We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb Food. Nice decor” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shikara

Shikara
181 Whitley road, Whitley Bay, England
011 44 191 252 5050
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 111 Restaurants in Whitley Bay
Cuisines: Indian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Superb Food. Nice decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Visited this restaurant for a birthday meal with a group of 12. The food was excellent, especially the Tandoori king prawn starter which arrived sizzling on the plate. The service was good with no delays in a busy restaurant. It is very popular so you need to book in advance

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

305 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    218
    53
    19
    5
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Blaydon
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What a great restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully decorated modern decor. No flock wallpaper here! . First class food with first class service. Very extensive menu. All at a very reasonable prices. This is the way it should be done. Best restaurant in the area. 1st class!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
whitley bay
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“attentive service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

yet another visit to this amazing returant ,food as ever fantastic service great without being overbearig.the owner is allways there to meet and greet and attends to every detail if you have a special occasion .i will be planing two very big celebrations soon and will certainly be having them there .as stated in my first review i have eaten indian food all over the world for the past 45 years and this place has got it just right .the decor is up to date and no expense has been spared to create a great atmosphere .this review is unbiased i am just a customer who can see when somone goes that extra mile

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Went down for a family birthday celebration and cannot speak more highly of the place, food was really good at a very nice price (my local Indian takeaway isn't that much cheaper).

Very clean and fresh to be around, lovely staff with a very proud owner who isn't afraid to be around his customers which is nice to see.

Very nice starter and main course with more than enough grub to fill you up, between the 3 of us here wasn't a single things that wasn't lovely.

I would highly recommend Shikara and will be returning in the near future.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very Poor food after a horrible long standing wait”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

First time and very disapointing.

I dont use tripadvidor in fact this is my first time using this as on the website they have the tripadvisor logo so i really felt i have to write this review.

Booked a table saturday 5th january for the first time we heard from freinds there might be a wait maybe 10-15 minutes is bareable not 1 hour 15 minutes.

The resteraunt is ok, food was cold and i agree with others very bland, nan half was crispier than the poppadums, we sat in a booth downstaires which was very uncomfortable with the surroundings, we had high hopes for this place, sadly mistaking!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Shikara also viewed

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
 
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to Shikara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Shikara, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.