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Longsight Road | Clayton-Le-Dale, Blackburn BB1 9EX, England
01254 813234
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We offer authentic, quality Indian Cuisine in Blackburn, Lancashire...
We offer authentic, quality Indian Cuisine in Blackburn, Lancashire. Established in 1992 we have an unrivaled reputation for both quality and customer care. Whether you're looking for a venue for your next special occasion or quality Indian food - you'll always find a fast, friendly service waiting for you.Set in the picturesque Ribble Valley the Shajan is an award-winning restaurant. It started off as a small business holding only 96 customers. However its popularity lead to its gradual expansion over the years and it is now able to accommodate up to 205 customers. The restaurant itself is split into 3 rooms enabling it to cater for private parties and large functions without losing its intimacy or atmosphere. Its modern decor, luxurious setting and spacious car park have attracted a wide range of customers including celebrities, some of which arrive in helicopters. The chefs' come from all over South Asia, so the restaurant is able to offer a varied cuisine, and the large number of regular South Asian customers is a testament to the foods authenticity. We believe the restaurant's reputation is our best accolade as it is built purely on word of mouth. The Shajan's emphasis on quality, customer service and above all its continual drive for improvement, have all lead to its success.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I found this restaurant to be excellent. The popadoms were served with a delicious choice of sauces all of which were very tasty. The starters and main course were up to the same high standard. As a rare indulger in Indiian food I played safe and chose the mild spices and thoroughly enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
andreamay_11
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Came here with a few workmates on my stop over in Blackburn. Wait staff were very polite and fun. Food was excellent, I asked for slightly spicioer meal and it was perfect

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Large car park, family run, the food is excellent ! The owner is always on hand and ensures the food, service and ambiance is top class. This our favourite Indian highly recommended !!!

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Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I found this restaurant to be excellent. The popadoms were served with a delicious choice of sauces all of which were very tasty. The starters and main course were up to the same high standard. As a rare indulger in Indiian food I played safe and chose the mild spices and thoroughly enjoyed the dishes. Waiter service was excellent. They... More 

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Lancashire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here. However the service was over kill. Three waiters bringing food and clearing the table for a family of three. They really seem to want you in and out in record time. Also a small error with the bill which was refunded when brought to the attention of the staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Been a regular at Shajans and decided to hold a birthday party for 35 people on Sunday 5th April 2015. Food was again of a very high standard. Staff were friendly and service was great. Definitely recommend.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I came with two friends and my wife. We all love the food! I will definitely be back in my next visit up north! Only down is that it can feel rushed when busy, but this is more a reflection of their popularity than the staff!

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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited the Shajan on Saturday 4th April 2015 to celebrate my sister's birthday as we have visited several times before and always find it to be a fantastic restaurant to eat at so, as you can imagine, we were very disappointed to get such dire service this time! We were the first table to arrive in the room that... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have been to the Sharjan on a number of occasions and decided to come here for my birthday. I am unhappy to say that I was really disappointed with the service tonight. We ordered our main course at 8pm and this wasn't served until 9.20pm despite questioning 3 waiters regarding this who all claimed "it was on its way".... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We tried Shajan instead of our usual Indian restaurant. We were impressed with the decor, atmosphere and the friendly, attentive staff... We were not impressed with the food. Two of the dips for the poppadoms had a hair in it; we were brought a fresh tray; we were not charged for the poppadoms and were given a round of complementary... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

In my opinion this is the best Indian restaurant in the north west, food was prompt and delicious and a great selection for all courses.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Longsight Road | Clayton-Le-Dale, Blackburn BB1 9EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackburn
  • Phone Number: 01254 813234

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We offer authentic, quality Indian Cuisine in Blackburn, Lancashire. Established in 1992 we have an unrivaled reputation for both quality and customer care. Whether you're looking for a venue for your next special occasion or quality Indian food - you'll always find a fast, friendly service waiting for you.Set in the picturesque Ribble Valley the Shajan is an award-winning restaurant. It started off as a small business holding only 96 customers. However its popularity lead to its gradual expansion over the years and it is now able to accommodate up to 205 customers. The restaurant itself is split into 3 rooms enabling it to cater for private parties and large functions without losing its intimacy or atmosphere. Its modern decor, luxurious setting and spacious car park have attracted a wide range of customers including celebrities, some of which arrive in helicopters. The chefs' come from all over South Asia, so the restaurant is able to offer a varied cuisine, and the large number of regular South Asian customers is a testament to the foods authenticity. We believe the restaurant's reputation is our best accolade as it is built purely on word of mouth. The Shajan's emphasis on quality, customer service and above all its continual drive for improvement, have all lead to its success.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?