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Shalimar Indian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
East Louisville
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1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644 (Bunsen Way)
+1 502-493-8899
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17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We really enjoyed the flavors of the food and it arrived quicker than anticipated to our hotel. My only complaint is in the price for what we ordered. I assumed we would've received more, but what we did get was great! My husband had the goat vindaloo and I enjoyed chicken korma.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We bought a groupon and tried this restaurant. I am on a mission to find the best Indian restaurant in Louisville. So far, Bombay Grill wins hands down. Atmosphere clean and nice. Service was slow and sluggish from the start on a Sunday evening in an uncrowded restaurant. Four wait staff were more interested in conversing with one another than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Ha become my go to place when visiting Louisville. The buffet is plentiful and the food is very flavorful. The spices are spot on. The wait staff is quietly efficient. You want go wrong here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It is possible I do not like Indian food of any kind. This was my third try at eating traditional Indian dishes, but I don't care for any of them. It's strange because I like chicken, mutton (lamb); and pretty much every food I tried. I just don't like it prepared Indian style, using their customary spices. I really didn't... More 

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have been to many Indian restaurants in Louisville and this is one of the BEST. The atmosphere is very nice and the service is excellent. My wife and I had a coupon to try out this establishment and we were quite pleased. We ordered vegetable samosa for appetizer which was very good. My wife had chicken tikka and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Had the buffet lunch at this restaurant along with family and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a good mix of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes and good naan as well. The raita was good also as were the desserts. Would definitely recommend this place as worth the visit.

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Thank GlobL
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Went for the lunch buffet and it was everything I wanted. The food was so good - curry goat was cooked to perfection. A lot to choose from for any diet and it was well heated (I'm always concerned that buffet food will be not be hot). The atmosphere was spacious but cozy, the service was good and the price... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I enjoyed the meal at this restaurant. I din't know what to expect. I did order a drink before dinner, the Madras with vodka. I am not sure it had any vodka in it. We all ordered different lamb dishes. I had mine mild and it was still hot but good. My son had a dish with coconut cream and... More 

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Walker, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I was in Louisville for the AP grading and went to Shalimar with my roommate and old friend. He had not had much Indian Cuisine and I wanted something full of flavor. We made a great choice. The restaurant was very pleasant inside with excellent service. It was attractive but casual. We had the vegetable samosas for an appetizer and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Shalimar is excellent on three counts. 1. The service is genuinely friendly and prompt. We have come to know four of the people working there and we see very little turnover. 2. The place is clean in all aspects. 3. The food is outstanding and very consistent. Most Indian and Chinese places, if you visit enough times, will serve less... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1820 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1644
    (Bunsen Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-493-8899
Description
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.

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