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4.9 /6 Excellent 26 Reviews

Shababs

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Shababs, 163-165 Ladypool Road, B12 8LQ Birmingham

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.

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. That’s because Sparkbrook’s Shababs came on the scene in 1973, the heady days of the red flock wallpaper and the prevalent culture of the late night vindaloo melt down. Catering for the discerning diners who were on the lookout for a dining experience combining authentic food, exotic surroundings and the very best eastern hospitality, Shababs on Ladypool Road in Birmingham has to this day maintained excellent service and perfect Indian cuisine.

Over the last thirty plus years Shababs’ 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. Shababs’ 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 in Birmingham’s Sparkbrook use the very best ingredients from local suppliers and do not use any artificial colourings or ready made pastes.

CHEF'S CHOICE

26 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 26 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 12:02

Good spicy food, well cooked and very reasonably priced. I had the tandoori fish starter followed by a fish balti - both excellent. Would definitely visit again.

2 reviews so far 6
04.03.2017 07:24

Excellent food, can highly recommend the keema naan. Fast service and very friendly. The prices are also very reasonable. Unlicensed but you can take your own beer.

1 review so far 6
04.01.2017 09:22

I've been eating in the balti triangle for the last 15 years and Shebabs never fails to give the best value , quality and honest food . it does get very busy at times so booking may be useful at times.

2 reviews so far 6
31.12.2016 09:00

Superb,must be the best Balti in Birmingham, always fresh ingredients with quick service, it's a little bit more expensive than some but you really do get what you pay for, EXCELLENT.

1 review so far 6
17.01.2016 08:49

I booked a table for six based upon reputation and reviews. We were expecting a high-quality balti-style meal. That is what we got. Our meals were nicely and subtly flavoured without being fiercely spiced. We were also very pleased with the various breads we chose; all piping hot and beautifully flavoured. Two of us chose lassi to accompany the meal. This was refreshing and not too heavy. Our waiter was very attentive and obliging. Full marks to him. So, overall an excellent lunchtime meal was enjoyed by all six of us.

1 review so far 5
23.01.2016 14:54

Staff are very friendly and helpful, and food is excellent. It would have got a 6 but I had to wait for my Balti when the rest of my party had theirs and the table naan will only do 3 people not 4 as we were told it would, maybe we have big appetities, I dont know, but i will definately be going back and soon !!

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 08:57

Great food, maybe the best balti I've had. Only downside was the very long wait for our food and we were placed on a side table next to each other rather than opposite each other. Once the large party within the restaurant had left I was able to move my chair back to the other side of the table so no major issue. Would definitely return and recommend!

2 reviews so far 4
26.02.2017 09:10

Packed restaurant over 2 floors - buzzy atmosphere on a Daturday evening. Good food but the chicken and vegetable balti was missing the chicken! Also I asked for a v mild vegetable balti with no chilli but it came as a medium (annoying when a genuine request is ignored by a disinterested waiter). Other staff were very pleasant. We will try it again though.

1 review so far 4
10.09.2016 19:31

We were the only people in at lunchtime. The food was amazing, full of flavour and obviously freshly prepared. The only issue was the speed of service. We were not in a hurry so it didn't matter, but if you were in a rush maybe pick elsewhere. We would come back just because the food was so good.

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 11:38

We specifically went here for the table naan & it didn't disappoint. Food was decent, table naan perfect but service a little lack lustre. Average prices. Better to think of this as a type of Indian cafe rather than a plush restaurant. Still, not many places you can get table naans!

1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 16:28

Was an excellent place to have dinner, completely clean and the food was delicious. I definitely will go back¡ The service was very good and the options available are very diverse.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2015 14:50

Outstanding balti experience. Well worth the hour on the train just to try an authentic balti. Great staff, nice restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere...and food to die for. Loved it.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 17:59

Great restaurant, very tasty balti curry, great ambience! The waiters were very helpful and we enjoyed an authentic Balti Triangle experience. Booking was very simple and straight forward too!

1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 07:23

Excelent tasty food which was piping hot whe it arrived. The service a fast and stot on. I have been here before and will be returning again soon.

1 review so far 4
13.12.2015 16:26

Nice deco and good Indian music some classic tunes - mix grill was nice although lamb should have been cooked a bit more. Curry dishes wer good portion - prices need to be clear on bill as didn't understand it fully.

1 review so far 6
26.06.2016 00:12

Reservation system worked perfectly: excellent table waiting for us. Service efficient but not rushed. Food brilliant: proper, traditional balti, menus under glass on the table, giant naans!

1 review so far 6
04.09.2016 15:59

Great food, excellent service and a delightful atmosphere what more could you desire on a Friday evening. This was our first time, it wont be our last

1 review so far 6
25.10.2016 07:52

Booked a table online service was excellent and had the best chicken Balt ever will definitely be going again will recommend you to our friends

2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2017 12:57

Great food, pleasant service. We are upstairs which as not as nice a room as down stairs. Huge Nan- the medium one was way too big for 2!!

1 review so far 5
08.01.2017 17:24

Great food with great flavour, and for the most part great service too. The younger waiter kind enough to give our daughter an ice cream as we left.

1 review so far 5
01.11.2016 07:45

Great balti - bill ended up being quite expensive but we were hungry! Fantastic location - service was a little slow at times although they were friendly.

1 review so far 5
19.12.2015 09:26

Had a night with lovely food . Staff were very friendly. Would go back again in the future as good food and reasonable prices there

1 review so far 1
13.04.2016 01:14

First of all, the staff was not aware of my booking made via Quandoo. Their reservation book only had records of direct booking by phone. Service was extremely slow. It took them 15min to finally send someone over for taking order, as apparently, all orders were taken by one member of staff only. It then took another 30min for the drinks and food to arrive. Unfortunately, the cutlery was dirty and had residuals from the last diners. The staff only took the cutlery away and there was no apology.

4 reviews so far 5
02.10.2016 10:03

Impressive table Naan! and I am not making a BIG deal of the bread.

1 review so far 2
03.02.2016 08:16

Absolutely awful service very slow and unprofessional food ok not worth the wait ; with the competition they cannot afford to have this kind of service would never return

1 review so far 1
15.05.2016 19:49

Im really quite upset as when we arrived 5 mins before our booking, it was all shuttered up ! There was a notice on the shutters saying that it was open on a sunday from 12pm and we arrived at 12.40pm. Not good. We were celebrating our anniversary today. I would appreiciate an explanation please.