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Shababs Balti Restaurant

163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
01214402893
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Ranked #89 of 1,481 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $26
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:30 am
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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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I had lunch here for the first time and ordered Balti Chicken Tikka Masala Keea Jalfrazee - which really packs a punch. I always think it is the sign of a good Indian meal that it doesn't linger the day after, no matter how hot it is. The restaurant was quiet, being lunchtime, so they can be forgiven for a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had a food delivery. 45 minutes on the dot. Fries - very soggy, pale and bland Onion bhagi - like onion rings, dipped in orange flour, not seasoned, very soggy and tasteless Grillers - very tasty but the lamb was very tough Vegetarian balti - full of flavour. I only had a very small serving on my plate of... More

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

Hello Zoe, Many thanks for your comments. I apologise for the bad experience you have had with us, but I would like to stress customer satisfaction is our top priority which is why we are still doing brisk business 28 years and counting. Every restaurant is different, every chef is different and every consumer is different. Our onion bhajis are... More

Staffordshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A group of 16 of us went to celebrate my birthday. We were seated upstairs, which worked well for a larger group. the service was helpful and attentive, trying to help everyone choose what was right for them. We ranged from Indian food regulars to those who only have Indian food occasionally - all really enjoyed their food. Great balance... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I love Indian food and was excited to try some authentic Balti in Birmingham. On my first visit to the Balti Triangle we picked this restaurant as it was the busiest, so we figured it must be good. Now I would find it difficult to try another balti restaurant knowing how yummy the food is here. They are happy to... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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
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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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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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