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Shalimar Restaurant

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4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (NE 43rd Street)
2066333854
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: We are Shalimar! Open for 24 years in Seattle, we are the oldest running...
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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    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nicerestaurant, good food (UW neighborhood)

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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Bern
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I love this place, right on the Ave in the U District. The food is consistently good, the price is right, and the staff is wonderful. One night we were there with my sister-in-law when we discovered that she did not like spicy food. The owner promised a mild meal but noticed that she wasn't eating it and insisted on... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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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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Bern
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164 reviews 164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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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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California
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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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182 reviews 182 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
    (NE 43rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 2066333854

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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
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

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