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Shalimar Restaurant

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307 S Main St, & 211 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2107 (Liberty)
734 663 1500
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ann Arbor
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food is mediocre, and being Indian, I can say that it is bland and not particularly creative. They also add on charges for condiments (achaar or Indian pickle) which is like being charged for ketchup at any other restaurant. The service was very poor even though several of the waitstaff seemed to be just standing around and the place... More 

Thank Achla K
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323 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Shalimar has been around for many years, unusual in competitive Ann Arbor market. At $12 the lunch buffet has good variety and is value for the money. The naans at Shalimar are particularly good. Food is well spiced, but not usually take your head off hot. The decor good use a bit of a face lift but the service is... More 

Thank YpsilantiFoodie
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I have gone here twice for lunch and greatly enjoyed their lunch buffet. There is a variety of delicious options for both vegetarians and meat eaters a like. While I do not remember the name, they have a cauliflower dish that is fried and covered in a sweet and spicy coating that is simply divine! The only thing that knocks... More 

Thank Tacomancer
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

When my husband and I visit family in Ann Arbor, Shalimar is one of our "must stop at places". The food has been consistently good and they've been very accommodating but that all recently changed since the restaurant came under new co ownership. The prices increased and portions decreased. Sad to say food is not as good as it used... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I highly recommend the lunch buffet - a great selection of vegetarian and meat dishes with a choice of naan or garlic naan. FANTASTIC MEAL!

Thank AlexKrakow
Belleville, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Always good. Interested in their new lunch buffet. Will add it to the list for the next couple of weeks. Had murgh tikka masala & and murgh tikka.....mmmmm!

Thank JaneC-P
Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

We visited Shalimar on a Saturday afternoon in April. We chose to have the buffet meal. It was delicious! Everything was well prepared, and great variety. Most of all, the service was excellent. We were greeted warmly, staff was attentive, and we felt welcome. Have been back since!

Thank AlmaMahler11
shoreline, washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place- highly recommend! We had two lamb dishes that were new to us but were delicious. Good beer and wine selection too.

Thank Joanne G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try the buffet today. Excellent food. Good way to try a lot of different Indian dishes. Our wait staff were very attentive to any needs. Thank you for a fun experience:)

Thank labontegirl
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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124 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Had been to this place on a Saturday afternoon. Had ordered plain naan, kheer and dahi papdi chat; all were good; the naan was very soft. One of us went in for buffet lunch; on week ends only it is available. Quite a lot of options both veg and non-veg - rotis, biriyani, pakoras, desserts, etc., etc....Very sumptuous meal,

Thank saradabhagavathy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 S Main St, & 211 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2107
  • Public Transportation: Near downtown AATA Bus Depot
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734 663 1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?