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Shalimar Indian Restaurant

4.3
4.3
90 reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 493-8899

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jagtar Singh

  • Catering

    Catering Available Please Contact: TIRATH (502) 836-0473

  • Private party contact

    Tirath Pandher: (502) 836-0473

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    I’m disappointed to report that our experience was poor. Many of our friends rant and rave about this restaurant, but we did not share the same experience. The portion sizes were quite small for the prices. More than 3/4 of the goat in our goat curry was inedible (bones/fat) and there were six small cubes of paneer in our paneer masala. The samosas didn’t seem fresh, like they were left over from the buffet. The naan was very fresh, but the garlic butter didn’t taste good.

  2. T

    Tee40223

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice environment. The food is always so good.

  3. l

    louisvillelady

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love going to Shalimar when I'm in town. Great service and delicious food every time!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and tables

  5. TT

    TravisTuxy

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent there. And one of the managers was kind enough to get the University of Louisville basketball game on the TV for me. Everyone there goes out of their way to make dining at Shalimar an enjoyable experience.

  6. DB

    DeborahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Shalimar's food. Even my family loved their food and dessert. They are really picky eaters ( I have a 6 year old and a 10 year old) so I was surprised. Great prices, atmosphere, service and we didn't have a wait to get a table.

  7. CG

    CarrieG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Food was just okay, and service was terrible. We had several servers, and they were all unfriendly.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Need more space where the buffet is when it gets busy.

  9. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Dined with friends , each of us bought wdrb gift certificates. There policy allows only one gift certificate per table! Even though we were separate couples! Read your fine print, under impression bread was served with meal & was charged an extra $5 for it. Portions were also very small.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and value

  11. LM

    LouisvilleMike

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as always!

  12. J

    Jacqueline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious and authentic. Desserts were also very good. Will be going more often.

  13. MT

    MichaelT

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always dependable and a great value for lunch or dinner

  14. LM

    LouisvilleMike

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing buffet and regular waiters/customers. Food is always fresh.

  15. MM

    MrMay

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Everything was great. One problem is the worn out vinyl seat in the booths. The vinyl is cracked badly, with the sharp edges poking on my skin when sitting down with a skirt or shorts. Please fix the seats.

  16. L

    Luv2eat

    Louisville

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My husband & I opened our fast @ 9:07pm. We were treated very nicely, despite the late hour! The food was wonderful as always, esp the Bindi gosh! Thank you! 🤗🤗🤗

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around.

  18. KR

    KyRich

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our party of 10 was well cared for. The food was spectacular as expected.

  19. SB

    SteveB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as usual.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The cuisine here is a good representation of Northern Indian food- good but not great. We eat out at Indian restaurants once a week so are very familiar with Indian fare. The service is lacking at this restaurant from the greeting at the front desk through the dining experience. It may be a training issue so that is fixable although we felt like the staff was just going through their motions at just barely passable service.

  21. J

    Juan

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    some of the servers are not very friendly or helpful with the menu.

  22. T

    Thurst

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been eating here for many years and have never been disappointed by a meal. Excellent food and an excellent value, too.

  23. F

    Flashattack

    Washington DC

    296 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    First time to Shalimar but an enjoyable evening. Competent service who ask about level of spice for the food orders. Will definitely make a return visit.

  24. DB

    DavidB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2017

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    I have dined at Shalimar several times in the past and always found both the food and service to be excellent. This time the food was good, but the service and attitudes of the wait staff and management were so bad that the entire experience was terrible. I will never dine there again.

  25. WO

    WilliamO

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent service. Very nice restaurant. Highly recommended.

  26. T

    Tyler

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    From the staff, food, and restaurant display, dining at Shalimar will provide a direct experience with Indian culture. The staff was courteous and kind. The menu offers many options. Not vegan-friendly but vegetarians can dine comfortably. Price is very reasonable.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    We enjoyed the food. We went during lunch and order off of the menu to take home as well. While the best way to get your moneys worth is to just eat the buffet. The plate that we took home was expensive and the portion was not as big as i thoight it was going to be.

  28. W

    Whatthewhat

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing. The appetizers and mains were all very authentic and presented in a traditional fashion, with all the plates in the middle of the table. The food was truly delicious. On top of that, it is a family run restaurant that they clearly pour their hearts and souls into. The service was impeccable and they want you to really enjoy your experience there. They don't just treat you like a transaction to make money, but instead treat you like a guest. Overall, a fantastic experience.

  29. L

    Luv2eat

    Louisville

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I eat here often! Food is always good, but esp. good this night! Service was great, & I loved the vegetable korma that was recommended! Thank you!

  30. VG

    VeggieGirl

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my birthday and I'm a vegetarian. Wonderful food and staff!

  31. CD

    CarolynD

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shalimar has wonderful curry dishes that can be adjusted for a desired level of spiciness by telling the waiter mild, nedium or hot. I really enjoyed the Lamb Korma.

  32. HE

    HumbleEater

    Nashville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is always clean and the customer service and food are excellent.

  33. TT

    TravisTuxy

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I have never had a bad meal at Shalimar. However, their lunch price is now out of my range ($11). A better value when it was under $10.

  34. DC

    DanielleC

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service as usual. They graciously accommodated our ever expanding party. The food was fresh and plentiful. My parents are regulars here so it was nice to be greeted as valued guests. If you know you will have a big group, making a reservation is key.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were both excellent! We had a party of 8 and the food arrived quickly and hot! It was a perfect ending of a special occasion.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dining experience was delightful. The food was superb and the service was exceptional. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We will definitely dine here often.

  37. RT

    RudyTunz

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Have enjoyed the restaurant many times over, always pleased with both the food and ambiance. Authentic cuisine, fast service and excellent food. Many options, reasonably priced.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff did not seem to realize we had a standing reservation for 7 through Open Table. They had to prepare a table for six and fit in another setting and asked us several times for clarification of did we had a reservation and where did we make it.

  39. MT

    MichaelT

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire dining experience made for a great date!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2016

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    I realized that I must not be a fan of Indian food. My guest and I.

FAQs

Shalimar Indian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Shalimar Indian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 493-8899.

Shalimar Indian Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bunsen Way

  • Area

    Jeffersontown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jagtar Singh

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (502) 493-8899

  • Catering

    Catering Available Please Contact: TIRATH (502) 836-0473

  • Private party contact

    Tirath Pandher: (502) 836-0473

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