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180 Delaware Avenue, # 6A, Delmar, NY 12054
+1 518-439-4200
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Great lunch buffet. We go frequently love it. Lovely people wait on you. Great decor. I love the pictures framed of customers in the restaurant.

Thank Suzeele
Delmar, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to Indian cuisine venue due to its proximity and consistency. If you are hankering for an Indian cuisine fix, whether tandori chicken or a spicy lamb vindaloo, Shalimar in Delmar will not disappoint. We have always enjoyed a quality experience whether dining there or taking out. Try the jalepeno naan for a surprising and worthwhile change!

Thank kekammerer
Albany, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places for take out or eat in. Great lunch buffet and friendly and efficient staff. Try the Mulligatawny soup!

Thank lkpm3
Saratoga Springs, NY
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

All Shalimar locations have a great affordable lunch buffet with a variety of different options that always change. On any day you are likely to see chicken tandoori, tikka masala, goat curry, chilli chicken, as well as a variety of vegetarian options and fresh, hot naan bread!

1 Thank MattyC82
New Canan,CT
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch group of 8 adults and 2 kids. We ordered 2 different entrees, both had same gravy, no flavor of any kind and no salt at all. We asked and the owner came out and said use table salt, this is how we do things here?? Usually if you do things your way, you would ask when... More 

Thank JayAdya
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Too Spicy!!! We have been going there frequently- their prices and affability are perfect. But this dinner was so spicy I couldn't touch it. And this is what I've had each time I've returned. (Palace Paneer) . I did say something to the waiter, who just expressed his regrets and said I should tell them next time to make it... More 

1 Thank Terry M
Albany, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

What they serve here is anything but original Indian taste. Everything is bland and more catering to local market. Their clientel is mostly americans who have zero clue about what Indian food actually tastes like. Been there once not going again.

1 Thank moses678
Albany, New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best Indian food in the capital region. Clean quiet and owners are the chef and every dish is amazing and extremely nice. Lunch is always an array of all Indian dishes and dinner is a wonderful menu of the most authentic Indian food. Favors are amazing and not too spicy.

Thank Diane H
Delmar, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We are very picky when it comes to Indian food and shalimar is by far the best. The weekend lunch buffet is a deal that cannot be beat.

Thank delmartian88
Medusa, New York
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

We stopped by for the buffet because we wanted to have a variety of dishes. The food was excellent. The staff was attentive and polite. The experience was wonderful. We actually have been back several times for both the buffet and for dinner.

Thank GregandDiane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Pakistani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Delaware Avenue, # 6A, Delmar, NY 12054
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Delmar
  • Phone Number: +1 518-439-4200

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