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15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2927
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Loudonville, New York
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at 5:30 PM at Shalimar on Sat. night, we were seated at the last table available. There was a line at the buffet, but well worth it. Many different choices presented, couldn't fit all on my plate, thinking I would go back and get more. Everything was hotter (in temp) than usual, a big plus for us.... More 

Thank cruisinggrammy
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Shalimar has turned around and become a very good Indian Restaurant. They have a buffet for lunch very day and and a few days a week for dinner. It's great! Never really ordered off the menu. Their food is fresh and tasty. They take care to keep the buffet filled and very clean. The people there are very nice! Keep... More 

Thank Jim W
Malta, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We absolutely adore this place. The two ladies who served us are wonderful (and prompt too!). The buffet is always fresh, hot, flavorful, and decently priced. Buffet includes "bottomless" drinks (except Lassi or special drinks, those are extra). The bad thing about Shalimar is how small the restaurant is- it is almost always full.

Thank PinkBear_49
Saratoga Springs, NY
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Shalimar is one of the original Pakistani/Indian restaurants in the area and is always consistent. Lately, we have been going on the weekend for their dinner buffet, which usually provides at least a half dozen entree choices, including vegetarian options. They often have goat, which I love, as an option too. If you don't like your food too spicy, you... More 

Thank MattyC82
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is the best buffet in the area. The food is so flavorful and piping. Whenever we go to the buffet there is always food in the pans or more on the way unlike other buffets we have been to. Nice sauces too!

Thank Bridges980
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Their regular menu is still good but the buffet is slipping. You often have to wait for items to be replenished. Ate half my meal before Nan reappeared. BUT, the food is still good. They could offer one spicy dish for those of us who like the challenge.

Thank Alan L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great and quite atmosphere. Lunch buffet is good for a quick in and out with reasonable price. The buffet has a good variety of food/dishes

Thank Bololo41
Albany, New York
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

I love Indian food. I travel to India for business regularly, about twice a year, for weeks at a time. I've eaten Indian food at fancy restaurants, guest houses, people's homes, cafeterias and roadside stands. It's always good. Even in the US, and right here in the Capital District, most Indian food is, if not great, then at least tasty.... More 

Thank Numinescent
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

Everything seemed to have to much oil. I had a dough cauliflower that taste like fish I was very offended because Im a vegetarian. A lot of green pea dishes and not the tradition chick peas. Very disappointed. Not going back.

Thank John S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am so let down and i wonder as of why Tripadvisor include such resturant in their list- Food is realy bad and the place is not clean

Thank Felix11111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2927
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clifton Park
  • Phone Number: 518-348-1494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?