Jilabi

3.8
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459 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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At Jilabi, we have a passion for bringing the authentic taste of India to our discerning diners. Our award winning chefs deliver a wide range of choice from your firm favorite to a whole host of specialities, all made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients and of course, you can be sure of a first class, friendly service.

If you are a guest of the NEC, or travelling to Birmingham on business or pleasure, Jilabi is the place to eat. Recommended by the Solihull News, and top Birmingham hotels - just a stone’s throw away from them - the Marriott Hotel, Arden Hotel, Holiday Inn and the Metropole Hilton Hotel, Jilabi is an experience that you will always remember.

Jilabi, where people dine, relax, laugh, chat celebrate and entertain in our relaxed surroundings and always come back to do it all again.
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RobertS
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and service here the lamb curry is fabulous. Thanks

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TomC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service worse than ever, which is a bizarre achievement. However now even the food is dreadful.

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SuzanneW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been looking for an unlicensed Indian Restaurant for some time and Jilabi was recommended by a work acquaintance. 5 members of my family had a meal at 7pm last week. The staff were pleasant and helpful and ambience good. The restaurant was very busy. Our food was good and portion size just right. Nicely presented. Complimentary desserts and coffee. £70 for 5, quite reasonable. They did have a problem with the vegan meal but the manager soon dealt with this. Everyone working there was very busy but still managed to smile! We have booked again for August.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant- staff are very attentive without being over bearing. Really made us feel welcome.

Food was fantastic - with generous portions and fantastic flavours. This was my 2nd time here in the last few months and will be back again when working in Birmingham!

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SiobhanD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As most people have noted, the customer service here is excellent! Food is tasty and you can bring your own alcohol so this keeps prices reasonable. We’ll definitely be recommending to others and returning ourselves.

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn't get asked my name on arrival after making a special request to be seated in a secluded spot and was stuck amongst a party, then to top it off I found a hair in my main meal.

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DonnaS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a great meal here! Staff very attentive.

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Horns
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service very good, shame that we were put on a table at the back of the restaurant. Also for some reason they had no Cobra beer (only Peroni! ) so we had to go next door to Tesco to buy some take out for the table !

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KimoP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic , the atmosphere was very nice, the portions were huge. We ordered too much food. Great experience we will come back

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Satch
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I lived closer it would be my regular choice. Superb food and service. Highly recommended!

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AndrewG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Jilabi the night before we were flying out of nearby Birmingham airport. We stayed at a hotel within walking distance and had booked in advance using OpenTable. The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. We only visit once a year as we live abroad but we are already looking forward to our next visit!

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Jbell
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went on Sunday with my family of 4 as usual the food and service was excellent my husband and son asked for a Kema mince meat curry as an extra when it came it was lovely with a lovely sauce the best they have had there the choice of buffet starters and main caters for everyone's taste and the sweet table is great nothing is to much trouble all they want is for you to enjoy your self we will be back soon

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Lourob74
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have eaten there, my took me as he only eats curry from there. I’m very impressed! The decor, the staff and the service is fantastic! Can’t wait to go again for the buffet.
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sorayab
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, went as a party of 6, regular Indian restaurant goers. The whole evening was lovely, great food, service and excellent value for money. Highly recommend it.

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MartinH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of colleagues from all over Europe many having their first every curry had an amazing meal with great service and a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend.

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GaryF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and great service on what was a very busy Mother's day evening. Will definitely return for more great food.

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RachaelP
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at
The jilabi. Was a busy Saturday evening but staff were as attentive as ever. Food was lovely as ever.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't fault the service or food. Fantastic value. Lovely staff.. Would highly recommend. I will be back.

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ShahzaibA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from the moment we entered. Service was excellent and the food was spot on. We will be back and recommending Jilabi to all friends. Keep up the good work!

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service and a reasonable price.
Will be using again especially for a large party like we had - managed without issue to serve 13 people all at same time.

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DejiF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant I’ve ever been to. Despite not being seated at the time we booked, the service was elite and the food was delicious and never ending. Will most certainly be returning soon!

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SydA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff good night overall will go again great service

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StephG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic as always. Sunday’s and Monday’s are the buffet which is fantastic value for money and you can take your own alcohol too.

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Zoep
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, we had a group booking of 12 and they catered for all of us, would recommend to anyone for any occasion. Great place will definitely be going back.

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KavK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, very aware of options for vegans. Service was excellent and a lovely atmosphere. It was a little noisey but that was just because people were having a good time. I would recommend this to anyone who loves Pakistani food

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Sharon
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with brilliant service! We stayed a chatted for at least an hour after our meal and the waiters were bringing complementary coffee- really enjoyable evening

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DanishDR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is pretty outstanding to have a great service at a busy restaurant. Patient waiters help you choose your dishes and combinations that would be good. The best part is the complementary sweets. Simply wonderful.

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DebraF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stunning food and hospitality. How I've never been here before I will never know! Will 100% be back. I've not stopped telling everyone what a great time we had and how awsome the food is 😀 Can't wait to try the buffet evening they have .

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ChrisA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night here, the staff were brilliant and really looked after us, meeting all our individual needs. The food was perfect. Fantastic value. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone great food brilliant staff will definitely be returning ❤️

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allanm
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service delivered, food quality and value for money were first class. This restaurant was a lucky find and only a couple of miles from our hotel

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Rasheed
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible customer service and atmosphere. Food is tasty and portion size is good. All dishes were halal

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TinaC
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always welcoming, super food - love the buffet and excellent value with good service!
What more could you want?!

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JohnT
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal which was based on recommendations from the waiters, given that we would never been able to decide from the extensive menu. A buzzing place (more atmosphere and better decor downstairs than were we were seated, but we only booked 30 mins before arriving) and very attentive and fun staff. If I am in the area, or staying again at Birmingham airport, I would definitely return. Good food and great value for money.

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SarahP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and great value for money with a Groupon offer! I've eaten here before and always had excellent service and delicious food. Well done Jilabi!

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lively ,good service friendly steff ,not rushed at all Andy for buses quick to answer phone ,Was a please and enjoyable night for two .

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UmarA
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living 100 miles away from this restaurant in Swindon, and I kid you not it is my third time here just to dine at this restaurant. Honestly the BEST Indian/Bangladeshi food you will have and staff are just amazing. Great hospitality. Not a single thing to even critique about.

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PavneetKS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. AMAZING service. Really tasty food too!! Can't wait to go back!!

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hancock
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, could not welcome you enough. Great atmosphere in the place. Guests and staff very friendly. All types of customers, which was lovely to see. the food was very tasty and well presented. it was clean and very tidy. Given, free pudding, drink on the house and mini sweeties.....excellent value for money and well worth the money , a real 'Go to' place if your in Birmingham.

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MartinC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been here lots, love the place, food is great every time, all the staff make time for you, always happy to help. and nothing is too much, so much so, just makes you want to return, its not rocket science,, but they have got it just right, keep up to great job.

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SteveH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Everything about this place was really good except the food. I can honestly say it was the worst curry I have ever had. I sent it back because of how bad it was as and they re done my meal and I still couldn’t eat it. They did strike the meal off the bill and were very understanding and apologetic. The service is really good so if they could sort out the food it would be 10/10 but I’m afraid I won’t be returning

FAQs

Jilabi offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 722 3205.

Jilabi is rated 3.8 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.