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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Description: Growing up in an immigrant Indian family, we understood that America is the...
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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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
Tasty food slightly on the pricier side....

Good variety of bread ( different types of nan, kulcha ).... The dishes were tasty. The sweet lassi is great but pricey for $5 a pop. Overall good food but value for money is slightly skewed towards the latter. Overall worth it

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Shalimar has the best lunch buffet in Louisville and we have been countless times. The food is delicious and the staff are always accomodating. We've been taking our toddler since he was a baby. They are very family friendly. This place is great for carnivores and vegetarians. Try the saag and the gulab jamon.

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Thank wenelyn
Louisville, Kentucky
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere and service. All of the food is amazing. They have a lunch buffet that allows you to try many things. Get the bread with the mango chutney and a mango lassi.

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Thank Lindsay F
Florida
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here for the lunch buffet and dinner on different occasions and my experiences have been consistently positive. The service is excellent and the staff is very attentive. The food is delicious! The lunch buffet had a great variety of food including my favs: vegetable samosa, rhaita, naan, and plenty of vegetarian options. They also have a frequent diner... More 

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Thank princesszha
Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Good variety of bread ( different types of nan, kulcha ).... The dishes were tasty. The sweet lassi is great but pricey for $5 a pop. Overall good food but value for money is slightly skewed towards the latter. Overall worth it

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Thank MyMachine
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Each time we try an Indian restaurant in another city or country, we always say, "Well, that was pretty good, but it wasn't Shalimar." We discovered this gem shortly after it opened and have been regulars ever since. I highly recommend that first timers try the lunch buffet which always has a wide selection of Shalimar favorites including Chicken Tikka... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant. We get take out once a week from here, and we only eat out once or twice a week. The staff is always so friendly.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Came here with my husband for lunch and really enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere is very nice and the service is outstanding. The lunch buffet had over 20 items to try and every one was very good. Left feeling very full and extremely satisfied. I'll be back for sure!

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Thank SuzustarTravels
Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is my second time back as we were here with friends. I would say from before and this recent Monday Visit. I will not be back. The lunch buffet had no taste whatsoever. The naan was empty tray and they did not even bother to refill it. The food lack the taste as before. This won't be on my... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We went there almost for closing time. But they still got items which seemed pretty fresh to me. Enjoyed our dinner .

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Thank Yaswanth K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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211 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was my wife and I's first time eating Indian food which was recommended by a coworker. My wife did not like it at all but is not quite as adventurous as myself. I ordered Chicken Vindaloo and she ordered Chicken Korma. I actually like the Korma better personally. I also found it spicier than the Vindaloo. The Vindaloo for... 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: Families with children, 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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