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3325 Walnut Ave, Fremont, CA 94538
+1 510-494-1919
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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New Delhi, India
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the chicken kebabs and chicken tikka and naan.. the kebabs were perfect and the overall chicken quality was very good.

Thank Sneha D
Fremont, California
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124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always had delicious dishes here every time we came, from shishkabobs to curries. The naans (only a dollar ea) are fresh out of the hot tandoori stove everyday. Prices are very reasonable. The only negative is it is very busy and ordering could take a while, quite inefficient.

Thank Allrelative
Union City, California
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Busy and family orientated with a good variety of items on the Menu freshly prepared and delicious. The Chicken Tika Masala was spicy and not swimming in oil with pieces of moist chicken . The Jalfrezi with the Garlic naan was plentiful and tasty. It is noisy but that is not unexpected when you enter this type of busy restaurant... More 

Thank fentumew
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Step into Shalimar for authentic Kabobs and Naans.. My all time favorites are Chicken kabob, brain masala,Sheek kabob, Goat curry and Naans

Thank Shiva A
Fremont, California
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163 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Really spicy oily not clean place as such but people love it like a fast food ok for quick and fast lunch

Thank TripsiloveTotake
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Every large town has one, and this is by far Fremont's best version of a moghlai restaurant. I should ideally deduct a star as the food quality varies a little. The Seekh Kabab, Boti and Tandoori are well made. Of the curries, I would recommend the Bhuna Lamb, and the ubiquitous Chicken Karhai as firm favorites.

Thank Promethius98
SF East Bay
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is not the place to go and find your bearings if you're unfamiliar with the cuisine or the restaurant. I'm not hung up on "dining experience," because I'd rather have good food than fancy atmosphere. Shalimar, though, is punishing if you want to relax, savor the food, or not shout to be heard by staff or companions. I'm happy... More 

Thank EastBayLenore
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I would frequent this place much more often if the guy in the front would not be there! He has no manners and only sees dollar signs instead of people. Food is good, but many times I don't want to deal with that jerk so I take my business elsewhere. Place needs a make over, very dated restaurant.

1 Thank FremontRonnie
Srinagar, India
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Excellent authentic Mughlai food. The atmosphere is much better that their branch in Sunnyvale. Very reasonably priced and good food so happens to be very popular.

Fremont, California
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We were entertaining my Pakistani son-in-law yesterday and what better place to try out again after over 15 years, than Shalimar. A huge mistake! Nothing has changed there from the time it opened and we had sworn never to go there again. Our order taker at the counter had to be asked for a menu. He appeared to be extremely... More 

1 Thank Dinerwhoknows

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3325 Walnut Ave, Fremont, CA 94538
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fremont
  • Phone Number: +1 510-494-1919

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