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Shalimar Restaurant

2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
+1 805-781-0766
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Shalimar for their buffet lunch this past week with a friend and it was delicious! The Tikka Chicken Masala was my favorite. I loved the selections, as well as the chutneys, mint sauce and naan. The service was excellent! I will definitely return.

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried the dinner buffet here a couple of times. This was the first time eating their lunch buffet. . Nice assortment of dishes, all excellent. Lots of accompaniments as well, various chutneys, fruit, rice pudding, and chai tea.Friendly service with a smile too. I'll...More

Thank RickThePick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I missed the turn onto South on my way​ to O'Reilly's, and did a u-turn in front of Shalimar's. We decided to come back sometime and I'm glad we did. We ordered the Naan bread with garlic, on the recommendation of our server, and liked...More

Thank CaliTexan22
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are visiting the area and were craving Indian food. We ordered take out food when it was busy and they were very accommodating when we forgot to order rice with our meal. We both ordered chicken tikka masala and it was...More

Thank Eliscia S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

the lunch buffet was the choice for a busy saturday. this is really great indian food! i'm not typically a buffet style person, but this is worth it! they change up the dishes and there is always a fabulous and delicious variety available. it gives...More

Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Liked the food.. good for buffet lunch.. Taste was good and lots of variety for the buffet. the space is little congested..

Thank Ajay h
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My Indian friend would tell me the secret to finding the best Indian restaurants was to observe who was eating in the dining room, if it's full of "white people," it means it's good and not greasy. When I arrived here, there were a lot...More

Thank Miss C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

W e went for dinner. and we ordered paneer tikka masala, dal makhani, garlic nans and rotis. the food was fresh, hot and tasty. the waiting period was also comparatively less. the mango lassi was very tasty and good. the rates are moderate. it is...More

Thank vaida17
Reviewed 17 December 2016

when i have indian i wish for my brow to sweat a bit. the point is to get a delicious combo of heat from authentic spices. a sigh of contentment at the end of your meal is a very grand thing. you can order the...More

Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have been served some good evening meals at the Shalimar when half the tables were in use. When we arrived on this occasion, only two tables were open, and the staff seemed unprepared for this level of effort. Our main dishes arrived before the...More

Thank JackR_8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-781-0766
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