Shalimar Restaurant

4.6
527 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I like Shalimar a lot; but this time was not so great. There was an un- pleasant odor in the dining room; we asked to move to another table which was pleasantly accomplished. While the food was fine, it was not hot. Luke warm and not at all flavorful. An off night.

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AP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as usual! The lamb chop appetizer was delicious - will definitely be getting it again! Service was very attentive and helpful in learning about different dishes.

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

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Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was restaurant week. The chicken dish we had was excellent, the lamb vindaloo not so good. And after we left we realized that they never brought the samosas that were part of the prix fixe menu for Restaurant Week. They were very busy, and overall we think this is a very good restaurant; just not the best this particular evening.

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. The Paneer Tikka Masala was amazing, twisted pine cocktail was delicious, and the tomato soup was surprisingly, yet perfectly spicy.

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SG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always outstanding at Shalimar! One of our favorite spots to visit when we see our son!!!

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CH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and services.... They make the reasons for going out worth the time.

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L
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

LOVE this restaurant! The foods are so good. It’s the only time my mouth rejoices!
It’s my favorite on/for my birthday!

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TD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and delicious food in a comfortable setting. We felt welcomed as though we were a guest in their home.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good. My tandoori chicken was moist and delicious.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Shalimar on Christmas Eve. Absolutely delicious authentic Indian food. Fresh, savory and flavorful! Upscale Indian in a great downtown Ann Arbor location.

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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a wonderful place to eat

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Very tasty meal. Quick service.

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JB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a very fine establishment that is well worth dining in.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was on top of everything. We went for my grandfathers 95th birthday. He has some dietary needs. They met them with no issue. My entire family was raving how things have turned around there.
I’m impressed and I am excited to go back again.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was terrific! We visited for our anniversary and they even provided us with a special dessert to celebrate!! Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff. Excellent food.

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was so yummy!!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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RF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very nice and accommodating staff. Food was good but no exceptional. We had palak paneer and chicken tikka masala as well as a shrimp dish. They all could have been tastier

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I loved the ease of reservation. Food was food however food is excellent when ordering ala carte. Buffet food lacked freshness to some extent. Service was great. It served our purpose of family get together. They can use more space. Over all we love Shalimar.

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Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They were having an off night. The service was slow and disorganized and the food was not hot enough.

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MB
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed Shalimar for their Sunday Brunch Buffet. Great value for our family. The wait staff was very attentive.

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Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good food, attentive waitstaff. The cocktails are OK, but that is not their strength. Really good food is what they are known for.

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JW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for a family celebration. The waitstaff was attentive and the food was good for a crowd. We all shared. When I asked, the waiter brought out a birthday treat with a candle. We were impressed!

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday, we had 7 people. The service and food were outstanding. They let me bring in my own Birthday cake. Overall it was a great evening.

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HE
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant opens at noon on Sunday. I was able to make a reservation for 11:30am at Open Table. Waited around outside for a half hour! Not cool. Food excellent. Hot chai cold and weak. Service excellent. Food made it worth the hassle.

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F
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Family birthday and anniversary! Everything great but fish tandoori—dry

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BC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Indian food, but have often been disappointed at local restaurants. This food was amazing and the atmosphere pleasant and comfortable. Our now favorite place to eat on special occasions!

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and beverages. Good service, never felt rushed though wasn’t very busy on a Monday evening. One of our faves...

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NB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! Food and service is amazing and everything I’ve had on the menu has been delicious! Great place in a great location

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T
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Shalimar went out of their way to accommodate me and my guest. Their hospitality was superb. The food was very tasteful and nicely presented. The bill was reasonable. Can't ask for more. I will definitely want to enjoy another dining experience at this restaurant.

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FH
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Up until now, Shalimar has been reliable for good Indian food and timely service. On this visit, it took nearly 1 hour to get our entrees and the food was average to say the least. Perhaps there is a new chef or they were having problems in the kitchen, but this was a most disappointing visit. And, there was no explanation or apology for the unacceptably long wait to get our food. It will be a shame if this is the new norm for them.

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TD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food !!! good service !!! we wil be back !!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nick, our waiter was outstanding. Butter chicken very good.

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful as always

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never ever visit the restaurant, they are serving the stored food. Food is too expensive as well, it’s a worst restaurant.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Cocktails were unique but not very alcoholic in taste.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love Indian food, and this is good Indian food, so I'm happy when I go there. It's not the VERY BEST I've ever had, but I've eaten at many, many Indian places, here and in India. It's very good. The atmosphere is excellent. Inside is pretty quiet and outside on a nice day is extremely pleasant. The people are friendly, and it's always an enjoyable experience. There is another place is town that most people consider #1 (with this #2), but I usually prefer going here because it's less crowded, no long wait, and very enjoyable. (And it IS crowded enough to be considered very popular, so don't worry about that.) Also you can reserve, so no waiting.

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DJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time with great service and great food. The waiter made some good suggestions and we were happy with the meal and with the cocktails and wine

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A
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I've been to Shalimar before, and had good experiences with the food, so this visit was a surprise. Everyone in my party asked for their food to be either Medium or Hot in spice level, and all of them were incredibly mild and mostly tasteless, as though no spices at all were used, and the naan was lukewarm. It had taken excessively long to get our food in the first place, that we just ate, paid, and left, but it was a disappointment, and not worth the money we paid for it.

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