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181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
+44 191 252 5050
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (63 reviews)
“poppadoms” (25 reviews)
“rice” (29 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 3 days ago via mobile

This place recognises it’s regular customers and offers a warm welcome. We had take out and the food was of high quality, promptly prepared despite it being a busy Saturday night, and was very reasonable in cost. A good choice for take out or eat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TraveljunkieRob
Reviewed 3 days ago

A warm welcome guaranteed, staff friendly and efficient, happy to offer advice if requested. Service attentive but not intrusive. Food delicious, well spiced yet subtle with nothing dominant.Prices most reasonable in relation to the excellent quality of the food. Portion size generous, you will leave...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stuartgraham2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ordered a takeaway from here as we wanted a night in. We ordered chicken tikka masala, chicken balti and a prawn bhuna. All of these dishes was delicious!! The food was piping hot when my mum got home with it which shows it had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 873megant
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this weekend for my girlfriends mothers birthday, the staff were incredibly attentive and made the evening so special. the food was a delight as always and having recommended the shikara to the rest of the family I think they will definitely be returning again...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Neil S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of seven for my mams birthday. Table was decorated and a pudding with a sparkle was brought, lovely touch. Food amazing as always, lovely staff. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CharlotteB4310
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant at a friend’s recommendation. It has won many awards which were proudly displayed. The food was well priced, tasty and well presented. Sadly our experience was marred by poor service. We had booked a table but weren’t seated until over 20...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fustyoaks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us (working in the area) called in without a booking and was immediately shown to a table. Very clean restaurant with helpful staff and very tasty food. Excellent value and it was very obvious that many of the clientele were local, always a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 299Ashby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table on behalf of my daughter who was University at short notice so she could take her mum out for her birthday meal. Azad, was brilliant, he answered very quickly and professionally and took care of everything. When they arrived the table...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jasonhI4596BK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited restaurant with the girls, we pre booked table. Our table was ready when we arrived, restaurant was very busy for being a Wednesday night. What a lovely menu plenty to choose. We started off with poppadoms then had our starters which were delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank happyceew
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Six of us dined here on a busy Friday evening. We ordered starters, followed by main courses with various rice dishes. Good sized portions, all served hot. Non of the main courses had any visible oil, which makes a refreshing change ! Plenty of meat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Fiona A
11 April 2018|
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Response from LIfeontheocean | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about that, sorry ,have a look at the menu
19 February 2018|
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Response from sandid1364 | Reviewed this property |
Tiger cobra and various others. Prices around 4.00 per pint
10 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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: +44 191 252 5050
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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.
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