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Shababs Balti Restaurant

163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
01214402893
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Ranked #82 of 1,476 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $27
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Balti, Halal
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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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
Luton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My first review for Shababs was about 2 years ago and so time for an update. I have been eating at Shababs every single week for the last 5 years and having eaten curries at restaurants all over the UK, I must rank this establishment as probably the best ! The food is simply delicious without exception, the decor is... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The best Balti restaurants in the world are in Birmingham. Shababs is a very good sample. It is not situated in the fanciest part of the city but it is here that you will find the real balti for 10 pounds per person.

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Shabab's for a quiet evening meal one Friday night, we were nicely greeted and the waiters were very friendly - even if one of the guys kept trying to offer us starters we never ordered, and were meant for another table! The restaurant is simple, the menus are printed under the glass of the tables, which is actually... More

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uk
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have been to the Shabbat on occasion over many years and never been that pleased but I must say this time the food was amazing!! So tasty and authentic that I will defiantly be going back again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The food is fantastic and possibly the best in the west midlands. What annoys me is that each time you go the waiters serve you popadoms and chutney and then charge you for it - there's me thinking it's complimentary. It doesn't say anyway on the menu that the popadoms on arrival are chargeable and they dish them out like... More

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Meerbrook
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The place had great reviews on here so we paid a visit. First impressions were good. Popadoms served quickly. Food order was also taken quite quickly, however we were never asked if we wanted drinks at any point. Also the dishes are very hot, be careful!! I had chicken tikka massala which was nice, but the coriander was overwhelming!! This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went to Shababs with nine of my work colleagues this evening (Friday). Food was fantastic, atmosphere just right and amazing value for money. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Very much enjoyed our first authentic balti in the Triangle.

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Warwick
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A large group of us had a meal at Shabab's on a Saturday night. The food was superb, the staff extremely friendly, and the service very prompt. Best balti ever!

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