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“Yummy!”

Shababs Balti Restaurant
Ranked #136 of 2,379 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $21
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Balti
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Went to this lovely restaurant with my family. The food and service was excellent. Everyone's starters were cooked to perfection and well presented on the plates. The main courses were all oozing with wounderful flavours and spices. The nan bread was beautiful. Would definately recommend this eatery an excellent time was had by all.

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4  Thank RABIBIRMINGHAM
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I popped in here with my nephew on a way to a gig before Christmas and chose this place out of all the restaurants on this road. Great chicken balti cooked to order and amazing stuffed naan pistachios and drizzled with honey
Will definitely go back when I'm in Birmingham
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1  Thank blueb0ttle
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Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

We went as a group of 8 and were welcomed at the door and shown to our table. We were served poppodums with our drinks, and then all our starters came at the same time. The paneer tikka starter looked presentable but was very bland. The main course was a lot better. I love how they present the food in the balti it's cooked in, it's very unique. Maybe need more choice of desserts.
Overall I would say it has a lot of choice especially for vegetarians. The service and atmosphere is excellent, also a very clean restaurant!! Will definitely be visiting again.

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1  Thank Dee1234567890
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Saturday 15th, table of 4.

Sat upstairs, which does not really have a "restaurant" feel to it.
Tables have the menu's under glass - quite a good idea and a large choice to choose from.
No alcohol served, so made the walk down to the offie to get some Cobra's.

I had never had a Birmingham Balti before, and asked for a recommendation - the best, or most popular balti.
The balti dish part is great, very hot food indeed.
The food, I thought was fair - I have certainly had better curries with more depth of flavour. If this was the best balti, in the best balti restaurant in Birmingham - then crikey!
Onion Bhaji's are not bhaji's but onion rings, in a slightly spicy batter. Bombay aloo, potato has not absorbed the flavours and needs a different, softer type of potato (not new potato)

Service can be slow, maybe because of a large party in the upstairs alongside us, together with the waiters running up and down stairs to the kitchen.

So - so at best.

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Thank expectant customer
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We first visited this place in the summer and thought we would make an evening if it again after visiting the Christmas market in central Birmingham.
The restaurant is clean and tidy and has been refurbed quite recently. The food is fresh and individually cooked to ones taste! The service was great on both occasions, with waiters being efficient. The food was a bit slow on the last occasion hence it being a Saturday night and two floors full!
Glad to see they are doing excellent business following the recent car accident that hit the restaurant.

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Thank Fazzzz12
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