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Shababs Balti Restaurant

163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
01214402893
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Ranked #85 of 1,416 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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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England
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A great restaurant in the middle of Birmingham's Balti belt. Great food, decent prices. I would recommend this place anytime. If you are no from Brum and fancy a real Birmingham Balti don't look any further

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

After my favourite Balti restaurant of fifteen years closed (Tabaqs/Butts of Stratford Road) I was sure I would never find another like it. A friend recommended Shababs to me approximately five years ago, before it was refurbished. My first visit was excellent and I have been going ever since taking friends, visitors to Birmingham and groups from work, all of... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Visited Shababs for the umpteenth time last night to introduce a friend new to Birmingham to the delights of the Balti Triangle and Shababs in particular. Had a lovely meal but was a little surprised when the bill arrived. Having chosen a mixed starter dish to share priced at £4.95 we received a reasonably sized dish for the number of... More

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

Hello Burco, Thank you for your review. We have recently changed our menu slightly, with one of the changes being the group starter priced at 4.95pp which is clearly stated on the menu. The group starter gives you the option to choose upto 5 different starters. We always have put the customer first and will always continue to do so... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is our second visit to this restaurant, the first time was good but thought we would go again before leaving a review.... Five of us went for a Birthday meal my Sons 18th his choice to go again.... All the starters were lovely shish kebabs & onion bahjees, bahjees were onion rings not balls but still tasty & crispy... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Will recommend to everyone, fantastic food and top notch service. Used my tastecard to comes out as half price, worth giving a go! Bring your own service is available and is open till 5 AM on weekends, can you beat that!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I visited this restaurant on Saturday evening with friends. It was busy and hectic at 8 pm, but we managed to get seated within 10 minutes. It took almost 2 hour before our food was served. They said they had been overwhelmed with weddding clients in the afternoon. It did not make any sense at all, but the food was... More

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

Hello Salim, Many thanks for your recent review. In recent weeks we have become alarmingly busier generally which is no excuse for slow service. Apologies you had to wait a long time but glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We have developed a new strategy which has proven to be efficient. Please do visit us again on a busy... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Visited as a party of four Sunday evening. Less than 1/2 full, so no service problems like the last review were expected, or found! Basics...first impression was of a very clean and smartly decorated place, and a decent welcome. Tables are glass topped with menus underneath, fairly traditional Balti House style. Complimentary papadums and dips appeared swiftly without having to... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

1st visit. Booked table for 7.45.... Finally served main course at 9.40.... Food was ok... Manager thought that 10% discount would suffice.......not acceptable. Kept allowing more customers in, but obviously couldn't cope with the ones that were already there... Total let down, after wanting to visit the Balti Triangle for so long... Have had nicer meals at our local Indian... More

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

Hello Lewis, Many thanks for your recent comments. Here at Shababs we take criticism positively. We have become very very busy in recent weeks. We have since taken positive steps to ensure smoother service and consistent food. Sometimes you do have a longer wait than usual due to our unique cooking style in the balti. I regret it was your... More

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have just enjoyed one of the best Indian meals of my life. Beautiful sizzling Chicken tikka to start, wonderfully tasty lamb bhuna, crispy garlic nan and very hot towels. Thank you, I will be back!

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Having eaten Balti in Birmingham for 30 years, I do welcome the development of "fusion" cuisine. However, sometimes a "real" Balti is just what you want! 6 of us ate a 3 course meal for around £80 - not a scrap left! Really good traditional Balti source with a wide selection of novel additions if you wanted them! Very friendly... More

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