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80 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
603-427-2959
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 25
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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
Best Northern India Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
angela c
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Florence, Arizona
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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80 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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88 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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?