Get the Chai Tea!. The food is great! Probably the best Indian food in Nashville. The chai tea is rich with flavor and wonderful. The space is cramped, loud, and sometimes hard to have a private conversation. The service is slow. Especially on a busy night. It's a little pricey. Parking can be a drag. All of that being said, I keep going back because I love the food.
One star Is too much class for Shalimar!.
First off. I believe every Five star rating on this place is bogus. I have personally witnessed every single negative comment that has been posted - over priced lukewarm bland Indian food served on a not so clean plate.
As one person has stated, "how has this place been able to stay in business." I think it is because of there location and you think , "this place must be doing something right to be able to stay in this location." You would do yourself well to stay away. This place can turn you against Indian cuisine and there culture because you will walk away feeling like someone has just stolen money out of wallet! I have had many dining experiences and this has to be my number 1 worst place to eat.
Forget the Earlier Reviews - Great Food & Great Service.
My experiences with this restaurant always seem to be at a contrast to some of the other reviewers. We had a fabulous time tonight and enjoyed the attentive service as well as the excellent food which we were served.
We started with the vegetable samosas. We ordered the vegetable biryani and the vegetable korma, and both were spiced to perfection.
I know this is a sparse review in terms of words, but honestly - the food was excellently prepared, the service couldn't have been better, and we had an excellent time as always.
Plus, if you're trying to save money, I'd recommend going to the restaurant's website. They have printable coupons.
Hands down, no competition in Nashville.
Great service: They make you feel like you're part of the family.
The best Indian food in town... I should know, I've been studying for MANY years. You won't find better food anywhere. I crave it almost daily.
Try the mango lassi if your food is too spicy. It's a perfect combination... Yummmmm!
How does this restaurant stay in business!. As I said above, how does this restaurant stay in business? Does everyone think that because it is in Green Hills, it will be good? Wrong!! I wish I had read the other reviews before dining here! I have eaten Indian food all across the US, in Europe and yes, in India. This restaurant is a sorry excuse not only for Indian cuisine, but for ambiance and service. Basically an all around terrible dining experience! The food is overpriced and exactly as all other negative reviews say, watery, etc... After having a samosa that would have been better from a frozen food section in a grocery store, the dirty plates remained and the main course was brought, with us expecting to continue eating on the same plate. Changing the plate would be the least thing these people could do when you are spending $16.99 for Chicken Vindiloo (that you can get at other Indian restaurnats in Nashville for $10.95). As far as ambiance goes, there is none. The space is tiny, the tables and chairs are out of date and too close to other tables. We could hear the entire conversations of all other four parties in the room. I have never felt this negative about a dining experiece and I feel absolutely ripped off! I am a world traveler and know my stuff, so please do not dine at this restaurant! It does not even rate one star!
Overpriced, food not great.. When you see $15 for a chicken vindaloo on the menu you should expect something good. Not here; I got an average dish with watery sauce. The garlic naan seemed to be fried pizza base with garlic powder too amply sprinkled over the top. Won't be eating here again.
FABULOUS MEAL GREAT EXPERIENCE. We LOVE Shalimar in Green Hills! Had a wonderful dinner there last night.Not eating out nearly as often now so when we DO we want it to count!!!.Chicken Tikki Masala is my favorite and the thin crispy bread with yogurt sauce is addictive(pappadan?) I am not going to chain restaraunts.!.Cooking at home more now.. Mango lassis are divine. We always park in the back/plenty of room and BYOB saves a LOT/rather spend on the food than double charged for drinks. They wont even charge us a corking "fee"....sooooo marvelous $12 bottle of wine and fabulous service(attentive but NOT constantly interupting/I hate that/make it a good place for us and now they are open on Sunday we will go there for dinner. Fresh and different food.Never go for med or hot spice though unless very brave:)We like to take friends there when we go out. You never know who you will see there:) Safe Green Hills location.Reading some of the other reviews that are so negative makes me wonder.Never in years have we had a rude or bad experience.I totally respect other peoples opinions but wonder if these are written by competion or something. They sure know how to spell all of the food dishes correctly(I think) ha! just saying........hmmm
Bad Food Bad Service. This place is very overpriced. The food is bad, bland, over cooked, and just not good. I'll never go there again. All the server did was take us to our seats and put a pitcher of water on the table. Didn't come back to check on us or anything. If I could give it zero stars I would.
Love, love, love Shalimar!
The food is wonderful, particularly the lamb vindaloos. The service is great and everyone is friendly. It's the perfect place for a relaxed but fun dinner date.
The BYOB policy is definitely an advantage.
Worst Indian Restuarant in US?.
We visited this restuarant during the X'Mas weekend with a large crowd (14 adults + 3 kids). It was around 2pm and the buffet was on till 2:30. The servers were rude telling us that the cook had already left!!!! In the end since we were hungry we stayed on but we were surprised.
The food selection is less than 50% from a normal Indian buffett in US. One type of rice, one chicken dish, couple of veges and one dessert. FOOD TASTES BAD!!! While we watched they added virtually uncooked chick peas in to the existing dish and mixed it. The Chicken tasted stale and the Nan was bad too.
They made no attempt to treat such a large crowd. The restuarant is very small in size too.
The people there have an attitude and YOU GET ALL THIS FOR $15/-. THIS IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE INDIAN LUNCH BUFFET I've been to. This is a total RIPOFF IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
TRY ANOTHER PLACE AND SAVE YOUR ENEGERY (AND ANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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