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Shababs Balti Restaurant

163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
+44 121 440 2893
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“balti” (205 reviews)
“naan” (36 reviews)
“curries” (33 reviews)
Open Now
12:10 PM - 11:55 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I try to get to Shababs whenever I am nearby. Excellent service, excellent food, ambiance ok. What more could you want. We ordered a variety of dishes and all were delicious. The meat was tender and cooked to perfection. The ‘table’ naan was huge. More...More

Thank Squashtraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

I wanted to try a restaurant in the 'Balti Triangle' of Birmingham (no you don't vanish without trace like the Bermuda Triangle). Excellent value for money, good service, pleasant atmosphere and large portions. I will definitely visit again

Thank SpikeF44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Shababs for a family meal recently The welcome was great, the decor about average for an Indian restaurant in Birmingham. The popadums were fresh and crisp... we didn’t get any salad or mixed pickle... the yoghurt sauce was very watery and not very flavoursome...More

Thank Reality75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a doubt the best Balti in the country. Visited with two friends who had never been before and they were blown away by the taste. I have been coming here for years and have never had a bad meal, the Balti and Nann bread...More

Thank alanseeley3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great friendly staff. I had a prawn balti and the taste was immense. Would definitely go back. Very reasonably priced also. A must visit.

Thank Guesty22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Birmingham for a couple of years now after a decade in Glasgow, I was looking forward to trying the delicious curries - it's one of the things that Birmingham is known for, right? I had tried several takeaways around the area and...More

Thank Marc H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Sunday afternoon food is very good and a good price, food is pipeing hot, massive menu, staff are good, bring your own drinks, will be returning, parking is abit of a nightmare,

Thank peter s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has got to be one of the best places to visit for a Balti. The choice is great they also do a great plain lassi. This the only place to go to have an Indian in Birmingham

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times and will always go back! The food is simply like no other. All curry dishes are served in a traditional balti dish which arrive HOT. Naan breads are good, rice is good. I sometimes have a chicken tikka masala...More

Thank Foodie X
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s ok to get you through your hunger crises but nothing different that would make you return,defo had better food especially Balti dish which this place specialists in. j2O was really 👍

Thank 786mahroof
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March 17, 2018|
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Response from Marc H | Reviewed this property |
And there is no corkage fee (or, at least there wasn't last time I took some wine in)
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March 7, 2018|
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December 4, 2016|
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Response from mark963 |
We are not licensed, but we do welcome BYO.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $21
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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
  • E-mail
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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