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Shababs Balti Restaurant

163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
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Ranked #102 of 1,482 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $26
Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:30 am
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Balti, Halal
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Shababs is located in the heart of the Balti Triangle on the renowned Ladypool Road. Shababs smart decor with henna patterned wallpaper greets the diner but make no mistake, this is a genuine Birmingham balti house right down to it's glass topped tables.Shabab is the place to enjoy Birmingham's famous culinary creation.... The Authentic Birmingham Balti.
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The best chicken tikka masala ever. We were over 20 guests and we were all very happy about both service and food.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here on a Thursday night at about 9.30pm. Most of Ladypool Road was empty apart from this place which we figured was a sign of local endorsement. I'd echo what others have said, this restaurant has really great friendly staff, it really made the experience for us. Food was good too. Ladypool Road seems to have its own... More

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York, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went to Shabab's for the first time last weekend. The atmosphere in the restaurant was pretty stagnant, as we were put in the quiet upstairs room. Both curries we had were perfectly nice but nothing extraordinary. The garlic naan was the only thing lacking - undercooked and not much flavour. Service was fine, not particularly friendly but fairly prompt. A... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

First of all, I've been to Shabab's 3 or 4 times before & it's always been good. I usually try to find the positives but this was poor. Service wasn't bad but mediocre & very slow. The lamb tikka starter I had was the saltiest thing I've ever eaten, a kitchen accident perhaps but barely edible. The Balti Chana &... More

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Shababs, Owner at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time out to comment on your experience with us. We take criticism very positively as it helps us enhance 'The true Shabab experience.' I have set standards that my staff must adhere to, regardless how busy we are. I must ask you and anyone else reading this that if there is ever a problem... More

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had lunch here for the first time and ordered Balti Chicken Tikka Masala Keea Jalfrazee - which really packs a punch. I always think it is the sign of a good Indian meal that it doesn't linger the day after, no matter how hot it is. The restaurant was quiet, being lunchtime, so they can be forgiven for a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had a food delivery. 45 minutes on the dot. Fries - very soggy, pale and bland Onion bhagi - like onion rings, dipped in orange flour, not seasoned, very soggy and tasteless Grillers - very tasty but the lamb was very tough Vegetarian balti - full of flavour. I only had a very small serving on my plate of... More

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Shababs, Owner at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Zoe, Many thanks for your comments. I apologise for the bad experience you have had with us, but I would like to stress customer satisfaction is our top priority which is why we are still doing brisk business 28 years and counting. Every restaurant is different, every chef is different and every consumer is different. Our onion bhajis are... More

Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A group of 16 of us went to celebrate my birthday. We were seated upstairs, which worked well for a larger group. the service was helpful and attentive, trying to help everyone choose what was right for them. We ranged from Indian food regulars to those who only have Indian food occasionally - all really enjoyed their food. Great balance... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I love Indian food and was excited to try some authentic Balti in Birmingham. On my first visit to the Balti Triangle we picked this restaurant as it was the busiest, so we figured it must be good. Now I would find it difficult to try another balti restaurant knowing how yummy the food is here. They are happy to... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We found ourselves in Birmingham so thought we would try a proper Balti and not one of the pale imitations found elsewhere. The wife was warned that the onion bhajis were not like those found in the average Indian and while she enjoyed them she preferred what she would describe as traditional onion bhajis. I had kebabs as my starters... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great tasting food, would LOVE to go back mmmm I'm having a craving haha. Definitely recommended, the food will not let you down x

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