Judging by the previous reviews, it's really hit and miss with this place - went here for dinner tonight, positive things to note were that my meal was served at a good temperature, tasted fresh and the staff were reasonably quick with service. Unfortunately, I probably wouldn't be compelled to return again as it isn't very authentic Indian cuisine (they use white rice instead of basmati, and the curry tastes dulled down to suit Kiwi tastes, with less spice and more sugar than I'd prefer), also they use a lot of single-use plastic with disposable cutlery, plastic bottles and takeaway style bowls used, even if you decide to eat in.
I used to work in the mall and ordered their meal atleast once a week. I left the job 2 months ago thought of coming in for a curry since the weather had changed and its getting cold lately. Their curry still as good but im very disappointed with their serving size. They curry is now served in a disposable plastic bowl only half of what i had in the past with no more than 4 pieces of meat in them.
I ate at this place today, and the food was very qualified and tasty!! I’ve known Shamiana for 4 years and they have always impressed me. The staff were really friendly, and they listened and gave us extra. HIGHLY RECOMMENED!