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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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“curry” (59 reviews)
“naan” (9 reviews)
“rice” (26 reviews)
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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 29 January 2013

Last night was our second visit to this restaurant and again we were bowled over by the food, the decor and the staff. I can sum this place up in one word - class! Indeed, the decor from the loos to both dining rooms is...More

Thank Wainwright007
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We ate at this restaurant in January 2013. We were greeted by a very pleasant man and taken staight to a table. It was the only table left so we will be booking in advance next time. The staff were fantastic and the food was...More

Thank karennico78
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Sorry to say tillyholme i cant stand it when people exagurate soo much we have been here several times since this resteraunt has opened, the wait is still there yes a little wait isnt a problem 30 minutes is, maybe this resteraunt should take less...More

6  Thank Seanblakewhitleybay
Andrew F, Public Relations Manager at Shikara, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2013

As you can see from the overwhelming majority of reviews on this page, Shikara ranks consistently high – both in terms of quality of food and quality of service. We're sorry that you had to wait for longer than necessary, however. We're an extremely popular...More

Reviewed 23 January 2013

I was there last week this restaurant has the best indian food I have ever tasted, delicious. The staff were really friendly there was a wait but the saying is good things come to those who wait, it was well worth the wait. The decor...More

1  Thank TillyHolme
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Visited this restaurant for a birthday meal with a group of 12. The food was excellent, especially the Tandoori king prawn starter which arrived sizzling on the plate. The service was good with no delays in a busy restaurant. It is very popular so you...More

2  Thank NorthShieldsJohn
Reviewed 17 January 2013

yet another visit to this amazing returant ,food as ever fantastic service great without being overbearig.the owner is allways there to meet and greet and attends to every detail if you have a special occasion .i will be planing two very big celebrations soon and...More

1  Thank heather b
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Went down for a family birthday celebration and cannot speak more highly of the place, food was really good at a very nice price (my local Indian takeaway isn't that much cheaper). Very clean and fresh to be around, lovely staff with a very proud...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 January 2013

First time and very disapointing. I dont use tripadvidor in fact this is my first time using this as on the website they have the tripadvisor logo so i really felt i have to write this review. Booked a table saturday 5th january for the...More

7  Thank CurryMuncher_13
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Couldn't fault this place, had heard some glowing reviews of it from friends so thought i'd try it for my 21st with all my family. There was 10 of us, all our meals were out quick even though the restaurant was busy and we were...More

Thank Danielle F
Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

This is our second visit. Excellent food and service. Friendly staff. We book table on Saturday night we need to wait about 20 minutes for our table but it's wort to wait. Only one word to say EXCELLENT

2  Thank Aydin07
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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