About Shalimar Indian Restaurant

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.

1850 South Hurstbourne Parkway Suite #125
Louisville, KY 40220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Bunsen Way

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 493-8899

Website:
http://www.shalimarlouisville.com/

Catering:
Catering Available Please Contact: TIRATH (502) 836-0473

Executive Chef:
Daler Singh

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6

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4.2

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4.3

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4.4

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86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 11, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 18, 2017

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

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Spicy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 15, 2016

The entire dining experience made for a great date!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 3, 2016

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

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 5, 2016

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

Tags: Outstanding Value, Healthy, Spicy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Service is excellent. Everyone is so kind and personable. And the food is AMAZING!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Reservation had requested seat away from the front entrance and away from the kitchen door. Both were accomplished. Noise level was low, food was excellent, service was also very good. I would not hesitate to go again.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 20, 2016

This review is actually going to be quite simple. We had an appetizer of vegetarian samosas, then entrees of goat curry and house-recommended non-vegetarian Thali. The food was incredibly flavorful. Being able to dip rice in the various seasonings as well as having each seasoning flavoring a specific type of meat was absolutely delicious. Every bit of food was something I would gladly get again and again. Plus, the portion of each was definitely filling.

Apart from the food, the service was excellent - courteous and prompt but not overbearing. The decor and environment is okay, nothing great but also nothing bad. In general I would highly recommend Shalimar to anyone who likes Indian food; it is very much worth the trip.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 12, 2016

This was not the Louisville restaurant we remembered from almost 10 years ago. My husband liked his curry lamb dish but my medley that was supposed to have seafood and lamb mostly had chicken and tofu. Plus we asked for a taste of the Indian white wine then another attendant gave us partial glasses of wine when we said we liked it. I was disappointed overall.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 15, 2016

This is our favorite Indian spot in Louisville. It's a little fancier than other Indian places I have been to. The food is always good and we super love the naan choices. I would defiantly go back and eat to my heart's content.

If I could change one thing, I wish it was closer to where we live.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Spicy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 5, 2016

The masala was delicious; the swordfish in the tan doori grill was grilled to perfection; the naan was scrumptious; nicely served hot and quick; friendly wait staff

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 9, 2016

Nice relaxing place to have a very tasty and reasonably priced meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 29, 2016

The naan is always great. Tikka Masala was amazing. I forgot one important option...bring your own alcohol! Not that it was necessary. Always a great visit!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 9, 2015

One server was fantastic, the other was somewhat rude.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Wonderful food with very accommodating staff and good prices. Very nice, upscale atmosphere.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 19, 2015

If you want a quiet place to visit with someone while eating delicious Indian food then this is your place. The service is wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2015

Service was good, but the food was rather bland and the chicken tikka was a bit salty. I've definitely had better Indian food...

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 21, 2014

Great place for a party, we requested the private dining room which was quiet and fit our group very comfortably

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 9, 2014

Love the food love the staff. I always Enjoy my time here. The samosas, lentil soup, garlic naan, Briyani, and saag are a few favorites. The chi tea is the best in town. I'll go back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 6, 2014

I am not from Louisville but a big fan of Indian food having lived in NYC. This place is the real deal and a great value. I can't wait for my next trip to Louisville. The service was great. The place was clean. And the food was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 8, 2014

Shalimar is my favorite Indian restaurant in town. Always great service and always great food! Since I am somewhat of a regular, the server(s) already know my favorite (Chicken Tikka Massala) and are very attentive. Would also recommend this place for larger groups, families, and for their lunch buffet and categering!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 14, 2014

Shalimar has been one of my regular places. Whenever I have the urge to have Indian food, it's the place to go. I enjoy their breads and all the dishes. Also, for the thrifty there are always coupons that make it even more affordable.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 25, 2014

This was my first time eating Indian food and it was an excellent experience. The service was excellent and the atmosphere great for an intimate conversation with my husband. I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 25, 2014

The food and service was outstanding. We have been here over a dozen times and keep coming back.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 10, 2014

We go here periodically and always enjoy it. The naan is great and all the entrees have great flavor. I only wish the 'mild' was actually mild on all dishes as some are still too hot for me and there is no way to know which ones or if it's the night's chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 7, 2014

We had a wonderful evening dining w/friends in a setting that was easy for conversation and terrific for food and service. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 29, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Louisville! Definitely, the best Indian food I've ever had. Their buffet is amazing and they don't over price. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. I recommend them for any occasion, day and time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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