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Shaha Indian

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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89/91 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RS, England
+44 1228 520050
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Ann H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars at the Shaha and have never had a bad meal! The staff are always polite and willing to help if you have any questions. The food is delicious and always served quickly. The staff alway try to accommodate you if you don't have a booking, even with large groups. This is the place to go if you... More 

Thank nereabradbury
Carlisle, U.K.
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant for several years now with family and work colleagues and have never been dissapointed. The service has always been first class and the food is second to non. I am more than happy to recommend this restaurant to coniseurs of Indian food or those that have never tried it. I look forward to many... More 

Thank Carlisle2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my family always choose the Shaha as the #1 indian! Whether its with my boyfriend or family they always manage to accomodate us! I have never been disappointed and I have visited this Indian for over 10 years now! Great service and Staff. Amazing food. Wouldn't go anywhere else!

Thank Lisa M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regulars at the Shaha always high quality service. Food is always fantastic and very filling. Manager is always friendly and a good laugh. Would recommend to anybody who loves a good curry.

Thank Jon H
Houston, Texas
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at 9.45 on a Saturday we were told they had to check with the chef if they were still serving. This was a surprise and we felt a little rushed from then on. The restaurant is old fashioned with dated decor that made it warm and cosy. The food contained ample meat and tasty sauces. Also, as... More 

Thank Pompey666
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a starter and a main course here. My reason for a 3 star is simply that the food was not spicy. We had a Rezala and Patia which were described as medium and spicy respectively - both were bordering on the mild side. Very disappointed. From my experience I would suggest you go up two levels e.g. if you... More 

Thank Rhubes2
Murcia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely Indian restaurant, really comfortable with a nice selection of drinks and food. Food is reasonably priced and we had a lovely meal - food was gorgeous! The only thing I'm disappointed with is the service. The waiters were very abrupt to the point where they were walking off before I could finish my sentence. I always... More 

Thank Amzyy
Carlisle, Cumbria
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times in the past, but not for some time. I went on Tuesdsy with some friends and was really impressed. The food was excellent. It was piping hot and served well. Service could be slightly more friendlier but food was very tasty!

Thank GKB16
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the Shaha as we have been before in a party of four and had a great night. There were only two of us this time to celebrate my birthday and noticed a bit of a difference. We cannot criticise the service when we first arrived and the food was lovely apart from we wished the rice was kept... More 

Thank Carol S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 31
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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?