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4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (NE 43rd Street)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant offers Indian and Pakistan style foods. The portions are generous and the food is spicy. The Naan bread is exquisite. The prices range from $12 to $20 per entrée. If you go with a group, get various items and try each other's.

Thank Greggery T
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor was awesome! Service was the best I've had at a Pakistani restaurant! Samosas were good and then came the Chicken tikka. It was just not good. I packed it up and gave it to homeless people, thinking they don't care it's not spicy or flavorful. I'm sure they do.. but, I didn't want to waste it. I just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like Indian food. I asked for hot and it was "American hot" (which I think is medium-hot). Service was pleasant and fast. Chicken was good but a bit too much dark meat - would have been 5/5 with all white. Cannot fault the flavour, the rice or the naan. Come hungry or take the rest home!

Thank Ste_NJ
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79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

A really good place for indian food. The portions are big (maybe too big). Very tasty and the naan were also perfect. As I understood the places is a family restaurant, service was ok but who cares when the food is excellent? I had the lamb Karahi which is one of my favorite curries and I wasn't disappointed.

Thank bengtnitram
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118 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean place, many food choices. The naan was excellent, the goat kadahi and bhindi Lahori were very good, but chicken makhani was lackluster. The ready made tea was not very desirable. The prices are very seattle. Should have tried their grill perhaps. The service was impersonal. Not impressed. Not likely to visit again.

Thank jogijogi99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

I took my daughter here for a date. She is a vegetarian who loves a wide variety of ethnic foods. She loved it. One of the aspects that I enjoyed the most was the variety. Many Indian restaurants have a somewhat regional menu. Their menu highlighted food from all parts of the country. Great diversity.

Thank Philip Y
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Very inconsistent. I ate here yesterday: delicious, quick service. I brought my wife back today: slow service, bland and tasteless Masala, and old vegetables. Super Disappointed.

Thank Taste_hunter
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Shalimar, located on University Way has a lot of competition, especially in the ethnic restaurant category, but on a Monday evening the place was packed which is always a good sign. The menu is extensive consisting of Indian and Pakistani dishes, both traditional and modern. Selecting just one dish was difficult, but I finally settled on a modern basil chicken... More 

Thank Stuart D
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102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We went here with a Groupon, and were so glad we did! The restaurant is on what the locals call "The Av", or University Avenue. Close to U of W, there are several small eateries in the vicinity. Lots of Pho, Thai and some Indian restaurants. I would like to try them all! Shalimar is nicely decorated, with a bubbling... More 

Thank OregonCountry
Honolulu, HI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Tasty Indian food, try the lunch special platter which is a sampler of pretty much everything. Pretty indoor decor.

Thank Azzi E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Indian, Vegetarian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
    (NE 43rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 2066333854
We are Shalimar! Open for 24 years in Seattle, we are the oldest running Indian and Pakistani restaurant. At our restaurant we serve authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine, including halal meat. We strive for your best dinning experience. Please let us know if we are making your dinning experience the best it can be, by leaving us tips and suggestions or by telling us what you like. Thanks and happy dinning! - Shalimar Crew

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