There are great curry houses to be found the length and breadth of the UK, and even right up at the top of Scotland, they aren’t missing out on the action. Shahbaaz Tandoori on Rose Street in the centre of Aberdeen bring the very best in Indian and Pakistani cooking to the Grampian regions. There are all the trappings of the very finest Indian restaurants: tandoori favourites such as chicken and lamb tikka, seekh kebabs and lamb chops, classic curries that run from balti and biryani to rogan josh and korma, and a huge range of chef’s specials that you can only find at Shahbaaz. Go for the Nentara, marinated and slow-cooked spring chicken with spices, or the Masaledar, with meat from the tandoor and a tangy sauce, or even the house signature of Shahbaaz Reshami Masala, a patia-style curry with cream, sultanas, cashews and almonds, as well as lychees and mango on request. Take a trip to Shahbaaz Tandoori on Rose Street and book a table for one of the best Indian restaurants in Aberdeen.
Superb food and excellent well trained friendly staff. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends. Great stuff Shabaaz (Light of Bengal)
Excellent food and reasonable prices.The only small gripe was service could have been quicker and better organised, but it didn't detract from a lovely evening. Wouldn't hesitate to go back .
Excellent as ever. Food excellent, Service excellent. Waiters were very attentive & no delay between courses. Will be going again as it is one of my regular haunts.
We have been going to Shahbaaz Tandoori for more than 20 years and never been disappointed. Food is excellent and friendly staff make it first class.
The company I was with was great, so no issue there. The whole experience was all wrong. Yes we were a bit late arriving but the look of disgust from the "welcoming committee" really set the scene for one of the worst Indian meals and restaurants I have even been to (and that has been a lot). I was told that the Shahbaaz Tandoori was one of the best in Aberdeen. Not being local to Aberdeen I took the advice and made a reservation. If this is the best that Aberdeen has to offer then, Aberdeen you are being well ripped off. The food was poor, the lamb I had was tough as old boots, the rice was cold and the sauce, if it was not for the salt and pepper I added there would have been no flavour. During the "meal" we were asked four times if we wanted more drinks. It was the third waiter who asked that actually did something about it and bring us the drinks we asked for each time. The Shahbaaz Tandoori has one unique experience. Time travel. Go to the toilet and you are immediately in the 1960's. If I am ever again in Aberdeen I shall stick with the tried and tested and Amarone will be the eating place of choice.
So good that we have become accustomed to laughing off the abject indifference of the staff. £400 bill and still not a thank you in sight, which, given that we have been booking for between 10-20 seats on new year's day, every year for the past 14, remains a mystery. We don't care, though. The food is simply outstanding. The chicken Qandari is the best curry from anywhere I've ever had.
As always, food was delightful and we really enjoyed it. Authentic food which is a treat for the tastebuds (my personal fave is the Balti!). Quick service without feeling rushed which was good as we had 4 kids, youngest aged 8 with us, so good not to be waiting around.
I am vegan and they were very helpful in choosing the right food for me and telling me what I couldn't eat. The meal was delicious. The service was a bit slow, but I prefer to take a long time over dinner so that suited me, although others might not be so happy with it.
We had a nice meal with friends, the food was good and drinks were ok (red wine better than white and when a glass of white asked for, no options offered, just a glass brought) service for food was great and left appropriate time between courses. Thank you for a lovely time!
First time we have eaten at Shahbaaz having tried several other Indian restaurants in Aberdeen. Don't know why we waited so long to try as this was the best Indian food we have had matched by first class service.