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Shalimar Indian Restaurant

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East Louisville
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1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644 (Bunsen Way)
+1 502-493-8899
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Growing up in an immigrant Indian family, we understood that America is...
Growing up in an immigrant Indian family, we understood that America is the land of opportunity, where dreams come true. We're grateful to all the guests who have given us the opportunity to share our vision. Some restaurants are ideal for special occasions. Indeed we hope many of you, our guests, will celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other memorable events with us. But, at Shalimar we strive to make every lunch and dinner a special occasion for every guest. When we open the doors to the restaurant for lunch, dinner or catering, it's as if we're opening the doors to our own homes and inviting guests to enjoy extraordinary food paired with a rich Indian lager beer or a glass of wine from our extensive wine list. Our menu features the finest Northern Indian entrees and our specialty Tandoori (Clay Oven) dishes. Shalimar is elegant, relaxed, and affordable, inviting guests to enjoy the hospitality that reflects our Indian heritage.
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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly staff nice dinner

I took friends here for dinner a couple of nights ago and we all enjoyed our it. We started with Garlic Naan, Veg Samosa and Chicken Samosa. The naan was perfect and the chicken samosa was the best I have had. For dinner we shared chicken kebabs, shrimp jalpharezi and lamb kebabs. The chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
gregbooras
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St. Augustine FL
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  • Special occasions
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I visited Shalimar Monday evening for dinner. The ambience of the restaurant was cozy and the wait staff was friendly and prompt with seating us. The food was absolutely wonderful! We had the Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Korma. Just amazing! I will be more than glad to eat here again.

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Rebecca, it's music to my ears to hear that you and your husband enjoyed dinner with us! From the Tandoori Chicken to the Chicken Korma, I'm so happy that everything hit the spot. I also appreciate your compliments on the staff, so I'll be sure to pass this along to the team. Hope to see you back soon! Until next... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Absolutely enjoyed eating here with my family. Food was warm and tasty. We had actually tried the lunch buffet with different variety of food. I liked the malai kofta, samosa, and the gulab jamen. The only suggestion that I can think of is to add soda in the drink category. The service was great, staff was excellent, and the food... More 

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Tina, it puts a smile on my face to read that you and your family enjoyed the variety of our lunch buffet! I appreciate your compliments on everything from the Malai Kofta to the service, so I'll definitely pass this along to the team. I hope to see you back soon! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
662 helpful votes 662 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I, too, am a raging foodie who goes to great lengths to research restaurants when I travel. People really don't understand what an array of great restaurants we have here, especially ethnic ones. My youngest daughter and I share a love of Indian fare. She is a vegetarian, and has so many good choices with this fare. Her favorite restaurant... More 

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

I have to say, I'm so flattered that both you and your daughter enjoy our menu! This weather can be pretty brutal, so it's wonderful that you've been able to take advantage of our delivery service. I look forward to having you back for lunch soon! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

Brandenburg, Kentucky
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I had the lunch buffet. Great Chicken Tikki Masala and Chicken Curry. Naan was warm and fresh. Tandoori Chicken was tasty, Gulab Jamen (sp.) was sweet and warm. Price was excellent. We were too full to eat many of the other offerings. Great place to eat, great atmosphere. We will be going again soon to try the... More 

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

From the Chicken Tikka Masala to our special, it's so wonderful that you and your wife enjoyed the lunch buffet, Gary! It puts a smile on my face to read that everything you tried was both fresh and flavorful. You're always welcome if you find yourself craving our lunch buffet in the future! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

St. Augustine FL
Top Contributor
603 reviews 603 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I took friends here for dinner a couple of nights ago and we all enjoyed our it. We started with Garlic Naan, Veg Samosa and Chicken Samosa. The naan was perfect and the chicken samosa was the best I have had. For dinner we shared chicken kebabs, shrimp jalpharezi and lamb kebabs. The chicken kebabs where tender and very tasty.... More 

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

It's wonderful that you enjoyed your visit, but it's truly a shame that the lamb kebabs weren't up to par. I appreciate your compliments on everything from the naan to the shrimp. Like you said, it sounds like it may have been an off-day for us, but I know we're better than that. I hope to see you again in... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Unlike many of the reviewers, this was not my first time eating Indian - far from it. I picked this spot since it was near a hotel I was staying at, and I can say it's top quality Indian. My guest and I shared a non-vegetarian appetizer sampler which included lam kebabs, chicken tikka, tandoori chicken and a samosa, and... More 

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, coming from someone who really knows their Indian food, I'm so flattered by your compliments, Krivokrasov! It puts a smile on my face to read that you and your guest enjoyed everything from the appetizer sampler to the Lamb Vindaloo. Our door's always open if you find yourself in the area again! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have the best experience in this restaurant. The quality and quantity of the food is excellent and the service of the staff was awesome. Will be there again.

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

It puts a smile on my face to read that you had the best experience with us, Sunny! It's wonderful that both the quality and the quantity of your food was excellent. I look forward to your return! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I Love to try new food so i wanted to try indian food for the First time. I was very surprised and satisfied by the food and service also the atmospherewas was amazing.I will be back again . Thanks

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, Brandy, I'm so flattered that you decided to try Indian food for the first time with us! It's music to my ears that you were pleasantly surprised with everything from the food to our atmosphere. I look forward to seeing you again soon! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Best Indian food in town. I love every time I visit Shalimar always have a pleasant visit. My favorite dishes have got to be chicken tikka masala and chicken chilli with garlic naan. Deff have to chase it all down with an ice cold kingfisher. I'll be back this Sunday 😊

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, Poli, the best Indian food in town? I'm so flattered! It puts a smile on my face to read that your visit is always pleasant and you enjoy our flavors. I hope to see you again soon for some Chicken Tikka Masala or some naan! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I am here going every month in one time . I like all kind food here I am mostly vegetarian in find good vegetarian here and service was great

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, Gurpreet, I'm very flattered that you plan on coming here every month -- that's dedication! As a vegetarian, it's wonderful that we were able to satisfy your taste buds! In regard to the service, I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to our staff. I look forward to seeing you every month for some vegetarian dishes! Until next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644
    (Bunsen Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighborhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-493-8899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Growing up in an immigrant Indian family, we understood that America is the land of opportunity, where dreams come true. We're grateful to all the guests who have given us the opportunity to share our vision. Some restaurants are ideal for special occasions. Indeed we hope many of you, our guests, will celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other memorable events with us. But, at Shalimar we strive to make every lunch and dinner a special occasion for every guest. When we open the doors to the restaurant for lunch, dinner or catering, it's as if we're opening the doors to our own homes and inviting guests to enjoy extraordinary food paired with a rich Indian lager beer or a glass of wine from our extensive wine list. Our menu features the finest Northern Indian entrees and our specialty Tandoori (Clay Oven) dishes. Shalimar is elegant, relaxed, and affordable, inviting guests to enjoy the hospitality that reflects our Indian heritage.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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