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Shaha Indian

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European
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89/91 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RS, England
+44 1228 520050
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Food was terrible very bland chicken was full of tough bits , place needs a revamp and a lick of paint.

Thank Craig P
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 

Thank a1CDUK
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

Thank Ian S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

Thank derekapps
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 15 November 2016 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.

Thank Barry S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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,,

Thank david d
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 

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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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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.

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 

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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, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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?