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2 for 1 at Shabab - Leeds

Shabab Restaurants came on the scene in 1973, the heady days of the red flock wall paper and prevalent culture of a late night Vindaloo melt down. This new arrival of restaurants catered for the discerning diners who were on the lookout for a dining experience combining authentic food, exotic surroundings and the very best eastern hospitality.

Over the last thirty-three years their richly decorated, authentic interiors and a range of mouth-watering freshly prepared recipes have made them stand out from the ever increasing crowd of so called Indian eateries that look and taste the same.

Their a-la-carte menu has continuously evolved over the years. With an emphasis on remaining authentic and close to the way meals are prepared in typical Asian domestic kitchens. They use the very best ingredients from local suppliers and do not use any artificial colourings or readymade pastes.

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Please note: The tastecard discount is not available on Friday and Saturdays between 7pm and 10pm. Please telephone book at least 2 hours in advance and mention the tastecard membership otherwise the tastecard will be not accepted.

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Shabab - Leeds
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Sally said
" Didn't like the food poor quality"
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Adnan said "Adnan
I ate, had special requirements for my friend, (didn't want salt) . They did well. Not 100%..."
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Chloe said "Excellent Food And Service
Excellent food and service. Staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Will defiantly..."
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Paul said "Excellent Restaurant
The food was brilliant and the service was:- very good. Will definitely be going back again."
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KL said
" Food okay nothing amazing & wouldn't pay full price."
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Shc said "Don't be fooled by the entrance...
You could easily walk past this place being under the dark arches however once you're inside..."
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"Great Food Until We Came To Pay
The food was very good and the waiting on staff were very friendly and helpful - giving us..."
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David said
" Not one of the best Indian restaurants I've eaten in. It's clean, nice layout and very..."
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Don said "Wedding Anniversary
First thing to strike me was how busy this place was ! Staff behind bar very polite and efficient..."
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Carl said "Very nice food- Will go again
First time using the tastecard so I wasn't too sure how it worked but the staff were very..."
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THOMAS said "Excellent as always
We have been to Shabab many times, both as a couple and as a larger group and have always had..."
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Alex said "Amazing Food And Great Service
The food was divine. Best curry I've had in ages! The service was exceptional. Everyone was..."
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Nina said "Lovely
Friendly staff from the minute we walked in,excellent service and beautiful food!"
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Irene said "So Kind!!
We went to this restaurant with our child who is severely autistic, we try to have a meal as it..."
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Macaulay said "Shabab Restraunt
Very nice food, excellent service. Would definetely go back and is highly recommended !!!"
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Richard said "Really Scrummy !
Super evening at the Shabab. One of the few places allowing use of Tastecard on a Saturday...."
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Gemma said "Better than most commercial indians
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent price, wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely return...."
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Sue said "Good food and service
Well placed right under Leeds train station. There is plenty to choose from on the menu...."
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  • Sally said:
    " Didn't like the food poor quality "
    Posted 26 days ago...
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  • Adnan said: "Adnan
    I ate, had special requirements for my friend, (didn't want salt) . They did well. Not 100% . They tried.
    But food for me was good and for price using card.
    They deserve an excellent rating . "
    Posted 2 months, 27 days ago...
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  • Chloe said: "Excellent Food And Service
    Excellent food and service. Staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Will defiantly be visiting again. "
    Posted 3 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Paul said: "Excellent Restaurant
    The food was brilliant and the service was:- very good. Will definitely be going back again. "
    Posted 4 months, 22 days ago...
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  • KL said:
    " Food okay nothing amazing & wouldn't pay full price. "
    Posted 6 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Shc said: "Don't be fooled by the entrance...
    You could easily walk past this place being under the dark arches however once you're inside it's great! Eaten here a few times and the food is delish. The staff are lovely and attentive but not too much. "
    Posted 8 months, 3 days ago...
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  • "Great Food Until We Came To Pay
    The food was very good and the waiting on staff were very friendly and helpful - giving us recommendations about the food.

    However when it came to paying we split the bill on two cards. The owner of the last card asked for the rest to be paid on his card but was overcharged. Since the payment was made with contactless by the server without asking there was no opportunity to check the amount. The overpayment was only by £2, however it is more the principle than the amount.

    Not saying it is a bad restaurant at all but just be careful when it comes to sorting the bill. It may have been an honest mistake. "
    Posted 10 months, 21 days ago...
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  • David said:
    " Not one of the best Indian restaurants I've eaten in. It's clean, nice layout and very good service but for me the meal was just average. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 26 days ago...
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  • Don said: "Wedding Anniversary
    First thing to strike me was how busy this place was ! Staff behind bar very polite and efficient ! Management team also very nice ! Waiting staff very busy but remained friendly!

    Nice vibe going off , and food was spot on !
    Jinga king prawn ! Chicken dopiasa mushroom pilau and garlic naan were spot on!
    No issue with tastecard use! 100% going back "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Carl said: "Very nice food- Will go again
    First time using the tastecard so I wasn't too sure how it worked but the staff were very welcoming and helpful and instantly applied the discount at the till once I showed my card. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Food is amazing and tastes even better knowing we were saving some money. We could have saved more if we thought it out better but we wanted a nice meal and to save a few quid without penny pinching. I'm sure by drinking tap water and declining poppadoms you can save more but that's what will ruin this brilliant scheme for diners. "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 14 days ago...
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  • THOMAS said: "Excellent as always
    We have been to Shabab many times, both as a couple and as a larger group and have always had quality food, excellent service and a great time. Now we can use our Taste Card, we will most certainly go even more now "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Alex said: "Amazing Food And Great Service
    The food was divine. Best curry I've had in ages! The service was exceptional. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 21 days ago...
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  • Nina said: "Lovely
    Friendly staff from the minute we walked in,excellent service and beautiful food! "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago...
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  • Irene said: "So Kind!!
    We went to this restaurant with our child who is severely autistic, we try to have a meal as it looked absolutely gorgeous, and the food looks fabulous!! Our son had a melt down, he just didn't want to be there! We'd had a couple drinks and had ordered our food but had to cancel due to our son! We offered to pay for drinks and even food we ordered. The owner came over and kindly told us it was on the house and we didn't have to pay anything. This was a pure act of kindness to us as he could see how stressed we were with our little boy. The atmosphere in this restaurant was fantastic, decor gorgeous, the food looks absolutely brilliant. Really want to go back without kids. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Macaulay said: "Shabab Restraunt
    Very nice food, excellent service. Would definetely go back and is highly recommended !!! "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Richard said: "Really Scrummy !
    Super evening at the Shabab. One of the few places allowing use of Tastecard on a Saturday. Excellent friendly service in a great atmosphere. Food was top notch. Only small gripe was a lack of fresh coriander on the lamb dish when it was stated on the menu. My partners very mild chicken korma was rich and creamy. Onion bhajis a touch stodgy. Chicken Tikka starter sizzled. Rice and chapattis great. Recommended and will definitely be returning. "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 22 days ago...
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  • Gemma said: "Better than most commercial indians
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent price, wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely return.... "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Sue said: "Good food and service
    Well placed right under Leeds train station. There is plenty to choose from on the menu. Attentive service. Kingfisher on draught. The restaurant was not busy, with plenty of staff. We were quickly presented with lots of nice free popadoms and a pickle tray.
    Onion bhajis were nicely spicy, chicken pakora was light batter and good flavour. Both served with side salad and white dip (Bhajis free).
    Chicken bhuna mains were good, not too spicy. (1 free). Not massive portions, but that was good as there was more than enough when ordered with a garlic naan bread and pilau rice. (Sundries not 2for1)
    The only slight negative was the 'authentic' music that was blasting out of the speaker I was sat under was a bit too loud.
    In all a good meal out. "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Sally said:
    " Didn't like the food poor quality "
    Posted 26 days ago...
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  • Adnan said: "Adnan
    I ate, had special requirements for my friend, (didn't want salt) . They did well. Not 100% . They tried.
    But food for me was good and for price using card.
    They deserve an excellent rating . "
    Posted 2 months, 27 days ago...
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  • Chloe said: "Excellent Food And Service
    Excellent food and service. Staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Will defiantly be visiting again. "
    Posted 3 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Paul said: "Excellent Restaurant
    The food was brilliant and the service was:- very good. Will definitely be going back again. "
    Posted 4 months, 22 days ago...
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  • KL said:
    " Food okay nothing amazing & wouldn't pay full price. "
    Posted 6 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Shc said: "Don't be fooled by the entrance...
    You could easily walk past this place being under the dark arches however once you're inside it's great! Eaten here a few times and the food is delish. The staff are lovely and attentive but not too much. "
    Posted 8 months, 3 days ago...
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  • "Great Food Until We Came To Pay
    The food was very good and the waiting on staff were very friendly and helpful - giving us recommendations about the food.

    However when it came to paying we split the bill on two cards. The owner of the last card asked for the rest to be paid on his card but was overcharged. Since the payment was made with contactless by the server without asking there was no opportunity to check the amount. The overpayment was only by £2, however it is more the principle than the amount.

    Not saying it is a bad restaurant at all but just be careful when it comes to sorting the bill. It may have been an honest mistake. "
    Posted 10 months, 21 days ago...
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  • David said:
    " Not one of the best Indian restaurants I've eaten in. It's clean, nice layout and very good service but for me the meal was just average. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 26 days ago...
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  • Don said: "Wedding Anniversary
    First thing to strike me was how busy this place was ! Staff behind bar very polite and efficient ! Management team also very nice ! Waiting staff very busy but remained friendly!

    Nice vibe going off , and food was spot on !
    Jinga king prawn ! Chicken dopiasa mushroom pilau and garlic naan were spot on!
    No issue with tastecard use! 100% going back "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 22 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Carl said: "Very nice food- Will go again
    First time using the tastecard so I wasn't too sure how it worked but the staff were very welcoming and helpful and instantly applied the discount at the till once I showed my card. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Food is amazing and tastes even better knowing we were saving some money. We could have saved more if we thought it out better but we wanted a nice meal and to save a few quid without penny pinching. I'm sure by drinking tap water and declining poppadoms you can save more but that's what will ruin this brilliant scheme for diners. "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 14 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • THOMAS said: "Excellent as always
    We have been to Shabab many times, both as a couple and as a larger group and have always had quality food, excellent service and a great time. Now we can use our Taste Card, we will most certainly go even more now "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Alex said: "Amazing Food And Great Service
    The food was divine. Best curry I've had in ages! The service was exceptional. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 21 days ago...
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  • Nina said: "Lovely
    Friendly staff from the minute we walked in,excellent service and beautiful food! "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago...
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  • Irene said: "So Kind!!
    We went to this restaurant with our child who is severely autistic, we try to have a meal as it looked absolutely gorgeous, and the food looks fabulous!! Our son had a melt down, he just didn't want to be there! We'd had a couple drinks and had ordered our food but had to cancel due to our son! We offered to pay for drinks and even food we ordered. The owner came over and kindly told us it was on the house and we didn't have to pay anything. This was a pure act of kindness to us as he could see how stressed we were with our little boy. The atmosphere in this restaurant was fantastic, decor gorgeous, the food looks absolutely brilliant. Really want to go back without kids. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Macaulay said: "Shabab Restraunt
    Very nice food, excellent service. Would definetely go back and is highly recommended !!! "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Richard said: "Really Scrummy !
    Super evening at the Shabab. One of the few places allowing use of Tastecard on a Saturday. Excellent friendly service in a great atmosphere. Food was top notch. Only small gripe was a lack of fresh coriander on the lamb dish when it was stated on the menu. My partners very mild chicken korma was rich and creamy. Onion bhajis a touch stodgy. Chicken Tikka starter sizzled. Rice and chapattis great. Recommended and will definitely be returning. "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 22 days ago...
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  • Gemma said: "Better than most commercial indians
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent price, wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely return.... "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Sue said: "Good food and service
    Well placed right under Leeds train station. There is plenty to choose from on the menu. Attentive service. Kingfisher on draught. The restaurant was not busy, with plenty of staff. We were quickly presented with lots of nice free popadoms and a pickle tray.
    Onion bhajis were nicely spicy, chicken pakora was light batter and good flavour. Both served with side salad and white dip (Bhajis free).
    Chicken bhuna mains were good, not too spicy. (1 free). Not massive portions, but that was good as there was more than enough when ordered with a garlic naan bread and pilau rice. (Sundries not 2for1)
    The only slight negative was the 'authentic' music that was blasting out of the speaker I was sat under was a bit too loud.
    In all a good meal out. "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months, 1 day ago...
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