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Shalimar Restaurant

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307 S Main St, & 211 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2107 (Liberty)
+1 734-663-1500
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Friday afternoon and was surprised to see they had a lunch buffet! It was very similar in offerings to most Indian food buffets I've been to. They offered soup, a salad bar, rice, approx 8 entrees and 2 desserts. Everything on the buffet was wonderful! Service was great and it's a great atmosphere. Only reason I didn't... More 

Thank Funtwin1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to Shalimar three times in the past few years, and it never disappoints. The food is consistently good, the service is fine, and the atmosphere pleasant. The menu sticks to traditional Indian fare, so it isn't adventurous, but it's always tasty.

Thank 216LNS
Mackinac Island, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Ive enjoyed Indian cuisine in several different countries around the world. I like a lot of spices and a lot of heat. This place never disappoints. This was the first time I ate here in several years. It was as exceptional as my last visit. The atmosphere is good and the service is outstanding. Ive never been a huge fan... More 

Thank BennieHannah
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is some of the best Indian food I've ever had. I went at lunchtime and had the buffet. Everything was delicious, including the naan. Really friendly staff too and pleasant atmosphere. I will definitely be coming back. If you're trying to decide which Indian restaurant to go to in Ann Arbor, this is it.

Thank mvmiklos
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Good food. Great service. They actually held our reservation for 30 minutes on a busy game nite as we were stuck in traffic.

Thank RogerM7525
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We love Indian food and were passing through Ann Arbor. Shalimar proved to serve some of the best Indian food we've had! We had shrimp and chicken masala, seafood korma, and begara bartha. Everything was delicious and service was thoughtful. Our waiter joked with our kids and explained how dishes were made. Would highly recommend and would visit again next... More 

Thank radscats
Ann Arbor
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food is mediocre, and being Indian, I can say that it is bland and not particularly creative. They also add on charges for condiments (achaar or Indian pickle) which is like being charged for ketchup at any other restaurant. The service was very poor even though several of the waitstaff seemed to be just standing around and the place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Shalimar has been around for many years, unusual in competitive Ann Arbor market. At $12 the lunch buffet has good variety and is value for the money. The naans at Shalimar are particularly good. Food is well spiced, but not usually take your head off hot. The decor good use a bit of a face lift but the service is... More 

Thank YpsilantiFoodie
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I have gone here twice for lunch and greatly enjoyed their lunch buffet. There is a variety of delicious options for both vegetarians and meat eaters a like. While I do not remember the name, they have a cauliflower dish that is fried and covered in a sweet and spicy coating that is simply divine! The only thing that knocks... More 

Thank Tacomancer
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

When my husband and I visit family in Ann Arbor, Shalimar is one of our "must stop at places". The food has been consistently good and they've been very accommodating but that all recently changed since the restaurant came under new co ownership. The prices increased and portions decreased. Sad to say food is not as good as it used... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 S Main St, & 211 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2107
  • Public Transportation: Near downtown AATA Bus Depot
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-663-1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?