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2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
805-781-0766
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch buffet decent

Foods as standard rice naan chicken tikka masala with saag paneer and pakora curry. All food was very fresh. There was fresh cut fruit and delicious gulabjamun and kheer for dessert. Ambiance is nice and service attentive

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
obdocSanJose
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San Jose, CA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Foods as standard rice naan chicken tikka masala with saag paneer and pakora curry. All food was very fresh. There was fresh cut fruit and delicious gulabjamun and kheer for dessert. Ambiance is nice and service attentive

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Santa Maria CA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went here about a month ago and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I ordered the Vindaloo which I had been told was very spicy, so I went with the midway version. It wasn't very spicy at all so next time I will go for the full monty. The flavors were really delicious and I can't wait to go back. The... More 

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband loves Indian food, but I'm not always into it. However, we compromised and tried this restaurant on our road trip and I was just as happy as he was. There were plenty of locals eating there (with many other restaurants to choose from in town) so that was a good sign. The lunch buffet was plentiful and delicious.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Yesterday I went to the Sunday brunch buffet at Shalimar for what was at least the twentieth time. The staff is always friendly, courteous and efficient. The building is clean and nicely decorated, clean bathrooms: the food is authentic and freshly made. Their popular lunch buffet is always stocked with fresh stuff and usually includes tandoori chicken, chicken tiki masala,... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After reading all the existing reviews of Shalimar on TripAdvisor, I have to agree pretty much with all of them. Yes, the food can be very good. Yes, the service can be appalling (but not always). On my last visit I was greeted warmly at the door by the presumed owner, then ignored for around 10 minutes and only served... More 

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Sacramento, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a great place to eat. The owner(?) with the name which sounds like "Awesome" (may be that's Assam or something like that) is a great guy. He is friendly, welcoming, helpful. He has hundreds of funny things to say, while serving food. He seems always in good spirits! The food is served fast and its delicious. My favorite... More 

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Paso Robles, California, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have only come here for the lunch buffet. It is a killer deal for $10. I'm sure that their normal menu is great too but we just have not made it there for that yet.

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Mountain View, California, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is similar to bay are Shalimar, Indo-Pak cuisine but everything looks different, not sure if both of them related or not. Mixed Tandoori Sizzler is ver good but not spicy enough to my taste. Butter chicken usually sweet but there is an option to choose spicy, it is really good. Carrot Halva is not good, lots of waiting for... More 

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Los Osos, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This is the best Indian food around the area. Have eaten here for years and just getting around to doing a review. You won't be disappointed

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is delicious! My husband and I just moved here from Southern California, and we were seriously missing our ethnic food. My hairdresser recommended this place and I can't wait to tell her how much we enjoyed it. We went on a Monday night when they were having their $10.99 dinner buffet. It was great! Plenty of naan, tikka... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-781-0766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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