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Shalimar Restaurant

407 Fulton St, Troy, NY 12180
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Ranked #102 of 185 Restaurants in Troy
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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English first
San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I've tried this restaurant twice. They tried to pass off Chicken Tikka Masala using leftover Tandoor Chicken with the signature bright red color, and it was not only stupid but just didn't taste very fresh (I had takeout and discovered this after arriving home). The other time they did not add any spice and tried to say that all Americans... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had several dishes. Basically, I would say that the naan, pappadum and samosas were not fresh or as hot or as light as they could have been and the meats were fatty. The ambiance was lackluster and we would never return.

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Troy New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I've eaten at the Shalimar in Troy a number of times and have found the food consistently good. The lunch buffet is popular, and I used to go a lot. For about the cost of an entree, you can have unlimited plates of 6-7 dishes, plus salad, nan, relishes and dessert. Frankly, I stopped going because I no longer eat... More

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Troy, New York, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Shalimar's is a small restaurant and is packed at lunch for their buffet. With so many people, I was afraid I'd be lost in the shuffle, but I was thrilled to receive attentive, personal service. The buffet only has about 6 - 8 offerings but they are all very tasty. The Naan is constantly refilled and hot and fresh. Ingredients... More

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Watervliet, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I like this place....a lot. So much that when given the choise a few years ago for my 5 year aniversary luncheon that my job would picking up the tab for.....out of any restaurant in the Capital District in any price range....I picked Shalimar. Why? Cuz I LIKE it. And when my manager (who had lived in India for a... More

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Albany, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

This is a tiny place on Fulton Street in Troy - street parking was readily available on a Sunday night when we went. Tried the Rogan Josh - lamb was cooked to perfection. Basmati rice side was ample. Also had the baingan bhartha - eggplant and peas cooked in a tomato-based sauce - excellent! The mango lassi was also good.... More

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Dutchess County NY USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Not thrilling though I liked the old buildings in the neighborhood. Food was uninspiring though decent. Service was minimal and unsmiling. Door was propped open for 20 minutes on a cold evening so they could bring in deliveries.

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Albany, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

The food at Shalimar is AWFUL. Some of my non-indian friends like it because they have a 6-7 dollar lunch buffet (the only perk), but it is truly the most appalling food I have had in years - you could find something tastier (and probably better for you) at Wendys for 3 dollars. I have eaten at or carried out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010 via mobile

Atmosphere is not great, but food makes up for it

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

We were visiting my son at Rensellaer College and in the area for several days. We were happy to come upon this restaurant. This place is a gem. A nice change, as most of the restaurants can be pricey in this area. There is very little to the decor, but it is comfortable. The service was fine. We were there... More

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