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Shikara

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181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
011 44 191 252 5050
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here with my daughter and three of my grandchildren (aged 20, 15 and 12) and we had a really lovely meal. The food was delicious and the waiters were very attentive and friendly. I don't usually eat spicy food at all but I really enjoyed the Chicken Korma. We had starters, mains, rice and Nan Bread, plus drinks... More 

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Thank Joan A
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As always the food was excellent, what topped it off was the extra effort everyone made for my daughters birthday, largest candle I've seen for a while on her dessert and a lovely - FREE - cocktail. Eaten here many times and it's always a delight, definitely my favourite restaurant in Whitley Bay.

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Thank JohnPeace58
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never fails to disappoint. Prawn Madras is the best I've ever tasted in England. Excellent staff team.

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Thank CTM1988
Stockton
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I dined here last night. The food and service was ok but it was as far too expensive. A plain rice was £2.55 and £2.65 for a very small plain nan bread. Our bill for 2 small kids and 2 adults was £70 which I think should have been closer to £50; we didn't have much to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many visits over past 2/3 years,good food,excellent staff ,can be a little cramped if busy,however quality surpasses this.

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Thank IAN M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't normally make the effort to review somewhere but I really feel like this restaurant deserves its good reviews and now I can see why. From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel special they were professional yet down to earth. We mentioned it was my son's birthday and a balloon appeared along with table confetti. The... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Blyth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times and the food is always very good. The place is always really busy so I would recommend booking in advance. The restaurant itself if very well presented and the manager is very attentive. Definitely worth a look if you like a nice setting with good food and good prices.

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Thank Car0leP83
north east
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service, always a delight to eat here. The food and staff are always of a high standard.

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Thank catandmousecat
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and staff! Lovely atmosphere. Love this place, would go back night after night if my bathroom scales allowed it!!!

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Thank Fridayfeelin
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here on 17/03/2017 with my boyfriend. Have been wanting to go for a while and was not dissapointed! Booked a table for 7:30pm & although we were 20 minutes late they still kept my requested booth table. I can not fault the excellent service, the food, well priced menu or decor. There was so much flavoursome food that we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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: 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
Description
Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine

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