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“Excellent meal!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jilabi

Jilabi
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Sheldon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Jilabi is the consecutive winner of being Birmingham's Best Indian Restaurant and have recently been announced as a finalist for Birmingham Mail's Best Big Night Out restaurant in Birmingham. Jilabi, where people dine, relax, laugh, chat, celebrate and entertain in our contemporary surroundings and always come back to do it all again! At Jilabi we have a passion for bringing the authentic taste of India to our discerning diners, our award winning chef's deliver a wide range of choice from your firm favourites to a whole host of specialities all made with the freshest highest quality ingredients and of course you can be sure of first class service. "Good Friends, Good Wine, Good Times"
Solihull, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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“Excellent meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

I met an old friend, whom I had not seen for 30 years, at the Jilabi.
Although we had to wait for our table(booked) for about 20 mins, once we were seated, the staff were
Prompt in serving our food. The meal was excellent in every respect. One Lamb Madras, one Chicken Madras, and one Chicken Balti special. We shall return here, very very soon, to sample more of their delicious offerings!

Visited August 2013
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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“Excellent, must eat here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Went here with the family, have been here before but other family members have been here more times.

For starter I had the chicken tikka purree which was really nice. For the main i had the chicken makani with a side dish of cauliflower bahaji which was nice. I shared the cheese, garlic and corriander naan which was ok however I could not taste any garlic and the corriander was over powering so was a bit disappointed. The naan tasted freshly made.

There was complimentary ice cream and coffee after the meal and the usual selection of jelly babies, imperial mints and flying saucers.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The place was very busy and loud. I would recommend going here as this is a really good indian. I would advise you to book a table in advance to make sure you get a table otherwise you will most likely have to wait as this place gets very busy because of it's popularity and good food.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant food !!! Brilliant service !!'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have been going to the Jilabi for a few years now and have to say they are brilliant! From the service to the food they are impossible to beat in my opinion! The food is fantastic, and the menu is quite varied. They are always busy even on weekdays, but they still treat you really well and never rush you, even when they are full. All in all I think you would not find a better eating experience anywhere around!!!

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Birmingham
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“Just keep going back for more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Have been going to the Jilabi for many years. The food is fantastic and the service is excellent. Always very busy as it is so popular because it is so good. Always provided with free dessert, sweets and complimentary drink. Doesn't get better than this!So glad it is our local house.

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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Lovely food lovely place... Atmosphere is great would advise anyone who like this type of cuisine to visit this establishment if they are in town. Worth traveling to.

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