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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” (58 reviews)
“poppadoms” (24 reviews)
“rice” (27 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
181 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2DN, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Shikara
1. Simply the best
"The friendly greeting is just the beginning of a truly memorable night"
John Spencer H
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2. Fine Restaurant!
"Great restaurant, good quality food and excellent service."
Keith O
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3. Simply the best
"A must for your stay in Whitley Bay."
John Spencer H
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely food with friends. Staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The food was beautiful.

Thank Wilso238
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

A must for your stay in Whitley Bay. The friendly greeting is just the beginning of a truly memorable night. The food was outstanding and the best Indian cuisine we have ever had. Honestly could not recommend more highly. Az and his team are simply...More

Thank John Spencer H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic meal as always in the best restaurant around! Food amazing Staff excellent service 1st class. Az and his team make every customer feel they are the most important people in the Restaurant. My favourite meal masala punjabi style fabulous as always and my husbands...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pleasant and clean premises. Polite and informative staff. Food was excellent from the pickle tray to the dessert.

Thank Sue_Pete16
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow we love curry. first time here fantastic we will be back. Great service. They were good with my little boy he also had a curry 🥘 thanks so much

Thank mel40mb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An excellent restaurant!! A family of 27 could not have been an easy task but they made it look effortless!! Food was fantastic, staff were friendly thank you for a great night!

Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From walking in the door to leaving the service from the staff was fantastic, so very friendly, helpful & hardworking. We were a party of 27 who they managed to cater for with no issues at all. Table service was great, nothing was a problem...More

Thank R G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff very helpful with menu as one of us was gluten free. Great tasting food and good service. Definitely give it a go!!

Thank Mick H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic meal went to the Shikara for my nieces birthday fab service fab deal staff were very perlite and very helpful got to say it’s one of the best drinks flowing not rushed definitely will be back very clean my niece loved it...More

Thank glenn12013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Went there for the first time with a group of friends. The staff are very knowledgeable about the menu and made recommendations. Will go again for sure.

Thank Escape689099
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Questions & Answers
Fiona A
April 11, 2018|
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Response from LIfeontheocean | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about that, sorry ,have a look at the menu
February 19, 2018|
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Response from sandid1364 | Reviewed this property |
Tiger cobra and various others. Prices around 4.00 per pint
October 10, 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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