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Shababs Balti Restaurant

163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
+44 121 440 2893
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Ranked #133 of 1,522 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 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
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

My wife asked me to find an authentic 'Balti' restaurant in Birmingham and today (27 Nov) we lunched at 'Shababs'. We arrived earlier than our reserved table, but that presented no problem at all. Previous recommendations within reviews had given Shababs a real 'thumbs up' and we were not disappointed. On ordering we required a couple of explanations concerning dishes... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Super delicious curry. Really fresh and light without being too pungent or creamy. Amazing fish pakoras and onion bhaji. We traveled from London for a great curry and weren't disappointed! The service was ok; friendly but a bit slow despite us being the only ones in the restaurant initially. The naan was a bit too crispy at the bottom for... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Came here on a Saturday night with 3 friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. My three friends all knew what they wanted however I said I fancied something similar to a Dhansak but really spicy. The waiter recommended the Chicken Tikka Chilli Garlic Masala which I had Vindaloo hot with some spinach thrown in for good measure. It was absolutely spot... More

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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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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

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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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 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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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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