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6 Front Street | wf8 1bp, Pontefract WF8 1BP, England
+44 1977 700007
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible27%
28 Dec 2017
“Boxing day ”
22 Apr 2018
“Rubbish service and atmosphere”
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Indian, Asian, Pakistani
$$ - $$$
6 Front Street | wf8 1bp, Pontefract WF8 1BP, England
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Child was sat at table all night being annoying who was actually son of waitress. Waitress wasn’t professionally dressed looked more like she was pot washer. Food average and not presented well wouldn’t go back. Management need to sort these issues out

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Went on a quite Monday evening had a lovely meal with good service. Not been in before but given how tasty the food was and the value for money will definitely be back soon to try a different dish. The flavours of the sauces and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Thought we would try this Indian for a change. Nothing to write home about. Rubbish atmosphere. Waitress looked more like she worked in a factory canteen. Food was average. Don't think we will be going here again

Thank PonteSuperwoman
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, 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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