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Asha Balti House

168 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
+44 191 455 1600
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“balti” (22 reviews)
“rice” (17 reviews)
“curries” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
168 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
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1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Went with friends who were visiting from out of town. Not our choice of restaurant. The food was middle of the road, almost felt like it was on a conveyor belt. The staff were pleasant but the surroundings left you feeling a little underwhelmed.

Thank FussyFlossy1
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Food was reasonably priced and an ample portion. Nicely cooked and served in a timely manner. The house red merlot was nice too. :-) One of our party had steak which was not very nice though it was cheap so moral of the story If...More

Thank Isladeiona
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We are not fans of hot and spicy, so look for the milder options. Recently we have found a number of places where mild does not have to equal bland. We ordered kormas, and while not bad they were bland. However, the deal was not...More

Thank barnum42
Reviewed 18 August 2017

You would be forgiven if you thought you were walking along Brick Lane in London I counted around ten Indian restaurants next to each other. My first time ever eating duck in an Indian restaurant awwww man the flavour in that sauce was awesome!!!!!! A...More

Thank zalkion
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Massive portions, quality ingredients, fab naan bread (though not an option to swap this for a side dish on the set menu, which was a shame), lovely flavours and good service. Prices are reasonable, drinks are on the expensive side, decor is lovely, staff are...More

Thank Mrs_C_Sunderland
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Visited 19/07 with a colleague for my first visit to this restaurant. Everything was superb, the décor,service and especially the food. Nothing could be faulted whether it be the nan breads, kormas or kebabs. Absolutely first class!

Thank denbarrington2017
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting the Asha for ten years. It is the best in Ocean Road. The staff and food are both tremendous. I have never had a bad meal. All this about refusing wheelchairs is a load of crap. They were the first in...More

Thank 23Mark
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I was enjoying a meal here yesterday and my review would have been lovely but I was appauld when a family with a wheelchair where turned away. I won't be going back here for food.

4  Thank Jemima C
AshaSouthShields, Manager at Asha Balti House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Sir/Madam We would be grateful if you would review the following video and consider removing or changing your 1 star feedback. if you would like further clarification then please inbox us. video can be found on our facebook page

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The food here was very nice with good efficient service with friendly staff. It had a nice atmosphere inside and a good location for a date night.

1  Thank SAFCdan95
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were running late for an event and tried this place on spec. Said we only had time for a main course and had to leave in 30mins. The owner said he'd sort us out, but we thought the best we'd get was a functional...More

Thank ChrisRush
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Chris A
11 June 2016|
Response from Ickledd1 | Reviewed this property |
0191 455 1600
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 23
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 455 1600
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