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Shalimar Indian Restaurant

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1043 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-2034
317-465-1100
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always dependable...try the buffet

We've been going to Shalimar every couple of months for the last seven years. It's always dependably good, with attentive service. The lunch buffet, served every day, is always well-stocked and delicious, with something for everyone. When our daughters come to town, they always want to go here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
MandoDave
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Colorado Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is good - it's no surprise loyal patrons return again and again. But this place is so packed that it's u comfortable. It's impossible to relax and enjoy a meal crammed cheek by jowl with other diners and rushing weight staff. A server flying out of the kitchen door smashed the swinging door into one of my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

First off, I've never eaten Indian food before and the buffet was a perfect choice. This way I was able to try everything and find what i wanted! Also my boyfriends mom is vegetarian and loved it because there were so many options for her, don't worry though because there is meat and it was Delicious! The service was great,... More 

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1 Thank Chelsea A
Speedway, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

As a regular visitor and consumer, I'm always pleased with the amazing spread Shalimar offers for its lunch buffet and that the quality and flavor of the food is always great. The food is clearly the primary reason that people return again and again. However, having experienced yet another instance of the truly unpleasant service provided at Shalimar, I felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You know how a place blows your mind and then you wonder? Was it really that good? Well, Shalimar in Indy is THAT GOOD! I would have returned for a third time but my hosts took me to a Turkish place - and thats another review. Shalimar...Oh, how your food is tasty. I went for the lunch buffet. I have... More 

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1 Thank cellofool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in the city. It has survived cause it does a wonderful job. Extensive menu, everything is fabulous.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We've been going to Shalimar every couple of months for the last seven years. It's always dependably good, with attentive service. The lunch buffet, served every day, is always well-stocked and delicious, with something for everyone. When our daughters come to town, they always want to go here for lunch. We're certainly not about to stop.

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1 Thank MandoDave
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is our must-go-to lunch buffet on the weekend in Broadripple!! The food is fresh, delicious, and quick! The price is right too and there are coupons available in NUVO and online for discount as well! LOVE this place!!!

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1 Thank Linda T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You can't go wrong at this Indian lunch buffet. With the price of lamb, you'll travel far to find lamb served in the lunch buffet. Shalimar's buffet is one of the best I've eaten in the US and in India. The dining area is spic and span clean, well appointed Indian art adorns the walls. The silverware and stemware are... More 

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2 Thank beetcanner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

This Indian restaurant is great. The atmosphere is really nice and very topical. The food position is very generous and it taste really good. My friends and I prefer different meal, chicken, lamb and veggies it all tastes good. It can be little pricey if you are careless when ordering, but the food is really good. We also took home... More 

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2 Thank Luis V
Speedway, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Shalimar boasts one of the most flavorful and affordable options for Indian food in Indianapolis. Being a Shalimar regular for many years, I have watched the restaurant closely. I had also witnessed it experiencing longevity pains about three years ago and stopped going there in favor of its sister restaurant, Delhi Palace, in northern Indianapolis. Delhi was more pleasantly staffed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1043 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-2034
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-465-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
2:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?