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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
The food here is excellent and the prices are reasonable. We made a reservation which really helped - we got right in while people who just showed up waited for 50 minutes. This is a favorite restaurant because the food is always wonderful.
I've dined at Shalimar many, many times over the years, and while the place used to be terrific as recently as early in the pandemic, as of late 2021, it has become shockingly disappointing. I think it's simply a result of the restaurant being overwhelmed and over-stretched. The service was the worst I've ever experienced there. Rushed treatment by servers--and a mistake on what we ordered. But most disappointing of all was the food. It was the worst quality I've experienced since I've eaten at the restaurant.
Food was delicious and very inexpensive
Every time we go here, the food is wonderful. This is our favorite restaurant in ann arbor.
Overall, excellent…food amazing. They forgot some of our drink order but once reminded we’re very prompt.
The food is very good n they have a nice variety. I’m no spice on my lamb, but my son likes hot.
The service was atrocious. Not only did we wait 15min after seating for waiter to come over but then he “lost” our order and 90min later still no main meal. Samosas was lukewarm - had to ask waiter to check where they were after waiting 35min. Manager argumentative when we indicated the almost two hour wait. His reason for wait - tandoori oven cold. Fish and chicken curry do not need that oven. Paid for samosas and beer and left without eating main meal which suddenly showed up. Will not return and will advise others to stay away.
Very slow service despite lack of customers in the restaurant. Probably putting priority on carry out orders, in which they had lots.
Got something new - Chicken Lemon Tadka. It was delicious. Always best to be unafraid of trying something beyond the usual.
Would you recommend Shalimar Restaurant to a friend?
We had David as our server who gave excellent suggestions! I highly recommend appetizer chicken 65 which was delicious! We got seated right away, we’re treated well and the food was delicious and plentiful! Despite a few negative reviews, don’t listen, I would recommend this place!!!
Outstanding Indian food served well outside on the downtown sidewalk. We have been going to this restaurant for years, and as in this case, we have always been totally delighted with the food and the ambience.
Everything was ok but not much to write about. Most restraints these days are short staffed so I took that into account for my review. Probably won’t go back from while.
For only having one or two diners, service was slower than usual. I like the music, but consider playing at a lower volume. Food was good.
Excellent food as always. For some reason the service was very slow this time and the food all came out together including appetizers.
Great food and service. The vindaloo was delicious.
Really good Tandoori chicken. Waiter suggested the Taj Mahal beer, which is not my usual taste, But really fit the spicy food well.
Also ordered soo much Naan but it was so delicious we ate it all.
Salad Indian food!
This should not listed under Opentable as the manager does not honor any reservation confirmation from the Opentable. Not only that the Manager and staff are extremely rude.
We had a reservation at 8pm. We didn’t get sat until almost 9pm. There were piles of dishes on the tables outside. The poor host was desperately cleaning tables cuz waiters were so untrained and the old guy working there just wandered around literally doing nothing from 8-10. I watched him the entire time and he brought water to 2 tables. Our appetizers were brought out w our meal. We expected to be gone by 8/9:15 vs not even ordering till after nine. No one checked w us for 15 min after finally being sat.
Appetizers were all stale and dry. Food was below average. Restaurant was 20% filled while all other restaurants around were packed. So we should have known.
Excellent. We were at another restaurant and had to leave before we ordered our food due to a busted pipe in the kitchen. We were able to get reservations here and were not at all disappointed. Excellent staff, food, and outdoor seating. We’ll be back.
Lamb Rohan gosh yum!
The food is always fresh and delicious and the service was warm and attentive. I couldn't believe how fast the food came out, piping hot! The outdoor venue makes for great people watching. This is a great place for delicious Indian fare.
Very flavorful food! Mango Shrimp was incredible! Naan was amazing! Highly recommend. Heat seems to be adjusted for American palate...will request hot over medium on next visit!
Let's start with the good, shall we? The food is delicious! Chicken lemon tadka is outstanding! Savory with a fairly strong lemon flavor, but not overpowering. Next, we ordered chicken tikka masala mild, which was a mistake. It lacked flavor and needed salt. Next time we'll at least start with mild plus. We enjoyed both the plain and garlic naan, and they were great dipped in the sauce from both chicken dishes. On a side note, I do not recommend sharing unless you're not very hungry. Portions are surprisingly small for the prices on main dishes.
Service was ok. We had a reservation, which wasn't necessary as there were only two other tables seated when we arrived late in the day. It took about 5 minutes for someone to come to the host stand to seat us, with an employee looking at us from the back of the restaurant. Our server did a great job until it was time to cash out, when he went MIA. The restaurant wouldn't honor a check-in offer from Yelp, but they are currently offering a discount for Google reviews. If they can do one, why can't they do the other? With better service, I hope to be able to raise my rating on the next visit as I'm hoping the so-so service was out of the ordinary this time around.
Food was cold. Rice was not fresh. Service was extremely slow.
Very tasty..Our waiter explained everything to us.He was very patient and clear..I was so happy I ordered fish and loved my Shalimar sunrise..The desert was great too.
The food was delicious. The service was pretty bad. The place was not busy at all, but we were waiting 20+ minutes on drinks. The waiter didn’t bring out the salad that came with our meal till we reminded him. This was after we had eaten our entrees. We waited so long for them to take our card to pay, we ended up going inside to the bar. Just in general very inattentive and a very low quality server experience. I would be more understanding if it were busy, but it wasn’t. Was a bit disappointed.
Always pleasant inside Shalimar. The service is good. We all got thalis for lunch. I’d say that we got the level of spice or lack of spice requested in most of the dishes on the platter. My colleague had some concern that one of the chicken dishes was microwaved to thaw or something that made it not taste or chew as expected. I think the portion size of some of the dishes was smaller. Still, the food was good and it’s a great place for a quiet lunch or dinner.
Served raw chicken
It's always good here.
Food is always delicious and fresh. The servers are polite, and don’t rush their customers, which is really nice. It’s a little expensive but worth it.
It was wonderful as always. You can always count on a good meal here.
The food was good.
Seems like the food was not prepared well. Previously cooked chicken was rubbery and was just thrown in the undercooked curry.
Naan bread was old and chewy
The staff were very nice and accommodating. The food tasted delicious and we were able to relax and not feel rushed to finish.
Bizarre experience... "waiter" hovered, wore his coat, the staff talked WAY too loud (TMI) and made us feel extremely uncomfortable. Food was probably good (have been going there for years) but couldn't get past the disinfectant smell that was overwhelming, actually had to hold my scarf over my nose. I guess will try take out next time
We tried Shalimar for the first time during Ann Arbor restaurant week. We were able to order 4 courses for $28 dollars, and everything was delicious! Our server, Ashu, was friendly, efficient, and suggested a really good Indian beer!
Love the food, probably the best Indian food in Ann Arbor! But they shut at 9, I did not realize this while reserving an 8pm table and my date was kinda rushed.
Ignored us; forgotten and incorrect items; tried to seat a table directly next to us that was marked "do not seat"
You can order delivery directly from Shalimar Restaurant using the Order Online button. Shalimar Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Shalimar Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 663-1500.
Shalimar Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.