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Reviewed February 26, 2022 via mobile

Great food, quality and service excellent. Food came on time. Appetizers were delicious and enough to replace one meal

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2021

We went there for lunch at Shalimar in Ann Arbor, we asked to be seated outside , since it was sunny and hot we asked for a table in the shade, the waiter was so rude, he didn’t want to seat us in the shade...even when a couple just vacated a table which was in the shade! Seems it will take long to clean a very small table! This restaurant should send their managers and waiters to the neighboring restaurants to learn how to treat their customers! Worse service ever! Not to mention their website states they offer thali which was not available! Must be family members giving this restaurant any stars!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2021 via mobile

Came in for lunch after some shopping. The waiter was attentive and got us served right away. We had the chicken thali which offered a nice variety and was very tasty.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

If you want someone to tell your dad to “f***off” after paying him tens of thousands of dollars to cater multiple events at your wedding, Sam Patel is your guy. In a child like manner, he might even hang up on your father three times,...only to call him back and then tell him to “f*** off”. As a fellow Gujarati, I genuinely hate writing this review as I love to see our people thrive, but I’m making an exception (on my honeymoon no less) for Sam. He’s been harassing my father-in-law and wife to call him, because I think he’s afraid of exactly this review. So here it is, Sam. Food quality aside, though it was mediocre to average at best, Sam ran out of food at our reception this past weekend. For those of you who have been to an Indian wedding reception, this is a parent of the groom’s (or bride’s) worst nightmare. Instead of taking responsibility for the food quantity, Sam proceeded to blame the venue, wedding planners, and client (us) for his shortcomings. And before he can blame something / someone else, we actually had a significantly lower number of attendees than we shared with him due to Covid-related travel issues. I’m not sure if Sam has become either complacent, egotistical, or both as a result of having one of few Indian restaurants near the Ann Arbor campus, but what should be a professional establishment seems like it has become the opposite as a result of his management. As a Ross grad, I learned a thing or two about business while attending the University of Michigan, and trust me when I say telling a client to “f*** off” was not included in the curriculum. I’ve been to Shalimar a number of times while at the university, and though it might have a good chef and service people in smaller quantities, I can’t help but ask you to at least consider the other incredible options in the Detroit / Ann Arbor area for your larger events (Venkat at Vindu and Matt at Nu Deli are absolute gems). I hate to have to share this with my fellow Michigan alums and family friends who have weddings coming up in the next few years, but I would hate it more for them to experience what we did.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and we enjoyed it very much. Food was very tasty and portions were generous. It was very busy and the staff was very nice.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021

I read up and maybe there are a couple of Indian options in Ann Arbor that are "more authentic" or regional or whatever, but this one had alcohol :) The food was great, including an excellent Chicken 65 appetizer and lamb and chicken entrees. The...service (outside) was great and overall we were very happy with everything.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

The food is quite good, but the service is so bad as to damage the quality of the food. Starter dish salad arrived 45 minutes after we ordered. Papadams, which are supposed to be crispy were rubbery and had to be torn, as they did...not break. Seekh kabob, which is supposed to be served hot and juicy arrived cold and dried out.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed January 11, 2021

This place screwed up my order on two occasions, on the third occasion I found a roach in food. I’d leave a zero out of five if I could

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

Whenever we are looking for some authentic Indian food we head to Shalimar. The spice is always right and the service is top notch. Ashu and Iqbal are always there to make sure our favorite wine is on the table and make new recommendations for...vegetarian dishes that make great leftovers the next day. Don’t forget the garlic naan!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2020

Stopped in for lunch with my wife. First time visit. We ordered lunch special which provided a great variety of tasty food. more than enough to eat and great value. Our server,Ashu, was very attentive. our waters were filled up 3Xs but at same time...was not intrusive. Enjoyed a nice glass of wine in a relaxed atmospher with soft music in background. if you like Indian food i would definately recommend Shalimar. Note they also did a good job spacing customers creating a very comfortable space for everyone.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

Delicious! Cannot wait to try again. Spent lots of time in India and the dishes I tried were pretty authentic Punjabi. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

I work right around the corner and am new to the AA area. When I saw that there was an Indian restaurant in walking distance I was really excited! I usually order butter chicken but was told that the tikka masala was the closest they...had to that. I placed a carry out order and picked it up. It was ready on time and it was really good! It cost around $17 for lunch which I thought was a little pricey but it was still good! I would like to try their buffet at lunch time. I’ve had several coworkers tells me it is worth trying out! I do believe I will return again!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

Awesome spot for a meal, especially if you're looking to switch things up from the usual foods along Main. Friendly staff and the food is great. Menu has a lot of variety, so should be able to find something for everyone.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

You can get a table here as a walk in and the food is good. The servers are always professional and friendly and the prices are reasonable. If you don’t want to spend overly much or stand in line this place is your best bet...on Main Street. I had a gumbo vegetarian meal with naans and rice. My husband had curry and we were both happy as usual. The only dubious thing was the glass of white wine which arrived nearly full to the brim. That was gauche unless they get a free pass for not knowing about wine or how to serve it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

I have seldom been so disappointed. We have been coming to Shalimar regularly for the last 13 years. It’s always been a great place with delicious food. I don’t know whether it’s new management, or a new (and incompetent) chef, but tonight was dismal. We...ordered an assortment of our favorite dishes for takeout. I waited in the restaurant while it was prepared. The underdone tandoori tikka chicken was sitting in a quarter inch of water from the undercooked more or less steamed vegetables. The chicken makhni should have started as chunks of tandoori chicken bathed in a creamy thick and rich butter chicken sauce. Not this time. The sauce did not remotely taste like it normally does (or did). It was thin, watery, and did not have much taste beyond the tomato base. The methi matar paneer (peas in what should have been a creamy cheesy fenugreek sauce) was also far too thin, and oily to boot. Speaking of oily, the inedible vegetable samosas were not only dripping with oil, the oil was burnt oil. Then there were the smaller issues, such as they were out of mango chutney. What the heck happened??? We will give it a few weeks, then try again with a SMALL takeout order. If there is a repeat of tonight’s fiasco we will never be back. What a shame.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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AnnarborShalimar, Owner at Shalimar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Dear guest , Allow me to apology for this experience !!! It's definatly very sad to hear that your order was completely unexpected and not at your expectations. I would like to talk to you and find out date and time of order , so...More

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Shalimar Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4