessert. The food is simply excellent. So tasty and so delicious. Sam and his server James both have the hugest smiles and cannot wait to be of service.

Thank koko k
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully pleasant environment and the tastiest authentic Indian cuisine. Definitely going back for the Buffet before we leave :)

Thank BlakeAlex2016
United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Probably the only Indian restaurant on the island; works if you desperately need an Indian fix! Very casual atmosphere. Service is quite mediocre and could be improved. We were not sure if we were even wanted there! Food is generally ok. Some of the menu items (e.g. Okra masala and garlic naan seemed authentic. Daal was just ok. Hope they... More 

Thank Roadwarrior16
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter wanted Indian - so we found this place very close to our condo. We had chicken curry and aloo gobi. Both dishes were so-so. I wouldn't recommend eating here.

Thank Rebecca B
Lihue, Hawaii
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Last Weds. evening my son and I went to the Indian buffet at Shivalik. I have been to their buffet a couple times a year for the past several years. The items in the buffet were too bland for my taste, although my son liked the food. It is cheaper than ordering off the menu, which I will do the... More 

Thank jim l
Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My wife and I enjoy Shivalik and always think of a good reason to treat ourselves.Very nice Indian food, with specials so you might give them a call.

Thank KauaiBlueJay
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Shivalik late on a Wednesday, when the buffet dinner had just been prepared and presented. The ambience was simple yet pleasant. The price for a buffet (around $18 per person) is much higher than at many similar establishments on the mainland, but we had come to understand that life is around 50% more expensive in Hawaii. The... More 

Thank Murali I
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The man who took the order ( not sure whether waiter or owner) is too rude & filty 2) late in taking orders 3) food orders must come in so call complete set all though it's in alacarte i.e u just cant hv drinks with snacks (anyway it not cheap) My suggestion: if there is too much of rules &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 20
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-771 Kuhio Hwy, Waipouli Town Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1575
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-2333
808-821-2333 phone
808-821-2334 fax

Located between Foodland and Pizza Hut

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