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Shalimar India Restaurant

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80 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
+1 603-427-2959
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
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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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Dover, New Hampshire
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went sort of by accident because it was freezing cold out, and couldn't find the restaurant we were looking for. The food was so delicious that when our server came over to talk with us I couldn't stop eating, even to the point of appearing to be impolite to her. The food was just so good, that it took over... More 

Thank David K
San Diego, California
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147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a few steps from the Hilton Garden. Plenty of room and very pleasant decor. The service was very good. Water refills before the glasses were half empty. The papadums were fresh and crispy. They come with a hot onion chutney and a sweet tamarind sauce, but not with mint chutney, which is a side for $2.50. Both chutneys were... More 

Thank Tom F
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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365 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

When we lived near downtown Portsmouth we often got take out from Shalimar. Now that we live in North Hampton we will drive in any time we're craving some comforting Indian food. Their Tiki Masala is very good. We've have every naan option they offer and they're all fabulous. I love anything with their paneer. Highly recommended when you need... More 

Thank msmith703
Rochester, New Hampshire
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The mid-week lunch special is excellent and affordable. Choice of entree with rice and wonderful soup. Also chutney. Very authentic Indian food. Fresh spices, vegetables, meat... Clean restaurant, nice atmosphere, Indian music in the background.... Good full-dinner menu. Worth a visit.

Thank 1salam1
Abington, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 42 helpful votes
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 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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156 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 11 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

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?