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The décor is smart fiery red and the atmosphere is lovely with bollywood movies playing on the massive flat screen.
The average price of the traditional curry ranges from £6 - £9, obviously increasing slightly the more adventurous you become. Once the necessary accessories are ordered you find yourself with a delicious meal for a very reasonable price.
Sheba concentrates on providing fresh, flavousome sub-continental food for you to enjoy. The extensive menu provides for meat, fish and vegetarian food lovers. show less
136 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU
- Shoreditch High Street Station (0.5 km)
- Aldgate East Station (0.6 km)
- Shoreditch High Street Rail Station (0.4 km)
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020 7247 7824
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- Opening hours:
Mon - Thu, Sun: 11:30 - 23:45
Fri - Sat: 11:30 - 24:00
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18 reviews of Sheba in English
Sheba is probably one of the best curry houses on Brick Lane and its to be expected since the chef was voted Master Chef of the Year two years running. Unlike many of its competitors, they never seem in a rush to get you eaten and out of the restaurant so they can get the next load of customers in and the food is always well prepared. Its rare that the fish dishes are the best ones on the menu at Brick Lane curry houses but here they are in fact my favourties - especially the lobster.
One of the many solid curries I've had on Brick Lane. Def go if you have one of their offers (ViewLondon, TasteCard, etc.). It's BYO so don't hesitate to bring in some Cobras.
-Lamb Lucknow - Worth coming here just for this. Falls of the bone and oh so tasty.
-Chicken Tikka Masala - Good, but not the best I've had.
The staff are friendly, but they try to get more money out of you so just be strong (par for the course for Brick Lane). They were hesitant for us to do BYO, but when we said we really wanted to, he took us to the corner store and gave us a discount. I also came with a voucher for 50% but they only gave us 25%. After pointing it out they did correct it, but I'm not sure if it was really an accident or not...
I won a meal for two at Sheba, courtesy of Qype (thanks Qype!). But just because a meal is free doesn't mean you're going to love it and sometimes it works the other way!
From the moment that the guy on the door knew my name and was expecting me, Sheba made me feel special. We had a whole double table to ourselves - a luxury in the small Indian restaurants that live cheek by jowl on Brick lane! We were looked after by the head honcho and he really knew his stuff: we let him order for us. And he did really well. The food was amazing - we had:
(and I know, because he kindly wrote it down)
chicken buna hyderback (great for mild curry lovers like me)
lamb lucknow - quite mild and the lamb was sooo tender
chicken shaslik buna - I would have that again too.
There was other food, but those were the standout dishes.
Ooh, and the veggie samosas for starters are the best I've had.
V friendly service, and the house red is not to be avoided: it's a lovely light Cape red.
Good food at a good price in the chaos of brick lane. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Worth a visit.
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Brick Lane - the most competive and confusing street in London - between 30 different Indian restaurants all within 500 metres of each other - how do you know which one to eat in!? They are all offering discounts of some kind but at the end of the day you want good food!
We ended up in Sheba, it was great, we all really enjoyed it and it was great value.
Just thought I would pop this review on for anyone else heading that way to avoid 60 minutes of decision making up Brick Lane!
Great restaurant with very good dishes and with high quality. Products are fresh and quantities are really good. Moreover there is a large choice in the menu to satisfy the majority of people. For those who like sweet taste for the main dish, I recommend to order a Modhucash Murgh which is really delicious. the sides to order with it are a Peshwari Naan and a Pilau Rice. The staff is welcoming and they will advice you if you don't know what to choose. To finish, the restaurant is well decorated and the ambiance is quite good. It is one of the best indian restaurant in which I have ever eaten.
This is the best Indian restaurant I have ever tasted.
The high quality and the taste of the dishes is excellent! I followed the advice from the staff to choose my menu, as the choice was amazing, so HUGE and attractive!!There are also a lot of home specialities.
I ordered as starter the king prawn which were fresh and very tasty! For the main, I asked for “Lamb Lucknow". It was a big shank served with a tasty sauce. I was afraid to eat too much spicy, but It was the perfect balance. I tasted the vegetables, very very good! I tasted the "Peshwari Naan" stuffed with almond and coconuts which was very original and yummy! I finished my meal by a nice pistachio ice cream.
It was definitely an excellent food experience and in my mind the great Indian restaurant I have ever tasted. The Staff is very kind and helpful. They used to serve to each client an appetiser: special Indian pan and several nice sauces. Lovely.
I like also the room of the restaurant and the soft light which creates a nice atmosphere.
I definitely recommend to everyone to choose this restaurant. It is located at the end of the Bricklane Avenue. You will probably meet at least 10 other Indian restaurants before arriving to the Sheba restaurant, but trust me, this one is the best! I am hurry to come back!
Right, first of all I want to say that the food I ate at Sheba was great. No-one had any complaints (although my onion bhajis were a little too greasy) about the standard of their meal... when it eventually came.
The reason I am rating this low is because of the service we received. Our waiter had a real attitude and seemed to struggle with basic tasks. He came to our table asking if we wanted to order. We said yes. He asked if we wanted popadoms. We said no. He walked off. We started to order when we called him back and tried to order side dishes as well as mains and rice etc. He said we couldn't do that and had to wait until all side dishes were ordered, which we found strange. After an age of ordering according to his weird system, he began to bark the orders back to us, expecting me to know what everyone had ordered. Naturally, I wasn't sure. This seemed to annoy him. It was 30 minutes between entering the restaurant and finishing ordering.
Anyway, he carried on behaving as if we were a burden on his existence all night. We eventually started to find it funny, despite having drinks forgotten about and having to wait 40 minutes for our food to arrive.
Maybe he was having a bad day? I don't know. All I do know is that the service we received was pretty shoddy and needless to say we didn't leave the tip which they added on the bill, assuming that we'd pay.
A decent place in terms of atmosphere but what sets sheba apart is the quality of food. They have an extensive menu with large array of bangladeshi seafood dishes. The chitagong fish supreme was delicious with a plate of fluffy rice. Well worth a visit.
On first impressions the restaurant was very welcoming both in the friendly waiter that gave me a head gesture as I walked in (he was busy serving another table) and the vibrant decor.
When the waitor came to greet us he apologised for his delay and explained that a member of staff was sick. He showed us to our table and left us with the menu. Even whilst he was doing two people's work he made us feel welcome and was happy to help us all he could with recommendations. Considering the service was below normal standards I thought it was fantastic.
The food was also very good. When the doors swing open and the aroma from the kitchen hits the restaurant you can smell the fresh herbs and spices.
At the end of our meal, we had to wait longer than normal for our bill to arrive but they were understaffed and we were so happy that we were in no real rush to leave.
Next time you are looking for lunch or dinner around Brick Lane I would strongly advise you pop into Sheba.
Last week I went out with two friends to this lovely place on Bricklane. I tried a kebab roll and samosa with chutney for starter and the taste was overwhelming. For the main mela I had the delightful chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken and lamb birani and i have to say i couldn’t remember where the tandoori tastes so well. For desert i had a ice cream which was exceptional. So all in all i can strongly recommend this place to any mad curry lovers.
Great service, good ambiance, and gorgeous curries makes Sheba one of the best eateries in Brick Lane. Try the lamb shank its one of the best dishes i have ever had. Nice tender lamb on the bone with mild spices and sauce. We will be back for more!
It must be hard to survive with so many competitors in the same street.
The Sheba seems to make it. My wife and I ate there several times also with others and everybody seems to like the place and their food.
The place is pleasingly normal - not over- and not underdecorated. Its rather simple and there is not much space between the tables - even before eating.
The service is friendly and swift. They rush without showing it.
The food is generally delightful. The Balti dish I have eaten there last time was the best I ever had - and I LOVE “Indian” food!
They are in the “Cobra Good Curry Guide” and they got - I think - two Chef of the Year Awards.
Really worth mentioning is it that they are - for the quality offered - quite inexpensive and then comes a discount (I forgot 20 or 25% !! and then it IS CHEAP.
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