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“great traditional food”

Shababs Balti Restaurant
Ranked #188 of 2,246 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $19
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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“great traditional food”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Very friendly, helpful, caring staff, nothing is to much trouble !!! food is great and well explained if your unsure what the ingredients are, a must do visit while in Birmingham !!

  • Visited April 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

It's been a long while since I found a new Balti House worth recommending but Shababs is well worth a trip. I went there as an invitee to a major gathering of friends. In the past we have gathered at new venues and usually ended up disappointed - but not this time. Everything I ordered was terrific - especially the Chciken Saag Balti. The decor is modern and the staff young and helpful. Will undoubtedly be returning here.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank AgentC53
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Balti field trip”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Visited Brum to introduce partner to balti...choose Shababs by reputation. Couldn't have been any better...authentic, tasty and great service. We loved it...!

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“Horrible, got out after the starter. Waste of money”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Waste of money, never going back. Go if you want to eat raw food. It was horrible. Got up after the starters. They don't even have chilli sauce. What a joke.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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“Authentic food, excellent service and well priced”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The team at Shababs offer excellent food and service. From the moment you step through the door you are made very welcome. There is a wide choice of food and vegetarians are well catered for. The staff will also ask you how hot you want your curry, a nice touch.
Ok you have to take your own alcohol but that makes the experience cheaper meaning you can go more often. There is an off licence close by. There are 3 free car parks nearby and parking on the side streets. If you want a private party there is another room upstairs which is as nice as the ground floor. Overall the best authentic food around.

  • Visited February 2013
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