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“One of my favorite go-to Indian restaurants”
Review of Shalimar

Shalimar
Ranked #293 of 381 Restaurants in Sunnyvale
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I like this place a lot. The atmosphere is casual. The food delicious and great value for money. The cuisine is actually more Pakistani / North Indian. A welcome change from the plethora of South Indian restaurants cropping up recently.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Revisited Shalimar in Sunnyvale, California, for lunch. As in the past, had my favorites "Garlic Naan" (Naan stuffed with garlic), Sheekh Kababs (chicken and beef), Sindhi Chicken Biriyani and Masala Tea (the tea is available on tap free of charge!). The prices seem to have increased steadily over the years, perhaps a little more than the rate of inflation.
Note for the Attention of the Owners/Management of Shalimar Restaurant: the website needs to be up-dated. It still carries a "Special Offer" the expiry of which was May 1, 2011!!

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Thank Traveler-O-World
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Have been to Shalimar in Sunnyvale, California several times, both for lunch and dinner. Have tried various items on the menu. The item which I find unique is the "Garlic Naan" (Naan stuffed with garlic) - the best Garlic Naan I have eaten, so far, around the World including India! Usually, I like to have Garlic Naan, Sheekh Kabab (chicken or beef), Murgh Tikka Lahori (Tandoori Chicken) and a curry item such as Chicken Tikka Masala (which is not too rich(oilly!) or spicy). And, if you prefer a rich & spicy curry item go for Nihari. Among rice items, I like the Sindhi Chicken Biriyani - a single dish meal! Masala Tea is available on tap free of charge! The place has a good seating capacity but ambience & decoration is minimally utilitarian. Service is OK - not swift or rushed. Go for a Tasty Treat - weight watchers beware!

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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Good Sunnyvale location. Food is tasty and inexpensive. Better than most (if not all) Indian buffett restaurants in the area.

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Thank Frequent_Traveler906
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

I have visited this place several times. Most of the dishes are okay for a quick, cheap dinner. The service, however, is terrible. I once ordered something to go, and I was told to have a sit and that they will call me when it is ready. I was waiting for 30 minutes, just to find out that the bag that was waiting there for 20 minutes is mine. No one called me, they did everything but checking whose order it is. When they finally gave it to me, they didn't even apologize.
Moreover, the restaurant looks very dirty. You can see the entire kitchen from the restaurant, and it looks disgusting. There is a smell of some detergent all over the place, that makes you take your stuff out.

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2  Thank AcademicWithFamily
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