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Shababs Balti Restaurant

163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
01214402893
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Ranked #112 of 1,485 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
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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
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Went there on my own.Although not many people not given the best table.i do not normally have a starter so just ordered a balti and nan.Smallest portions probably on the street and when i told the waiter about the measly portion,he actually said that i should have told him that i was hungry and that they would have given me... More

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Hernhill, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Having arrived in Birmingham shortly after midday, me and my wife stumbled upon this restaurant whilst killing some time before heading to our hotel to check-in. Being lunchtime, it was quiet but as we were planning to meet up with friends later in the day, we knew we might not get the chance to get back to the Balti Triangle... More

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Rugby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Went this Saturday in a group of 12 including two babies that needed high chairs. Was able to pre-book the table through their website and received a courtesy call on the day to confirm reservation. On arrival the table was ready and high chairs available. Was able to take my own alcohol (beers in the cooler bag and bottles of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The best chicken tikka masala ever. We were over 20 guests and we were all very happy about both service and food.

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Bogotá
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here on a Thursday night at about 9.30pm. Most of Ladypool Road was empty apart from this place which we figured was a sign of local endorsement. I'd echo what others have said, this restaurant has really great friendly staff, it really made the experience for us. Food was good too. Ladypool Road seems to have its own... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went to Shabab's for the first time last weekend. The atmosphere in the restaurant was pretty stagnant, as we were put in the quiet upstairs room. Both curries we had were perfectly nice but nothing extraordinary. The garlic naan was the only thing lacking - undercooked and not much flavour. Service was fine, not particularly friendly but fairly prompt. A... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

First of all, I've been to Shabab's 3 or 4 times before & it's always been good. I usually try to find the positives but this was poor. Service wasn't bad but mediocre & very slow. The lamb tikka starter I had was the saltiest thing I've ever eaten, a kitchen accident perhaps but barely edible. The Balti Chana &... More

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time out to comment on your experience with us. We take criticism very positively as it helps us enhance 'The true Shabab experience.' I have set standards that my staff must adhere to, regardless how busy we are. I must ask you and anyone else reading this that if there is ever a problem... More

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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