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Shalimar India Restaurant

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80 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
603-427-2959
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the buffet on Fridays!

I eat Indian food maybe four times a year, and this is where I usually go. The Friday buffet is REALLY good. Most of the time I don't even know what I'm eating, but it's good. There's a nice selection of dishes with a variety of meats, vegetables, sauces, and rice. The decor is beautiful, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NHjojo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat Indian food maybe four times a year, and this is where I usually go. The Friday buffet is REALLY good. Most of the time I don't even know what I'm eating, but it's good. There's a nice selection of dishes with a variety of meats, vegetables, sauces, and rice. The decor is beautiful, and the place is larger... More 

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Haverhill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was attending a concert with friends at the Portsmouth Music Hall. I have to eat Gluten Free and one of my friends is vegan. This restaurant fit the bill. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious.

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Thank Nancy M
New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We used a Groupon or similar which took the sting out of the price of this meal but it wasn't anything special. We had a few appetizers including Chicken Pakora (essentially ordinary chicken fingers but dipped in chick pea batter - not the real deal). The Beef and Vegetable Samosas were pretty good. We also had a Lamb Curry and... More 

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Thank bornin63
Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This was my second visit to Shalimar and I liked it even more than I did the first time. For one thing it smells great as you go into the restaurant! In addition one is warmly greeted by a real person upon arrival. The menu is extensive and the environment is clean and attractive. I had Lamb Curry - it... More 

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Thank Holly V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Have been visiting this restaurant for several years even as the choices for Indian food has increased in the area. Balance of spice and depth of flavor is exceptional. Highly recommended

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Thank M. Dinne F
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The food was very tasty. There is a nice vegetarian selection. The frozen fruit-nut-spice dessert was divine.The service was good, prices reasonable.

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Waikoloa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I love indian food and always wanted to try this one. I finally had a chance to try it. I had the Lamb Curry with Nan bread and the Lamb Samosas. Delicious!

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Thank Di P
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I've had Indian food all over the world, and it doesn't get any better than this. Enough said. Warm friendly folks, good service, fab food.

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Delicious lunch buffet. Reasonably priced, excellent service. There are so few Indian restaurants in NH that we were thrilled to stumble on the Shalimar. You just can't go wrong as they take great pride in their food preparation.

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Thank rockyisle
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went there for lunch. I am not a connoisseur of Indian cuisine, but it was family owned and very nicely decorated and clean. The Father sat us and the Daughter served us! BOTH very nice people. She helped us select all we needed to have a great lunch. I would tell you what I had but I honestly cannot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-427-2959

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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