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Shalimar Restaurant

4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Ranked #611 of 3,487 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $7 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: NE 43rd Street
Description: We are Shalimar! Open for 24 years in Seattle, we are the oldest running Indian and Pakistani restaurant. At our restaurant we serve authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine, including halal meat. We strive for your best dinning experience. Please let us know if we are making your dinning experience the best it can be, by leaving us tips and suggestions or by telling us what you like. Thanks and happy dinning! - Shalimar Crew
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English first
Lynnwood, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are tired of "normal" mediocre food being passed off as "India" or "Pakistani" and you would like to eat at a really fine restaurant, then Shalimar is it. The service is a little slow but the food is outstanding and the price is not bad. Chef Wasif takes pride in his cooking and rightly so, I don't believe... More 

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165 reviews 165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was the most appealing restaurant on University Ave. And the food was really delicious. Took my study week class mates there on our first lunch. And I went back another day again. Friendly service and very affordable food. I had curries every time I was there. The have a huge variety.

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Missoula, MT
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were in Seattle for testing and surgery at UW, and I regret that I could only eat at Shalimar once. It has one of the most authentic yet original Indian menus I have ever seen. The ambience is lovely, making a great combination with excellent food at good prices. I wish I could eat there all the time.

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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We eat a lot of Indian food and found this place while wandering in the University District. Great (huge) naan, friendly employees. Nice variety.

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Seattle, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My son took my husband and me to Shalimar's so we could taste "authentic" Indian food. He doesn't like the thought that I eat Trader Joe's frozen offerings and actually think they are good - which they are! He ordered for us - Chicken Tikka Masal (my personal favorite!); Chicken Curry; and Chicken Saag, along with naan - a bit... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you like Indian/Pakistani food, go here. It's an attractive restaurant on "the Ave." The quality of the food is excellent, and the sauces are special. They also understand the American hesitation about spices and heat and easily figure out what you want.

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The owner is very good and he is always there for you! He even made a special chaat for us, without us asking. It was so good! i love the experience, the staff and the food. Their cholla bhatoora and tandori chicken is the best.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We have eaten here three times and three times it's been exceptional. They have a garlic nan bread that I especially enjoyed..very good service...I just ask the servers' advice and feast. Meats and sauces...curries...All awesome.

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Pacific Northwest
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171 reviews 171 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Found this restaurant via Groupon and we are sure glad we did! Visited for lunch and this place must be popular with the local populace as it was busy. Service was quick and efficient without being cold. Food came out piping hot and flavourful. Price is a bit high without the discount but we will be back inspire of that.... More 

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135 reviews 135 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Located in the University District near UW,this Indian-Pakistani restaurant whips up traditional dishes with a twist. Reservations are accepted. The staff are friendly and attentive, making you feel like you are dining at a friends house. http://www.shalimarseattle.com

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Additional Information about Shalimar Restaurant

Address: 4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Phone Number: 2066333854
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

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