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Shalimar Indian Restaurant

1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644 (East Louisville)
+1 502-493-8899
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: East Louisville
Cross street: Bunsen Way
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.
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English first
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Was looking of an Indian buffet for lunch, glad this is the one I found. The food had a different spice than I have been use too, but was very good. The wait staff were professional and provided excellent service in a clean well appointed location. You want go wrong if you give this restaurant a try.

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

I'm so flattered to hear you say that! I really appreciate you taking the time to review us and I'm particularly happy to hear you had a tasty meal with great service to match. I know you said this was your first time in, but I hope it wont' be your last! Until next time, Sukh Bains, Owner More

Louisville, KY
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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have eaten the buffet for Sunday lunch here 3-4 times over the past 2 years and enjoyed it each time. The buffet selection is very good including hot & cold items and some desserts. Service is excellent at removing dirty plates and keeping drinks filled.

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

So happy to hear you're a fan of our buffet and that you've consistently had great service to match a delicious meal. I really appreciate you taking the time to review us and I hope we'll see you for lunch one Sunday soon. Many thanks, Sukh Bains, Owner More

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

For sure my go to for indian food in the area. Always delicious and always has very friendly people. Their take out service is wonderful.

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

Thrilled to be your go-to, and that you've never had a bad meal here! Thanks for the fantastic review! Best, Sukh Bains, Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I just move in here Louisville last year and I like Indian food so much and I never see to make food like in here shalimar has lunch buffet everyday and everyday different menu and is so tasty and is so fresh I love it. And after lunch he has dinner everyday the menu Is so easy to read and... More

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

No, thank you, Raj! I really appreciate you taking the time to review us and say such nice things about our food and our lunch buffet. I'm thrilled you're such a fan of both, and I really appreciate you saying you think ours is one of the best Indian restaurants in town -- it really means a lot! Hope to... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was only my second time to try Indian cuisine and I am now a huge fan!! My friend is a regular, so I went with his favorites and they were all terrific. We started with the Garlic Naan and got all the dipping sauces, including the Mango Chutney, then we had the Shrimp Masala as our main course. The... More

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

I'm thrilled we're fast becoming a favorite of yours, and I can't tell you how much we appreciate you recommending us to others, Betty! I'm so glad you enjoyed your most recent meal with us and that you loved the Shrimp Masala and the Ras Malai -- those are both excellent choices! I'm also very happy to hear you've always... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

On 5/9/14 I had very bad experience in this place, they served old goat curry and chicken curry which is spoiled and it upset my stomach. On my talking with other people they say that these people cook buffet items on saturday and serve it for a week. Please be careful especially if you have to travel after having food... More

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

As I said on Google+, we take claims like this incredibly seriously. I can assure you that all of our food is fresh and cooked in-house daily and our kitchen is held to strict health and safety standards. Moreover, we would never serve old food to our guests. That said, I am shocked to hear you suggest our goat or... More

Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I can't even count the number of times I've eaten here (sure it's in the hundreds). The food is reliable. The staff is friendly and efficient. One nit: the heat level on the food tends to be inconsistent. Sometimes medium is mild and sometimes mild is hot. Other than that, their food is pretty good.

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

We definitely want people to know what to expect when it comes to spice. That said, I can certainly chat with the kitchen to see why the temperature levels have been inconsistent from time to time, and what we can do to change that. That said, I am happy to hear that you've had consistently fast and friendly service. I'm... More

Valparaiso, IN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A delicious Indian buffet. The food is very tasty, the service is very good and the restaurant is very clean and classy. We always look for an excuse to eat here!

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

So glad you're a fan of our food and I'm so happy you've been able to take advantage of the buffet. The next time you've got a hankering for some Indian food, we'll be ready for you -- no excuse needed! Until then, Sukh Bains, Owner More

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Shalimar has good ambiance.. Service is good.. Food is fine.. Suitable for people who would like to try Indian cuisine but can't take em hot n spicy.. It is not Indian spicy.. U gotta tell em to make it extra spicy, yet smtn dsn add up.. Failed to impress me. Over all it is an OK restaurant.. But if u... More

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

While I'm glad you appreciated our service, it breaks my heart to hear our food described as just average. We only cook with authentic Indian ingredients and spices, so I'm surprised it didn't taste that way. As you mentioned, we're more than happy to make any dish extra spicy. If you have any suggestions for us to improve, please let... More

Lexington, Kentucky
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I visited Shalimar for the first time the other night for my friends Birthday. Between everyone in the group we ordered a large variety of things off the menu. I personally tried the garlic Naan, Lentil Soup, and the Chicken Saag. I ordered my Saag mild, but it came out more like medium at most Indian restaurants. I also heard... More

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

Thanks for celebrating your friends birthday with us, Karen! While I'm glad you enjoyed your meal overall, I'm sorry you felt our food was a tad too spicy. I'll be sure to pass along your feedback to the kitchen so that mild actually tastes mild. I hope you keep us in mind the next time you're in the mood for... More

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