Love this place. Food & service always very good. Very consistent, which is so important in restaurant biz. They’ve been around forever. Day we were there was their 25th anniversary & everything - I mean everything, even the alcohol - was 25% off. That was a nice bonus. I recommended to friends & ran into them there. They enjoyed it.
We love the food at Shalimar and the service is always great! Attentive but not too much to be in the way. Nice atmosphere in downtown Ann Arbor!
Group of friends dining together before a concert at the Ark. the ambience was very nice. Waitstaff and management were friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. Quiet enough in restaurant to have conversations comfortably. We were given an unexpected discount because of Shalimar’s anniversary.
I went there for my birthday and my mom, grandma and I all got the buffet. The food was fantastic and after we were finished we ordered some of their homemade pistachio ice cream. We got one to share and after the buffet it was more than enough for all of us to share. We will definitely be returning!
Love the food and service is good but the lighting is too bright. Not relaxing.
My family was very pleased with our experience at Shalimar. The food was fantastic. The service was spot on. The atmosphere was fitting for the restaurant. All of which made the price of our family of 4's dinner worth it.
Really good food and good service. We have been to Shalimar for the lunch buffet and evening meals from the menu several times and have been pleased with each experience
Nice atmosphere. Great food. Very attentive service.
Shalimar has stepped up it’s game. New chef. The food is significantly improved and now the best Indian food in Ann Arbor. Vegetable Malai Kofta, Vegetable Samosa are fabulous. Highly recommend it for outstanding, authentic Indian food.
We have always enjoyed the food at Shalimar it good people watching and quite lively, the drinks are good, wait stuff is friendly , things went very smoothly using opentable, and they have a very large menu to accommodate all types of diets and tastes
Celebrating family birthday food excellent,service good however way too many people in upstairs dining room we could not talk to one another due to noise level and we felt very cramped.
It appeared that we were rushed...there was no gap between serving appetizers and main course. Also, one of the main course item had gone bad. That part was not good at all. Didn't expect a restaurant of this type to serve stale food. Unacceptable. We were frequent visitors to this place but will not be in the future. Very disappointed.
Mid afternoon dinner, was pushed several times to get the buffet which was small & not worth the price. Rice for the dinner was served from the buffet & barely warm. Entree portions were small & my lamb dish was overwhelmed by the amount of coconut. As Indian restaurants go I was underwhelmed and will go elsewhere in the future.
Always like Shalimar, but this time the food was even better than usual. The Lamb Pepper Masala was particularly delicious.
We enjoyed our dinner at Shalimar. It had been some time since we'd been there so we were anxious to try the food once again. Service was attentive-even the chef came out to chat with us about his special dishes. Servings were ample. My only suggestion is the lighting. They could stand to lower the lights to create a cozier atmosphere. Too bright and a bit noisy!
I don't go as often as I would like but every time I go there I love it all. Try not to order the same thing as somebody else with you because trying out the different dishes is fun. I've not had anything I didn't like and the different heat levels make all the food accessible. The cocktails were delicious and service was great. It is a cozy restaurant and it is fun sitting by the windows watching people on Main Street.
Absolutely excellent! The restaurant was recommended by a friend and I am so glad I tried it. Staff was friendly and quickly served the meal. The food was fantastic!
Shalimar is our preferred place for high quality, well prepared and delicious Indian food in Ann Arbor. We have been there many times, and we have always have had superior food. The prices for food of this high quality are totally reasonable. The service is always superb. We will be back.
Never a bad meal here. Love this place.
Food was OK, too spicy even if we ordered medium. Used to be a much better place... Chicken tandoori was flavorless
Meals here are always excellent. My wife and I love this place. A guaranteed good meal every time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great service and delicious food.
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
food was very mediocre for the excessive price charged
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!
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
After many poor reviews I was surprised that the waitstaff was very responsive and friendly. Keep up the fine job
Good food. Nice place. The restaurant was basic . I was expecting a little more formal ambiance.
This is a really good restaurant with a great menu. All the dishes we tried were great.
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.
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.
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.
New, expanded menu, but stuck with old favorites.
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.