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Shalimar Restaurant

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2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
+1 805-781-0766
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curries” (4 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
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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

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

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

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

Thank Tom T
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Have never been to an Indian restaurant before. I had the chili chicken. Shared it with wife as it is a lot. Also had the garlic bread/tortilla and the white rice. Everything had a good flavor. Service was good. Tried the Taj Mahal beer. Too...More

Thank Bernie806
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Growing up in England and then moving to Silicon Valley, I’ve been able to sample a great variety of Indian food. The quality of Shalimar’s lunch buffet stacks up to that of any Indian buffet I’ve ever experienced anywhere in the world, including in India...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Never had a bad meal here and everything I have tried has been good. Family run and service is usually pretty quick. Love the Indian beers and appetizers. Gluten free friendly. One of my go to spots in SLO.

Thank Casey A
Reviewed November 2, 2017

I am surprised when I see such a mediocre restaurant receiving enthusiastic reviews. But finally, each one has its taste and its gastronomic experiences. For me it's another restaurant that aims to make Indian food, but in the end more contribute to damage people's perception...More

Thank Antonio D
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We had their plate at the Farmers Market on Thursday.It was all very delicious. Look forward to going to the restaurant next time.

Thank TravelLynn2015
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Shalimars has an amazing lunch buffet, if you can afford a mid-day food coma. Asim (the owner) and his family are all extremely pleasant and create an atmosphere like you are dining with them in their living room. The buffet is a great way to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-781-0766
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