Shivalik Indian Cuisine

Overall rating: 2.5 stars 2 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Has vegetarian section on menu which includes vegan choices (ask). Offers a lunch buffet. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Lacto, Indian, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
4771 Kuhio Hwy (Alealea Rd)
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746

Open Mon-Tue, Thur-Sun 11am-2pm, 5-9pm.

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Joe_rev

Perfectly decent vegan Indian food at lunch buffet

3 Posted on 12 / 31 / 2012

The lunch buffet had mostly vegan food: yellow dal, channa masala (chickpeas in tomato sauce), a vegetable dish, and a cabbage/green pepper dish. All were quite flavorful, especially the yellow dal. None of these dishes had heat, but all had good flavor balance. The rice was just white rice--nothing special. They started to serve us naan bread, but when we asked if it had butter, they said it did, and then gave us naan w/o butter. There was only one staff member, and he was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about what was vegan and what was not.

Why only 3 stars? Most Indian buffets are more generous in their offerings. Unlike most other Indian buffets we've been to, there was no cold food selection with salads or cold bean dishes, no fresh fruit, no pappadam and no dosa's. Just a few chutneys. If they had been more generous in their spread, I would have given this place 4 stars w/o hesitation.

Pros: Delicious food
Cons: Needs more variety

Bland food, poor service

2 Posted on 10 / 09 / 2012

I was on the hunt for some good Indian food on Kauai... this was the only place I could find, but it was really bad. The service was bad - they brought us two other tables' meals (meat dishes) before finally bringing the correct food. When they did bring the food they forgot the paratha and one of the dishes was incorrect (but at least it was veg).

The food was bland, which is tough to do with Indian. It almost tasted watered down, like it was frozen and reheated.

When the bill came we had to have them correct it to remove the paratha and then they just left us sitting there. Eventually we walked to the front to pay. The manager apologized and said "everyone seems to be leaving with an unhappy face"... I hope the place turns things around.

Pros: Veg options
Cons: Bland, Service was bad


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Last updated: 2013/11/02


Added: 2012/10/09


Added by: Joe_rev