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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” (28 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
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 2 days 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

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank jason h
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank happyceew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank LeaFrancis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Shikara a few times now and it is a wonderful place. Azad and his staff are fantastic. The food is tasty, the prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. A lovely atmosphere in a modern setting - you can't go...More

1  Thank Bridget A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place, I have been so many times for a sit down meal and a take away and they never disappoint. It is the best Indian food I've had, the restaurant is a lovely place be dine and the staff are very...More

1  Thank nathanr66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going her for a few week now got recommended to us and was a great recommendation Staff are all Friendly Service has always been spot on waiters recommendations have always been reliable this is a place to visit if your in the area

1  Thank jim s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table for 9 people for 8pm on 19/10/18. On arrival there was a party of 11 still waiting for their table after a 45min wait. Whilst waiting in the doorway for over 20 minutes, two other parties of two left. Attempted to speak...More

Thank roisint613
AzadMiahShikara, Manager at Shikara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Roisin, We understand that you had booked a table for 9, 8pm for a birthday. A member of staff did acknowledge your arrival and had said that your table was getting ready upstairs. However it does seem that you were put off by the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has to be the worst restaurant i've ever been to mid week might be good as its's quiet but god help people wanting to eat in this restaurant. Booked a table for 7.30pm tonight arrived a bit early at 7.10pm nothing wrong with that...More

Thank daisybuttons
AzadMiahShikara, Manager at Shikara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Daisy buttons, First of all, please accept our sincere apologies after yesterday night. I couldn't believe how chaotic the bar area was with all the people standing around. I understand we are a popular restaurant and that we have won awards recently however this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked table for 4 for 8.30 problems then began - had to stand around until finally being seated after 9.00, one of the party bought a pint of lager however the glass had lipstick on the rim, of the 4 starters the plates were chipped...More

Thank Tony C
AzadMiahShikara, Manager at Shikara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tony We are very sorry and saddened to hear about your experience here at Shikara and we do always appreciate feedback. We really did appreciate your wait and patience as the restaurant was extremely busy, but the delay to your table was due to...More

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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