The West Midlands has one of the most diverse dining cultures in the UK, but one style of cooking stands out above them all. This is the land of the Balti, a British take on an Indian culinary classic, and all over Birmingham one can find Balti houses offering the local speciality. One such joint is Vakas Balti on Windmill Hill in Halesowen, where they offer some of the finest in traditional Indian cuisine around.
Few things get the average punter in Birmingham going quicker than the prospect of a night on the Cobra and curry. Their local speciality – Balti – is a fusion of traditional Indian methods with contemporary British tastes, and the whole West Midlands conurbation is dotted with balti houses that offer up the dish to the hungry public. On Windmill Hill in Halesowen, their local dealer is Vakas Balti.
The tropes of a great Balti house are quite simple: friendly service, an homely atmosphere and a killer menu: lucky then, that at Vakas on Windmill Hill in Halesowen, they have all three. The food production is split between the tandoor and the balti, and there are plenty of house specials that are sure to keep the Indian food aficionados of Birmingham coming back time and again. Vakas Balti is a popular choice, so to avoid disappointment making a reservation in advance is advised.
From the first impression driving into the car park we thought we had made a mistake. Bottles, cans and rubbish all around the edge of the car park. Inside the restaurant was so different, clean and welcoming. The Staff were very attentive and friendly. We were seated very quickly and asked what we would like to drink. The menus are clear and explain what the dishes are, just in case you hadn't been to an Indian before. The food was fresh and presented very well. Highly recommend this place, we will be back.
Tasty food and friendly staff as usual. Really like eating in here. Great we have you close to home. Thanks for a nice evening :)
It was a Fab meal the respectable staff were very pleasant there was a reasonable wait for our meal. The fab atmosphere was very nice
Really good curry was a regular customer years ago but stopped using decided to try again and will now probably use on a regular basis food really good nice pleasant staff restaurant clean and nice surroundings overall very good
Nice food and a good atmosphere with a friendly host. Took a little longer than usual to serve our meal but it was lovely chatting to the staff so we didn't mind at all :)
Well worth a night out with friends or family at Vakas balti situated between Stourbridge and Halesowen. Great food, friendly staff and excellent value Sunday night meal deal!! Definitely recommend.
Really tasty food as always. The owner is so friendly it makes it a really lovely experience to go and enjoy a meal out with friends and family
Lovely meal and staff. Really tasty food. Even got to try free samples of new menu. Definitely going back again soon! Thank you for a nice night
wonderful evening, nothing was too much trouble for the lovely waiters. The food was amazing. We will defiantly be returning. Great value, the whole group enjoyed it.
Sunday night deal is good value. Starter, main with rice or nan bread, coffee or ice cream. Can't go wrong!! Excellent food and very friendly staff.