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Shababs Balti Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, Asian,
163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
+44 121 440 2893
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“balti” (198 reviews)
“naan” (37 reviews)
“curries” (33 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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163-165 Ladypool Road | Balti Triangle, Birmingham B12 8LQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited birmingham for a weekend and a local recommended us this restaurant!! What can I say the food was absolutely amazing, great value and the portions were great too. Definitely do not find this menu in London, it's amazing how the quality and taste is...More

Thank Cinderz L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spontaneous visit . Uncrowded resturarant, spacious presenting with a very pleasant atmosphere. The wait for preparation was worthwhile as the Balti meal was very tasty although I did think the chicken was a little tough as if it had been previously frozen. Peshwari nan bred...More

Thank Geraldine523
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just went into shababs as we drove past and looked nice, went inside and ordered a starter mixed grill it was lovely then chicken tikka for main, I must say it’s the best tikka ive ever had even the egg fried rice was banging, if...More

Thank Lou3108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch, and it was not crowded at all. The food was very well prepared, the Balti chicken was tender, and the peshwari nan the best I’ve ever had.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove to the 'balti triangle' using satnav in search of a good balti. The whole area looked filthy and was not very promising. However we came upon Shababs and had one of the best Indian meals. So much flavour and a very reasonable price. Don't...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The veggie balti is amazing and the tarka dal is to die for, unlike any other I've had before, sauce is so thick and rich in flavour. Honestly one of the best places in Birmingham for a curry (which says a lot). I come here...More

Thank Amber L
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

When you want a no nonsense balti there is no better place than Shababs in Birmingham. We have been eating here for years, before it got even more famous since there appearance with the Hairy Bikers, but when your in the mood for balti, this...More

Thank A and M Noo R
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Best option if you want an authentic Balti Triangle curry. The curry itself was as good as any we've had elsewhere, but the starters and sides, especially the naans, were amazing. We didn't get the table naan as there were only 2 of us but...More

Thank ambcross1
Reviewed 30 March 2018

New to Birmingham and 1st visit to Ladypool Road. Brilliant curry. I can't do very spicy so went for the korma, which wasn't hot and was probably the best curry I've ever had. (Rest of family did spicy and said it was brilliant.) Then wandered...More

Thank CuriousCustomerDerby
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Don't trust or believe the poor reviews on here. This place ALWAYS delivers a top-notch curry. I've visited more times than I care to remember and everyone I know who has been loves it here too. It's the best!

Thank Dave m
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Response from Jenxjenx | Reviewed this property |
Bring your own......
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Yes you can.... where can’t you use your card ???
5 December 2016|
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We are not licensed, but we do welcome BYO.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 20
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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