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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Taste of India

I tried the sample platter it was very delicious a great variety of foods, if you like a little spice it will be right up your alley

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Nicole D
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  • Special occasions
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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The location is great, ample parking and the decor & ambiance is nice. I had ordered Chicken Biriyani and Chicken Tikka Masala as takeaway. These are my standard "to-go" dishes to find out the quality of Indian food at a new location. The order was ready in 20 minutes which is commendable. Like all dishes that are cooked in a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Some of the best service in Louisville. The foods good to. Had the vegetable pakora always a great choice, next the goat curry great flavor( careful has bones)mushrooms really made it stand out. Great place if you've never been.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Dined in recently & had one each of the vegetarian thali & one non-veggie thali (traditional Indian meal) with a nice selection of foods & sauces. Nan bread was good, too. We asked for the medium spicy. Our server was gracious, attentive without being obtrusive. Would return. PS: just a few feet way is an Indian grocery worth checking out.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for years and love their buffet. I have been to India and had lots of Indian cuisine while there, and would say this restaurant is very close to what you would get in India, but not as spicy. Very reasonably priced and great service.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good food and great service food was amazing I like chicken tikka masala,saag,naan ,kheer service was very fast no wait longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I tried the sample platter it was very delicious a great variety of foods, if you like a little spice it will be right up your alley

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

Nicole, I'm so happy that you enjoyed the sample platter! I really appreciate your compliments on our food, and our level of spiciness. Hope to see you back again soon! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The tandoor in this place is well tuned. The tandoori chicken and naan were all done perfectly. I went for the non veg thali (they have a veg thali too) cause that's the next best thing to buffet if you want to try different things. Dal makhani was not up to the mark. The chicken tikka masala and Lamb saag... More 

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

It's wonderful that you enjoyed our Tandoori Chicken and naan, but it's a shame that the rest of your meal wasn't up to par. As a family-owned restaurant and growing up in an immigrant Indian family, we use treasured recipes for all of these dishes, so I sincerely apologize if they weren't up to par. I know we're better than... More 

San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I lived in India and have eaten in many restaurants stateside. The food here, was great and the price was a little high, however, the staff was not friendly at all. I brought a client who is in the diplomatic core with India and he even said to me,

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

This is disappointing to hear, James! We never meant to offend with our service and are disappointed to hear that it was such a let down. We'll follow up with our whole team to make sure we're employing a better attitude around here. Thanks for letting us know! Best, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great Place for Indian Food ! Best food and Great service ... Tandoori Chicken and Butter Chicken ... Must try Very friendly staff

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

The Tandoori Chicken and the Butter Chicken are awesome choices, so I'm glad you like them, Randeep! Also, I'm really flattered by your compliments on our food and the service, so I'll definitely share this with the team. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More 

Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My family and I went to dinner this evening. Having read reviews this morning I thought we would find it to be a very good experience. I had to ask twice for dipping sauces for our appetizers before they were brought to the table. I ordered a broccoli dish and specified that it had to be spicy; not American taste... More 

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

I have to admit, I'm honestly shocked to read about your visit with your family. We use our treasured family recipes, and growing up in an immigrant Indian family, I'm very proud of all the dishes that we serve. That said, I apologize if your meal didn't live up to your expectations. If you'd like to discuss this further, please... More 

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Additional Information about Shalimar Indian Restaurant

Address: 1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644
Phone Number: +1 502-493-8899
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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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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