After a decade of serving the finest Indian cuisine in the city, Shalimar has become a Nashville tradition. Intimate atmosphere and ornate decorative ... More
After a decade of serving the finest Indian cuisine in the city, Shalimar has become a Nashville tradition. Intimate atmosphere and ornate decorative touches make this a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. The menu features simple, yet delicious Indian favorites like curries and masalas. The Chicken Tikki Masala is the house specialty, and a favorite among regulars. Each dish is served to varying degrees of spiciness, so specify how hot you want your evening to be. Spiced Indian teas, fruit juices and soft drinks are served here, but no alcohol.
Even one star is giving this place too much credit. I have always had great luck finding great Indian restaurants until I tried Shalimar. It is the most over priced, lack luster food you can buy in Nashville. Any positive review of this place has to be connected to the owners of this restaurants.
They also lied about the prices. From reading past negative reviews i would agree with them all whole hardheartedly. Save your money and stay clear of this place.
I have purchased Indian food from a jar at an Indian Grocery before that tasted EXACTLY like their food. I swear to God I think they buy it from a jar and heat it up. So bad. So I would say any place in town is better but I wouldn't say any place in town is good. I've been to India. But the Indian at the truck stops in England is better than most places in this town. But this place is the worst I've ever had, anywhere.
I can't believe the bad reviews of this place! I think Shalimar is one of the best Indian restaurants in Nashville. We are from California, so I have eaten at a number of Indian restaurants. I had Chicken Tikka Masala, Veggie Pakora, and yummy fresh naan. The only negative is that it is a bit pricey. Still, I will definitely eat here again! YUM!
- Waiter was irritable when I asked if I could get a combination of chicken and lamb on a grill platter.
-Price are just silly bad compared to similar places
-Portions.....are so stupid tiny. (Lamb Vindaloo had about three small pieces of lamb for around $10 + Aloo Gobi $9+ Chicken Vindaloo $14.00= Not enough for two people to eat.
Place is tiny and cramped. Will not return for any reason.
I went to this restaurant because it was rated as Nashville's best. If that is true, too bad for Nashville. I have lived in Northern India and frequently look for Indian restaurants.
The food was tasteless and even adding salt and pepper didn't help. . If you are looking for Indian food, I would strongly advise you to go somewhere else. I had an aloo paratha that had no seasoning - and no onions. I had a vegetarian vindaloo that was the thinest sauce I have ever had in an Indian restaurant. Even the samosas were tasteless. The only positive is that is staff with very courteous and tries to please. Too bad the cook can't cook!
i come from india. and this was quite frankly not even a decent food for the price they charged. it was obvious that the curry was artificial paste and it was not very hygienic. they shouldve laughed so hard when we left for paying so much for so little, and that too of low quality. but the kheer (rice pudding) was not too bad surprisingly.
for what you get. The food is tastey but service is always slow- don't come here on your lunch break. There are no lunch specials and parking is horrific no matter what time of day. The indian cuisine restaurant across from Vandy is a much better option.
I've been to Shalimar several times. Usually during the mid-day lunch time, and was always pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn't overly crowded. Although with it's small size, it wouldn't take much. The tables are very close together, I suppose to 'maximize' the patronage. During the mid-day it's not a problem, but I'm sure the dinner crowd feels more than a bit cramped. If you can put that aside, the food is excellent. My favorites: Chicken tikki masala, onion masala nan, and a samosa.
A reviewer made a comment about the price. If you want a 'value meal', I suggest hitting a greasy drive-thru.
Overall I'd have to say that Shalimar is one of the better Indian restaurants in Nashville, unfortunately it's also one of the most expensive. One order of Chicken Tikka Masala will run you $16.00 before tax and tip (not lamb, not chilean sea bass... chicken). The portion is decent enough and could be split between two people, but it would be nicer if you could order a half portion when dining alone. I can think of better things to unload $20.00 on than some chicken in a cream sauce with rice. You'd be better off going to Taste of India on Church St. which also has combination plates if you want more than a single item at once (careful when ordering hot, this place doesn't joke around with the spice).