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Shaha Indian

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti, Eastern European
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89/91 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RS, England
+44 1228 520050
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Cumbria
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've visited here over 30 times. Wonderful and consistent all-rounder that's not the best at anything, but manages to fulfil all requirements for any occasion. This place has not got the best decor, or the best views, or even the best food, but it offers an overall package that's difficult to beat. Friendly service, thoroughly decent food, and it's great... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently on a Friday, early evening. Prompt service despite it being quite busy, good food, good value. The place was a little tired in the decor but that's not a huge issue to us, it was warm and comfortable. A good selection of genourous portions, nice food. Would eat there again

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Thank Ian S
shotton
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very poor really,asked a local for a good Indian as the viceroy was closed because of the floods last year and wasn't due to open till December.he recommended Shana's, staff not very friendly welcomed us with a curt hello showed us to our table .we all got a medium spiced dish!! , If this was medium I wouldn't like to... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault the food at all. Excellent flavours and good levels of heat. Found the waiting staff incredibly rude but would probably return for the quality of food.

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Thank Barry S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion this is possibly the best Indian restaurant in Carlisle and the food is allways lovely and you get plenty of it,my slight issue is the chips could be better as very thin as I personally like fat chips but that is a minor issue as everything else about the food is excellent,,

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Thank david d
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I eat at the Shaha, Carlisle regularly and the menu is very varied and all the food is superb. The service is excellent and the costs very acceptable. Thanks to them for many years of feeding me and my family - and many years to come. I would not go back to any venue that did not... More 

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Thank reneewilkinson
shaha77, General Manager at Shaha Indian, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It's always a pleasure to serve you. Look forward to seeing you all again soon. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in last night and as usual the food was excellent, I would highly recommend the Sha Ha Chicken Tikka Starter it is the best Chicken Tikka I have ever tasted. We have been to some incredible restaurants but this starter and the Tandoori King Prawns in a curry sauce take some beating. Well done Shud and Thank You.

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Thank Colin B
shaha77, General Manager at Shaha Indian, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Was great to see you both. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Always welcoming and the staff remember you.At the weekend I would recommend you book a table.A very popular and in my option the best in Carlisle.An extensive menu with subtle tastes a really good eating experience.

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Thank John M
shaha77, General Manager at Shaha Indian, responded to this review

Thank for so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

5 star food, service and atmosphere!! My partner and I live in London but are back in Cumbria around 6 times a year and any visit is not complete without a visit to Shaha! The staff are always happy to adjust a curry to your liking and the dishes available are amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone. :-)

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Thank Jess A
shaha77, General Manager at Shaha Indian, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you when you're back in Carlisle. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I regularly eat in or take out. The atmosphere is welcoming and the food is ALWAYS consistently excellent. Shaha is a brilliant restaurant and takeaway in the centre of Carlisle. I would recommend it for dates, family and or friend get togethers.

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Thank Caitlin H
shaha77, General Manager at Shaha Indian, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti, Eastern European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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?