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4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-5807 (NE 43rd Street)
+1 206-633-3854
11:30 - 22:00
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Tumwater, Washington
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ordered three dishes for dinner, since leftovers are a good thing, and enjoyed each. The cod dish, in a spicy lentil breading, was outstanding. Lamb tandoori curry and the eggplant tandoori were very good. We ordered three chutneys, tamarind, mint and a mango pickle that was quite spicy, and also got their raita. All tasty.

Thank Bill T
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered take-out dinner - ok food - the tandoori rooti (bread) was not fully baked; prices double whats posted on the site menu - apparently what's posted is for lunch; but pricey for the quality & quantity!

Thank bnzkhan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Shalimar restaurant on Monday,26 September.The restaurant offers Pakistani cuisine and we have been wanting to try it since long. The ambience of restaurant is good,beyond doubt.The staff was very courteous. We ordered a chai,a plate of choke bhature,garlic naan and a Kashmiri Paneer. Tea was average,Kashmiri Paneer curry is probably the worst Indian/Pakistani form of curry I had... More 

Thank Chetna Y
Wasif Q, Owner at Shalimar Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Chetna, I'm sorry you had a bad experience. May be our staff did not explain our dishes on the menu, some are authentic Pakistani / Indian and some are mild, more for western palate. Please visit the restaurant again I'll personally take you through the menu and find your aquired taste. My suggestion next time; please send the food... More 

Adrian, Michigan
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2,126 reviews
1,299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 830 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Summary: This place in the University Village neighborhood is a great place to get a good Indian meal. The food is quite tasty, the service is very good and the atmosphere is nicely done. The prices are not bad making this place a good value. Details: I was staying in the Hotel Deca, which is about a quarter of a... More 

Thank Debbie K
Alexandria, Virginia
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I was visiting family in the Seattle area and staying by the University District. I am found of Indian food and Shalimar was simply great. My wife and I had a wonderful dinner. The food is not only terrific but very authentic too. The setting is also romantic and comfortable. I would absolutely go back!

Thank Alan S
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers Indian and Pakistan style foods. The portions are generous and the food is spicy. The Naan bread is exquisite. The prices range from $12 to $20 per entrée. If you go with a group, get various items and try each other's.

Thank Greggery T
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The decor was awesome! Service was the best I've had at a Pakistani restaurant! Samosas were good and then came the Chicken tikka. It was just not good. I packed it up and gave it to homeless people, thinking they don't care it's not spicy or flavorful. I'm sure they do.. but, I didn't want to waste it. I just... More 

1 Thank allycat_m
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I like Indian food. I asked for hot and it was "American hot" (which I think is medium-hot). Service was pleasant and fast. Chicken was good but a bit too much dark meat - would have been 5/5 with all white. Cannot fault the flavour, the rice or the naan. Come hungry or take the rest home!

Thank Ste_NJ
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

A really good place for indian food. The portions are big (maybe too big). Very tasty and the naan were also perfect. As I understood the places is a family restaurant, service was ok but who cares when the food is excellent? I had the lamb Karahi which is one of my favorite curries and I wasn't disappointed.

Thank bengtnitram
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204 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Nice clean place, many food choices. The naan was excellent, the goat kadahi and bhindi Lahori were very good, but chicken makhani was lackluster. The ready made tea was not very desirable. The prices are very seattle. Should have tried their grill perhaps. The service was impersonal. Not impressed. Not likely to visit again.

Thank jogijogi99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-5807
    (NE 43rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-633-3854
We are Shalimar! Open for 24 years in Seattle, we are the oldest running Indian and Pakistani restaurant. At our restaurant we serve authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine, including halal meat. We strive for your best dinning experience. Please let us know if we are making your dinning experience the best it can be, by leaving us tips and suggestions or by telling us what you like. Thanks and happy dinning! - Shalimar Crew

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