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Shaha Indian

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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89/91 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RS, England
+44 1228 520050
17:30 - 23:00
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Murcia, Spain
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely Indian restaurant, really comfortable with a nice selection of drinks and food. Food is reasonably priced and we had a lovely meal - food was gorgeous! The only thing I'm disappointed with is the service. The waiters were very abrupt to the point where they were walking off before I could finish my sentence. I always... More 

Thank Amzyy
Carlisle, Cumbria
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here several times in the past, but not for some time. I went on Tuesdsy with some friends and was really impressed. The food was excellent. It was piping hot and served well. Service could be slightly more friendlier but food was very tasty!

Thank GKB16
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Shaha as we have been before in a party of four and had a great night. There were only two of us this time to celebrate my birthday and noticed a bit of a difference. We cannot criticise the service when we first arrived and the food was lovely apart from we wished the rice was kept... More 

Thank Carol S
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent really enjoyed it fast service waiter was hilarious didn't grin once spent hole time trying to make him smile brill

Thank Dave T
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting the Shaha for a number of years now, and we have yet to experience anything other than first class food, friendly service, and great value for money. The restaurant is not the easiest to find, nor does the entrance up the stairwell inspire you to think you are about to enjoy a gourmet dining experience. However,... More 

Thank Eric R
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is beautiful. The onion bahjis melt in your mouth. Food is plentiful but naan breads aren't massive so have one each. Drinks are reasonable and there is a good selection. If possible book at weekends as it gets packed. Staff were nice.

Thank Sue P
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 8 enjoyed a lovely meal as usual as we frequently visit this restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff are polite and professional . Well worth a visit.

Thank Judith R
South Wales
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We searched on the internet for a good Indian restaurant in Carlisle as we were staying overnight at a local hotel. A short walk from the pedestrianized precinct, this restaurant is on the first floor so not that easy to find if you don't know the area, however, we were very glad we did. The restaurant was extremely busy but... More 

Thank sagsSouthWales
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to Shaha regularly for a couple years now. It's improved with time and age. The staff are always pleasant and have the exact right mix of sociability and "leave me to enjoy my meal". Food is great and never delayed despite how busy they get.

Thank KNPhoto
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Lived in Area for near 40 years but never been in here before. But been in twice now in 6 months with different friends. Really enjoyed my curry both times, my brother in law who I was with this time also loved his and he is a time served chef who has worked in a number of gr8 restaurants including... More 

Thank twimturbo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89/91 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 520050

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