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Shalimar Restaurant

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272 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1H3, Canada
12:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 20:00
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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Kind staff, modest prices, family operation. I could add a few decorating tips but I suppose ambience is a matter if taste

Thank jknapman
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Thought we would try this for take away as our usual along the street was closed for renovation. The price we paid was around the same, however the quality was not. The portions were fair however both the butter chicken and the byriani had mainly bones and very little meat in them. The atmosphere and service was not particularly welcoming.... More 

Thank Angela E
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

They used to have a good buffet but for some reason they sopped serving that. Nevertheless, items in their menu are all really tasty and gives you a great taste of Indian/Pakistani food. Seekh Kabab and tandoori chicken are top notch. I can eat their seekh kabab at any time of the day. The owner lady is a very fine... More 

Thank Vinayak B
St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

With a bevy of new Southeast Asian restaurants opening in St. John's, Shalimar remains my favorite. The food is always tasty and the servings are generous. The decor is simple, but pleasant and relaxing. While I appreciate the large selection of groceries, I miss the buffet.

Thank Murray S
Livingston, Texas
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were headed to another Indian restaurant but it was closed for renovation so we continued down the street and found Shalimar. As one reviewer said, the host wasn't particularly outgoing but we persevered and he ended up being very friendly. He's shy, that's all! We split two dishes and both were very good. I think all of their dishes... More 

Thank Cathy B
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

It's right at the downtown and will definitely recommend if they improve service. Quality is ok, and price is reasonable.

Thank bluepetals
St. John's, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Had the combo meal and it was good. Unfortunately, host wasn't as welcoming. Wanted to start a small talk but was bluntly rebuffed, indirectly. I always believe that a great culinary experience requires both good food and a good ambience. The place isn't bad and I actually love the music. It's the reception you receive that is sorely lacking. Host... More 

Thank jason j
Missisauga, Ontario
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I eat at Shalimar regularly and frequently order take out. They offer a variety of delicious Indian/Pakistani dishes that are very flavorful and have a good price point. They also sell ingredients for making your own dishes if you choose. Overall, a great place for take out or dine in if you are craving some Indian/Pakistani cuisine.

Thank Raymond L
Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Shalimar is a nondescript restaurant next to some St John's big name restaurants. Its a Mom and Pop place that also serves as a shop for East Indian staples. So at first glance, the ambiance can leave you doubting your selection. Maybe they were shortstaffed when we went, but the cook is also the server and the cashier. Not everything... More 

Thank travel_123499
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Shalimar on recent trip to St John's. The food was delicious - shared dinner for 2 combo with hubby - included chicken, beef and chickpeas curry served with rice and naan bread. Food was great - 5 star for authenticity, portion sizes and taste. To eat here, you have to want to eat here. Neither the restaurant nor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1H3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
Mix of Indian Food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?