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“Great Indian restaurant!”
Review of Shalimar

Shalimar
Ranked #48 of 1,178 Restaurants in Hannover
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have been in many Indian restaurant in the Middle-East, and I can say that Shalimar offers food with great taste. Could have been more spicy for my taste... Prices are OK (av. 13€ for main course). The waiters were very kind and all in all, it's a good location for the one who wish to try Indian food, and for those looking for the same taste as at home, you won't be deceived!!!

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Since we discovered Shalimar it has quickly become our favorite restaurant in Hannover. The atmosphere is comfortable; the food is excellent and the service is always a delight. There are a few options for Indian Cuisine in Hannover... Shalimar is tops our list.

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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Hannover has several Indian restaurant with 2 Indian restaurants of any quality - Shalimar & Himalaya (the third Taj Mahal is a big dud!)

Shalimar is in a nice location (close to the Aegi theater - Himalaya is equally nicely located in a different part of the city), and compared to Himalaya, has a slightly better ambiance - better inside furnishing, better paintings etc. But Himalaya has a better outdoor seating area that Shalimar seems to lack!

On the other hand, Shalimar has become generic - they are putting dishes and ingredients (Zucchini etc) that are pandering to Western familiarity than authenticity of the dish or flavors. Both the dishes we ordered (a chicken with zucchini, cauliflower, nuts, and a lamb with bell peppers) were blandish :-( Over mild which is not a criticism but both dishes also lacked distinctiveness. We had an Indian family sitting closeby who were commenting just about the same.

The naans we fine and big; the Raita was tiny; rice a bit dry but all these are supplements. The core dishes were disappointing.

Summary: nice location, nice setup but the dishes are not special. I would anytime take Himalaya over Shalimar for the future esp. when the nicer weather allows outdoor sitting too.

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

I've been to Shalimar several times now, and I can say it has never disappointed me. The atmosphere is relaxed and cozy, the food is served in large portions, and the prices are reasonable, especially for vegetarian dishes.
Regarding the negative reviews here, I think it really just depends on what you order. The butter chicken is really, really good, and the lamb with red curry is as well.

I can imagine ordering another dish, besides the butter chicken, hating it, and never returning. But if you're open to a bit of chance, or if you're open to some butter chicken, you should absolutely try this place out.

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1  Thank Madsalot
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Excellent Restaurant with Excellent Atmosphere

The food was very good and also the service is able to speak english.

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2  Thank Anthony G
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