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Shalimar

9310 N Lamar Bkvd, Austin, TX 78753 (Downtown)
(512) 719-3700
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Ranked #1,321 of 3,122 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Austin TX
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went for first time today with my teen son. The ambiance is not exactly what you'd take a hot date to. But no matter, at $6.99 for the buffet it was great. I love Indian food and it seems to be getting spendy the past few years. This place is far from spendy - it is positively inexpensive. Service is... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The ambiance and service could be better - their food is on the cheaper side and apparently half the clientele don't like to tip - which limits the quality of the wait staff. The portions are usually bigger than you'd expect. That said, I'd suggest ordering: Nihari, Haleem, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Karahi and the Shalimar Grilled Platter... Better if you... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Only one good thing on menu : Tandoori Chicken Leg (from menu, not buffet). w/Naan. Rest of the stuff is greasy. Service is poor. Ambiance is very average. But the tandoori chicken is the best (best in Austin). In the buffet they put the worst tandoori chicken, so do not eat from there. Chicken biryani is also pretty good.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Horrible food in Lunch buffet. No spices, horrible service, Waiters dont come to you ever without you calling them. Owners are always loud, not allowing you to enjoy a peaceful meal Ambience is very sub Standard. Located in a very Shabby and very very Dirty complex. I love Indian food, but I will never go back to this place. I... More

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

4 or 5 different owner and still less than good food. I don't go to this restaurant often, only been there 4 or 5 times, and ate only 3 times. just tandoori stuff. other other person is right, its open because people don't have choices for halal food in Austin. thing is people who cannot cook at home and have... More

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Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Great food, we went there twice in a weekend. Buffet is at an amazing price and food is verrrry good! def. recommend to anyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2008

Goat is good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

I love the Haleem, it's nice and spicy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

A great place to get some spicy Indian food. It's not a fancy place, very laid back with decent service.

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Austin, Texas
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35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2008

The location is a little ghetto, but the food is excellent and at a great price. They have several meats including curry chicken that has a good amount of heat (4 or 5), great Tandoori, and some good vegetable choices. I would definitely eat here again!

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