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Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 0292
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (62 reviews)
“naan” (42 reviews)
“rice” (49 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly, I'll say that it is difficult to use TripAdvisor price ratings in Iceland because, the term 'Fine Dining' is not as specifically indicative of price as 'Mid-range' and 'Cheap Eats'. In Iceland, everything is shockingly expensive by UK standards. Thus, Shalimar offers what is...More

Thank John_Oram_Eats
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being a Gluten-Free diner in Iceland hasn't proved easy, but I knew Indian/Pakistani food would be pretty safe. We ate here on our first night and the food was delicious. Two of us shared a starter, main each and 4 glasses of wine. Comparative to...More

Thank ellishayes92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been traveling all over Iceland for two weeks and this is the best meal we've had. Not only the most delicious, but also reasonably priced. We are going back tomorrow. Well done...Cheers!

Thank jamhumphreys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Shalimar as our first dinner venue visiting Reykjavik. Its a nice cozy place that has fast service. We had Biryani and Kababs. Both done satisfactory to our own Pakistani standards. Our table was upstairs area, and we had a nice view outside of...More

Thank NaperBug
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Everything is expensive in Iceland, so spending over ISK 11000 for three dishes plus naan did not really strike me as completely out of line for the location. However, food at those prices usually comes with a classy atmosphere and super service, and neither of...More

Thank jeffsm5111
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Came on here to write a positive review, and find it quite interesting that there are negative reviews too. Just goes to show that not everyone's views are the same! Called in on our first night, as the "dish of the day" (which also included...More

Thank david s
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It must be said that the seating is TIGHT. There is not much room. The staff is OK, in terms of service. Despite the lack of crowd, our server visited twice - to take our order and to give us the bill (after flagging her...More

Thank Pkrekeler
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Small and cozy place. Prices in Iceland are EXPENSIVE overall ( even for me from NYC!) Plates were HUGE and very good tasting. Fast and friendly service

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Apart from value for money, everything is SO expensive in Iceland, this tiny place was pleasant, good service, yum food, worthy of a recommendation on here. Just wish it was half the price. Cost us around $70AuD for 2 people for Indian and no frilly...More

Thank FamilyTravellers555
Reviewed 8 April 2017

People need to realise that the curries they are accustomed to in their country (particularly the UK) are modified dishes for our tastes e.g the "Tikka Masala" was actually invented in Glasgow! So when you have an Indian curry in a different country, then one...More

Thank zico2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 551 0292
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