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Reviewed February 3, 2020

When in Baler, visit this restaurant! It has one of the best cuisines in town and definitely the best Indian food around! We have been coming back a lot, since we can't have enough of it. Having launched a Vegan/Vegetarian Menu the restaurant offers lots...of choices for those with a diet preference. We've tried it all and were very satisfied with every dish.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020

We discovered this place by accident since we were checked in at the front of the Shack, I was surprised that there was an Indian restau in Baler and I was skeptical at first that it would good. But thankfully I was wrong! The taste...was really great especially the Ross Egg. I did not expect that there would be an Indian food that is great for breakfast. I have tried many of their dish and so far all of them did not disappoint. The taste was always on point and I can't wait to be back in Baler just to try their food again!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

Off the beaten path. Great filipino indian food. Landmark is the white lighthouse across the street.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 30, 2019

The best indian food we've ever tasted! The ambience is very simple, but the food is very comforting and flavorful! We'll definitely come back and try the rest of their menu..hehe 💯👍❤️

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed April 1, 2019

The restaurant is a modest inconspicuous place near the old light house. The food are great, flavorful and with deliciously authentic Indian taste. Price is reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

We had samosa, pakoda,chicken tikka,beef chili fry,chicken biryani,spicy eggplant. All was delicious!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Baler doesn’t really have depth in food options, so finding an Indian restaurant amidst the sea of liempo shacks was a great surprise. Then, seeing that all the dishes - including the biryani - are made from scratch and not a mix by an Indian...chef gave the Shack complete legitimacy. The food overall was good - dare I say even more authentic than most of Manila’s Indian options. Be prepared to wait a little while for your food, however. And one minor change I would make is to debone the fish before using it in the biryani. But, kudos to the Shack for adding some color to Baler’s food scene!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We originally came here on sat night at 7pm but they were already closed for the night. Glad we came back for breakfast. They had a separate breakfast menu which had two vegan options channa masala and potato bhaji with chapatis. The food was great....We pretty much ate all our meals in chalie does and we love the food there. The shack is another good option for vegans and vegetarians visiting baler.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed February 17, 2018

One weekend in December 2017, 3 friends and I planned a trip to Baler. We searched online and stumbled upon a cozy looking accommodation called Old Parola Seaside Cottages. With its beautiful traditional design (more wood, less concrete) and proximity to the beach, it was...the perfect choice. As soon as we arrived, we immediately noticed The Shack right across the street. All 4 of us happen to be huge fans of Indian food, so we decided to enjoy our first Baler meal at The Shack. As it turned out, we enjoyed our second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth meals there too. We didn't bother trying anything else and pretty much went through the entire menu that weekend. The head chef is an Indian-Portuguese guy named Everest, and we loved hearing him share his life journey and passion for good food with us. No curry pastes from the supermarket here; he mixes all the raw spices himself, which he brings home from India every few months. He also doesn't serve certain menu items like fish and beef if there's nothing fresh available from the market or nearby farms. Top tips: 1. Get the chana masala, cuchumber salad and eggplant. But really, everything is good. 2. Skip the rice, eat with your hands and LOTS of handmade chapati bread. 3. If you're a spice lover, ask for "INDIAN SPICE". Thanks for the wonderful stay, Everest and The Shack family. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Ordered their Chicken Biryani and Beef Samosa and boy, they are indeed delicious!! Biryani was satisfyingly prepared and it has the distinct aroma of spices normally associated with Indian cuisine. Samosa was also very tasty and freshly cooked, together with its own sauce (to which...I don't know hot to call it!!) The iced tea was also surprisingly refreshing. I wish I ordered two servings instead of one. Staff was also very attentive and responsive. They will make sure you will have a gratifying meal. Late lunch, 23 December 2017More

Date of visit: December 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5