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“A passage to India”
Review of Shalimar

Shalimar
Ranked #2,701 of 3,835 Restaurants in Hamburg
Price range: $35 - $59
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Neustadt
Description: The aim of the cuisine at Shalimar in Hamburg is to achieve physical and spiritual well-being, providing diners with a balanced, healthy meal. Shalimar's speciality is traditional Indian cuisine handed down from the 16th to 19th century. According to tradition an Indian meal should first make a visual impact, then stimulate the sense of smell and finally tempt the taste buds. The restaurant serves up North Indian and Mongolian cuisine, ranging from mild and subtle right up to red hot! Thankfully you can order to suit your own taste! A lunch menu is available and food is served in dining rooms resplendent in warm shades of red and purple which conjure up an oriental atmosphere. Striking sculptures and accessories line the route. So it won't come as a surprise that Shalimar is always being showered with praise and comes highly recommended.
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The best thing of this restaurant is undoubtfully the atmosphere. The decoration and style of this place make you feel like in a magic passage that brings you directly into the core of India. Food is good and a bit over priced cos of the central position.

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Thank ChiaraR78
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I arrived there on the recommendation of the concierge at the hotel. I found that the atmosphere and decor were quite traditional and ornate. I liked it. The menu was very basic designed for the Western palate. However, the waiter suggested that I will prefer Chicken Karahi which was not on the menu. I thought I would try it but was disappointed as it turned out to be an oily basic Chicken curry with extra spices added. A meal for one with two drinks and a onion bhaji starter cost €35, so not that cheap. Yes, they charged €1.20 for papadums and €1.50 for pickles! Normally the papadums and pickles are complimentary. I suppose in the middle of Hamburg that was the best of the worst Indian meal I was going to get if I wanted a "spice fix".

Thank Bettiah
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Excellent indian food. We've been here a cuple of times, and we always come back. It's a cosy restaurant with a nice atmosphere and good service. The cheese nan is very good.

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Thank GourmandKK
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Excellent atmosphere and food! This sums the night pretty well.

The resturante is located a small walk from the center, in a small curtyard sheltering it from the noise of the city.

Traditional Indian decor goes very well with the excellent cuisine and frendly waitering.

I defenent 5 star evening, and very good value for money as there 5 course menu only runs around 80-90 € including drinks...

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Thank Michael7682
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Shalimar is a cosy restaurant decorated with a lot of Indian stuff and a familial service. The food is very good and I recommend to take one of the menus which gives good value for money.

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Thank MichaelBNielsen
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