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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Indian Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
rockyisle
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The Villages, Florida
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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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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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Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Everything was very good. The dishes didn't have the extra sauce that is usually left, that we soak up with more nan! But we would go back for sure. The server was very nice too.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It's not hard to believe this is the only Indian restaurant Portland has that is worthy of Trip Advisor. It was superb. We met our son and his family there after all of us traveled from different parts of the country, and the Shalimar staff treated us like family. They made sure we felt welcome and happy. We ordered a... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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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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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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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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Denver, Colorado
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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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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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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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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