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) #4 of 100 Restaurants in Whitley Bay $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian,
181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
011 44 191 252 5050
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (42 reviews)
“poppadoms” (33 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went here last night just my hubby and I and the service and food are out of this World, we been here a few times in the past and there is nothing we could fault at all. Got excellent food and wonderful waiter service

Thank Carolinemia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful contempory restaurant. Service impeccable, toilets spotless, food amazing. Im never impressed with indian restaurants as they are usually no better than a takeaway however this was delicious. Really extensive menu. Took the rest home in a goody bag. Free shots at end of meal....More

Thank venusjobson
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with my eldest daughter, son in law & two beautiful granddaughters. Poppadums were the best ever, John ordered a special sauce with them which was brilliant, I then had the Tandoori mixed kebab followed by chicken Tikka Naag spicy but not painful !! Good...More

Thank art3112
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a while since I was there but it is still the best indians around the decor is fantastic & the service is second to non been going there since ur opened

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times, the last time I visited was my last ... long wait before any staff member acknowledged us then when we were seated another hefty wait for drinks / food orders staff too busy hiding behind bar playing on mobile phones....More

Thank Amy0512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Shikara for their Friday night Balti special. Warm welcome, attentive service, very nice food and reasonably priced. It has to be good as it's up against some real opposition in Whitley. And it didn't disappoint. Cheeky free shots to round it off as well.

Thank martin m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here on Friday 02 June 2017 at 7pm, Excellent service from staff, owner chatted about an old car that took my interest outside he knew a bit about it, anyway about the food it was outstanding tasty, filling, and good value deal for money,...More

Thank gap282
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we would try a new Indian restaurant. Usually go to south shields, . We thought this must be good as it was packed out. We were offered a table after a forty minutes wait as we hadn't booked. That was fair, and we were...More

Thank Carl A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here as the place was opening as we had not booked and know how busy it gets. Got to tell you there is a reason this place is jam packed at the weekend.........it is the best Indian restaurant in the area (and has...More

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Azad went all out to make this the best night he could for my Mim's 80th birthday. From the moment we arrived greeting her with such pleasantries as "surely you aren't the birthday girl? It can't be 'your' 80th you only look about 60!!! We...More

Thank Lellabellaman
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Stephen T
My wife is organising a retirement evening for one of the work colleagues do I need to book and if so do you need a deposit about 20 to 30 people are attending.We would like it for the 4th of november.
11 October 2016|
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Response from cattdvd | Reviewed this property |
As above, definitely book and why not ask if a buffet service is available for that number? A deposit is likely and I would also suggest the upper floor. Excellent! DC.
Anna R
Does the restaurant deliver?
5 September 2015|
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Response from Claire E | Reviewed this property |
No but it does do takeaway
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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: 181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: 011 44 191 252 5050
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Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine
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