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Shalimar Indian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
East Louisville
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1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644 (Bunsen Way)
+1 502-493-8899
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located in a very good location and is considerably bigger than other Indian restaurants.. Other than that there is nothing good about it... The food is horribly Americanized, not at all Indian flavor.. I am talking about the buffet..Placing an order À la carte is probably the best option if you want some good food.

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Saint Matthews, Kentucky
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family walked in at 2:10 in the afternoon on a Saturday. We were greeted quickly by two men telling us that they were closing in 20 minutes and that we could not eat. They said "our buffet closes in 20 minutes you can't come in" I had no idea that this was a buffet only restaurant. I thought I... More 

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Wisconsin
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133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

It had been years since I enjoyed a meal at Shalimar and I was happy the the level of service and quality of food has not declined. The portions are just a bit small, but the authentic recipes, preparation, and presentation is spot on. This is one of the finest Indian restaurants in Louisville. Try the Nann, lamb and goat... More 

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Danville
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337 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Indian meal at Shalimar. Our favorite Indian restaurant in Louisville and, by far, the most consistent in the area. We enjoyed individual entrees if various lamb and chicken dinners. All were wonderfully seasoning and tasted great. Refills on rice are hard to get however. My only recommendat ion would be for Shalimar to provide larger entree portions for the... More 

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Louisville
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239 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I try every Indian type food we can find. This one is so clean and the Buffett has the best selection around. Staff is good not very friendly but good. Keep food hot and stocked. Come hungry but have pants that expand you will need it.

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Thank LurchLouisville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We have been in Shalimar restraurant couple of times. its a nice decorated restrarant with ambience. The food quality is okay okay. Its american indian restrarant if you are indian ask them to make it spicy.

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Dunlap, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We ate here with a large group for my niece's birthday. The service was great! I had chicken tikka and it was good, and the garlic naan was fantastic with tomato chutney.

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Thank JenniferS65422
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice place,friendly staff, tasty food, clean dinning area, good way to treat guest, nice location, my daughter like to eat at this place

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We visited on labor day for early dinner and order paneer pakoda, goat biryani, prawn masala, rice & non veg sampler. the paneer was hard and chewy, the kids really wanted to eat it but then threw it away. The biryani masala was half cooked, seemed like they just put the readymade biryani masala in it, mixed it and served.... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine loves this place so I decided to go with her. Loved it. I had a spicy. chicken dish yum. Or service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644
    (Bunsen Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighborhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-493-8899
Description
Growing up in an immigrant Indian family, we understood that America is the land of opportunity, where dreams come true. We're grateful to all the guests who have given us the opportunity to share our vision. Some restaurants are ideal for special occasions. Indeed we hope many of you, our guests, will celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other memorable events with us. But, at Shalimar we strive to make every lunch and dinner a special occasion for every guest. When we open the doors to the restaurant for lunch, dinner or catering, it's as if we're opening the doors to our own homes and inviting guests to enjoy extraordinary food paired with a rich Indian lager beer or a glass of wine from our extensive wine list. Our menu features the finest Northern Indian entrees and our specialty Tandoori (Clay Oven) dishes. Shalimar is elegant, relaxed, and affordable, inviting guests to enjoy the hospitality that reflects our Indian heritage.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?