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2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
+1 805-781-0766
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Pacific Grove, California
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203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 be back

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Thank RickThePick
San Luis Obispo, California
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119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 it. My wife had the chicken bryani and thought it was fine, but would have... More 

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Thank CaliTexan22
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 delicious with the perfect amount of spice. We also got vegetable samosas and garlic naan... More 

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Thank Eliscia S
San Luis Obispo, California
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 you the opportunity to experience a delightful array of taste sensations. the downside, while the... More 

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Thank SydneyofSanLuis
San Jose, California
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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

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Thank Ajay h
Beverly Hills, California
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225 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
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 of "white" families but also many other colors too, including me. I knew it was... More 

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Thank Miss C
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 good place to have authentic indian spicy food.

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Thank vaida17
San Luis Obispo, California
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 garlic naan with cheese. go for it. so good! we got the bangan bartha and... More 

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Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Albany, NY
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 appetizers had been prepared. When we told our server that we would like for these... More 

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Thank JackR_8
Philippines
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

A good place to go for a quick lunch. They serve buffet style and the selection are basics but good for the value. You have to ask Nan from your server. A very good Indian Restaurant.

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Thank Hedi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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