Shalimar Restaurant

4.2
609 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 609 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always. You can always count on a good meal here.

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vipCheryll
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good.

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vipDavinderM
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very nice and accommodating. The food tasted delicious and we were able to relax and not feel rushed to finish.

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AAMI
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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IanG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Ignored us; forgotten and incorrect items; tried to seat a table directly next to us that was marked "do not seat"

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn't seat us till 20 minutes after our reservation. They were so unprepared for Valentine's day. Delivery drivers were hovering over us and the waiter asked us to order everything within 5 minutes of us sitting and without water in our glasses.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service is okay, mixed drinks from bar were honestly not drinkable, you can tell bartender is just mixing what he thinks works. Food was good but very disappointed in the quantity. I don’t think I even had 4oz of chicken in my entree. I have been to many Indian restaurants, either they didn’t cook enough chicken that day or they are just really stingy. Out of 4 people not one got enough chicken. Literally 5 chunks of chicken max.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, it was good to be back. Next time I need to sit further back from the door though. It was cold. It won't change my opinion of the place. Love it.

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A2diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was at 2:45. We entered the restaurant at 2:50. The guy looked at me and my family - and says we are closed. I am like “we have a reservation”, he says “we close at 3.... we clean the place from 3 to 4”. I insist “but you guys have confirmed my reservation on OpenTable...” And the guy is adamant “But we are close from 3 to 4, we can’t accept you”.

There were other people dining in and it didn’t seem they were going out anytime soon. So the Indian guy discriminated and didn’t allow a Muslim guy in the middle of Ann Arbor in a day light...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Highly recommend this place.

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BeckyM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shalimar is always a sure bet. I've eaten there many times over the years and not once have I had a mediocre meal.

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Dow59
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Appeared that take-out orders were dominating the evening. While we got drinks and our appetizer quickly, it was more than an hour to get dinner. We ended up doing a second round of drinks (not our norm) and still waited for entrees.
Food was saltier and more oily than I recall from past visits.
Good dinner, but will look for alternatives in the future.

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vipBrett
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Fur the second time in a row our order took over an hour. Preference to take out orders appeared to be the cause. Three strikes and I think they will be out after over a decade of eating there.

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HermanK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, my servant respectful Plaza would recommend this place 100%

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Sydney
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food and nice outdoor seating on Main St on the weekend.

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Shiver
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious meals that cannot be duplicated at home! Love the safe, outdoor seating on weekends (street closure, social distancing). We hope that continues beyond October, with outdoor vertical heaters.

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EJones
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A peaceful place to eat. I like the thali for lunch. I wish they’d serve it for dinner. It is the best way to get newcomers to Indian food to try a sampling. That is how I became a fan of certain dishes. Please consider serving the thali sampler at dinner time.

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vipBrett
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Order got messed up

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating, great ambience during Covid, food was awesome, service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Celiac therefore gluten free and the help and advice on the options available where outstanding - highly recommend this restaurant - the staff were fantastic

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AlexL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was a pretty good staff, food was good, I think I would have liked it better if I ordered something different

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Indian restaurant. We keep coming back. Excellent food and service!

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MorganeP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The must: you can pick the level of spice in your meal!

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Nokaiser
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and the servers were amazing. Super nice and checked in frequently. Would recommend.

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Douglas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. It was so nice to visit the restaurant again. Food was slow to the table but they were busy.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really had a nice time. Food was excellent, service was solid.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner at Shalimar.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Took over 1 hr for entree to arrive. Waitress was non-existent. Only got food after asking the host at the door where our dinners were. Seemed like many patrons were having the same issue. We sat by the door and saw countless carry out orders being filled. Seems like they are more interested in carry out rather than patrons sitting in the restaurant.

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AdamBrzak
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

My wife and I have gone to Shalimar several times before, and it's always been a 5/5 star experience, but we went on Valentine's Day, and it was pure chaos! We were seated fairly quickly since I had a reservation, but we sat at our table for almost a half hour before someone came to take our drink order. We didn't mind too much because it was Valentine's Day, and it's always busy. Our poor waiter was running around the whole time - it might've taken almost an hour and a half to get our food and drinks, but it was worth it! Their food is amazing, but being prepared for Valentine's Day, not so much. This is a great place to go and eat, and we'll definitely be going back, just not on February 14th.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great as usual, but service on Valentines Day was unbelievably slow. I’m guessing they may have been understaffed or somehow not expecting the volume for the holiday, but it literally took nearly 2 hours before we had our main course in front of us. I had to leave before we could even get dessert and my SO had to stay another 45 minutes to get dessert (part of the special 4-course meal) and the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very strange service. A tall man approached us moments after we sat down and asked if we were ready to order. We hadn’t even had time to look at the menu!
We ordered a couple of beers that took a long time to arrive. I think they had to tap a new keg. Poor timing.
Eventually, a very nice young woman came to wait on us, but there was little she could do about the inefficiency in the kitchen.
Our food took WAY Too Long to arrive. We had to threaten to leave before they got it to us.
We likely won’t go back.

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vipBrett
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Unfortunately we had to wait ten minutes at our table before we saw our host. After that faux pax it was great. Food was the best in months.

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martym
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just ok. Variety of buffet no so interesting.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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AllisonP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Staff are very attentive and pleasant. Enjoyed our meal!

FAQs

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 4.2 stars by 609 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.