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Shababs Balti Restaurant

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
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163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
+44 121 440 2893
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12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
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Hours:
Fri 12:15 pm - 11:55 am
Sat - Thu 12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Shababs is located in the heart of the Balti Triangle on the renowned...
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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  • 163
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food.

Called in last Sunday for a balti and first impressions were good, place was clean, busy with a good atmosphere, we had booked so thankfully didn't have to wait. Waiters were great, very helpful and polite. Popadoms and dips were served quickly and once ordered the main and table naan came shortly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
blueal001
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went Saturday evening in group of three. It was generally ok but the sauce with the poppadoms disappointing and the baltis we had tasty but not particularly distinctive from ones we have had in other parts of the city. The service was poor with no one asking if we wanted anything else after the main course, no itemised bill provided... More 

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Thank SuttonMB
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this curry so much! Been going for a few years now. Staff very friendly. If you love chicken balti this is the best place to go.

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Thank Jamie P
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in last Sunday for a balti and first impressions were good, place was clean, busy with a good atmosphere, we had booked so thankfully didn't have to wait. Waiters were great, very helpful and polite. Popadoms and dips were served quickly and once ordered the main and table naan came shortly after, all freshly cooked and it tasted superb,... More 

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Thank blueal001
Solihull, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some of the best Indian food I have tasted in a long time. My wife had the Chicken Tikka Masala and it was nothing like the red gloop that you get in so many Indian Restaurants, Her, my son and his fiancé all agreed that it was the best one they have ever tasted. My Balti Lamb, potato & Spinach... More 

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Thank RickT1951
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Shababs on a Sunday lunchtime. It was very quiet and the service wasn't so fast, but the food was great. All was fresh and distinctive. Our only slight concern was that cleanliness wasn't great.

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Thank Andy C
Shababs, Owner at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Andy, I am happy you enjoyed your meal with us. Can you please elaborate what you found to be unclean? I would appreciate it if you emailed me - shababsbirmingham@gmail.com I take criticism positively so that I am able to move forward and take out the possibility of faults. Thanks Again Zaf More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Saturday 16.1.16. One of the best Balti restaurants that we've been too. We had the balti prawn with spinach - absolutely delicious, balti lamb with king prawn and other side dishes we could not fault anything. The Baltis were served in large traditional balti dishes all piping hot not like other indian restaurants where the balti food is served... More 

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Thank Dorothy P
Shababs, Head Chef at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Dorothy, I am very happy you thoroughly enjoyed your meal prepared by myself. I take great pride in what I do. Thank you and I look forward to cooking for you again when you visit Birmingham. More 

UK
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to many Balti resturants in brum and in Ladypool road and I was very pleased to see that this place offers traditional Balti dishes freshly made, hot and very tasty. The nann bread was amazing. The owners made sure that each table were seen to and took orders quickly. Well done and keep it up!

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Thank Mr Dipz p
Shababs, Manager at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Dipz, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. Very pleased you enjoyed yourself with us. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Shababs last night ,Saturday 9th January 2106 it was busy ,BUT,no excuses for what i witnessed .I will start by saying that the staff downstairs were friendly even though very busy ,the general appearance of the restaurant was modern but a bit grubby,having been shown a table upstairs our order was promptly taken ,a mint raita was... More 

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1 Thank roger r
Shababs, Manager at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Roger, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Our normal way of operation is once a customer is seated a fresh jug of water is brought to the table. If you think back I can guarantee this would have been the case with your table too. On... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We as a family visited Shababs on 7.1.16, on arrival we were greeted an seated all good. We were served our chutney with popadums, the waiter came an my husband ordered our drinks please note 2.50 for a drink! Our balti came what a bland lack of flavour, non chilly curry it was, the portion for 8.50 was tiny an... More 

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1 Thank Diner_71472
Shababs, Owner at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for posting a review and apologies for not being able to satisfy you on your last trip to Shababs. Sometimes mistakes happen, and if this was your first bad experience in 13 years then we haven't done too badly. If you would like to email me you can do on shababsbirmingham@gmail.com. Thank You More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being curry connoisseurs of Birmingham balti houses I have to say this is one of the best curry's around. We eat here regularly and have never been disappointed to the extent we ordered our Christmas dinner to take away from here. We have tried many Indian restaurants around Solihull and Birmingham but this is by far our favourite. The food... More 

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Thank stef_lou1
Shababs, Chef at Shababs Balti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Stef, I am very happy you enjoyed a meal cooked by me. I look forward to cooking for you again soon. I am extremely passionate about cooking and it is a great pleasure to cook. thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 440 2893

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 22
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Monday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 11:55 am
Saturday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm

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