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6 Front Street | wf8 1bp, Pontefract WF8 1BP, England
+44 1977 700007
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible26%
11 Apr 2017
“Never again!”
17 Feb 2017
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Indian, Asian, Pakistani
$$ - $$$
6 Front Street | wf8 1bp, Pontefract WF8 1BP, England
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here on 11.4.17. Terrible service, food took forever. Very unprofessional as child was sat on one of the tables which was slightly annoying. Food took over a hour to arrive and when it did it had a lovely hair in it. Wouldn't go...More

Thank laura_loo2
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.

1  Thank Rebdavey
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,...More

Thank Nat L
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
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
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...More

2  Thank andrew a
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...More

5  Thank CasCurryLad
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Paul L
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  • Food
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Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
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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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