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Shababs Balti Restaurant

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163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
+44 121 440 2893
12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Shababs offers very good value on great traditional meals. Portion sizes are large and very tasty. Highly recommended is the korma. I will be coming back.

Thank TheDane81
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Living in the Midlands, so many curry houses; some good, some bad. What a pleasure to discover somewhere absolutely genuine and real. Service was superb despite being packed-out and the Balti's were just delicious - served in the dish that they'd been cooked in. Never appreciated the difference this would make. Surprise of the evening was the breads. Naan and... More 

Thank JonTheFish999
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi all, I went to Shababs on 21/10/15, only because of the Hairy Bikers. Service was excellent and the staff are very helpful. I ordered the basics(by my definition) i.e. lamb shish kebab, tandoori roti and for main lamb balti with plain rice( it's nothing like the TV). Kebabs were very dry, not moist, just basic. For me if you... More 

Thank yogilal
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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant was very nice - I'm not sure what I was expecting because it didn't appear to be in a particularly good part of Birmingham. The ambience was really good and it wasn't particularly busy. The menus were under glass on the table - this was probably the only thing I found a bit tacky. I ordered a King... More 

Thank Lesley D
Orpington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Big work group but the staff coped fantastically. Food one of the best curries I have ever had. And HUGE naan breads Would love it if I lived a bit closer.

Thank John P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been for a Balti in the Balti triangle for years and my cousin was over from the States. I wanted to show her what an authentic Brummie Balti was like as she lives in the middle of the Pennsylvania countryside and has not tried any (real) Asian food before. It just so happened the The Hairy Bikers was... More 

Thank Deersirhc
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shababs is a very basic restaurant but by far my favourite.. kebabs are just the best.. lamb curry excellent.. prices very reasonable and even better you take your own wine or beer!! If you don't mind no fancy decor an great tasting traditional curries this is the place to go!! See you guys next week!!

Thank janiejon
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been dining here for years, visited with friends who actually own restaurants and have well recognised awards details can be provided to the owner if needed !! I persuaded a friend to try the food as his brother is an award winning chef and I insisted Shababs has better food than his brother so we arrive at Shababs... More 

Thank rafiq30
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was jumping as it was a Saturday night. We were shown upstairs which was quite cold but it soon warmed up the busier it got. We had a chicken and mushroom balti and a chickpea and spinach balti the veggie one being by far the best. Service very friendly. We took our own wine prices really reasonable.

Thank Aileen C
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We,v been coming to the shababs for many many years and have totaly raved about the food and service.We went in August and were so lookin forward to it and a family memeber came over 100miles to enjoy what he said is the best food ever.The main front of house Zee had left and a cheeky fedup and flipant young... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $18
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
12:10 pm - 11:55 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?