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District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Dob utca 53, Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 352 0305
11:30 - 23:00
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Eilat, Israel
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a week in Budapest. .12 people. . Thrice. .good quality and quantity. . Good service. .good staff.. Basically being from Indian origin good taste. .spacious. .not crowded. .

Thank avieilat
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I visited Shalimar with family and friends for lunch on a cold day. Paneer Naan, Lachha Parantha and chicken bhuna were very tasty. Paneer butter masala was ordinary like you find in most of Indian restaurants in Europe. Staff was very friendly and quick. They even provided us password of the wireless (don't quote me for this ;) ). Quality... More 

Thank Sumit K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

What a surprise to find exellent indian food with an extensive menu and very helpful staff with spot on suggestions. I are in many cities in India and this was up to par. We had Papak Paneer and butter chicken and vegetables dishes, with naan and roti. All excellent.

Thank Steve M
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The place itself is not very fancy but the food is excellent, always fresh and tasty. I've been there many times, and it has never disappointed me. Many options for vegetarians. Fresh paneer naan is fantastic. One of the best Indian restaurants in Budapest.

Thank Filip S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I will never go back to this place. I went with my girlfriend and since we saw only 2 guests dinning we thought that we will get the food with no major delays. WRONG. We were WAITING ONE HOUR to get the food. At that time, I decided to TAKE IT AWAY since I was asking the waiter 3 times... More 

Thank Mufademia B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Almost no people in the restaurant when we entered, but the staff was so good and the food even better! Keep up the good work!

Thank Arne M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Shalimar is a nice Indian restaurant tucked away in Budapest. The food is authentic Indian and both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are very nice. The thalis are very nice and also the inclusion of soups to add a Hungarian touch is well received.

Thank Junaid85
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived as a couple at 5.45pm. There were already about 6 others eating in the restaurant. We were told we couldn't eat there because they were expecting a very large group at 7pm. Difficult to see that they couldn't fit 2 more in. And very strange that the tables were still arranged for couples and groups of 4, not... More 

Thank travytrongo
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130 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Arrived for a family lunch (a party of 5) with high expectations which were not met. The interior is lack-lustre, the chairs are not really comfortable and the tables are rather close. Service was slow, we had to wait quite some time even for the drinks, and about 40 minutes for the food. Unlike in other (better) Indian restaurants there... More 

Thank Robicsek
Chicago, IL
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21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I went here because of all the good reviews on Trip Advisor, and I would like to warn people that if you are looking for authentic Indian food this is not the place! I really think that the people who wrote these reviews have never had real Indian food. First there was not one Indian person dinning in the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dob utca 53, Budapest 1074, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 1 352 0305
Unanimously acclaimed for its curries and tandoories, the Shalimar has over a decade and a half long history in entertaining Indian food lovers from far and wide. Handpicked ingredients account for the Shalimar's unequalled flavours, with its tandoor lending the various meats, vegetables and breads a distinctly smoke-infused aroma and a succulent or fluffy, consistency. Soothing Indian music will set the pace to your royal feast in an upmarket Indian atmosphere blended with a trendy feel.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District VII / Jewish Quarter

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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