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Shalimar Indian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
East Louisville
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1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644 (Bunsen Way)
+1 502-493-8899
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to many Indian restaurants in Louisville and this is one of the BEST. The atmosphere is very nice and the service is excellent. My wife and I had a coupon to try out this establishment and we were quite pleased. We ordered vegetable samosa for appetizer which was very good. My wife had chicken tikka and I... More 

Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the buffet lunch at this restaurant along with family and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a good mix of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes and good naan as well. The raita was good also as were the desserts. Would definitely recommend this place as worth the visit.

Thank GlobL
Louisville, Kentucky
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the lunch buffet and it was everything I wanted. The food was so good - curry goat was cooked to perfection. A lot to choose from for any diet and it was well heated (I'm always concerned that buffet food will be not be hot). The atmosphere was spacious but cozy, the service was good and the price... More 

Thank smcarm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the meal at this restaurant. I din't know what to expect. I did order a drink before dinner, the Madras with vodka. I am not sure it had any vodka in it. We all ordered different lamb dishes. I had mine mild and it was still hot but good. My son had a dish with coconut cream and... More 

Thank horselover11
Walker, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I was in Louisville for the AP grading and went to Shalimar with my roommate and old friend. He had not had much Indian Cuisine and I wanted something full of flavor. We made a great choice. The restaurant was very pleasant inside with excellent service. It was attractive but casual. We had the vegetable samosas for an appetizer and... More 

Thank Jim B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Shalimar is excellent on three counts. 1. The service is genuinely friendly and prompt. We have come to know four of the people working there and we see very little turnover. 2. The place is clean in all aspects. 3. The food is outstanding and very consistent. Most Indian and Chinese places, if you visit enough times, will serve less... More 

Thank Greg B
Huntsville, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We were visiting Louisville and decided to get Indian food. We just happened to find the Shalimar restaurant. The food, the prices and service were all great. Do try this restaurant. They are great.

Thank Meekos7
Louisville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wow! Great Indian food, great price! Very busy for lunch on Sunday, a full buffet of the great mideast favorites. Goat, lamb, and even chicken tenders for the less adventurous. Something for everyone, various types of curries and vegetables from mild to really hot, selection of chutneys (try the mint). Watch out for the grilled yellow squash, looks innocuous but... More 

Thank wagnekk
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

It was 5:30 PM and we planned to take my wife's brother in Louisville to Longhorn. It was an hour wait when we got there! Well, we don't wait that long for anything unless they are handing out money or offering free tickets to a Rolling Stones concert. I went to Trip Advisor and found Shalimar nearby. Being from the... More 

Thank Parrot434
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Shalimar is not fancy or gourmet but still very good. Great value lunch buffet. Get your loyalty card and receive a free lunch with 10 credits.

Thank Jerry B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Indian, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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