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6 Front Street | wf8 1bp, Pontefract WF8 1BP, England
+44 1977 700007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is the first time we have had food from here.....omg....our takeaway was absolutely beautiful!!!! Can't wait to try some more.

Thank Rebdavey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After working for 10 long hours, on Saturday night , me & my husband decided to order from here , I rang & placed the order & was told our order would be 40 minutes due to the fact they were busy which was acceptable, however after a full hour our ordered hadn't arrived therefore I called the restaurant to... More 

Thank Nat L
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The food is tasty and fresh, a great place to eat at a reasonable price the naan bread is second to none. Well worth a visit.

Thank JMc1063
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

always a high stranded of food very tasty and the chef will adapt any of the dishes to your preferred taste/strength. very under used restaurant due to location but well worth the visit

1 Thank Phil C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Fancied an Indian and we hadn't been here for years so thought wed give it a go. Although nice enough decor the food isn't anything special and as its not that cheap we won't be going again.Not rubbish but there are many more nicer restaurants nearby. Also it was saturday night and we were the only people in. What does... More 

2 Thank andrew a
Castleford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Popadoms were nice but the dips mango, onion with chilli and cabbage? With yogurt were not good. Starters:- oily vinegar lentil puri, under cooked bhaji, shami and seekh poor, meat samosa tasteless Mains:- chicken jalfrezi bland, chicken saag nothing to shout about, naan good, pilau rice not bad. Restaurant was nice in appearance, service was poor and it's not often... More 

5 Thank CasCurryLad
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014 via mobile

I visited here on sunday with friends and I was impressed. Clean tidy and welcoming venue with great choice on the menu and food is tasty and very nice. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

4 Thank lovelivelaughlife
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

My food was late tasted and looked like cold gravy the lamb was so hard I couldn't chew it would never use again

3 Thank Pontepaulie
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

went back for a second time for the buffet meal and once again found it well worth the price charged, bargain for less than £10 each.. The starters are excellent especially the tandoori chicken.. the main meal choices are a tiny bit spicy for my tastes but this is an Indian restaurant after all ,however on our first visit after... More 

1 Thank Paul L
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Eaten at this little Indian a few times now. The food is always excellent and has that freshly cooked feel. On this visit I had a chicken special balti and it was one of the nicest Indians I have had in a long time. The restaurant does lack a bit of atmosphere but if you like your Indian it's well... More 

1 Thank Chris N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Indian, Asian, Pakistani
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Front Street | wf8 1bp, Pontefract WF8 1BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Pontefract
  • Phone Number: +44 1977 700007
Shahban is owned and operated by Akram Lohn better known to the regulars as Majid.
At first glance Shahban looks like a nothing-out-of-the-ordinary small Indian restaurant.
It has occupied its spot next to Pontefract's grand old magistrates court building since 1992- but there's a lot more to the place than first meets the eye.
On the first floor is a spacious all you can eat buffet area(open 6-10pm Thur-Sun), elegantly decorated in traditional style and seats up to 60 people in two distinct sections.
Ground floor seats 30 people in contemporary style contrasting the first floor open 7 days a week 5pm-late Sun-Thur 5pm-1am Fri-Sat.
The menu strikes a balance with old and new with traditional curries taking place alongside some of the imaginative dishes Majid has developed in his 20-plus years in the kitchen.
Shahban also offers a takeout and a delivery service if you just want a night in. Open 7 days a week 5pm-late Sun-Thur 5pm-1am Fri-Sat..

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?