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80 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
603-427-2959
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5:00 pm - 9:30 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, Reservations
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 23
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious and Reasonable

Looks like a typical Indian restaurant. Menu is typical. Prices are good. Staff is very nice and attentive. The food was quite good. We will definitely go again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
shartzerj
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Ponce Inlet, Florida
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Looks like a typical Indian restaurant. Menu is typical. Prices are good. Staff is very nice and attentive. The food was quite good. We will definitely go again!

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I picked this restaurant because there were so many positive reviews for it and I was not disappointed. The food was very flavorful and there was plenty of it. The decor was beautiful and the ambiance was classy. The service was outstanding and the staff were very friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews 122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Right in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, we all had a great meal. I generally order Vegetable Biryani where ever I go. The dish here wasn't as good as other places I've been to, but definitely good. If you order a dish here as "hot," prepared for the spice level to be over the top. I could handle it, but... More 

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Fremont, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I think I would not be wrong in saying that this is the only place in Portsmouth downtown where you can have good Indian food. I have been to this place many a times and being an Indian I can confidently say that I have never been let down by the food the restaurant offers. "Authentic" is a very relative... More 

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Sandwich
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been to more than a few Indian restaurants and this may very well be the best. I got a lunch special, spinach with homemade cheese and it was so good. A small soup was brought out as an appetizer, no charge. I don't know if this happens all the time. I also got naan with lamb and it... More 

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Portland, Maine
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you like authentic Indian food, you'll do well here. We have always gotten the "Royal Dinner for Two," which consists of five courses: --Mulligatawny stew, always served piping hot. Mild-mod spiciness. --Samosas--served with a spritz of greens, sauces (tamarind, and SPICY onion/pepper) --two entrees --kheer (rice/almond/raisin pudding...creamy and a delicious ending) --masala chai...again, always piping hot. You can order... More 

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Central NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It has been a while since I was at Shalimar but much has changed and it's all for the better. Firstly, we arrived after the close of their lunch period on a weekend but they accomodated us with a smile and a gracious welcome. The décor has been updated and seems fresher and more authentic. The food and service were... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our food was good and the service was attentive without being overbearing. I tried the shrimp nan special, and it was very tasty. The room is a little dark, but otherwise comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome. Delicious, authentic food, speedy service. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. For under 40 dollars there was plenty of food for two (plenty taken home as well!). We will definitely be returning as soon as we can!

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Vermont
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We've eaten Indian food in many different countries, and Shalimar is one of the best places we've been to. The quality of food is consistently good. The chicken tikka masala is always delicious as is the chicken jalfreezi, vindaloo, and do-piaza. The naan bread is always hot and fresh. This is by far the best Indian restaurant we've found anywhere... 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?