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Shaheens Indian

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

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Shaheens is a well established buisness Located 100 yards from durham cathedral Shaheen's is a warm and welcoming place For families and individuals Shaheens has been serving durham for over 30 years, priding ourselves in a traditional and authentic indian cuisine.
US$ 20 - US$ 60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Indian, Asian, Balti
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited with two business visitors from Germany. I set their expectations high as in my experience Shaheen’s never disappoints. The consistent excellence from Adham and his family is unique in Durham. I assert that this is indeed Durham’s No 1 restaurant. We had a...fantastic meal, with a mix of dishes and the result, as expected, from my guests was that this had been a marvellous experience. As ever, the Onion Bhaji signature dish was the starting point but everything to follow was outstanding. Recommended without reservation!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ordered a take away from here for a birthday and the food was cracking. The service was even better - Adam the owner made us feel so welcome, and his mum in the kitchen did as well when she came out to speak to...us also. I loved the atmosphere and I’m already looking forward to going back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm a student in Durham, whenever my mother comes to visit me in Durham, I take her here, and for good reason. Unbelievably tasty food and the service is second to none. A family-run restaurant that goes above and beyond for a great meal. I...really could not recommend this place enough.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first experience of Shaheen's and Oh My Word this Indian restaurant is amazing! The staff tonight were Adam and Kush - both were friendly, approachable and helpful. The food was so fresh, flavourful and delicious. I had the chicken tikka massala (mild)...and my boyfriend had the chicken rogan josh (medium). The tikka naan bread was also super tasty. We so enjoyed this restaurant that we have already booked again before we left and are going again next week. Anyone who thoroughly enjoys Indian food should try here. We absolutely loved it!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

We received a warm welcome from staff and were asked for our ‘heat’ preference for our chosen dishes. It was the tastiest curry we have had in a long time and certainly the best in Durham. Home cooked Kashmiri food. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Only recently moved to Durham and this was our first time at Shaheens - and wow ! Not only the best Indian we have ever had but the team couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A brilliant experience all round. Lovely staff and food! We thoroughly enjoyed every moment and will be visiting again in the near future.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service was fast for a large table. Food was very good. Very accommodating. Would recommend to anyone

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best Indian food in Durham, with very personable staff, and fast service for a very large table, would 100% recommend.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s my 2nd time going but the staff remembered me, they’re so friendly and welcoming. Onion bhajji’s are a must if you go. The owner always makes sure everyone is happy, the night I went there was a party of 25 (I would suggest booking...because it fills up fast ) but the owner handled everything and it wasn’t overwhelming so we had a great night not feeling rushed at all. Highly recommend, definitely going again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Questions & Answers
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15 December 2020|
Response from Adhamkhan | Property representative |
Good evening, Thank you for your enquiry and yes we can confirm we do sell gift vouchers. if you would like to kindly give us a call and we can give you the options. Mr Khan
10 July 2020|
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Response from Adhamkhan | Property representative |
yes we have either days available which would you like?
1 November 2019|
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Response from Adhamkhan | Property representative |
Good evening, Regarding your question in vegan dishes we use either a blend of mixed vegetables consisting of cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, courgettes, aubergine or we have Chana (chickpeas) or we have a substitute of... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shaheens Indian

Yes, Shaheens Indian is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Shaheens Indian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5