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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

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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
Wonderful Indian Restaurant!

As a first-time visitor to Shalimar India in Portsmouth, I LOVED it! The restaurant is conveniently located on Hanover Street and is clean and attractive. Friendly staff greet you and make you feel at home right away. The menu is extensive but NOT expensive! I had a Lamb Curry; my friend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Holly V
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Concord, New Hampshire
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As a first-time visitor to Shalimar India in Portsmouth, I LOVED it! The restaurant is conveniently located on Hanover Street and is clean and attractive. Friendly staff greet you and make you feel at home right away. The menu is extensive but NOT expensive! I had a Lamb Curry; my friend had Tandori Chicken. Servings were generous, attractively presented and,... More 

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Portsmouth NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Shalimar is a long standing fixture in Portsmouth. Tulsi in Kittery does better curry, but Shalimar is a better value, still reasonably priced. The restaurant has been renovated and cleaned up in the past year or so and the sauces don't all taste the same. Service is speedy, food is hot and you can be at your early show at... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food here is so good it generally leaves me euphoric; and the euphoria happens even in the absence of their excellent wine selection. The prices are more than reasonable, and with such great restaurant choices in Portsmouth, in general, I find myself coming back to Shalimar again and again for their phenomenal food! Two thumbs up! You cannot go... More 

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Central NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

After a terrible day of awful service for breakfast and an aborted brunch, this renewed my belly and faith. We loved the vegetarian meal for two. What a great value: you get two soups, break for two, two Masala teas, two samosa, chutneys, two entrées, and two kheer for dessert and all for $39.95 for two people. We were told... More 

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Florence, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant is a family owned authentic Eastern Indian establishment. The service is so sincere, and friendly, and they go above and beyond to get what you would like, and help understand the food like Mattar Paneer. The ambience is indian and just has a welcoming feel as you enter. I love Indian food personally and this was very good.

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Shalimar India Restaurant

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

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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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