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Shalimar Restaurant

4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Ranked #751 of 3,442 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
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
127 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had eaten at Shalimar in its old (smaller) location down the block some years ago. We were delighted that in the new location the food was every bit as good as we remembered, perhaps even better. We ordered two things: the "signature" entree Chicken Jaipuri, and Tandoori Chicken. Either one would have been enough for the two of us... More

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Apple Valley, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great find. Packed on a Thursday night. Tried the Pakistani curry. It was very good. Would have got stars but was charged $4.99 for a dipping size side of raita. All other prices were reasonable.

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