About Shalimar Cuisine of India

Serving the valley by the same family since 1983...

At Shalimar, you will experience an array of unique dishes created by chef Salik Miah. With 25 years of experience in gourmet cooking, Chef Miah stands behind all of his creations.

Walking into Shalimar is like walking into a restaurant in India itself. With traditional decor and aromatic scents of Curry and Tandoori radiating throughout. Our kitchen has the finest chefs who use only charcoal in the clay oven to create the authentic taste of traditional Tandoori dishes. Exploring the the many different cultures of India, our chefs creat cuisines from all over India, offering a wide assortment of delicacies.

Welcome and enjoy!

23011 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lunch & Dinner:
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Fallbrook and Woodlake

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 225-7794

Website:
http://www.shalimardining.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for more catering inquiries.

Parking Details:
There is ample street and lot parking available to all diners.

Executive Chef:
Chef Salik Miah

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Shalimar Cuisine of India Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.0

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3.5

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4.2

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

As usual, we had a delicious dinner. We always love the chicken tikka- tender and very flavorful. We also enjoy a lamb dish that is served sizzling hot in an iron pot. The owner always makes the best recommendation when we can't decide or are looking to try something new. This time we tried a wonderful eggplant dish that I know will now be part of our dinner every time we go. We always order the aloo sag mushroom. We love the garlic and onion naan bread. There seems to be an infinite variety of great vegetable dishes. The service is great- attentive, anticipatory and polite but never overbearing. Shalimar has been a neighborhood staple for many years and is dependable and delicious.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The staff of Shalimar have been consistently friendly, obliging, provide meaningful attention
and the food is excellent

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Our favorite Indian food in SFV. Been going there for 16 yrs+. Great foid and wonderful service. Thanks Gents!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The food here is exceptional for a great price. Their wine selection is reasonable and actually better than I thought would be available.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 16, 2017

First visit and was with a group from overseas. They thoroughly enjoyed the meal and said the food was authentic. One of our party was from India. Everything was delicious. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent service and nice ambiance. The food was mediocre.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Never disappoints

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We love Shalimar. We tried the family dinner for four for the first time. Great value and delicious. So much, we couldn't eat it all.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Great restaurant. Loved the service, the food, the Malai Kofta was the best!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We love this restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 20, 2016

If you are not accustomed to spicy Indian dishes, I would suggest getting the dishes made on the mild side. We ordered medium and drank a lot of water! However, we will be back soon. Also, Indian beers are delicious. 😀

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Limited choices with vegetarian dishes .... limited choice of naan .... Also Ran out of fish ... But our server was very nice and very helpful in helping us make the choices from what was available.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Great service. Delicious dinners

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Not a great experience,not bad either. The food was pretty bland and the service was pretty apathetic.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 13, 2015

This is my go to location for excellent Indian food. The menu is quite varied and excellent for vegetarians.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Stumbled upon this place once, and then saw it again in OpenTable and knew that I had to write this review. This is hands down our favorite Indian food restaurant in the Valley. The family that owns it has been here for a long time and keeps it traditional. They also have some Pakistani dishes on the menu and everything is full of flavor and fresh. The wine list isn't too extensive, but the prices for a bottle are VERY good. Eat here if you want to have some awesome Indian food. Great spice and flavor profiles.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2014

Delicious foods from a wide swath of India/Pakistan and who knows where else. Perhaps a touch rich for my taste, but the spicing was first rate! Wonder if they're going old school and cooking with lots of ghee.

Anyway, I'll be back to try more of the unusual dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 10, 2014

Wow! Excellent food and service. I had the Lamb Vindaloo and Peshwari Naan. The lamb was cooked to perfection. All of my servers did a great job! I will return when I am back in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2014

I have been here several times. Iti is a good place to have Indian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2014

I was surprised to find this neighborhood gem. Shalimar is very small, yet its mirrored wall give the illusion of size. An army of employees give marvelous service, and food is presented elegantly. My wife and I ordered curry dishes, which were delicious and plentiful. The restaurant serves a limited selection of low-end wines. I would suggest bringing your own.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2014

We had a hankering for Shalimar's cuisine, which is always authentic and delicious. It was just the two of us, so two small dishes with some garlic Nan bread was all we needed that need. Simple, but delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 15, 2014

The best Indian food in So Ca, in my opinion. Never had a bad meal or service in the 20 plus years I've been going to Shalimar.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Found this local restaurant for Valentine's Day as husband loves Indian food and since new to the area used Open table and very pleased with the entire meal and service was outstanding…we booked early and glad as they got very busy later in the evening but we never fell/t rushed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2014

Introduced my 12 year old to Indian food. She loved it!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2014

Shalimar has been in the West Valley for many years. The food is good for a local Indian restaurant but you wont find anything special on the menu. The service was very slow and as they were busy and they had no idea that a reservation was made through open table. I am not sure they even know they have it. Wont go back on a Saturday night again much better for a mid week lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2013

Great Indian Food! Nice wine list, and candlelight!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2013

Being one that loves a good curry, I totally recommend this gem. The atmosphere was serene and cozy but the mirrors make it appear bigger so you don't feel closed in.
I had driven past a multitude of times not realizing it was there. the service was attentive and detail explanations given where necessary. They were able to tailor to our taste for each individual dish - and there were 6 of us!
I had a shrimp madras, egg fried rice and a parata. I like my curries spicey, it was spot on. My friends thoroughly enjoyed their lamb, beef and chicken dishes and the chicken byriani was also a hit.

Am looking forward to returning again!

Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2013

My most recent Shalimar experience was very disappointing. The restaurant is remodeling and the workers were hammering while we were eating. We ordered samosa and Mullagatawney soup. Our main course was Tandoori fish for me and chicken tikka masala for my wife. I asked the type of fish but the waiter didn't know. The dinners came a la carte or full dinner. The full dinner was $4.95 added to the menu price. It included coffee or tea, rice, soup or salad, and a dessert of the day. We opted for the a la carte on the strength of the assurance that all dinners came with white rice. As it turned out, my wife's dinner did not. My fish was mushy. My wife's chicken sauce was very heavy and oily and the chicken was very rubbery and tough.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2013

I don't often eat Indian Food but it was the requested specialty of the night. I've driven by Shalimar many times but never gone in. They made a small restaurant appear larger with many mirrors. Great smells await when you enter. We had the Chicken Tikka Massala and a Chicken Curry. Both were delicious along with some Garlic Spinach and Naan bread. Really all the food was delicious, the service was timely, the prices reasonable and we could hold a conversation with no overwhelming background noise to distract us. We arrived at 7:10 on a Tuesday night and it wasn't that crowded.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 17, 2013

The food was very good the chicken curry was very good the service was good and the overall dining experience was very good.
Quick service and great prices, the decor was a little outdated but the food more than made up for it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2013

There are two other Indian restaurants in the same area, they're both better then this place. Food was ok, but the other restaurants have much better. I love Indian food, so Im usually biased. Horrible service, the waiter made it pretty clear he didn't want to be there.

Will never come back

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Portions large. Friendly staff. A neighborhood favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2012

Best Indian food in the valley.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2012

I've been coming to Shalimar for over 20 years, so I think it's safe to say that I really love their food. They are by far the best Indian restaurant I have found in the Valley and I've never been disappointed with their food. They've recently altered their cooking style to make it a little healthier, and while the food quality has suffered a tiny bit, I think it's a good move overall, and will definitely make me eat there more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2012

We eat here often. We always enjoy the food, whatever we order.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2012

My wife and I have been coming here for over 25 years and the food is still very good. Service is attentive and friendly. I highly recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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