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Shikara is an award-winning, Indian restaurant serving a wide range of authentic Indian dishes in stylish surroundings at the coast in Whitley Bay.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out on a spur of the moment decision. Staff were lovely and the food was very tasty. Had a lovely impromptu night out.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

Great choice on the menu and very helpful and friendly people. Well worth the visit. Looking forward to the next visit

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

I thought the quality had dipped a bit on my last visit pre Covid. However this time despite being frantically busy, both the service and food had improved significantly. The owner made sure our order was taken before a table of at least 12 which...meant no lengthy waits. My starter of chicken tikka paneer was very tasty, slightly lacking on the salad front. Main was a sylheti special chicken with a garlic Nan plus two pints of good Cobra. Other highlight was the friendly but understated service. Owner refers to some ladies as “darling”, which may sound weird to those with thin skins.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 November 2021

We opted for the “ Special Deal” Nothing “Special” about this. Cheap ingredients, served within minutes of ordering. I have never, ever had a Dansak served with tinned pineapple (probably to bulk it up to detract from the insipid anaemic, tasteless prawns) To say we...where disappointed is a massive understatement, especially as this place had come highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 21 October 2021 via mobile

Ordered takeaway delivery was quick, driver polite and food was perfect at a good price. Would recommend could not fault

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021

Had a choice of a few Indian restaurants on the same block in Whitey Bay, so glad we chose this one. The staff were very attentive and friendly and we felt welcome soon as we walked through the door. The onion bhajis were amazing, we...had two curries rice and naam bread, we chose to have our chicken karahi mild and it was perfect. The drinks were reasonably priced. We will definitely be returning when we are next in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

The food is of a very good standard, their lamb and prawn dishes really stand out compared to the competition locally and are by far the best on the coast. The staff really are exceptional, it's one of the main reasons we go back, they...are mint a really nice crew. Reasonably priced menu with a good variety of vegetarian and vegan. It gets busy on a weekend for obvious reasons so always best to book.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021

Amazing food and great service...Good value for money and the staff can't do enough for you. Will return soon

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 June 2021

We have been to shikara a couple of times before and never disappoint's. This time was a Facebook competition win 5 course meal for 2. As always when we arrived very welcoming and pleasant. With our 5 course win was a bottle of wine which...we don't drink so Az allowed us to exchange for a different drink. Meal itself was fantastic, good size portions and very tasty. Would definitely recommend and will be entering there next competition! Will be back soon. Thanks Dan!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

Had take away last week. It was a nice meal, just the right amount of food, everything was consumed. Would definitely return

Date of visit: June 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shikara

Yes, Shikara offers takeaway services.

Shikara is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5