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“Good well cooked food and friendly”

Shaheens Indian Bistro
Ranked #126 of 319 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: US$20 - US$60
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Shaheens is a well established buisness Located 100 yards from durham cathedral Shaheen is a warm and welcoming place For families and individuals Shaheens has been serving durham for over 30 years Lumiere is just around the corner why not come and dine at one of the longest seeing establishments in durham
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Shaheens food is freshly cooked and very good in terms of flavours, if a little expensive. The menu is very extensive and there is something to please all tastes. The restaurant is in the heart of the city, close to the Cathedral, in an old building - but is very well maintained and pleasantly decorated. The place is a family run establishment and so there is investment of time and courtesy to ensure that people are well looked after. Overall we would place it above average for restaurants of this kind in the north east. Large parties and solo diners are equally welcomed and taken care of.

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Thank profjoypc
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Visited based on prior reviews.
We arrived at 7.30 and the place was empty and only another 2-3 couples arrived during our meal.
Food was ok, nothing special - coming from Leicester we are spoiled for good curry houses.
Reasonably priced and in spite of signs to the contrary on the doors they didn't take credit cards, only debit cards.
Not sure how that works - sign needs to be taken saying all cards accepted.
Not helped they are well off the beaten track and you wouldn't find this naturally. Likely does well in student term time with £10 menu which is very very restrictive!

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Thank Russ C
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Shaheens is not the most glamorous of establishments, but that is not to be detrimental to this excellent restaurant, the proprietors could not be more welcoming and the food is simply excellent, give it a try and tell me otherwise.

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1  Thank viccarlton
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Photo does not do this place justice. Family owned restaurant with superb food cooked the way it should be. Only problem is that we do not live in Durham :(

Thank WakefieldU
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

This cosy little restaurant is in a great location, just around the corner from Durham Cathedral and castle. The atmosphere is cosy and relaxed and the staff are friendly, but most importantly, the food is good. My favourite curry there is the Dahi, which is a great combination between being spicy, flavourful and rich. The starters are a little overpriced for the portion size and not spectacular (we only got the samosas though, so I wouldn't write all the starters off!) but the unique, tasty curry makes up for that. I haven't yet tried the other Indian restaurants in Durham (there aren't many of them!) but I think this one probably beats the others.

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Thank Melanie V
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