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“Used to be fantastic, but last two dinners were terrible.”

Shalimar Indian Restaurant
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Ranked #188 of 1,812 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: East Louisville
Cross street: Bunsen Way
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.
Reviewed 28 July 2013

For at least three years we have loved the food and have eaten here at least once a month, but the last two times we were there it was not at all the same. I thought the first one was just a fluke, but unfortunately not. I get Chicken Korma and the recipe has somehow been changed--the sauce isn't even the same color. Also, the Peshwari Naan used to be better, but it is still passable. The service is still great and the waiters are very personable. The atmosphere is still very good. But, considering how bad the food is---we are going to look elsewhere.

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Sukh B, Owner at Shalimar Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Considering you used to love dining with us, I'm disheartened to hear you've been disappointed with your last few visits. We haven't changed our recipes or vendors, so I'm surprised the Chicken Korma tasted so off. I'll be sure to pass along your review to the kitchen. Hopefully, we'll be able to learn from your feedback and get back to serving the food you used to love.

Sukh Bains, Owner

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

SHALIMAR HAS GREAT FOOD, i dine here often and always a good experience, service is excellent!!! staff is very attentive, food great the buffet is the best in town

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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We ordered 7 dishes in total. We are world travelers from India. We have been to indian restaurants in over 36 countries over all continents (except Antartica). The reviews that say they like the food here have not really tasted indian food. So for the critical review- none of the dishes we ordered were close to being perfect. 3 of the dishes had raw food. When brought to the attention of the waiter he said "No Sir! They are not" when we talked to the manager he said "Maybe one or two pieces maybe raw but you should have told the waiter". . . I desisted saying anything. I wanted to ask the manager "what if we ate those very pieces first" but didn't coz food isn't supposed to be served uncooked.
Anyways! The food is extremely heavy on oils. Starters were cold. Staff needs courtesy training. The decor is ok. Serving time was ok. But we found Bombay Grill ( just a couple of miles away) better. So ..... A 5 dollar appetizers ruined a 90 dollar meal.

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1  Thank Critique_19_13
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

In my opinion, Shalimar is the best Indian food in Louisville. Pretty space, excellent service. Usually busy at lunch as they have a buffet. Great date night option.

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Reviewed 20 April 2013

We love Shalimar and are never disappointed when we have an evening meal there. The service is absolutely the best. Service is always quick - I don't think our water glasses ever got more than half-empty before they were filled again. When I needed a box for the rest of my meal they brought one quickly and then returned with a bag to put the box in, and neatly tied it up. It may feel like they are rushing you, but it is just the efficient way they serve customers. We have never had anything but a wonderful meal there. The House Special Biryani was great with just the right amount of heat, and the Chicken Korma my husband ordered is one of his favorite dishes from there along with the Chicken Curry. There are so many choices on the menu that you could go quite often and not have the same dish twice.

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1  Thank BuckeyeGal54
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