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Shalimar Restaurant
Shalimar Restaurant

Shalimar Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shalimarrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (734) 663-1500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Shalimar offers full menu, alcohol, service & rentals (linens, tableware, etc.). Food drop off also available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Shalimar offers private space for up to 60 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Mr. Jeet Reen (248) 709-5338

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Liberty
  • Public Transit: Near downtown AATA Bus Depot
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking structure available at William & 4th Streets. Street parking also available in the area.
A word from Shalimar Restaurant
Welcome to Shalimar... Metro Detroit's finest Indian restaurant, specializing in superb Mughlai cooking of North India and tasty Tandoor delicacies. The magic of Indian cooking is in the blending of spices and other fresh ingredients. At Shalimar we make each entree to satisfy YOU.
Representing the best in Indian cuisine, Shalimar offers an atmosphere that will make it an enjoyable experience for all.
Serving both lunch & dinner, Shalimar also offers complete event catering & carry out services.
Party room available for your special parties and Seminars, upto 50 guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service was ok. High noise level. Temperature in restaurant a little too warm. Probably won't go again. We like food at Raja Rani better."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I made a reservation for a table by the window if the patio was not available (patio is first come first serve). When we came, the reserved table was there and a couple was ahead of us. Our reserved table was given to the couple. I asked the host and was told that the couple did not have a reservation. We ended up at the very back of the restaurant by the kitchen."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "A very nice Indian place in Ann Arbor they have outdoor seating which is where I ate. The food was EXCELLENT and the seating was wonderful and well attended."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Worst dining experience we've had--by far--among the hundreds of restaurants we've visited via OpenTable. Cold, tasteless food. Told waiter, he turned and walked away--very unfriendly, indifferent, hard to even flag him to our table. Asked for food to be staged--not delivered all at once--ignored request and walked away as I asked him about this. Entree basically inedible. Told him; disappeared until he presented bill. Said he took (what was absolutely token) $10 off bill. Then he stood over my shoulder, looking down at me, clearly seeking to intimidate me in paying the bill. Incredible how bad this was. Wondering how many other reviews are shills"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Shalimar is fantastic! The food was great - just the right portion size, too! My Murgh Angaar was so good - you have to try this! I opted for salad instead of rice and it was not your typical salad, but was vegetables lightly cooked with the chicken. (Unless they just forgot to bring the salad; in any case, I was happy!) My daughter's Murgh Tikka Masala was great, too! The waiter was very good - he explained the dishes to us, answered questions and even brought out a spice I'd never heard of for me to see and smell. We ate outside, which made it a bit noisy, but that's to be expected. We will definitely return to Shalimar!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Only issue is food is WAY TOO SALTY."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "If you want great tasting Indian food, this restaurant is the place to go. Service was not fast, but we were with friends and had a nice time chatting, although we would have liked the food to come out a little quicker. The ambiance is pleasant, and matches the restaurant theme. Bathrooms were clean."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food. Delicious. Great food. Delicious. Great food. Delicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We've been to Shalimar often because the food is just so fabulous. Service is wonderful, too, and we always leave feeling satisfied. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A little more traditional taste than the regular Indian Cuisine around. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food, took about 15 minutes to get greeted. Promt service after that. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Had booked a table via opentable, they didn't even acknowledge it!!!Told me I had no reservation made at all! Luckily they had a table for us available anyway. Service was terrible. Waiters were purposely avoiding people and they wanted to get your entire order at once (didn't like being called a second time). Were in general rude and unfriendly. Was forced to pay a gratuity due to the group size (is that maybe why we were treated this way??). Was a busy night though."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We love to come to Shalimar and quite often too. We were rather disappointed that with the restaurant being only one half full that we were seated in the back next to a family of two screaming toddlers. It took away the joy of a Saturday night date."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I took my wife and kids for birthday dinner. We used to eat a lot of Indian when we lived in Ohio but not much since moving to A2 area. Shalimar was very good -- vindaloo was rich and spicy, matar paneer was very good, and the tandoori chicken was above average. They were very accommodating to our kids ages 9 and 6, who enjoyed it. It was a little pricey, which is par for the Main St scene, so we will likely only return occasionally. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We have been so busy that we had not taken the time to drive to Shalimar. We are thrilled that we revisited them as they never fail to please. Great food, service, atmosphere, and back on our must go there list."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent: my 'medium' Punjabi masala was just the right spicyness, although could have been a little hotter temperature-wise."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is our favorite Indian restaurant in the area. Great meal for vegetarians. highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Love the food, always tastes great. Making a reservation online was a great idea because the place was pretty busy"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Delicious, flavorful food and quick service are the hallmarks of this Indian restaurant. Not unusual to see Indian families dining here. Noise level can be pretty high, tables a bit crowded. I recommend requesting a booth, perfect for 4. More upscale than most Indian restaurants."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I own a bookstore and for the first time took an author to dinner here - we both loved the food, it was quiet enough to actually talk and while the waiter was somewhat imperious he gave us good service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We ordered the chicken Tiki with rice Naan. The food arrived sizzling hot after a very short wait. The food was was delicious!!! The waitstaff was always available and our water glasses were never empty. We enjoyed the friendliness of the employees, too!!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Servings are huge. I ordered an appetizer for dinner and even that was a lot of food. Everything we tried (vegetarian) was excellent. The only problem was paying the bill. Everyone was so busy that we could find no waiter or person in charge at the cash-out area which is right in the front of the restaurant where everyone else was coming in."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I have been to Shalimar multiple times and each time it is better than I remember. I have not had a thing on the menu that I wasn't floored by."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is good, but more expensive and smaller portions compared to other Indian restaurants. You're basically paying for main street location and ambiance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor, hands down. The food is EXCELLENT and I can't say enough good things about it. For me, the taste of something is everything. The service is okay....not the best and not the worst. They know me and my family now so I think they give us time to chat and prolong our night. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants an AWESOME meal with an authentic indian taste."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We ordered the food mid because my husband doesn't care for spicy but it was still too spicy for him but the rest of us loved it! He did love the tandoori chicken. My daughter and I loved all the spices and different tastes. We also enjoyed the chai tea. It was delicious! The service was very good."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The waiter was honest to come back and inform that the gratuity was already added to the bill when I put a 30 $ tip in the bill. Not at all common to see that quality."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was ok. I have been to Shalimar before and the food was great! However, this time the food seemed to be a bit sloppy, and sitting out for a bit. The service was rushed and mildly impatient. I would go back, but only when I crave Indian food."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants. Food and service are always great!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The overall meal was quite good. The food was great and it came out quickly. The service was not stellar. It felt like we were a burden on the server. But, they were not rude or unattentive, just a little unfriendly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very good Indian food, pleasant atmosphere, capable servers, and moderate prices. What's not to like?"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was quite good; the service wasn't as good. A bit slow and not very friendly."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Never been to India, but the local East Indian people say it's pretty authentic, especially if, as a non-Indian, you ask for your entree "Indian spicy." Great tandoori dishes, and the samosas are the best I've eaten since my days in East Africa, 30 years ago."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Nice relaxed place. The food was perfect, would definitely come again with family"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "We've been eating at Shalimar several times a year for 6 years now and have never had a bad meal. They even pay attention to spice-level requests. At other places when I've requested mild, I've gotten either still-too-spicy food or totally tasteless food. Here they bring me delicious, well-spiced dishes that don't burn my (admittedly very sensitive) tongue off. The rest of my family likes their food moderate to spicy, and always get exactly what they request. We can heartily recommend the chicken tikka masala, chicken biryani, lamb vindaloo, chicken saag, veggie mixed appetizers... and more. It's often busy and can be hard to get into, but worth the wait!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Shalimar is the best Indian restaurant in the Metro Detroit are. The food and the service are exceptional!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Been to Shalimar every time we visit Ann Arbor. Best Indian food around. But...they seem to be unable to handle a full restsurant seating. Our food was long coming, not hot (temperature) and the waitstaff made excuses. When we complained, our waiter finally brought a second serving of Murgh that was, indeed, up to standard. The problem with Shalimar is that, when they are on their game, their food is outstanding...and when they're bad...well then they're just like any other Asian restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "Great food, but the service was absolutely horrible. I felt like I was being glared at the entire time at the restaurant, from the hostess to the busboy. It took at least 20 minutes to get the check, possibly more. Some of the appetizers are overpriced, as well as the food, but overall the food was good. I would go back, but not often."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "One of the best Indian restaurants in SE Michigan."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Shalimar probably serves the best Indian food in town. If there's a better spot, I'd love to know about it. Decor is lovely but not fancy. Tables facing Main Street are fun for people-watching. Service was attentive and helpful. Portions gave you plenty without overdoing it."
    Dined on 7/26/2013