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181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
011 44 191 252 5050
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (52 reviews)
“poppadoms” (37 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Shikara is hands down the best Indian cuisine in the North East. The food is always delicious and hot, the spicing is authentic and the service is warm, thorough and familiar.

Thank SpenPritchard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were very much looking forward to our visit at shikara after being recommended to go there. We turned up and waited in the waiting area for 5-6 waiters to completely ignore us, one member of staff even walked past us and didn’t acknowledge us!...More

1  Thank Candykisses0702
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to shikara last night. 3 adults and 1 child (14 month). Entered the restaurant where 2 employees were in the foyer doing nothing, they both looked at us and ignored us. 1 went and answered the phone and the other one was hanging over...More

1  Thank Dan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to eat Indian cuisine in a modern restaurant. The staff are friendly and service is excellent. Menu is good and includes Fish curries too. I have never had a bad meal and have visited this restaurant on several occasions trying...More

Thank DeejMonkseaton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great night service second to none, food always hot and very very tasty, it was New Year's Eve so atmosphere was great, but always a lovely atmosphere, I love it as they all know I don't eat veg, I don't even tell them now. Looking...More

Thank 1pat1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited The Shikara on the 8th December for my girlfriends birthday due to it being her favourite Indian restaurant in Whitley Bay. The meal was good - not outstanding , but good but my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed hers. Very nice flavours...More

Thank Ollie Luke W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always welcomed when you first get there which is nice. food always excellent and staff helpful all round a good night out.

Thank ruthgodfr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to Shakira on recommendation from friends. Will definitely return as we had superb food, service was fantastic considering how busy restaurant was. Lovely birthday balloon and fireworks on cake. Lovely celebration. Thank you Shakira staff.

Thank Freda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic restaurant we have here in Whitley Bay! if you are looking for fabulous Indian food with exceptional service look no further because Shikara offers it all and more! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's probably a good hundred or so Indian restaurants closer to home but we like to come here and tonight was no different. Food for 4 of us was faultless and, despite the extensive menu, they made me a podina murgh which wasn't even listed...More

Thank sleep007
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Questions & Answers
Stephen T
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
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine
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