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5.0 /6 Excellent 92 Reviews


City Centre Indian £££ +100
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About Shabab

At Shabab restaurant in Leeds you’re treated to an extensive a-la-carte menu catering for all tastes. A selection of set price meals to suit most budgets and a best value help-yourself Indian Buffet. Come by and experience great Indian food for business lunches and early evening diners. The restaurant on Albion Street are always pleased to arrange birthdays, wedding receptions, office parties or an outside catering event to suit your requirements. Complete your stay in Leeds by visiting Shabab.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 17:00 - 23:30
Shabab, 1 Bishopgate Street, LS1 5DY Leeds

Further Information

How’s your Arab coming along? Slow? Here’s a word for you to learn and keep in mind: Shabab is Arab for ‘pinnacle’ or youthfulness. And wouldn’t you know it – there’s so much for you to try and taste and have the friendly staff recommend you. Because Shabab Restaurants came on the scene in 1973, the heady days of the red flock wall paper and prevalent culture of a late night vindaloo melt down. Catering for the discerning diners who were on the look out for a dining experience combining authentic food, exotic surroundings and the very best eastern hospitality, Shabab in Leeds has to this day maintained excellent service and perfect Indian cuisine.

Over the last thirty plus years Shabab’s richly decorated, authentic interiors and a range of mouth watering freshly prepared recipes have made them stand out from the ever increasing crowd of so called Indian eateries that look and taste the same. Shabab’s a-la-carte menu has continuously evolved over the years, with an emphasis on remaining authentic and close to the way meals are prepared in typical Asian domestic kitchens. The restaurant on Albion Street in Leeds use the very best ingredients from local suppliers and do not use any artificial colourings or ready made pastes.


92 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 92 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
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5 reviews so far 6
05.09.2017 15:14

Fantastic location, food, service, atmosphere & value for money. Can't wait for the next visit. Even though it was busy I cannot fault the service.

1 review so far 6
28.08.2017 20:07

Excellent food, great ambiance and very reasonable prices - can't wait to go again next time we are in Leeds. So pleased we booked beforehand -

1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 09:30

Fantastic restaurant, great service will definitely go back again. Great choice of food and starters are amazing. Love everything about the restaurant and also reasonably priced.

1 review so far 6
30.06.2017 13:28

Me and my mum visit leeds for a girly shopping day once every couple of months. Amazing food and service everytime. We love it! Thanks :)

2 reviews so far 6
20.10.2016 15:42

This is the first time we have visited Shabab since it has been located in Bishopsgate, Leeds, (we went many years ago when it was in Eastgate) and we are so pleased that we went. My husband and I were both very impressed with the food which was delicious and we really enjoyed the lovely atmosphere and surroundings in the restaurant. The service was very good with friendly and efficient staff, and we were pleasantly surprised when we received our bill which we thought was very reasonable. We will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 17:51

When thinking of going out for a curry I would wholeheartedly recommend the Shabab. I've eaten at all the well known curry houses in both Leeds and Bradford and none can match the Shabab. Great food , great service and good value for money.

1 review so far 5
17.02.2016 10:13

Food excellent service a little slow certain staff seemed confused we ordered a bottle of wine with our meal we had to ask for it twice as it was still at the bar waiter said we wondered which table this belonged to my wife ordered a sweet from one waiter we waited for ages then another waiter came to see if she was enjoying her sweet which she did not have ,my wife ordered Banana split to which the second waiter said we don't have that so why did the first waiter take her order ?? so we did not bother ,Think certain waiters need a wake up call they were quick to bring us the BILL Though,as I said the food is fab some of the best indian food in Leeds good atmosphere we will definitely be coming back as we live in and work in Leeds.

2 reviews so far 6
08.06.2016 13:55

I love this place. From the amazing Indian wooden chased panels, subdued lighting and embroidered umbrellas decorating the ceiling to the authentic tastes of India. The enormous family Naan hung on a spike in the centre of the table allows all the guests to rip off as much as they want. I had a meat platter which had 5 small bowls of different curries a starter and a sweet . From the succulent lamb Achai to a sweet chicken Korma. It was a shame some of the sweet menu was not available but the Gulub Jaman and home made Kulfi Ice cream were really tasty . Definitely recommended.

1 review so far 6
01.01.2016 17:30

If you're looking for a nice Indian meal in Leeds, look no further than Shabab. We were there for New Years eve and it didnt dissappoint. Lovely food and we had the lovely Corina looking after us. It's not the first time we've been and it wont be the last.

1 review so far 3
12.10.2016 20:08

I booked the table for eight people for 20:00 via the Quandoo web site (which was very easy to do I might add) and when we got there we had to wait for ten minutes as it was very busy and every table was taken. When we finally sat down we had popudums and pickle tray and drinks which was quite nice although they took 15 minutes to come. I thought I would have a couple of starters as a change - big mistake - the onion bhaji that came first you needed to have concrete teeth as the batter was so hard and the second starter (which came when the other people has their mains) was billed as a unique taste experience and was awful. It was just a spicy soup which left a very bad aftertaste and I can't remember what it was called. I should have bypassed starters and just had a main course as the rest of my party said the food was very nice so my fault doing that but you really shouldn't go wrong ordering just starters. I don't think a return trip will be happening any time soon.

2 reviews so far 3
28.05.2015 08:15

The Shabab had a good atmosphere and setting when we arrived around 9pm. The starters were fine, but but the main curry's of about half our party were pretty poor and we have eaten at a great number of restaurants over many years. In fairness to the manager he knocked one of the mains off the bill, but on balance there are better offerings elsewhere in Leeds and we are not likely to return. In addition one of our party got curry stains on their clothes from the chair they were sat on.

1 review so far 2
13.12.2016 23:44

Booked for 7.00pm, waited over half an hour to be seated, which wasn't pleasant as I walk with a stick and have difficulty standing for that long. Once seated, tried to give us wrong drinks order and tried to give our food to the next table. Our starters were fine but our main courses were luke warm and mediocre at best. Mid meal drinks order brought only 3 of the 4 drinks ordered. Asked if we wanted coffee or desserts and as soon as we said no thank you they asked us to leave as they wanted the table. Felt unwelcome from beginning to end really. This was 36 years to the day of my first date with my husband to the Shabab (on Eastgate) which used to be fab, will never go again.

2 reviews so far 6
11.03.2015 16:38

it was for my wife's birthday, from start to finish excellent meal, friendly service, & quality of food with a non heart stopping bill at the end of a three course meal, ltr of wine and drinks@)) we are from north Wales and we were in Leeds for just two days, but ever visiting Leeds in the future again would most definitely use this establishment and highly recommend to other , thankyou

1 review so far 6
15.02.2015 09:25

Shabab was very friendly with great service, Which on what I can only imagine been the busiest night (valentines) the service was second to none and all food prepared fresh to order.

2 reviews so far 6
20.04.2017 09:27

Always a joy to eat are Shebab . Staff are always attentive and the food is of the highest quality. I had the haleem soup which was truly delicious. I had a kanu as main it was a stunning mixture of flavours with chicken mango and cashew nuts Finished off with a heavenly Gulub Japan A really excellent meal.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2015 10:35

Staff were lovely and very well mannered. The food was brilliant. I highly recommend Shabab to anybody who comes to visit Leeds. It was also very affordable

1 review so far 6
04.06.2015 09:07

Went to Shaba's yesterday after work we had a table booked for 6.30 but was seated earlier. Staff were very pleasant and the food was amazing. We all had a vindaloo so much flavour but it is very HOT!! would highly recommend and will return for another visit at some point... 10/10

5 reviews so far 6
01.05.2016 17:58

Fantastic food, service, atmosphere, & value for money as always. Really enjoyed the whole evening. Cannot wait for the next time we visit the Shabab.

1 review so far 4
30.05.2017 08:24

Food was generally good. One of the main courses wasn't what was ordered but it didn't really matter as all 4 dishes looked and tasted largely the same. Waiters were fun and welcoming but it seemed to take a very long time for each course to come out. It's the sort of place that I'd possibly not book again myself but would happily go back if i was invited as part of another group.

2 reviews so far 5
06.02.2016 08:54

not been to Shabab for a few years. I was impressed, Food excellent, service very good especially as it was a busy Friday evening Will be going back