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“Very good”
Review of Shajan

Shajan
Ranked #5 of 236 Restaurants in Blackburn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $68
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We offer authentic, quality Indian Cuisine in Blackburn, Lancashire. Established in 1992 we have an unrivaled reputation for both quality and customer care. Whether you're looking for a venue for your next special occasion or quality Indian food - you'll always find a fast, friendly service waiting for you.Set in the picturesque Ribble Valley the Shajan is an award-winning restaurant. It started off as a small business holding only 96 customers. However its popularity lead to its gradual expansion over the years and it is now able to accommodate up to 205 customers. The restaurant itself is split into 3 rooms enabling it to cater for private parties and large functions without losing its intimacy or atmosphere. Its modern decor, luxurious setting and spacious car park have attracted a wide range of customers including celebrities, some of which arrive in helicopters. The chefs' come from all over South Asia, so the restaurant is able to offer a varied cuisine, and the large number of regular South Asian customers is a testament to the foods authenticity. We believe the restaurant's reputation is our best accolade as it is built purely on word of mouth. The Shajan's emphasis on quality, customer service and above all its continual drive for improvement, have all lead to its success.
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Had one visit to the Shajan and were very impressed. A busy Sunday and the service was efficient friendly though not in your face. Not really local to us though we were impressed by the care and delivery of food.

Poppadom tray good really liked that there were 2 choices of chopped onions as we love mango and onion together and tend to eat those quite quickly. With lime pickle too if you are a fan.

Starters good. Bhajis vey nice, pakoras average was expecting a bit more from the pakors though were the usual chicken bite fried in dumpy batter. Shame THOUGH the tamarind sauce was a new experience for us and delicious. We asked what it was and the waiter kindly advised and asked if we wanted more. We were quickly given some more. Dee lish so thanks for the intro to the joy of tamarind Shajan.

Mains were good, him at home ordered royal tikka. generous portion and large bits of chicken, Madras sauce was OK though he was not knocked out. I ordered a chicken bhanjara which was delicious a very tasty spicy curry. Ordered chips rather than bread and what a nice surprise as they home made which unusual.

Service was excellent and food really good and good choice of drinks at the bar however we feel that Shajan is a close second to Naga chilli in abbey village which we feel just inches ahead into 5 star ratings.

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Thank pnrsmith
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

do not listen to any reviews saying anything negative- the shajan is a premier Indian restaurant. the food is a1 and the service is great.


this is evident by the masses that converge weekly. The food is very similar to Akhbars in Manchester and just as good.

recently refurbished and it is very glam.

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Thank Anthony N
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This Restaurant gets five stars in all areas from me. Only discovered it a month ago and now it is a favorite. It is clean,smells nice, nice seating arrangements,top quality food for a good price and so professional. Try it and you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Kianna P
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Went on a Friday evening. It was busy but had a great atmosphere. The food was excellent and had an excellent range to suit all tastes.
Very good and attentive service.
On of the best Indian style places around.

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Thank Roger K
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

went on a Saturday night the place was heaving,,, food was good and service good to say it was so busy, will certainly return

Thank mazarate123
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