The Shahi Tandoori

41 Nunnery Lane, York, YO23 1AB

41 Nunnery Lane,
YO23 1AB.

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The best food takeaway in York
One of the awesome takeaway food in York with a huge variety of different options. I ordered lamb briyani on 20 Nov 2018, which was fantastic and delivered right on time with perfection, the lamb briyani was super tasty and service was par excellent, thanks, with regards, lawrence
- charls george

Great food
Food as always was excellent, it took 1 hour 40 minutes to arrive!
- Sue Mattock

Excellent food
Food was delivered on time and was really good.
- Sue Mattock

Great food, always different!
A brilliant takeaway with a huge variety of different options to most other places.
- James Stewart

Great food! Delivery could be faster!
The food was great! Although the tikka masala was slightly sweeter and more coconuty than expected. It also wasn't as creamy and tomato-ey as I would expect from a tikka masala. Lamb bhuna was great in flavour, mild and aromatic. The murghi cham Cham was great, nice and medium hot, and very tomato-ey. Overall great food! They did deliver within the stipulated time given, but it could have been faster, especially since it was early in the evening.
- Isabel

Great curry
Prompt delivery and tasty curry. Definitely the best this side of York.
- Daniel Snaith

15 minutes late
The meal itself was great, it's just the extra wait (for collection) that wasn't what I expected. Maybe take that into account at busy time (this was Saturday evening).
- Patrick Olivier

Ordered online then went to collect. I was a bit early but they were ready on time. Very friendly man served me and the food was delicious! I must recommend collection against delivery, as delivery can be very slow and food cold.
- Simon Bartle

Stone Cold and very late
Took over 1 hour to deliver from less than a mile away. Arrived stone cold. This is unusual for the Shahi. Usually prompt service and very tasty. This bad experience has not put me off ordering from them in the future though.
- Simon Bartle

Great food but luke warm on delivery
Best tasting curry I've had from a takeaway but sadly the delivery was late and the food only luke warm. Mitigation was that it was Valentine's Day so they will have been extremely busy.
- Richard

I will certainly use you again!
Prompt and friendly service and the food was delicious!
- Nicola

Unfortunately our rice was not delivered but Shahi made every effort to sort it out and were extremely apologetic. The rice was re-delivered extremely quickly. The food tasted great as always, superb service.
- Andrew Bailey

Best in York
Food was awesome as always!
- Jon Burns

Delicious and Quick
Title says it all, delivery was right on time and the food was excellent and hot.
- Andrew Bailey

Super tasty tandoori
The Shahi produce THE best tandoori dishes with lots of subtle spicing, they always deliver on time & there's often a free pickles & popadoms included. Highly recommended for a great curry delivered to your door.
- Frannie brunton

I would challenge any Indian in York to serve up a better Lamb Dhansak. Really enjoyable.
- Dave Varley

great food yet again, been using this place for years.
- Steve King

Tastiest Tandoori Ever
People from Yorkshire, always associate excellent curries with Bradford. Here in York we have a tandoori treasure to rival even Bradfords reputation! When Shahi say they specialise in tandoori they are not messing about...they really do! Their king prawn tandoori is a divine taste sensation with giant split prawns (the tails are left on so watch for that) chargrilled in a delicious tomato based medium curry sauce. The tandoori chicken is tender, rich and equally superb. Remember to ask for it to be taken off the bone, unless you like it that way. Sundries, like rice, naan etc are all equally good and you often get an excellent selection of pickles, popadoms and salad completely free of charge! If you order online they often deliver ahead of time and ordering in their shop on Nunnery Lane is easy, friendly, well maintained and pleasant. Cannot recommend these lovely tandoori chefs highly enough. For us it's become a regular Friday tandoori treat!
- Frannie brunton

spot on
Food was really good as always. Be aware that delivery is a bit slow on a weekend, so just order early and enjoy!
- andy

Very good food and service
Excellent food delivered on time and friendly and polite deliveryman
- Christine Bishop

great indian
Best I have had in years and really friendly delivery man:)
- john

Best Indian takeaway in town
We love this place more than any sit down Indian restaurant in town. The owner is so friendly, the food is inexpensive and will knock your socks off. Haven't had a single bad dish...or even a mediocre one.
- Senna

Great again
Always top food, oldest and best in york
- Steve King

Always a pleasure going to sha hi,excellent service,and lovely food,keep up the good work,nExcellent A++
- Paul Thornton

Great little local indian takeaway
The food here is always excellent and the friendly staff go out of their way to make their customers happy ;-)

Excellent curry!
2 starters and 2 main courses, and poppadoms and rice only came to £23. The starters were good, sheek kebab and king prawn puri, then the main courses were absolutely delicious: ayr kharahi and chicken dhansak. I will definitely be ordering from here again, soon!
- Claire

Great !
Reall good food at a fair price
- thpmas

V yummy, thank you x
- Sarah

Excellent food!
Great tasting food - recommended to everyone!
- Natasha

Great little takeaway
Excellent food and nice friendly guys, recommended.
- P

Best Indian in York!
Really fast delivery service and excellent food, full of flavour and not overpoweringly spicy. Not cheap but well worth it, thank you!
- Helen Wyrill

Good Curry Everytime
We really love our treat from Shahi. The meal never disappoints.
- Deborah

Super Shahi
As always, our food was delicious. Can't wait until we place another order!
- Jeremy Fowke

Delicious food at a reasonable. Only qualm is the sometimes slow delivery.
- adam ansell

Great take away
Easy to order, loads of choice, great value for money and very friendly delivery guy ! would recommend it any day !
- Janet

The best Indian for miles
Amanda Wright, 38 year old curry enthusiast!
- Amanda Wright

Great food, really slow delivery
Great food as always. nnDelivery took 1hr 40mins which we thought was unacceptable. I rang up after 90 mins but it was just 'on its way'.
- Matthew Collins

Usual high standard
As usual the friendly greeting,followed by great service and then the excellent food
- Paul Thornton

Nice curry
Curry was the nice and couldn't be faulted (although a little cold). delivery was late but it was Christmas eve so can't really complain.
- Mick Leaf

Tops for value
Ordered a takeaway and arrived on time. Food was good value and i had no complaints.
- Mick Leaf

The food was absolutely delicious and was delivered in a timely manner.
- Sonja

Cold late food
Came 2 hours after it was ordered and was cold. Not impressed any more
- Hollie Jones

As good as always
Food was excellent and was delivered right on time.
- Christine Bishop

Shahi Nunnery Lane
A great Friday night treat!
- Richard Chapman

Another great curry
Great food and delivery as always even though he forgot my popadoms!
- Steve King

2nd time - happy
1st time we ordered was on valentine's day (i know, we're insufferable romantics...) and they were clearly slammed with orders, and our meal was very late - though the quality was good… This time, quality excellent, timing early, and absolutely no complaints… in fact, Recommend!
- John Gready

good value,good service,good food
- Paul Thornton

very good
Very good service and food, not to mention value. Cant complain about anything.
- Richard Powell

Delivered in the time whey specified. Came with a free poppadom and dips too! Mixed kebab starter was amazing and the curry I ordered was lovely too. The naan was massive and tasted awesome. My only niggle was the delivery driver wasn't particularly friendly, but the food was lovely :-)
- Rachael Alderman

Not as Good
chicken - katta mossala not as nice as previous other curries from here
- Alex Short

Very Tasty!
rajastani karahi chicken was perfect!!bombay aloo - was Tastypilau rice - Also really DeliciousOther bits lke papadoms and pickles good
- Alex Short

Cold and late
The food was a little later than expected which is fine as it was a busy Saturday night. However when it arrived it was cold which was disappointing and there was no salad with the starters.
- Emma Quinn

The food was excellent,as it always has been when ever we have had a take away from the Shahi,and as usual a really friendly welcome,
- Paul Thornton

Midweek feast for 1
Mixed kebab, Lamb Madras, Egg rice and Tarka Dall. Huge amounts of tasty food, good salads, dips and a few poppadoms. Great feed, enough for left overs tea tonight.
- Alex Roskoss

Great food, low prices
This is quickly becoming our regular takeaway, delivering good quality food every time without hurting our budget.
- Isaac Lockett

A Good Balance of
Flavours in each curry and each having a distinct taste. Meats were all tender, with the rice and naan moist. Very fresh and tasty.
- Alex Roskoss

Excellent service excellent food
Really delicious curry, very fast and efficient service, thank you very much
- Celia Darroch-Thompson

Good food
The Shahi is our favorite take away restaurant. The food was very good and has excellent flavours. Being a Saturday night the order was delivered a little later than curries online suggested which meant that the food was not as hot as normal.
- Mike Lyons

Food for 6 people was delivered within 5 minutes of stated time and we all enjoyed the meal.
- Christine Bishop

- Tom Cates

great food
great food and service
- Steve King

Keep up the good work
As per usual the food was excellent
- Paul Thornton

Very tasty thanks
Always go here. Top Takeaway. Recommended
- Tom Cates

nom nom nom
food was fantastic, would recommend!
- michael mossman

Worth the wait - but watch out for over charging
Lovely meal
- Hollie Jones

Always a winner!
Back in York after 4 months Down Under, my husband and I had cravings for our old friend, curry. Soooo glad we ordered from Shahi. The meal did not disappoint. It was so tasty tasty tasty - the only downside is that the food is far too tempting!! (We always have intentions of refrigerating some for the next day - but our stomachs get the better of us!). We picked up the meal, and the staff were so friendly. We always end up leaving the store smiling.My husband commented that it's the best curry he's had in a looooooong time (he's a curry expert, and the ones in Australia and at other York restaurants just don't compare). Am sure Shahi will become a weekly (finances permitting) custom from now on!!!
- Marde Bevan

Order was not complete and so salty
Had Shahi for years always a high standard but last nights was so dissapointing. Oder was missing one main course and both were far to salty and most was thrown away. Hope this was just a one off.
- stuart watson

Extremely Disappointed
we ordered from this company as we read reviews that made it out to be one of the best. however we could not have been more disappointed. we were told it would take 45 minutes for delivery but in actual fact took 1 hour and 30 minutes. the delivery man was very apologetic but apparently according to him it is very common as the kitchen cannot cope with the amount of service required from them. not only was the food this late it was very cold and no a good value for the money at all. i would not reccommend this takeaway to anyone.
- Emma Booth

Tasty, Fresh and Fast
The delivery was exactly on time after I did a pre-order. The food arrived piping hot even though I live the furthest away from their shop. Definitely recommend, really tasty food.
- Thomas Wiseman

Massive Price Rise
Great food and service but the prices have increased by 20%
- Steve King

Fantastic food
As per usual a fantastic meal, delivered as promised within 45 minutes and hot. Tried something diferent and it was extremely tasty. well done Shahi.
- Emma Luck

Delicious as always!
If you can place the order for collection, you can't beat how prompt this place is!
- Erica Kintz

never fails
awesome once again - best curry in york
- Steve King

Superb as usual
What can I say, Fantastic service and food as usual,looking forward to our next one
- Emma Luck

Usually good, this time not so :(
Arrived after an hour
- Hollie Jones

All Good
All good as usual, thanks again
- Tom Cates

Bang on time!
Great food delivered with a smile on time too - yet again!
- Steve King

very good
very good
- lisa watson

So much food for the money!
I love that Shahi gives free popadoms with every meal. They initially forgot my garlic naan bread, but sent it over once I called with some additional sauces and were very apologetic. The food was delicious!
- Erica Kintz

Changed price on delivery!!
Although the food was great, I'm a bit miffed of the fact I ordered the food for £13.95, even got the email to prove it but the delivery driver charged us £14.99! I know it's only just over a pound but it's cheeky to change the price after you have ordered it. My boyfriend answered the door
- Hollie Jones

Usually excellent but not this time
Normally the service here is excellent but on this occasion I was let down a bit. However it was a friday night. The order took nearly two hours to arrive and the food was cold. I will order here again but one more of these and I'll go somewhere else.
- Tom Cates

thumbs up
excellent as always when we get a take away from the Shahi
- Paul Thornton

same again
same again - great
- Steve King

just what i needed!
After a miserable week of being full of cold this curry was just what the doctor ordered. It was delicious.
- hilary ramli

and another great meal
seriously good
- Steve King

Fast. Hot. Tasty
Very good service again. Fast delivery. Hot food. Very tasty. Best in York
- Tom Cates

Great Value for money
I tried something new this time, sauce a little thinker than Ive had at previous places, but taste was great and service excellant as usual,will definately be placing more orders.
- Emma Luck

very fast, very tasty, very good!
Ordered online at about 6pm, food arrived within half an hour. Meal was very tasty. I was very happy with the service.
- Tom Cates

Great food
Great food,Great Value for Money and generous portions, would recommend to everyone.
- Emma Luck

Another great take out
top food delivered on time at great value
- Steve King

first time is okay
We ordered from Shahi following a recommendation. The food was generally okay - the sheesh kebab was bland and not as grilled as I am used to.
- Mebs Surve

Cant fault it,ordered the take away online at 6 and it was ready for the time i requested,which was 6.30,
- Paul Thornton

Nicest curry takeaway we've had in York
Good food, good value, quick delivery - thumbs up
- Steve Ellerington

good taste, value for money
good taste, value for money
- Raj Badri

another great takeaway
consistent quality at a reasonable price with excellent delivery service with a smile
- Steve King

Great as always
quality food delivered with a smile
- Steve King

Usual high standards
Excellent,as it always is when ever we get a take away from the Sha Hi
- Paul Thornton

Another amazing meal!
awesome food, friendly delivery
- Steve King

shahi tandoori
great food very tasty but nearlt 90 mins for delivery
- james jefferies

Excellent food
The food was very tasty and offered great value for money. Delivery was prompt and food was hot on delivery.
- Aliasger Haiderali

Great standard
Quality hot food delivered on time
- Peter Harper

As usual great food and excellent delivery
- courteous and on time
- Steve King

good food, on time
- Kara Dicks

Food a bit cold
The food quality was good but it was somewhat cold when it was delivered. Pleased with the complimentary poppadums and chutney.
- Aliasger Abdulhusein

Very tasty and great value - a reliable spot to get a good curry in my opinion - outshines many others.
- Bradshaw Bradshaw

Great food
As usual great tasty food delivered on time and still hot
- Peter Harper

Sha Hi
we get a take-away from the sha hi on numerous ocassions and we have never been dissapionted yet, highly recommended
- Paul Thornton

Regular Customers
The food is yummy as usual, and delivered earlier than expected. Portions were a little smaller than in the past, but still good value for money.
- Katie Chadwick

Let down
It all seemed to go wrong last night. They forgot to include part of our meal and the food was not up to its usual standard. Customer service was good though, as soon as we reported part of the meal missing they apologised profusely and brought the dish very quickly - so the experience will hopefully not put us off going there again.
- Linda Taylor

Good food
Excellent food again delivered on time and still hot
- Peter Harper

great first time
Very good, delivered on time and still hot, prices are good too!
- Peter harper

great food as always
regular customers of the shahi tandoori. food is always nice. delivery can often be later than said time but the wait is worth it.
- Katie Orr

First and Last order
The food was good, and decent value for money, however the order arrived three hours late, and lukewarm. Phoning to chivvy the order was also a challenge as background noise and a thick accent made communication difficult. Even though the food was 3 hours late, no discount or apology was made. I will not be using this takeaway in the future.
- Abigail King

Food not hot
Delivery slightly late but main problem was the heat of the food. The main dishes were warm but not hot. The naan was stone cold. Had to reheat the food and it then tasted excellent.
- Richard Lawrence

Great food but late delivery
The food was fabulous but the delivery was unfortunately late
- Dan Brown

Great food, very yummy but was worth getting raita for. Delivered within ETA and definately value for money.
- Katie Chadwick


- Yasmin Richardson

Good First Go
Easy to use and logical website, good value and only a few minutes later than advertised. Food was good too - fresh and still very hot!
- Edward Ludlow

delicious takeaways!!
I just love the takeaways from this place but had a few problems in the past with the communication as the guy on the phone didn't speak english very well. Now they offer online ordering it seems to have solved my problem...great job
- Maj

Nice curry
Nice curry at very reasonable prices. Delivery took slightly longer than advertised, but will definitely use again.
- Chris

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