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181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
011 44 191 252 5050
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17:30 - 23:00
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Azad went all out to make this the best night he could for my Mim's 80th birthday. From the moment we arrived greeting her with such pleasantries as "surely you aren't the birthday girl? It can't be 'your' 80th you only look about 60!!! We were 16 in total (my mum through the she was just going out with 4... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having driven to Whitley Bay a couple of weeks earlier to go to their near neighbour (and really enjoyed it) came here and enjoyed it so much more. Lovely staff throughout. Lovely setting. Great service. Food was excelllent. Of note was my wife's Jhinga Goa style prawns and my chicken tikka Punjabi. Oh and teenage daughter who has recently discovered... More 

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Thank sleep007
Whitley Bay
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thursday night special banquet. We have eaten at Shikara many times and have always enjoyed the experience. A warm welcome, attentive staff and comfortable surrounding put us in a great mood. Perfect start with nicely presented and tasty popadom & pickle starter followed by onion Bahji just as we had expected. For main course I decided to have something different... More 

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Thank St_Geordie
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited a number of times and have always found that the food to be of a good standard. We now get regular takeaways and the food is always hot and plentiful. Parking is a pain in Whitley bay as a number of spaces where I previously parked have now double yellow lines. Anyway would recommend as the staff and... More 

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Thank Lsn99
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited twice in April and food was exceptional. Botti kebab starter was absolutely amazing tender lamb that just melted in your mouth. Can't wait for our may visit. Food exceptional service was top notch. Very reasonably priced as Well.

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Thank Gillian P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short one because this is my third time reviewing them! We got a takeaway for 6, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it as usual. I honestly haven't met anyone with a bad word to say about Shikara! I went for the Mishti Goshte (ridiculously tender lamb, butternut squash, rich aromatic sauce) which was pure comfort food, definitely my new favourite.... More 

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Thank AlexEnglish
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for my daughters 21st birthday and had a brilliant time. The atmosphere was great and the staff really make the place. They were so friendly and service was outstanding. Food was nice and real value as went on Sunday night when specials on for £13.95 for 6 course. Would definetly go back

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Thank Gillian T
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Shikara once again last night with friends and as usual we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent as was the service and friendliness from Azad and his staff. If you want excellent food, beautiful surroundings and a warm welcome then this is the place to come!!

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Thank Pauline C
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with my daughter and three of my grandchildren (aged 20, 15 and 12) and we had a really lovely meal. The food was delicious and the waiters were very attentive and friendly. I don't usually eat spicy food at all but I really enjoyed the Chicken Korma. We had starters, mains, rice and Nan Bread, plus drinks... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always the food was excellent, what topped it off was the extra effort everyone made for my daughters birthday, largest candle I've seen for a while on her dessert and a lovely - FREE - cocktail. Eaten here many times and it's always a delight, definitely my favourite restaurant in Whitley Bay.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: 011 44 191 252 5050
Description
Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?