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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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12:00 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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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Well worth a visit

started with the house mix grill chiken tika lamb tika fish tika etc fantastic and a large portion had to wait a while before we could manage the main course.ordered the fish and dahl balti this was really special a savory yet sweet taste that was quite unique.staff were really friendly atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
brian n
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

started with the house mix grill chiken tika lamb tika fish tika etc fantastic and a large portion had to wait a while before we could manage the main course.ordered the fish and dahl balti this was really special a savory yet sweet taste that was quite unique.staff were really friendly atmosphere was relaxed all together a really good experience... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Booked a table to celebrate my daughters birthday, thought i would be a good idea to visit the Balti area of Birmingham. We could have not done better, great service and the food was fantastic, i mean fantastic. I suggest if anyone is in the area to give it a try

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

First question I want an answer to is why does this restaurant give popadoms on arrival and then charge at end even though you have not asked for them !!! i read a review further down this list warning of this so when i visited we were all seated and the popadoms were served with the dips, we were not... More 

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Cheltenham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited Birmingham yesterday (Sunday afternoon) and thought we would like to try Balti food for the first time. We chanced upon Shababs not knowing what to expect. The restaurant was almost full with a large family party going on but we were made very welcome. The waiter helped us choose food and explained about the tradition of balti and... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

These previous reviews do not add to this place we visited on Sat evening. Small cramped place with no shop front, the front door opening and closing made us feel cold it's like size of my front room. The Starters were served cold and the mains arrived oily and wet, no flavour and really over cooked lamb. The waiter tried... More 

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

Yes you are right, there is currently no 'proper' shopfront, the reason for that is there was a car accident, therefore trying to make good of a bad situation. Is that so wrong? Secondly you mention Shababs 10 metre by 18 metre dining area is small, let me just say lucky for yourself you live in a big house! Your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Came here on a friends recomendation and it was the best one I have ever had. The food did take a while to come but as the baltis are freshly made to individual spice levels it is understandable because it worth the wait. BUT be careful though with the balti dishes as they are extremely hot as a friend had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you are after the ultimate Balti, it has to be Shababs, the most authentic tasty Balti and tandoori food around......FACT! Friendly staff, make you feel welcome and always ready to help you make a decision if you are struggling to make your mind up from the vast array of dishes on the menu. Everything is cooked fresh and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Came here on a busy Saturday without booking what a mistake but they did manage to get us seated within15 minutes. But it was worth the wait as I have never had a balti as good as this one. The chicken tikka chilli garlic was to die for especially with the garlic and coriander nan which was freshly baked. Definitely... More 

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brighton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We turned up at Shababs on Valentine's day evening and although we hadn't booked, we were promised a table even though they were extremely busy and obviously very popular. The wait for the table was worth it because the food was delicious and of high quality. The balti dishes were full of flavour and generous portions. This is a 'bring... More 

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Scotland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at this simple balti house. Only complaint was that we waited for a long time for our starters to arrive, but they were worth waiting for. Main course baltis were favoursome and good value. Choose the breads, rather than the rice and bring your own bottle if you want a beer. Don't expect high... 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 15 - 24
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal

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
12:00 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

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