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Shu Restaurant

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253 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1655
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the Chicken Curry Risotto for starters. It was nicely spiced, it had a little kick to your taste buds but not overly so, I'd say it was just right. The Risotto rice was cooked perfectly well. For mains I had the 10oz Rib-Eye cooked medium. It was juicy and flavourful. It came with lovely tasty champ and a... More 

Thank Greg P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this restaurant a few times and I think it is extremely overrated .Food just OK and staff efficient but unfriendly won't be back

Thank Noel G
Natasha C, General Manager at Shu Restaurant, responded to this review

Good evening Noel. First of all, can I say how disappointed I am to hear of your negative experience at Shu. I would like to assure you that we take all feedback seriously and would be interested in discussing the matter further with you. Let me assure you, we aim to keep our standards of food and service extremely high... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic, chilli squid then steak. Table service could have been better which left me disappointed. However, the atmosphere and food made up for it.

Thank Hutch72
Tamworth, Staffs
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great set menu! Three courses for £23 on a Friday night is an absolute bargain... especially when you are used to Mailbox, Birmingham prices. Staff interaction was minimal but very efficient and polite. A buzzing restaurant which I always enjoy. I would say I think the interior needs a little bit of an update but definitely worth a visit!! A... More 

Thank Midlandslass
Limerick, Ireland
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite deceptive from the outside, this restaurant is quite bright & spacious. Very modern decor but also very comfortable. Service is very efficient, food is well above average. Great range to choose from. A bit above the usual price for lunch but you are in for a treat! Well worth a visit.

Thank maddy291260
Tervuren, Belgium
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315 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked all the way from Belfast city center along Lisburn Road to Shu. The place was full but....... they offered me a table in the basement which was empty when I arrived but full when I left. I had great service and some nice food. Reservations recommended. I remember the great service I got.

Thank degtravel
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant a few times and had the pleasure of enjoying another good meal here with my wife. Had the starter of squid followed by rock bass risotto and sweet of rubarb rice pudding. Very tasty food, was very busy as usual and not extortionate prices. Worth a visit

1 Thank David H
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we decided to give shu a try for my daughters leaving to Canada and we are glad we did. we were greeted by the manager Julian who made us feel very welcome, our service was fantastic without being intrusive and the food was top notch

1 Thank Tom M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to book Great table downstairs....quieter than main restaurant seating at street level Excellent food at reasonable price...as they say you get what you pay for. Excellent service from very pleasant and competent staff they look after you well. Most definitely will be back to this jewel in Belfasts crown

1 Thank Sharon B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Work commitments have prevented a Valentine's Day outing for us, luckily enough as Shu's booking list was full for the 14th. We've eaten here many times for family lunches, dinners, outings with friends and it is a firm favourite for ambience, good service, and excellent food. It was nice to see the owner there tonight, keeping in touch with his... More 

1 Thank PBJanet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$44
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EN, Northern Ireland
  • Public Transportation: Adelaide
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9038 1655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?