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Shaha Indian

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
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89/91 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RS, England
+44 1228 520050
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived early evening, 6.15pm ish, we were recommended to come here by a local hotel, rush rush rush....food some good some medioca . Would perhaps try somewhere else next time.

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Annan, Scotland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Main courses excellent - chiken tikka jalfrezi/chicken tikka biryani, naan bread very tasty, prices very reasonable. Starters, though, were disappointing and poor value. Vegetable pakora miniscule and not pakora as I know them ! Service could be more 'smiley'. Overall, however, a good experience and I would return.

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Thank Solwaysam
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not usually go for Indian cuisine but a group of friends were going so I was invited to join them. Reading some of the reviews I was a little apprehensive but I was really pleased with the meal I had and there was only good comments for our party. So in my opinion this is a very good... More 

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Perth, Scotland
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited whilst on business. I had mixed tikka starter which was ok although the onion Bhaji was disappointing. For main I had Royal bengal masala (I think) which was fairly bland, with not much chicken. The little chicken there was was very small slivers. Peshawar rice was a nice change and keema naan was good. Overall good value but not... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here in the past.The Shaha has always been consistently very good.I wasn't disappointed.Good food good service and reasonably priced.Will be back next time I am in Carlisle.

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Thank I182KRbrianm
Newport
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I agree I ordered a chicken madras and it was the worst meal I have ever had no taste and not even hot

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Thank Susan R
Fareham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I'm really confused by this one as the place gets pretty good reviews, which was one of the reasons why we went. If this, as some say is the best Curry in Carlisle then I would really not like to sample the others. A large group of us ate here the other night so we sampled about 10 main meals.... More 

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Thank fishcakebreadcake
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Picked up a takeaway for 3 of us tonight - Tikka Massala x 2 and a Korma. I have to say we've had takeaway's from here many times over the years and it's always been great. However after sampling our meals tonight I have to wonder whether there is a new chef cooking as all 3 meals were basically so... More 

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Thank OoohAhCantona
Cumbria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband absolutely love this restaurant. The food is always amazing, the staff are incredibly friendly and the atmosphere is always welcoming. We go quite a lot and always come away having enjoyed the evening and loving the food! Would recommend to anyone. If we have visitors from other parts of the UK or abroad we always take... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the Shaha for over 3o years now, and visited all the Indian restaurants in carlisle and I can honestly say this is the Best. Shaha always comes out tops and this is why we keeps coming back. Staff are always very polite and pleasant and I would highly recommend this restaurant. Food is always fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 89/91 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 520050

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