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Shalimar Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $15
CUISINES
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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meals, features

Menu

APPETIZERS​
$3.00
Vegetable Pakora
Mixed vegetable fritters deep-fried
$3.00
Onion Bhaji
Onion fritters deep-fried
$5.00
Paneer Pakora
House-made cheese fritters deep-fried
$4.00
Vegetable Samosas
Two crisp pastries filled with mildly spiced potatoes and peas and deep-fried
$6.00
Lamb Samosa 2 Pieces
Two crisp pastries filled with mildly spiced ground lamb and peas and deep-fried
$6.00
Chana Samosa Chat
One vegetable samosa with garbanzo beans, mint, tamarind sauce and mixed indian spices
$5.00
Shami Kebab
Two pieces, ground lentils mixed with ground lamb
$8.00
Chicken Manchurian
Boneless chicken with, onion jalapeño, ketchup, oyster sauce and hot sauce
$8.00
Vegetable Manchurian
Mixed vegetables with onion, jalapeño and indian hot sauce
$8.00
Chicken “65”
Boneless thigh pieces in a special masala blend of ginger, garlic and spices
TANDOORI SPECIALTIES​
$13.00
Lamb Seekh Kabab
Ground lamb marinated in spices on skewers
$13.00
Tandoori Chicken
Bone-in chicken marinated in spices
$14.00
Lamb Boti Kebab
Boneless lamb pieces marinated in spices
$13.00
Chicken Tikka
Cubed boneless chicken pieces in special spice mixture
$12.00
Paneer Tikka
House-made marinated cheese with vegetables
$19.00
Shalimar Tandoori Special
Tandoori mix with seafood, lamb and chicken all marinated fresh vegetables
VEGAN DELIGHT​
$10.00
Chana Masala
Garbanzo beans cooked with onions in a spiced curry
$10.00
Dal Chana
Lentils​ cooked with spices
$11.00
Aaloo Bangan
Potatoes mixed with eggplant and green peas
$11.00
Aloo Gobi
Potatoes mixed with cauliflower and spices
$11.00
Aloo Mirch
Potatoes with bell pepper, onion and special indian spices
$11.00
Aloo Mutter
Potatoes mixed with green peas
$11.00
Saag
Spinach cooked with onions in a spicy tomato-based curry
$11.00
Bhindi
Okra cooked in spices with fried onions
$11.00
Turnip Masala
Turnip cooked in a spicy onion-based curry
$11.00
Cabbage Mutter
Cabbage and green peas in a spicy onion-based curry
SEAFOOD SPECIALTY​
$14.00
Salmon Tikka
Marinated fresh fish cooked tandoori style
$14.00
Shrimp Tikka
Marinated fresh shrimp cooked tandoori style
$13.00
Shrimp Curry
Shrimp cooked with mild curry sauce
$13.00
Shrimp Vindaloo
Shrimp cooked with potatoes and spices
$14.00
Shrimp Korma
Shrimp in tomato sauce and almond
$13.00
Fish Curry
Tilapia cooked with curry sauce
$14.00
Fish Korma
Tilapia cooked in tomato and almond sauce
SOUPS​
$4.00
Chicken Soup
Authentic chicken soup with herbs and vegetables
$3.00
Lentil Soup
Lentil soup with mild spices
$4.00
Mugli Soup
Chicken, lentils and mixed vegetables with herbs, delicately spiced
HYDRABAHI BIRYANI​
$13.00
Chicken Biryani
Fried rice cooked with chicken
$13.00
Egg Biryani
Indian "fried rice" with boiled eggs and fried rice and spices
$14.00
Lamb Biryani
Indian "fried rice" with lamb meat
$15.00
Shrimp Biryani
Indian "fried rice" with shrimp
$11.00
Vegetable Biryani
Indian "fried rice" with vegetables
DESSERT​
$3.00
Gulab Jaman
Milk balls in rose flavored syrup
$3.00
Kheer
Indian rice pudding with cardamom and pistachio
$3.00
Mango Pudding
Made with milk, cream, mango pulp and fruits
$4.00
Carrot Halwa
Made with carrots, milk, cream and nuts
$3.00
Ice Cream
A​ bowl with one scoop each of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry
VEGETABLES DELIGHT​
$11.00
Dal Makhani
Mixed lentils cooked in indian spices and butter
$11.00
Palak (Saag) Paneer
Spinach​ cooked with house-made cheese
$11.00
Mushroom Masala
Mushrooms cooked in spices, served in a tomato cream sauce
$11.00
Mutter Paneer
Green peas, house-made cheese, in a spiced tomato and onion sauce
$12.00
Paneer Makhani
House-made cheese, tomato puree, butter, cream and spices
$12.00
Malai Kofta
Cheese and vegetable balls cooked in a creamy sauce
$12.00
Paneer Tikka Masala
House-made cheese cooked with special spices, served in a tomato cream sauce
$11.00
Vegetable Korma
Mixed vegetables cooked in tomato sauce with almonds
$11.00
Bangan Bartha
Oven-roasted eggplant and green peas, cooked in a spicy onion- and tomato-based curry
$11.00
Aloo Korma
Potatoes cooked in a tomato sauce with almonds
CHICKEN SPECIALTY​
$11.00
Chicken Curry
Boneless chicken cooked in curry sauce
$12.00
Chicken Tikka Masala
Boneless chicken marinated in yogurt and spices in a tomato cream sauce
$12.00
Chicken Korma
Boneless chicken cooked in tomato sauce and almonds
$12.00
Butter Chicken
Tandoori-cooked​ boneless chicken with spices and tomato cream sauce
$13.00
Karahi Chicken
Boneless​ chicken thigh cooked with bell pepper and onion in a curry sauce
$13.00
Chicken Vindaloo
Boneless chicken thigh cooked with potatoes and spices
$13.00
Mango Chicken
Boneless chicken with sweet mango and spices
$14.00
Chicken Saag
Spinach and boneless chicken with onion-based curry
$13.00
Chili Chicken
Boneless chicken with bell pepper, onion jalapeño, ketchup and garlic ginger paste
LAMB SPECIALTY​
$12.00
Lamb Curry
Lamb cooked in curry sauce
$13.00
Lamb Dal
Lamb cooked with lentils and spices
$13.00
Lamb Vindaloo
Lamb​ cooked with potatoes and spices
$14.00
Lamb Korma
Lamb cooked in tomato sauce and almond
$14.00
Karahi Lamb
Lamb cooked with bell pepper, onion in a curry sauce
$14.00
Lamb Boti Masala
Lamb marinated in yogurt and spices, and served in a tomato cream sauce
$13.00
Palak Gosht
Spinach and lamb cooked with curry sauce
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often order food for large groups from Shalimar and everyone is always happy with the food. It is full of flavor and the service is excellent. I love the lamb vindaloo and naan.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GratitudeTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Granted....I'm not a big fan of Indian food. But their very reasonable price for lunch buffet ($11.99 during week, $12.99 on weekend) gave me the opportunity to try foods. I'm still not a big fan but I gather others love this place. One member of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robincafoxa
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place for Indian food. Very nice and friendly staff. The place is very nice and clean. Kid friendly, yummy dishes. We tried the dinner buffet. Try it if you are around Pismo or San Louis obispo area. Good service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 946rajata
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has moved down the street to Marigold Plaza, at Broad & Industrial, and the old location has closed. The new site had been a Mexican restaurant and has been vacant for a year. (The old window blinds should have been cleaned.) They have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CaliTexan22
Reviewed August 31, 2018

excellent Indian and Pakistani food. we were driving on west coast and had dinner in this restaurant. very warm and hospitable staff.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sanjaymuthal
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We went here for the lunch buffet. I liked that there were options for vegetarians, and I loved that chai tea was included. I don’t give it a five just because it seemed like I’ve definiteky had better Indian food, and for the price, there...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Joyatravels
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Honestly food is kind of good, but the place is too dark. It kind of seems dirty and service is not too friendly. Prices are high and I don’t like the fact that everything is priced separately. Have been there twice but not going back...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Bernie806
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We have visited Shalimar about 10 times for lunch and dinner over the past year and have never been disappointed. The lunch buffet is inexpensive (and packed) and the food is always hot and fresh. They specialize in Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Kabobs and Paneer Tikka,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank rmongoos
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We used to come here often, both for the buffet lunch and for the authentic dinners, but the food quality and preparation have slipped rather dramatically in recent months.Each dish used to have amplitude, with distinct and pleasing spices, but now the flavors are less...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank lesliiek
Reviewed January 19, 2018

if you love Indian food. Shalimar is a wonderful place for the Indian food novice and the gourmet as well. Goat curry, enough said!!! Everyone I have brought here leaves in love with the food. The buffet is the best deal in town. Try it,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Tom T
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