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About 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.

307 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;Saturday-Sunday:12pm-3:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Liberty

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 663-1500

Website:
http://www.shalimarrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Shalimar offers full menu, alcohol, service & rentals (linens, tableware, etc.). Food drop off also available.

Parking Details:
Public parking structure available at William & 4th Streets. Street parking also available in the area.

Public Transit:
Near downtown AATA Bus Depot

Private Party Facilities:
Shalimar offers private space for up to 60 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Mr. Jeet Reen: (248) 709-5338

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout

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Shalimar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.3

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4.2

value

4.0

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (13)
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Great for Brunch (2)
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Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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People Watching (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Never a bad meal here. Love this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was OK, too spicy even if we ordered medium. Used to be a much better place... Chicken tandoori was flavorless

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Meals here are always excellent. My wife and I love this place. A guaranteed good meal every time.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We dined at Shalimar on a recent visit to Michigan. We met friends who are vegetarian, and we all agreed the food was delicious and very creative. The service was very good, and the atmosphere about what you'd expect from a college town Indian spot. If the restaurant was here in Denver, we'd return often.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was very friendly. The non vegetarian appetizer combo was of truly stellar quality, especially the chicken and the lamb. I was not overly enthusiastic about my entree, salmon with orange and ginger. The bread was really good, both the simple and the potato stuffed one.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Although the food was delicious, I don't intend on returning to this restaurant. We had chosen this location since they had a lunch buffet. Well, they had discontinued the buffet supposedly on the day we were there. It took 40 minutes for our lunch to come out after ordering. This is unacceptable for a work day lunch. Getting the check also took a while, and the staff wasn't very friendly. I was disappointed since I had been looking forward to going to this restaurant for weeks.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I ordered Chicken Tikki Masalaa and the sauce was good, but the chicken a bit tough. My husband had the Tandoori Grilled Mahi Mahi and said it had a weird texture.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very nice Indian Restaurant. A wide selection of authentic dishes. The food tasted great and the wait staff were helpful and attentive. The prices were a little on the high side but the meals were great. They could stand to do an update on the decor.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We love dining at Shalimar. We used to come only for special occasions but we found that we enjoyed having the Indian cuisine that they prepare dan deserve so well more often. It's always the first place I suggest when asked where I want to eat in Ann Arbor. We always order the Tandoori chicken. It never fails to delight us!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great service and delicious food.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent spot for dinner before a show at The Ark. Great food, delivered quickly but freshly cooked. Service could not be better. One of our favorite stops in A2

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

food was very mediocre for the excessive price charged

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 (El Paso)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was so friendly and helpful. The food was tasty, as spicy as I wanted it to be, and so succulent. Had the lamb. I will go back again and again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Really great Indian food. Very high standard. Good selection of meat and vegetarian options. Service was good too. Only con is the wine and beer list is low quality. Will definitely go back again

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

After many poor reviews I was surprised that the waitstaff was very responsive and friendly. Keep up the fine job

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good food. Nice place. The restaurant was basic . I was expecting a little more formal ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This is a really good restaurant with a great menu. All the dishes we tried were great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food, as usual, was excellent. Medium spicy was tasty and not overbearing in terms of spiciness. Food came quickly, but our server disappeared and it was difficult finding him to pay and get boxes for leftovers. Given the prices, I expected better service. Still...will go back for the food.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was great as always, but we did wait a bit before getting a waiter and then the service was very slow after our food arrived. We waited about a half hour to get our bill, which then the manager helped us out. We appreciated the manager's help and he checked on us several times.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I took my wife to Shalimar for an anniversary dinner. We got seated and the waiter (unfriendly demeanor) came and asked if we would like any appetizers or anything to drink. We ordered just water and asked him to give us a few minutes . 10 minutes later a new waiter comes and says he's taking over and asked if we would like any appetizers or drinks . We said just water and we are ready to place our order. He said he would be right back with the water and to take our order. 10 minutes later no water no order taking . I get up and go to personally ask the host for water which then was finally brought over after 2 requests and 20 minutes. Rest of the evening we had all the water we asked for . Overall food was good , place was clean , service was below par , and I probably would go back and give them another shot. I expected better from this place for what you pay for dinner, Manager did walk over and apologize a few times and did not charge my wife and I for our 2 cokes we had with our meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 26, 2017

New, expanded menu, but stuck with old favorites.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Food was wonderful! The only critique would be our waiter's attitude was a little short. I felt a bit rushed to put in our order and he was not very welcoming. Maybe if the restaurant had been busy during our time there, I would somewhat understand a rush, but we were one of a handful there at the time. The other waitstaff were very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The receptionist seated us and said a server would be "right with us" which took about 10 minutes of waiting to find out our options on a Sunday. The food was very good

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food, service, met the chef - very friendly and very reasonable cost.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had an excellent meal with great service. We had a party of ten for a graduation dinner. The sever was excellent and not only provided great service , but some humor as well. This was our fourth visit and we have never been disappointed ..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Such A great restaurant! Truly one of our favorites in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Key West)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was our first time at Shalimar, and we were very disappointed. While the food was delicious, our service was very poor. We were mostly ignored by our waiter. We waited thirty minutes after ordering our second round of drinks about two-thirds of the way through our meal, before tracking our waiter down to ask again about the request. Our drinks never came and we were never asked about whether we wanted dessert. The check was also not brought out until we chased someone down. The wait for our check was at least twenty minutes after our last interaction with the waiter about our missing drinks, and would likely have been longer if we hadn't been assertive in chasing the check down. At that point, we simply could not wait to leave the restaurant. It's a shame, because we were hoping to have a new "go to" place for high quality Indian food, but the whole experience was very unpleasant.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 9, 2017

I went with my vegetarian wife to their Sunday brunch. The food was quite good, although there weren't as many vegetarian options as is typical for an Indian buffet. She got her fill, and I was able to enjoy everything. One standout is the naan - it is made to order so it comes out hot and fresh. We had the garlic naan, and it had generous portions of garlic on it - absolutely outstanding.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I enjoy Indian food and I would rate this as just OK. The location in downtown Ann Arbor is perfect and that's what is going for it. The service was nothing special and I noticed that the seating was arranged so that everyone was by the window to the street making people walking buy think that the restaurant was crowded and popular. Not true unfortunately. I would rate my server below average as I don't think he knew anything about the food, wine or menu items.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Excellent food tasty and spicy Service efficient and quick

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We had a savory and tasty vegetarian meal here! The vegetarian appetizer platter is excellent as well as the five lentil dal. We also had the potato and cauliflower. The garlic naan was a perfect counterpoint. The service was attentive and we were not rushed. Will return next time we are in the area.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Delicious food and friendly service! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I had not been back to Shalimar in a few years and was very pleased to discover that there are some terrific new dishes on the menu and lots of very flavorful vegetarian options: I really enjoyed the mixed vegetables in spicy coconut sauce. This is delicious, innovative Indian cuisine.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on March 19, 2017

excellent food, and a very personable and attentive server. great choice

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was fantastic! I had the Saag Paneer and it had great depth of flavor and nice warm heat (asked for spicy). Garlic naan was a nice accompaniment and very much enjoyed the mango lassy to finish everything off!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2017

First time trying Indian food- they did not disappoint! It was amazing!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Have been there for Valentine's day! I did not find anything special about the food but it was costly. The Biryani was good but was pricey when compared with other biryani points. It was very noisy. The staff was talking loud than the customers. We were not that satisfied with the food but the ambiance was good!!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 2, 2017

The food was delicious! Just like I was actually back in India! They offer all of their food mild, medium, or hot and it was everything I could have wanted and more! Definetly will be returning in the near future.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2017

We live in Chicago but have visited Ann Arbor regularly of the past few years. Never miss Shalimar. Best Indian food we've ever encountered anywhere, up and down the menu. The service is impeccable and the staff very gracious and attentive. It's a "don't miss" in AA.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Solid place with authentic Indian food. Menu is always changing and chef came out to talk to us.

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