First opened in Mid Wales in 1979, the Shilam has developed into a highly successful restaurant and takeaway, with an excellent reputation for the finest South Asian cuisine.
Shilam is well-known for our wide selection of dishes originating from the Southern Indian subcontinent. From popular and well-known favourites to home-cooked dishes steeped in culture and family history, Shilam has something for everyone.
In 2003 the Shilam expanded to Aberystwyth, thus offing this special dining experience from the Montgomeryshire hills to the Ceredigion coast.
What Our Diners Say
"Have had a couple of great take aways when I've come to visit my boyfriend at Aberystwyth uni. Always great food"
"First time eating from Shilam. Will definitely use again"
"Food arrived earlier than expected! Amazing food and still very hot! will be ordering again definitely"
"The Shilam Tandoori Indian Restaurant next to the railway station in Aberystwyth is ideal for a group meal or family get together. A wide range of authentic Indian meals and side dishes at reasonable prices is available with an excellent drink choice. The waiter service is particularly good and it is best to book, especially on Fridays or Saturdays. Takeaway meals are also available at the same high standard."
"The food is excellent and they corrected an error with the order and delivered it. Very good service."
"We booked from afar for family celebration meal after graduation. A warm welcome was found with cheerful service and just the right time to peruse their expansive menu. The dishes we selected were across the spice spectrum of mild to very hot. The dishes were amazing and flavoursome. We found the spices were nicely balanced allowing you to enjoy the fully rounded flavour of the dishes accompanied by a good range of rices and naan breads."
"Simply fresh, tasty and perfect! Their own pickles plus usual with perfect popadums and their Handi Chicken is special - the Bhindi Bhagi add on is so frech and a must as far as I'm concerned - I rarely give 5 stars! Well done Shilam!"
"This was a very good Indian restaurant . Some variation on the normal dishes. Really tasty. Reasonably priced. Service a bit slow but they were very busy. Well worth a visit"
"When you have a long day and not in a mood to cook, shilam is my all time favourite choice. Food tastes perfect as you can find a tinge of beautifully blended spices. Place is lovely and close to everything in town. Good food with good service makes SHILAM the best place!"
"THE most delicious Indian meal- really delicious, and delivered on time by a charming and courteous delivery driver. I cannot praise the quality of the meal highly enough."
Make a Reservation
In our spacious main restaurant, we can accommodate a large number of guests. Serviced by our friendly waiting staff, this areaa features direct access to the bar, and is perfeclty situated to fill with the delicate, fragrant scents of herbs and spices from our kitchen.
Shilam features a spacious private dining area that can be hired out for private parties and events. Please contact Shilam by phone to discuss any events you may wish to book with us, or specify your requrements in the contact form below.