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Shababs Balti Restaurant

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Halal
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163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
+44 121 440 2893
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12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
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Fri 12:15 pm - 11:55 am
Sat - Thu 12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Brilliant Balti in the Birmingham Balti Belt.

This was a business meal and one of my colleagues recommended Shababs. The menu is part of the table, so it was great to sit down and study straight away what we wanted. There were 5 of us and one was a German Student (a vegetarian) who had never been in a Birmingham Balti house. As we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a business meal and one of my colleagues recommended Shababs. The menu is part of the table, so it was great to sit down and study straight away what we wanted. There were 5 of us and one was a German Student (a vegetarian) who had never been in a Birmingham Balti house. As we were 'teaching' the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After coming here for the first time last year, we wouldn't go anywhere else for a Balti now. The food is amazing and the staff are great. The onion bhaji rings and the fish pakora have great flavours. I've had pretty much everything from a Balti to a Tarka Dall, and everything has been fantastic. I'm baffled by the bad... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have been using Shababs for a few years now on a weekly basis with family & friends. Food is fantastic, cooked exactly how you want it if you let them know when ordering. Mix Grill Tikka Masala is absolutely fantastic as is the Lazeez Fish. Naans and rice are also good. Fantastic value, and the guys are great at this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A very busy restaurant with good service. The food was good and and prices very reasonable. However I didn't find the food as "amazing" as the other reviews had suggested.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went to try out Shababs tonight as a couple of restaurants nearby have become alcohol free. Glad we did as our keema/mushroom and my partners meat bhuna was really delicious, will certainly go again, providing they still allow my bottle of cider on the premises.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I only review places when they are really good or really bad, unfortunately this was the latter. I have been to Shababs twice before and the experience has been good, this time unfortunately I cant think of anything that was good. The restaurant was very busy which didn't help, we had to wait a very very long time before we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Hi People, i cant say to much about the decor or toilets as i was mad drunk when i went, but what i do remember was the food the starters and the main courses was fantastic would recommend it to everyone, go on give it a go.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had chosen this as 1 of 2 evenings out in the Balti Triangle based on Tripadvisor reviews but were a little disappointed. The service was good and the prices fair. However it really wasn't anything better than I have had elsewhere to be honest.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I selected this restaurant after reading the trip advisor reviews. The food at this restaurant is outstanding. The flavours of the Balti dishes was unbelievable. We selected both meat and fish dish. The Customer service was excellent with the most attentive waiters. A welcome feeling from arriving until we departed. A most memorable meal. Thank you

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had a meal here last night, Fantastic service, Amazing food, Very enjoyable! Would definately recomend this place to anyone that lives in Birmingham or wants to visit and appreciates excelent Indian cuisine. No alcohol licence but could bring your own! No chanrge for doing this that I was aware of. 100% 5 Gold stars

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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 18 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, 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
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Monday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 11:55 am
Saturday
12:15 pm - 11:55 pm

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