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Shaheens Indian Bistro

#176 of 261 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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48 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET, England
+44 191 386 0960
17:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. They have the best peshwari naan anywhere in the world and that alone is worth a visit. They are a family run restaurant that have been doing business here for decades and know how to give a good curry and great service.

Thank FamilyTraveller77
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time here once again! Lovely food and great service, don't be put off by the decor it's a really nice place the server is nice to have a chat with as well as recommending some dishes I wanted a korma but he suggested a balti chicken masala which tasted even better! Would definitely will be coming back!

Thank johnsmithdurham
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went here for a family meal after being handed a leaflet and the staff were lovely. The waiter was very chatty and looked after us well, nothing too much trouble. We perhaps could have done with *slightly* less of him occasionally but he was a genuinely nice guy who was happy to help. The food was good value for... More 

1 Thank PeppermintAero
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh food. Good value. Nice atmosphere (not overrun with students). Very friendly and great customer service. Popadom pickles are 👍!

1 Thank junglemuppet
Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have visited this establishment many times in the past and have loved it. However, the most recent visit was a HUGE disappointment. The chef has changed and OMG, so has the standard of the food that was served. It was greasy and less than appetizing. We all left a considerable amount of what we were served. By the time... More 

Thank Joan D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Adam ( the waiter) was delightful and gave a really good service to myself and my son in law karim who came here from Dubai. The food was delicious and the attention to detail very good. Nothing was too much trouble. Dishes were tailored to our liking You should try it

Thank Carol B
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We saw this restaurant while eating at a very good Lebanese restaurant next door so decided to give it a try. Checked trip advisor which gave some good reviews, so booked a table for 7pm on a Friday night. When we arrived we were the only people in the place which was very small dark and grubby, they new our... More 

1 Thank Paul B
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We came in as a group as we always do and have a natter with the waiter which makes the evening more pleasant, furthermore the food was exquisite! As always we were surprised by a couple who dined there tonight and ate all their meals but didn't want to pay the bill which was ironic and disgusting If your looking... More 

Thank johnsmithdurham
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Please don't be put off if it looks quiet - this restaurant is a gem! It is a family run place, with real Indian home cooking. So the food is quite different to the kind of Indian food we normally get. Order your usual - and you'll get something you weren't expecting, but it will be delicious! Very fresh flavours... More 

1 Thank PreservedKillick
Aachen, Germany
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We were able to get a table here spontaneously on a Saturday night--most likely because the food is not too thrilling. The waiter was a bit too hovery for our taste--especially since when we were asked whether everything was okay and we mentioned that the food was bland, he answered "Thank you". Hmm . . .

Thank Karen_USGER

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$45
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 386 0960

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