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“Good Indian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shalimar

Shalimar
Dob Utca 53, Budapest 10723, Hungary (Erzsébetváros)
+36 1 352 0305
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Ranked #741 of 1,794 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Erzsébetváros
Description: Unanimously acclaimed for its curries and tandoories, the Shalimar has over a decade and a half long history in entertaining Indian food lovers from far and wide. Handpicked ingredients account for the Shalimar's unequalled flavours, with its tandoor lending the various meats, vegetables and breads a distinctly smoke-infused aroma and a succulent or fluffy, consistency. Soothing Indian music will set the pace to your royal feast in an upmarket Indian atmosphere blended with a trendy feel.
Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Good Indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Go down in this restaurant and you find very good Indian food. Dinner was very good indeed (except lady fingers that were a bit too salty). Vast choice of tandoori, meat, vegetables... Even Pork curry, something I would definitely not try. It was good and we had plenty to eat. However, the service was poor (no advice for wine, bring the wrong plate, weird attitude).

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reading
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great Indian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Having looked at previous reviews on TripAdvisor we sought out the Shalimar. Located off the tourist trap areas but still near to Andrassy Avenue and relatively easy to find with a good map.

The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but it was reasonably full with mainly Hungarian dinners. The owner spoke reasonable English and was accommodating with requests for spice level of food etc.

Sometimes Indian Restaurants across Europe serve wishy washy food with little of no flavour or spice, but not here. Although we only ordered medium it was spicy and flavourful. They also had a good selection of wines for a variety of prices. The final bill was also pretty good for what we had, 6,000 HUF each (approx. £16) for mains, sides and wine.

If you are seeking a decent Indian meal whilst in Budapest you should check it out.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Apex, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We would eat here again. The food was very good, well priced and the portion sizes are generous. We like spicey food, and 'medium spicey' was very good. The restaurant was down from the street and not air conditioned, but it was fine, the waitress was very nice and the service appropriate.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Tasty Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Really enjoyed the food and overall experience of this restaurant. Don't judge a book by its cover - looks really basic but worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

A bit hard to find and nothing startling to look at even inside but great food and relatively cheap. Highly recommend a visit.

Visited April 2013
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