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Shish Mahal 

815 High Road Leyton
London E10 7AA 
020 8556 6717


We've been thinking of including the Shish Mahal on the site for some time. Although not in E17 the Shish is very close to border of Leyton and Walthamstow - in fact it's opposite the Willam IV which is included on the site. So many thanks to the reviewer below for their contribution.



The Shish Mahal is just over the border in Leyton. It is simply the best small Indian restaurant in NE London. The staff are smart and discreet but always on hand and very polite. The proprietor is quietly charming and will chat with you if appropriate. The place is cosy with semi-booths if you want.  The food is superb. The usual well-known Indian dishes are the best examples you will get. The specials are indeed special:  try the chicken kebab starters in a cheese sauce, followed by the Shish Mahal Special which is meat or chicken tikka in a thick sauce on a bed of mincemeat with prawns – succulent and complex with some heat.  The side dishes are good as well: the spinach in the sag poneer is not soggy and drenched in cheese, and the onion bargees are crisp on the outside without being frazzled. There are some good fast-service Pakistani restaurants in Walthamstow Hackney and Leyton; but if you want a great relaxed Indian meal go to the Shish Mahal.


Posted 11th January 2011

Lloyd, Debbie and Emma.


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