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Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 0292
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193 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is expensive in Iceland, so spending over ISK 11000 for three dishes plus naan did not really strike me as completely out of line for the location. However, food at those prices usually comes with a classy atmosphere and super service, and neither of those is part of the Shalimar experience. There is table service, but the overall feeling... More 

Thank jeffsm5111
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came on here to write a positive review, and find it quite interesting that there are negative reviews too. Just goes to show that not everyone's views are the same! Called in on our first night, as the "dish of the day" (which also included a vegetarian option for my daughter) seemed very reasonably priced compared to other places we'd... More 

Thank david s
Houston, Texas
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151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It must be said that the seating is TIGHT. There is not much room. The staff is OK, in terms of service. Despite the lack of crowd, our server visited twice - to take our order and to give us the bill (after flagging her down to request it). The food is good. The lack of spice and flavor can... More 

Thank Pkrekeler
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Small and cozy place. Prices in Iceland are EXPENSIVE overall ( even for me from NYC!) Plates were HUGE and very good tasting. Fast and friendly service

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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Apart from value for money, everything is SO expensive in Iceland, this tiny place was pleasant, good service, yum food, worthy of a recommendation on here. Just wish it was half the price. Cost us around $70AuD for 2 people for Indian and no frilly extras

Thank FamilyTravellers555
Hereford, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

People need to realise that the curries they are accustomed to in their country (particularly the UK) are modified dishes for our tastes e.g the "Tikka Masala" was actually invented in Glasgow! So when you have an Indian curry in a different country, then one must make allowances for the fact it will taste completely different from what you are... More 

Thank zico2000
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The madras was a korma and the naans frozen from a packet Better to have a bag of crisps Service was good

Thank Raj B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Went here last night as on previous night we had been to Gandhi around the corner where food was amazing . The food was disgusting and didn't even look "right " The chicken madras was yellow in colour and looked more like a Korma . It looked nothing like a madras and as we tried it hesitantly it was completely... More 

Thank 777Bali
Northampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very poor food and similar from staff. Not sure why anyone would give this a good review. Its not the high quality and taste I'm used to from UK Indian restaurants. We ate at the Fish & Chip shop round the corner the next day which was great value and quality.

Thank Harrycrumbthethird
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great food with loads of choice and a great vegetarian menu, great service, very welcoming staff...would definitely recommend a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 551 0292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?