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Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle

Come and enjoy the spice of life at Shalimar Restaurant! Serving the flavors of Indian, Pakistani and South East Asian Cuisine since 1988, Shalimar Restaurant has become a well known name in the University of Washington community, and in the city of Seattle. We provide unforgettable flavors that transport you to the heart of the Indian culture. Our beautiful waterfall and candlelit tables create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.
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36 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(36 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 36 reviews
5 stars
(13)
4 stars
(15)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(10)
  • fit for foodies(7)
  • neighborhood gem(7)
  • good for groups(5)
  • kid-friendly(3)
  • romantic(2)
Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle Reviews List
Review 1 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
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Review 3 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 4 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 5 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 6 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was good from both quality and quantity perspective. Service was excellent. Price was little higher but overall a very pleasant place to dine"
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
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Review 8 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good food, unremarkable service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My chicken curry was exceptional! Perfect taste! I've had better Naan bread, but theirs was ok. The service was incompatible with the food. Not rude, but very impersonal and lackluster. They took my order, brought my food. No smiles, no greetings, kind of robotic. Beware that they only serve beer and wine, and not particularly good wine. If you want a good plate of Indian food, this will work. But if you're looking for an "experience", you won't find it here."
Dined on 2/24/2016
 2004
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Review 9 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The lamb and okra are amazing, if you're into that sort of thing. The chef and owner came out to tell us about the dishes and even customized some items for us. Great food and generous portions."
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2013
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Review 11 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2015
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Review 12 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Variety

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I took my daughter here for a date. She is a vegetarian who loves a wide variety of ethnic foods. She loved it. One of the aspects that I enjoyed the most was the variety. Many Indian restaurants have a somewhat regional menu. Their menu highlighted food from all parts of the country. Great diversity."
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/11/2016
 2006
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Review 14 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
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Review 15 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Ambiance!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"While most Indian Restaurants are white tablecloth, they don't have the greatest atmosphere. Shalimar looks great and it feels good to eat there. Lovely stone wall with flickering candles are lovely. Good menu selection and I have never had a bad dish."
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2007
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Review 17 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
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Review 18 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 19 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
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Review 20 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/03/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 22 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 12/21/2015
 2006
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Review 24 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
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Review 25 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Very good dishes and excellent ambiance (i.e. Quiet)"
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2015
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Review 26 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2008
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Review 27 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/01/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/01/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/01/2015
 2010
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Review 28 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 29 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/07/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/07/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/07/2015
 2013
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Review 30 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2015
 2014
Dined on 7/19/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 7/19/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Valentine's Day, not what I expected

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Made a reservation days prior. When we came in, table was not ready. Requested rose was not on table (they at least brought one out later). Server didn't introduce herself, she just asked if we were ready about 8 minutes after we sat down. They were out of the wine we wanted, she just brought two others over for us to choose from. Food was presented poorly. Chopped onions were thrown over rice in one spot as if I was hurried out. Water was replenished at a good pace. Price was okay, a little on the expensive side for what we got.
Overall, it was OK. Not great."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 32 for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

No reservation

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2013
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"They did not have our reservation on order. Also, the service was slower, less responsive than usual. Which is a bummer because I love coming here."
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2013
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Shalimar Restaurant - Seattle
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
4 out of 4 recommend this product
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.8 / 3
Energetic