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Shababs Balti Restaurant

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Asian, Indian, Balti, Halal
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Shababs Balti Restaurant
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163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
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163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
+44 121 440 2893
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12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
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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1st visit
3 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
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Ray C
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom

Tasty mint and tamarind dip, lovely Tika starter, Main course very average , small portion but tasty , Never been asked what strength of spicing before no mention of costs. Staff pleasant... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Tasty mint and tamarind dip, lovely Tika starter, Main course very average , small portion but tasty , Never been asked what strength of spicing before no mention of costs. Staff pleasant and helpful. The bill could have been priced per item rather than lump sum.

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Midlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Myself and 3 mates ate here last night.. Very friendly staff, great food, good price. Whats not to like !! Service was very good although restaurant was quiet. They have been in business for 28 yrs they say, so they must be doing something right. Can't wait to eat there again. PS No after effects this morning !!!!!!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Recently visited here with a large party for a mates birthday, would highly recommend. Everything from the starters was excellent, i had a lamb sag aloo balti vindaloo hot and it was delicious. Naan bread absolutely top notch too, best i've had in a long time! It's bring your own booze which isnt for everyone but i quite like it,... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As a frequent traveller to India and Sri Lanka, it was great to taste some truly authentic food in the UK. Spiced to the level of warmth asked for, extremely tasty and succulent, great marriage of spices, Try the chicken tikka chilli garlic masala extreme hot with garlic fried rice and a garlic naan - heaven! Good sized portions, good... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Admittedly it was a Saturday night and it was busy. The food was 'OK' and the staff seemed to be really interested in exactly how I prefer my Balti which. However the service was really slow and several of the other customers were showing their frustrations. The problem seemed to be a large party that was being hosted upstairs, so... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Spotted the restaurant while passing through from Scotland to Wales so was a lovely chance to stop and it was well worth it. Great value for the amount of food we got and quick service from a lovely gentleman who gave great advice. Would definetly come back if I lived nearer by.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food good range and tasty. First time ever seen a surcharge for milder or spicier option of a dish. Wasn't too bothered as my friend and I both asked for medium and the waiter replied quickly and confirmed 'slightly hot'. When we got the bill, we were overcharged. The guy claimed we had to pay more for slightly hot. What... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went there on my own.Although not many people not given the best table.i do not normally have a starter so just ordered a balti and nan.Smallest portions probably on the street and when i told the waiter about the measly portion,he actually said that i should have told him that i was hungry and that they would have given me... More

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Hernhill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Having arrived in Birmingham shortly after midday, me and my wife stumbled upon this restaurant whilst killing some time before heading to our hotel to check-in. Being lunchtime, it was quiet but as we were planning to meet up with friends later in the day, we knew we might not get the chance to get back to the Balti Triangle... More

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Rugby
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went this Saturday in a group of 12 including two babies that needed high chairs. Was able to pre-book the table through their website and received a courtesy call on the day to confirm reservation. On arrival the table was ready and high chairs available. Was able to take my own alcohol (beers in the cooler bag and bottles of... More

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Additional Information about Shababs Balti Restaurant

Address: 163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 121 440 2893
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, Balti, Halal

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