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5.2 /6 Excellent 97 Reviews

Urban Choola

Highfield Indian ££ +100
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About Urban Choola

Dosa, kebab, biryani, bahji and much more adorn the menu at Urban Choola, a popular street food-style Indian restaurant in the Highfield enclave of Sheffield. With a range of small and large plates, appetites of any size can be satisfied. For a really good value kick, go for one of the meal deals, with the most involved being the family meal deal of two kathi rolls or sizzlers, two dishes from the ‘all-time favourites’ selection, two naan breads and a serve of pulao rice, plus salad and a big bottle of fizz. Another way to get stuck into Urban Choola is to go for the traditional thali, complete with naan, dal makhani and an assortment of the chef’s choicest dishes. Find Urban Choola along London Road, close to the corner with Sharrow Lane, but be sure to book ahead to beat the rush.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 22:15
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 22:15
  • Thursday 17:00 - 22:15
  • Friday 17:00 - 22:15
  • Saturday 17:00 - 22:15
  • Sunday 17:00 - 22:15
Urban Choola, 842 Ecclesall Road, S11 8TD Sheffield


97 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 97 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 08:58

Great meal with attentive staff. Enjoyed a selection of starters and then shared a Thali between the two of us. A real Indian 'tapas' experience.

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 10:09

Great quality food (the chicken zafran sizzler and lime pickle were great) and friendly service, will definitely be visiting again in the very near future!

1 review so far 6
05.07.2017 09:02

Fantastic restaurant! We booked 8 people in for a birthday party and the food was delicious. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Will recommend again to friends and family A*

1 review so far 6
26.06.2017 00:34

The place is convenient and lots of seats. Nice food. Excellent Nans and Veg Biryani . We liked the Sweet and Salt Lassi . Wll recommend to friends.

2 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 17:51

If you're tired of the same old predicable curry and want to explore then be prepared for something different. Urban Choola is a bold definition a new fusion street food category where all the theater, spontaneity and authenticity combine to create a totally new taste sensation...and satisfying too!

1 review so far 5
20.08.2017 13:21

I had a Thali platter and The Lamb Karahi was delicious! Perfectly cooked, high quality lamb in a rich sauce which was packed full of flavour! It was nice to try a few different sides (came with the platter) that I wouldn't normally order but next time I would probably just order a starter & main course. Although it was also nice to have a dessert to tuck straight into soon as I'd polished off my the rest. Service was great.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2017 22:42

First visit to their new premises. Loved the service, and the food was really beautiful. They have expanded the menu, which worried me a bit. No need to have worried. We chose widely and all dishes were really well executed. Unlike most Sheffield curry restaurants, the lamb had been properly slow cooked. And cooked in the flavourings.

1 review so far 6
18.06.2016 09:11

Fantastic food, and terrific staff! First time visit so inevitably a little trepidation. No need - friendly and welcoming staff, and one of the finest vindaloos I have eaten over the past thirty-something years. Truly excellent! Great birthday celebration and each of us enjoyed our chosen thali. Looking forward to the next visit

1 review so far 4
10.05.2017 17:51

Ate quite often at Choola but in previous location. This experience didn't measure up to the high standard already set. Due to new location, increase in prices and no more BYO (drinks were pricey and the wine I ordered not really worth it) I probably won't return. The food was fine, I tried something new so couldn't make a direct comparison with any of meals I had already had but previously i would have rated my food as excellent.

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 09:34

It's the authentic taste, the atmosphere and the friendly service that makes this a good night out. Wishing Urban Choola success in its new location.

3 reviews so far 4
24.06.2017 22:02

Got put right by the door in the corridor which wasn't great as there appeared to be plenty of seats in the main restaurant. However the service was quick and attentive and the food was pretty good. Would recommend the Thali as it's good value and you get to try lots of different dishes in one. It's not quite India or even Brick Lane, but it's tasty Indian Indian street food for Sheffield.

1 review so far 5
01.04.2017 17:00

Good choice of food with plenty of variety at reasonable prices. Good and friendly service and we liked the fact that you could bring your own booze with only £1 per person charged for corkage. It was busy when we went on a Friday evening and that is always a good sign. We shall definitely go again.

5 reviews so far 6
21.09.2016 08:31

I go to this restaurant regularly and always find the food and the service excellent. I am looking forward to the move to a new venue but hope that the new size will not prevent the personal touches that are to be found in the present restaurant

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 07:17

Amazing food really tasty. The food is as good as when it was on London Road but ambience has definitely improved and the portion sizes are still good but not massive and almost overwhelming like on London road. Fab atmosphere. Manager was really on the ball.

2 reviews so far 4
04.03.2017 09:40

The food was good but the restaurant were not expecting us despite booking on line and then made a mistake with the bill. They were not trying to overcharge us but the bill was not right and when I requested that it was corrected they did not issue a new one. Will be happy to go there and eat again but they do need to up the service

1 review so far 5
17.06.2016 08:28

Urban Choola has great food, friendly service. A different menu. Bring your own wine/beer makes for good value meal out. Recommend for informal meals and get togethers.

1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 08:54

Great little place with lovely, slightly different food. Friendly, efficient staff. Only small so it's gets full quickly - book in advance. Recommend the thalis & the sizzlers. Also take your own drinks. Last night our bill for two was £19.90 for two people.

1 review so far 5
18.02.2017 16:12

Authentic, tasty Indian food including some unusual dishes not usually found in Indian restaurants all at a reasonable price. An enjoyable experience with courteous staff. All three of us enjoyed our meal although one was a little too spicy for his liking. This was our second visit and will definitely come again.

1 review so far 3
28.10.2016 16:52

Incorrect menu on website. Starter (a tiny onion bhaji), main course Thali, dips, rice, nan and dessert (in a dip dish and just looking like another dip) all served simultaneously on one plate. Flavours bland and hot items only warm. No alcohol unless you bring your own. My wife quite enjoyed her dish so will give it another try due to the very pleasant staff. Sorry to be the odd one out but they have a long way to go to match House of Spice.

1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 19:19

Very good food, and reasonably priced. However the waiters were dressed in polo shirts and trainers, not a great look for the style of restaurant. Also wouldn't serve is plain rice (?!). Feels like they're new and still working things out. Otherwise a great place and we will be back.

2 reviews so far 6
04.06.2016 10:04

There's simply nothing like it in Sheffield. Awesome ambience and creative menu which sets up a totally unique experience. We revisitted after our first outstanding outing just to check this was for real. The proof is in the pudding!

1 review so far 5
31.10.2016 19:32

Very enjoyable meal, lovely food and atmosphere. The service was friendly. The waiters seemed a bit inexperienced however I am sure when they have been there a few weeks they will have learnt the ropes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would definitely eat here again.

1 review so far 5
14.11.2016 09:11

Pleasant restaurant and service. Food is slightly different from standard Indian restaurants. Portion sizes were not large but sufficient for us and as it is BYO with a £1 per person corkage it works out as good value if you are drinking. We would go again.

1 review so far 5
02.09.2016 09:41

Once again the food was excellent. We shared the karate prawns as a starter which were subtly spiced and sublime. For mains we each had a thali dish, which managed to defeat us both on quantity. The quality of the food and service remains consistently good.

6 reviews so far 6
19.05.2017 08:30

The best Indian restaurant for quality food at a great price. All the waiters are helpful and attentive. I am garlic intolerant and have eaten here several times and they always amend the dishes to meet my requirements.

5 reviews so far 6
02.09.2016 08:36

The food is always first class. It is hot , tasty and high quality. Obviously the cooks use high quality basic products. The staff are always helpful and pleasant. Look forward to their upcoming move to ne premises.

1 review so far 6
13.01.2017 08:09

Great service and the most delicious food, with such a good variety on the menu too. Plus there is a good choice for vegetarians. Also the option to bring your own wine is always a winner!

1 review so far 5
16.06.2017 07:07

We had the thali platters which were delicious- really enjoyed having a variety of things to try. A little bit quiet, but then we booked for a Thursday at 7! A few more tables came in later and made it a livlier atmosphere.

1 review so far 5
30.05.2017 08:48

Very good food at a sensible price. I like non oily curries which you get here. Service was also very good. No longer do bring your own alcohol though which we did not know until we arrived but won't stop us going back.

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 17:27

Food very good, service similarly very good, and the venue was very pleasant. The Lassi was quite expensive given the size of the glass in which it came, and the three containers of 'pickles' to go with the popadoms were also very small.

1 review so far 4
23.02.2017 10:48

Nice friendly restaurant with very helpful staff. Food is good and they serve some traditional indian dishes. Some of the food ordered came really late as they had forgotten about it. However they then offered to give it for free which was good. The Bhel puri is a must. The thaali was ok.

1 review so far 4
02.01.2017 08:23

Lovely food, but if you go for the Thalia platter I'd recommend skipping a starter, unless you are very hungry. Clean restaurant, food nicely presented. I'd say service could be a little sharper, but think this will improve with experience. Staff all friendly and pleasant. Would I go again. Yes I definitely will.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 20:22

Excellent food ...different to the usual Indian restaurant.. great that it's open on Sunday afternoon if you like a change from a typical Sunday lunch !! .. friendly staff and would definitely return & recommend

6 reviews so far 6
18.04.2017 00:52

Fantastic choice and waiters are very accommodating. I am garlic intolerant and the chef always ensures the menu is altered to meet my needs. Plus it is a BYO every night of the week. Brilliant.

2 reviews so far 5
29.07.2017 08:55

Absolutely lovely authentic Indian street food - would highly recommend the Thali platter. Friendly, attentive staff. Only criticism would be where we sat, slightly in no mans land between the front and the back of the restaurant, where noone else was sitting.

2 reviews so far 6
21.09.2016 09:36

possibly the best Asian food I have had in Sheffield . All seemed to be fresh cooked and very tasty . Hope when they move to Eccleshall Rd. things stay as good .

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 15:03

Really lovely food, lovely staff, and very nice service, not too quick or too slow. can recommend the chicken biriyani and the thali platter, which comes with a little rice pudding for dessert.

1 review so far 5
30.04.2016 14:28

This place is a bit different to most Indian restaurants- more funky.It has cartoon pictures on the wall and no background music , just the chatter of diners at the cafe-type tables. Food is generally good, but not exceptionally

1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 07:18

Wonderful food, excellent choices and great service! Definitely our go to curry restaurant, the thali is divine!! Will miss then when they cross the dark side into Eccelsall Road in a month.

5 reviews so far 6
10.09.2016 07:44

The staff are very pleasant and helpful. We ha a member of our party no too keen on very spicy food and they made her a special dish to her requirements, Brilliant!

1 review so far 4
29.12.2016 16:52

Good food as always but has lost a little of the atmosphere and edge of LondonRd. Thali was brilliant but not served on wooden platter as before. Has become a little like other Indian restaurants and while the food is good the restaurant now doesn't seem individual enough

1 review so far 5
01.02.2017 18:47

Restaurant excellent,unfortunately the on line booking system hadn't worked & while I had confirmation of my booking the restaurant had no record of it.They did manage to fit us in & the food & service were very good

5 reviews so far 5
05.09.2016 08:16

As usual, a wonderful meal served by pleasant staff. The restaurant is buzzing with satisfied customers. When they move to new premises I hope that they can manage to keep the same standards up. Good Luck to them.

1 review so far 5
20.05.2016 11:25

Nice food in a friendly informal atmosphere. We chose the vegetarian Thali, which has a variety of dishes and is very reasonably priced. Some customers had to be turned away (Thursday) so it's a good idea to book.

1 review so far 6
08.06.2016 07:18

Amazing food, not greasy and just the right size portions. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Menu was not huge but covered a broad variety of options. Will be going again!!

1 review so far 6
02.11.2016 09:52

AMAZING food. Prawn thali is the best in Sheffield. The team have done an excellent job with the new restaurant in Ecclesall Road. Wish I could eat there every day!!

1 review so far 6
24.06.2016 17:48

Lovely little restaurant, homely and a great price. I had a fantastic Thali. The food was fresh and well sourced. The service was great. Thanks for such a lovely evening.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 08:06

Delicious authentic Indian curry. Yummy! Recommend the lamb chetinhd thali. Excellent atmosphere and reasonably priced. Will definitely visit again. Average hand dryer in the gents toilet the only let down.

5 reviews so far 6
01.06.2016 14:48

2nd time I've been. I though I had had a great experience first time. The second time was even better. Fab Thali and excellent service. Just about to book again!

1 review so far 6
25.04.2016 08:31

Great food in a simple setting. Feels more like someone's front room than a restaurant, which only adds to the experience - it's all about the food! Recommend the Thalis.