Austin >Restaurants > Shalimar
9310 N Lamar Bkvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7875330.349372 -97.710259
Neighborhoods: North Lamar, Georgian Acres
ICK... Grease Soup! – Read the reviews and went expecting nothing fancy... and though my expectations were low... this place didn't meet them. Got the buffet, which was probably my first mistake. For $9, I was treated to a variety of grease covered mush. I wish i had taken a picture of this food. Literally, heavy orange grease covered everything. It was totally sick. But thats ok. I just mitigated the greasiness with the non-iced tap water. Yum
JUST EAT IT! – Shabby Chic? Not really, just severe flavors, excellent vegan options, the only place I have ever been in austin that has clientele that eats without utensils, every time I go I over eat. Get the buffet on weekdays 11am to 3pm, Blah, Blah blah, EAT HERE OR DON"T! Mmmmmmmmmmm.
PAKISTANI/INDIAN BUFFET YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM
A simple, unassuming place for foodies and Pakistani and Indian ex-pats to dine. – In Short
Salmon booths with cutout wood backs and a lonely cuckoo clock marking the time clash with the Pakistani and Indian menu. The clientele is mostly Indian and Pakistani folks, some of whom actually pay attention to the cricket match on the TV. Beef samosas are deep-fried and stuffed with ground beef and onions; cool mint chutney counteracts the chilies. A bakery counter is filled with multicolored burfis made from milk, sugar and nuts.
Good food in the ghetto!!!! – I love shalimar. I just went there last night and got the mixed grill platter... omg, its a massive entree for those that are hungry. Other then that if you want the best bang for your buck, then go during the hours of the buffet (i forgot the times). Their buffet is awesome! Its not like an extravagant variety or anything, but they have a good selection and its very tasty. The down side of this place is that its in the middle of a ghetto area (north lamar)... doesnt bug me since I grew up in a ghetto area before going to UT, but just a side note for you future customers that decide to try out the place.
Yummy! – Well, without using any fancy terms, just one word about the food - AWESOME!!
absolutely wonderful! – My husband and I visited Shalimar for the first time this evening... what a treat! The service and decor are what you would expect from a truly ethnic restaurant.
But the FOOD! I have never seen my husband eat so much in my entire life. the goat dishes were all incredibly flavorful and moist. The chicken korma was also very tender. and the mango lassi was one of the best that i have had here in austin. Try this place out
good food without the fuss – great authentic food for a low price - do not expect a fancy schmancy restaurant, it is cafeteria style and the menu does not have descriptions of what the dish is like...
I don't think that the people who work there are rude - they have been rather helpful when you have questions .
I highly recommend their vegetarian samosas, chicken biryani, and of course their buffet - which is an excellent way to sample dishes so you know what to order the next time.
Shalimar – ---- Far a way from professionalism, bad service, Food was not well cooked! Prices for banquet order(s) are higher than average!
+++ Clean, good parking lot, open most of the day, good location
Good grilled dishes – All the dishes from the tandoor are excellent. We tried the boti chicken and it was very well made. The only negative is the dine-in experience, which is kind of shabby looking. Our choice was too order to-go.
The naans are not too good either.
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