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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, Asian,
181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
011 44 191 252 5050
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live quite close but force ourselves to only eat here once a month as we could easily eat here weekly. After 5 years of eating here we've never had a bad meal. It is probably my favourite Indian of all time. The lamb desi...More

Thank ems0924
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow best Indian I've had in ages food tasty and piping hot, staff friendly and helpful nothing too much trouble, restaurant is clean and inviting. Will definitely be back if visiting again.

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was absolutely beautiful, we shared 4 starters and 4 mains between us to sample and it was incredible. Staff were very friendly and very moderately priced

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This vibrant, busy restaurant with happy diners all enjoying their meals and no vacant chairs bears testament to the outstanding food and service you get at Shikara. Our latest visit, last night, was the best yet. I have been a fan of Indian cuisine ever...More

Thank Dianne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous food but way past our booked table time... that said the service was lovely and they make you feel very welcome.

Thank JoGeary70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t recommend this place enough. The food is absolutely delicious while being very reasonably priced and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. We go here every time we are in Whitley bay... it’s that good.

Thank JanHollands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here many many times over the years and it must me one of the best restaurants in the North East ,the food and service is always fantastic ,if you like Indian cuisine this is a must place to go .Best book though...More

Thank LIfeontheocean
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We had great fun with good food too. Thank god the chicken meat was *real* and not reconstituted- what a bonus!

Thank Kimbrini
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Probably one of my favourite places to go and have a Indian meal.. Very friendly.. Great service and lovely meals.. I very much recommend.. Keep up the good work :)

Thank Claire N
Reviewed 5 March 2018

So near to my home, I can see the restaurant from my garden looking up the street. I especially like the fish dishes. In many south Asian restaurant the only fish on offer is prawns. Strange considering so much freshwater fish is farmed there paricularly...More

Thank Kurmis2014
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Fiona A
12 April 2018|
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Response from LIfeontheocean | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about that, sorry ,have a look at the menu
19 February 2018|
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Response from sandid1364 | Reviewed this property |
Tiger cobra and various others. Prices around 4.00 per pint
Stephen T
11 October 2016|
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Response from cattdvd | Reviewed this property |
As above, definitely book and why not ask if a buffet service is available for that number? A deposit is likely and I would also suggest the upper floor. Excellent! DC.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine
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