Shalimar Indian Restaurant

4.4
108 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Growing up in an immigrant Indian family, we understood that America is the land of opportunity, where dreams come true. We're grateful to all the guests who have given us the opportunity to share our vision.

Some restaurants are ideal for special occasions. Indeed we hope many of you, our guests, will celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other memorable events with us. But, at Shalimar we strive to make every lunch and dinner a special occasion for every guest.

When we open the doors to the restaurant for lunch, dinner or catering, it's as if we're opening the doors to our own homes and inviting guests to enjoy extraordinary food paired with a rich Indian lager beer or a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

Our menu features the finest Northern Indian entrees and our specialty Tandoori (Clay Oven) dishes.

Shalimar is elegant, relaxed, and affordable, inviting guests to enjoy the hospitality that reflects our Indian heritage.
What 108 people are saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tee40223
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice environment. The food is always so good.

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viplouisvillelady
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Shalimar when I'm in town. Great service and delicious food every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and tables

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vipTravisTuxy
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent there. And one of the managers was kind enough to get the University of Louisville basketball game on the TV for me. Everyone there goes out of their way to make dining at Shalimar an enjoyable experience.

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Shalimar's food. Even my family loved their food and dessert. They are really picky eaters ( I have a 6 year old and a 10 year old) so I was surprised. Great prices, atmosphere, service and we didn't have a wait to get a table.

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CarrieG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was just okay, and service was terrible. We had several servers, and they were all unfriendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Need more space where the buffet is when it gets busy.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dined with friends , each of us bought wdrb gift certificates. There policy allows only one gift certificate per table! Even though we were separate couples! Read your fine print, under impression bread was served with meal & was charged an extra $5 for it. Portions were also very small.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and value

LM
LouisvilleMike
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and authentic. Desserts were also very good. Will be going more often.

MT
vipMichaelT
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable and a great value for lunch or dinner

LM
LouisvilleMike
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing buffet and regular waiters/customers. Food is always fresh.

MM
vipMrMay
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great. One problem is the worn out vinyl seat in the booths. The vinyl is cracked badly, with the sharp edges poking on my skin when sitting down with a skirt or shorts.
Please fix the seats.

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vipLuv2eat
Louisville
125 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband & I opened our fast @ 9:07pm. We were treated very nicely, despite the late hour! The food was wonderful as always, esp the Bindi gosh! Thank you! 🤗🤗🤗

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around.

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KyRich
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 10 was well cared for. The food was spectacular as expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The cuisine here is a good representation of Northern Indian food- good but not great. We eat out at Indian restaurants once a week so are very familiar with Indian fare.
The service is lacking at this restaurant from the greeting at the front desk through the dining experience. It may be a training issue so that is fixable although we felt like the staff was just going through their motions at just barely passable service.

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vipJuan
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

some of the servers are not very friendly or helpful with the menu.

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Thurst
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here for many years and have never been disappointed by a meal. Excellent food and an excellent value, too.

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
256 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time to Shalimar but an enjoyable evening. Competent service who ask about level of spice for the food orders.
Will definitely make a return visit.

DB
DavidB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I have dined at Shalimar several times in the past and always found both the food and service to be excellent. This time the food was good, but the service and attitudes of the wait staff and management were so bad that the entire experience was terrible. I will never dine there again.

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WilliamO
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Very nice restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Tyler
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

From the staff, food, and restaurant display, dining at Shalimar will provide a direct experience with Indian culture. The staff was courteous and kind. The menu offers many options. Not vegan-friendly but vegetarians can dine comfortably. Price is very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed the food. We went during lunch and order off of the menu to take home as well. While the best way to get your moneys worth is to just eat the buffet. The plate that we took home was expensive and the portion was not as big as i thoight it was going to be.

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Whatthewhat
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The appetizers and mains were all very authentic and presented in a traditional fashion, with all the plates in the middle of the table. The food was truly delicious.

On top of that, it is a family run restaurant that they clearly pour their hearts and souls into. The service was impeccable and they want you to really enjoy your experience there. They don't just treat you like a transaction to make money, but instead treat you like a guest. Overall, a fantastic experience.

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vipLuv2eat
Louisville
125 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here often! Food is always good, but esp. good this night! Service was great, & I loved the vegetable korma that was recommended! Thank you!

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VeggieGirl
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I'm a vegetarian. Wonderful food and staff!

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CarolynD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shalimar has wonderful curry dishes that can be adjusted for a desired level of spiciness by telling the waiter mild, nedium or hot. I really enjoyed the Lamb Korma.

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vipHumbleEater
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always clean and the customer service and food are excellent.

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vipTravisTuxy
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have never had a bad meal at Shalimar. However, their lunch price is now out of my range ($11). A better value when it was under $10.

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DanielleC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service as usual. They graciously accommodated our ever expanding party. The food was fresh and plentiful. My parents are regulars here so it was nice to be greeted as valued guests. If you know you will have a big group, making a reservation is key.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent! We had a party of 8 and the food arrived quickly and hot! It was a perfect ending of a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was delightful. The food was superb and the service was exceptional. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We will definitely dine here often.

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RudyTunz
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have enjoyed the restaurant many times over, always pleased with both the food and ambiance. Authentic cuisine, fast service and excellent food. Many options, reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff did not seem to realize we had a standing reservation for 7 through Open Table. They had to prepare a table for six and fit in another setting and asked us several times for clarification of did we had a reservation and where did we make it.

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vipMichaelT
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience made for a great date!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2016
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I realized that I must not be a fan of Indian food. My guest and I.

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vipHumbleEater
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for vegan or plant based diets. The service was great. Nice folks.

FAQs

Shalimar Indian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Shalimar Indian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 493-8899.

Shalimar Indian Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 108 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.

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