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Shalimar Restaurant

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31 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12210-1305
+1 518-434-0890
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends for the midday buffet recently. There was a nice variety of food offered at the buffet. Food was warm and presented nicely.

Thank luv2flyNy
Weddington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I have had a lot of Indian before and this was one of the worst. It wasn't horrible but wasn't a place I will return. They did open the doors on time but nothing was out yet. It took over 15 min for the food to get out for the buffet. I sat there for over 10 min before anyone... More 

1 Thank TessLilly
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

I had food delivered. It was really good. I was amazed at how hot the food was given the distance to the restaurant. Two things to watch out for -- the diet coke is really diet pepsi, even when you specify that you want the diet coke. Secondly, when you ask for extra napkins, you get extra plasticware packets with... More 

Thank mjmarshpa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

loved the naan with carrot, and the cabbage wth caraway -- all the veggie options were great and the chili chicken had a fabulous bite!

Thank mas47
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

This reastaurant near to the airport is quiet decent - both in terms of food quality & cost. Being close to my place of work, went there couple of times for lunch and taste was consistent. Cost of a single buffet comes around USD 7.5 irrespective if you eat Vegetarian or not. Has items to suit both veg & non-veg... More 

Thank Himanshu_Tripathi
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

i am not use to eating foods from other places. I am from the Caribbean and it is pretty standard in terms of cooking and spices. But this food was sooooooo yummy . If you are in Albany and like to try new things or just like great food from great people go to Shalimar. I go here on business... More 

Thank kdelarosatorres
Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Every time or should I say, when ever I'm done playing a round of golf, I head to my friends at Shalimar in Latham. The food is excellent and the environment is great. They are very friendly and have a great lunch buffet.

Thank Julio G
Albany, New York
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

I really like the Albany Shalimar Restaurant, and often go there with friends; I take the students I mentor there as well. They have a great buffet, including all sorts of chicken or veggie dishes, and also fresh salad, yogurt and cucumber mix, fresh orange wedges, and they make your tea individually. Yummy food, and very reasonable. A great place... More 

Thank UsuallyEasyTPlease
Stillwater, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Me and my co-workers go to this place for teh buffett while there this week we saw a roach crawling on the buffett, I don't think I will be going there again. Everyone else enjoy the food but keep your eyes open......

1 Thank Paul M
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I love this place! Everything is amazing and they have a great lunch buffet. The Mulligatawny soup is delicious and wonderful on a cold day.

Thank BeckyScarp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12210-1305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-434-0890

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