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Shababs Balti Restaurant

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163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
+44 121 440 2893
12:10 - 23:55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got a taxi from the centre out to this restaurant having seen it on the Hairy Bikers. It was well worth the trip, taxi was very reasonable. The food we had was so tasty, not a scrap was left, definitely worth a trip! Everyone was friendly, we were not rushed, water and popadoms on table when we arrived, plus... More 

Thank Karen G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff were extremely friendly. Food was worth the wait! Fresh food and well flavoured. Garlic naan was unbelievably fabulous. Travelled a great distance to try out this restaurant and it did not fail on taste. Bring your own alcohol to add to this really good food.

Thank Debbie C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We specifically went here for the table naan & it didn't disappoint. Food was decent, table naan perfect but service a little lack lustre. Average prices. Better to think of this as a type of Indian cafe rather than a plush restaurant. Still, not many places you can get table naans!

Thank Stefan S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous chicken and spinach Balti for lunch. Quick but freshly made with excellent Naan. Would definitely return when next visiting Birmingham.

Thank Dev60
Brackley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early evening meal before a gig at The Hare & Hounds. this meal was one of the best i have had in a very long time. Beautifully cooked in the balti dishes. Not overloaded with sauce, and the smaller pieces of chicken worked a treat. Plenty of choice in the area, but you can't go wrong with this place

Thank Andy L
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was really disappointed as because I'm coming here for last 8 years and travelling for good 40 minutes to get here. Food was very oily and greasy,we didn't want to drink water at all as because that jug of water was so dirty and mouldy it was discusting..service absolutely zero customer service,no hello,no how can I help,no smile,nothing...took order... More 

Thank vendula88
Shababs, Owner at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Vendula, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Firstly I would like to sincerely apologise for dissapointing you on your last visit. We have two chefs, one who works the afternoon shift and the second who works the evening shift. Maybe you are used to the opposite chefs cooking, nonetheless apologies. We have undergone a refurbishment... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best Indian meals I've ever had and I don't say that lightly. I had the Sagg Balti and it was wonderful. I would definitely revisit if I went to Birmingham again. Definitely pre book as despite booking we still waited a little bit for a table.

Thank NuaMurf
Walsall, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited Shababs for an evening meal. This is an original Balti house, so don't expect a lot of sauce to be served with the meal, if anything its a little on the dry side. Having said that, the food is perfectly acceptable and the only criticism would be the amount of salt added, its far too much. We had... More 

Thank Bawlanootin
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant this weekend for a work meal. Once seated, staff provided us with poppadoms, and fresh water. We placed our orders, and we received our starters shortly after. My starter was thoroughly enjoyable, but it repeated on me most of the night. I ordered a karahi and rice. I was going to share the rice with a... More 

Thank Dominique D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fifth meal at Shababs; I had to do a lot of 'research' to make sure that this is my new favourite curry house in Birmingham - well in the world actually. I have visited with four different friends and all thought the food excellent in quality, taste and value. The service adds to the experience, the waiters are friendly... More 

Thank Maisie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$19
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:10 - 23:55
12:10 - 23:55
12:10 - 23:55
12:10 - 23:55
12:10 - 23:55
12:10 - 23:55
12:10 - 23:55
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 440 2893
Shababs is located in the heart of the Balti Triangle on the renowned Ladypool Road. Shababs smart decor with henna patterned wallpaper greets the diner but make no mistake, this is a genuine Birmingham balti house right down to it's glass topped tables.Shabab is the place to enjoy Birmingham's famous culinary creation.... The Authentic Birmingham Balti.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?