We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
011 44 191 252 5050
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (53 reviews)
“poppadoms” (37 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (761)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 760 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived 5 minutes before our 8pm booking to find other customers already queuing out into the street. The bar and lobby area were already full of waiting customers. At this point We were tempted to abandon our reservation and seek food and drink elsewhere....More

Thank Mine5apint
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic!!! Could not fault food, service or atmosphere. Very busy but plenty of staff to see to customers. Nice little birthday touches making it special. Super value . Would definitely suggest booking. Look forward to next visit, soon.

Thank 186478Marilyn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Weekend family meal with the place still full of Valentines decorations. Food and staff as good as ever with all meals superb. Always picking this place when we want a lovely Indian. Big menu but stil will make other dishes if you want.

Thank sleep007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time there in a few years on a visit to family. Best Indian food I've had in years yet again proving the first time wasn't a fluke. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good value too! Can't wait to get back to Whitley Bay to...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here with a variety of people over the last 3 years. Every single time the food has been second to none and everyone in the party has thoroughly enjoyed the good and overall experience. The restaurant is clean and modern. The waiters are...More

Thank Hilarybrewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply the best Indian we have had in recent years. Everything is fresh and bursting with flavour. Staff are friendly and attentive. Even though it's always busy you never feel rushed or forgotten. Fantastic

Thank Mrsbucko67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Shikara twice this month (Jan.) both time food been lovely seevice & staff very friendly & attentive.

Thank kennybx1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service and good atmosphere a good buzz. A real asset to whitley bay and you will have a very tasty meal and a good social experience. I really like the modern decor of this restaurant

Thank margaretisobel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for birthday with my boyfriend . Staff friendly .food fab . Really relaxed atmosphere. . Will go bk .

Thank Mel W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Whitley Bay
The Chedburgh Hotel
117 reviews
.12 km away
The Metropolitan
354 reviews
.13 km away
Oaktree Lodge
234 reviews
.15 km away
Windsor Hotel - Whitley Bay
343 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Restaurants
387 reviews
.01 km away
Elder and Wolf
383 reviews
.02 km away
Evan's Bistro
65 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cullercoats Bike & Kayak
135 reviews
.71 km away
Jacks Den Softplay
7 reviews
.27 km away
Pirate Escape
285 reviews
.41 km away
Jam Jar Cinema
124 reviews
.35 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from scrapsbianco | Reviewed this property |
There is a wide range of beers, including Cobra and Kingfisher, all reasonably priced for a restaurant. the house white wine is a very good Chilean sauvignon blanc well priced at £13.95 and is always our first choice.
Stephen T
10 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
4 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Claire E | Reviewed this property |
No but it does do takeaway
Improve this listing

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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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
Award-winning, authentic Indian cuisine
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing