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181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
011 44 191 252 5050
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 30 December 2017

Our first visit to Shakira on recommendation from friends. Will definitely return as we had superb food, service was fantastic considering how busy restaurant was. Lovely birthday balloon and fireworks on cake. Lovely celebration. Thank you Shakira staff.

Thank Freda S
Reviewed 24 December 2017

What a fantastic restaurant we have here in Whitley Bay! if you are looking for fabulous Indian food with exceptional service look no further because Shikara offers it all and more! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 23 December 2017

There's probably a good hundred or so Indian restaurants closer to home but we like to come here and tonight was no different. Food for 4 of us was faultless and, despite the extensive menu, they made me a podina murgh which wasn't even listed...More

Thank sleep007
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food as per usual. Cannot fault it. We visit every possible time. Staff very friendly.

Thank sandid1364
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Been many times and have never had a bad meal, but service is very slow. Patience is a virtue to get the best out of this restaurant. Was the top Indian restaurant in Whitley Bay - and still very good - but Shukran edges it...More

Thank 798michaelc
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I contacted several restaurants in Whitley Bay area to enquire about a surprise birthday meal for my mother's 80th birthday. I got a quick and helpful reply from Azad at the Shikara. We booked a table for 16 people and the evening was great from...More

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We came to this superb restaurant to celebrate a significant family birthday. From start to finish, we were given excellent service and all the staff worked hard to make sure we had a great time. Before we arrived, they'd set up the tables with birthday...More

Thank LaughOutLoud2
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We frequently visit Whitley Bay for an Indians and decided to give Shikara a try having been disappointed at many other restaurants in the area. We were not let down. Although we did not have a reservation we were quickly found a table in the...More

1  Thank lespowell
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Shikara has to be our favourite restaurant because it never fails to deliver great food and service with care and attention. We took my mum for her ninetieth birthday celebration and had the most lovely evening. The table was beautifully decorated, the food was delicious...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Visited many times and have never been disappointed, the food is A1 and the waiters are very polite and attentive.

Thank alina a
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Fiona A
12 April 2018|
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Response from LIfeontheocean | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about that, sorry ,have a look at the menu
20 February 2018|
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Response from sandid1364 | Reviewed this property |
Tiger cobra and various others. Prices around 4.00 per pint
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
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Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine
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