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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%
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“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 9 November 2012 via mobile

This was recommended and was not a disappointment - the king prawns were great. The owner is a confident an friendly man who made us feel welcome and his recommendations hit the spot. Slightly chintzy decor for a new restaurant (like the feature wall cabinet...More

Thank SingaporePhill
Reviewed 6 November 2012

My husband and i have Been to this restaurant twice, the first time was when it had just opened , the service was very slow but we just put this down to it just opening and thought the food would make up for our one...More

Thank Sharontate
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Just had our first meal at the Shikara and we've come away very pleased with the whole experience. We've been visiting Indian restaurants for many years now but what makes this one stand out for us is that first of all the design is very...More

Reviewed 4 November 2012 via mobile

Just been for the Sunday special menu, I am lost for words which is unlike me! This place is the best place to eat in Whitley Bay. All other Indian restaurants here seem to think Indian food is red and processed. Not here! The best,...More

Thank CMK1973
Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

Most gorgeous Indian restaurant I ever seen. Really good food excellent service. Friendly staff. Definitely going back.

1  Thank Aydin07
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Azad & Shohid have been serving up the best Indian cuisine in Whitley Bay for many years in their previous restaurant. Now, with the opening of the Shikara they have gone from the best restaurant in Whitley Bay, to what is arguably the best restaurant...More

Thank Wheats47
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Went last night for my Birthday, had a fantastic time, Food excellent, service brill - they dont rush you between courses (which i hate) Staff very pleasant. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The standard of food in this restaurant is amazing. I have had a lot of indian meals from a large number of restaurants and this one is by far the best I have every experienced. You can tell the main courses are not just the...More

2  Thank SamGP
Reviewed 17 October 2012

I have eaten at Shikara's 5 times and it is amazing...The owner Azad is very attentive and has spent a great deal of time on attention to detail. The surroundings are fantastic, the service excellent...but best of all the food is the best I have...More

Thank Claireljgray
Reviewed 17 October 2012 via mobile

Totally fantastic it's not just great fish and chips you can get from Whitley bay now it's also new owner of the best Indian restaurant in north Tyneside, food was amazing service was good nice wine and the place is top class.not kidding when I...More

Thank Chater86
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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