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Shalimar India Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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80 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
+1 603-427-2959
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Abington, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for something different to try in Portsmouth, I highly recommend Shalimar restaurant! I have been twice now, most recently with my mother and my daughter. The variety of flavours and the generous portions are a wonderful way to enjoy lunch or dinner. Our meal became a roundtable tasting with each of us sampling from the other's... More 

Thank JonathanP5
New Castle, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the restaurants in Portsmouth, our go to place when my wife and I want to go out is Shalimar. We have been going there an average of once a month for over 20 years and have never tired of it. We do not like hot, spicy food and they are very good at giving us mild dishes. Their... More 

Thank PeterfromNH
Miami Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I've never dined in and have only ordered take out. The curry is average.. rogan josh was not on the menu.. rice was standard. Just average, but it's nice that there is an Indian Cuisine restaurant in Portsmouth.

Thank Scamp-San
Amherst, New Hampshire
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Shalimar is what you'd expect of a good (though maybe not great) Indian restaurant in America: colorful ethnic decor (but overhead lighting is too dark), attentive waitstaff, the usual dishes on a comprehensive menu at reasonable prices (especially compared to other Portsmouth restaurant prices). I have had better lamb dishes but the biryani and korma were both pretty respectable. and... More 

1 Thank PriscillaKerrs
Fairfax, Virginia
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134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Shalimar is next door to a bar/pool hall. When I was first trying to enter Shalimar, I turned around and looked for the entrance on the side of the building. I initially didn't see there was a separate door for Shalimar. I thought there was just a door going into the bar with a bunch of people lounging around playing... More 

Thank Tim G
Barrington, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food! Hotels across the street. Great walking distance to attractions. Lots of other restaurants around. Off street parking. Parking garage close by also. Very friendly servers. Siva served us...such a nice young man!

Thank Ruth T
White River Junction, Vermont
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Shalimar has been a staple place for fine Indian food in Portsmouth for nearly twenty years. The service is so friendly, it surely feels like dining with family. The mark of fine Indian cuisine is to arrive and find Indian families eating there. If these families find the food to their taste, surely it must be good. The appetizers were... More 

Thank Kalonymos
Winsted, Connecticut
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Sort of a blah dining experience. We ate there on a Wednesday evening, and there was only one other occupied table. We all got a bit of a negative vibe from the owner. The food was OK, but not great. Would not dine there again.

1 Thank Scape1
Star City, Canada
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

excellent service ,fast , awesome menu .nothing like a good nan for lunch and some lamb chutney . The waitstaff is wicked cool.

Thank MerlinsWrench
Concord, New Hampshire
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248 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have visited Shalimar numerous times, meeting our friends from Maine. It would be enough that it is a good mid-way location and a very pleasant environment. But there are many restaurants in Portsmouth that meet those requirements. The food and service at Shalimar are exceptional! I LOVE this place and look forward to returning again and again!!! All the... More 

Thank Holly V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-427-2959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?