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181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
011 44 191 252 5050
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (51 reviews)
“poppadoms” (37 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Shikara opened its doors about 5 years ago. It was excellent then and during our regular visits since it certainly hasn’t lowered any standards. The competition in the same street has strengthened significantly in this time but Shikara remains the first choice of many. If...More

Thank bart0n22
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Another 20+ mile round trip and a meal that was as good as ever. Service is friendly and efficient and value is pretty good. Shame there were no complimentary poppadoms and pickle this time. Recommend booking at weekends. Street parking nearby.

Thank sleep007
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Visited last night for a surprise 21st birthday meal for my son. We had a completely perfect evening. We arrived before my son and staff went above and beyond to ensure we were hidden until the correct time. Our meal was cooked to perfection, all...More

Thank Sandra486
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and attentive staff, service is great and there is plenty of choice on the menu. We went on Friday night and they had a special 6 course set menu which was fantastic value for money. Well worth a visit

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 5 October 2017

excellent dinner. Seated within minutes by pleasant guy. The lamb curry was delicious, the lamb so soft it just pulled from fork. Not too spicey. The meal brilliant, staff very helpful. Surroundings are luxury.... The price good too.

Thank bebeblue123a1
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting family decided to get a carryout, food was good and piping hot. We had various starters which were delicious. I would recommend the Sri lankan lamb curry best curry I have had in a long time. Next time I think I will book a...More

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went here for my dads birthday and I have to say brilliant, brilliant and brilliant. Food superb and staff are excellent, The Manager even offered a 30% discount on our next visit.

Thank franksmith45
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I visit Shikara regularly and enjoy each visit. A table upstairs is best! Sunday special menu is great value for money. Best Indian restaurant at the coast.

Thank Graeme524
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Took my staff here for a Thursday special. Was well impressed with service food and the whole set out of the restaurant. Staff were happy which made me happy. Great special deal on Thursdays x

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and very good service, can't believe the review of 27th sept. Always good food and service every time we go. Highly recommended to anybody who likes curries.

Thank baha27
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Questions & Answers
Stephen T
11 October 2016|
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Response from cattdvd | Reviewed this property |
As above, definitely book and why not ask if a buffet service is available for that number? A deposit is likely and I would also suggest the upper floor. Excellent! DC.
Anna R
5 September 2015|
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Response from Claire E | Reviewed this property |
No but it does do takeaway
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: 011 44 191 252 5050
Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine
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