10708 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA | Directions 9023034.004191 -118.393410
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
Sat, Sun 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Blanco - Culver Crest
A change for the better – I don’t like to write about a place that has just opened or changed ownership but the food at Shalimar is so good and such a good value that I feel compelled to let people know about it. Like all new places the kitchen was a little slow but the staff is friendly and we had amazing shrimp and fish pakoras with a fresh, delicious, bright green-chili chutney, a sizzling platter of addicting “chili chicken”, a dish of succulent chicken curry (on the bone for maximum flavor), a bowl of Paneer in an amazing tomato and cream sauce and a perfect onion naan. I can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu....
BEST INDIAN FOOD IN LA – The best Indian food I have had ever! Although they are populart at lunch, you will be pleasantly surprised at how good there dinner menu was and the family atmosphere really made me feel welcome! A great atmospher and menu make this place simply the best Indian food in LA!
This place rocks! – Hello foodies…love awesome strip mall mom and pop ventures. This place rocks with deliciousness!!!!!!!!!! These new owners put their heart, soul and talent into their food. I started with the buffet lunch to check it out and now I’m a regular. This little joint is perhaps my favorite new place to eat!
Best Indian Food in Culver City – I have been a lover of Indian food for over 35 years. I have enjoyed this fine cuisine in San Francisco, New York, London and Los Angeles. I have found a number of quality Indian Restaurants in the Los Angeles area; Akbar, Surya, Holy Cow & Bombay Café to name a few. However, I have struggled to find a local Indian Restaurant here in Culver City. Well, that changed at the beginning of this New Year! I was surprised one day to find that the former head chief of the Bombay Café had taken over the entire operations of Shalimar. Finally I could get great authentic Indian food in Culver City. Believe me Indian food lovers….there is a difference in authentically prepared Indian food and places that advertise they serve Indian food. Chef Keshew Chahal & his wife, Jaswant know how to serve up authentic Indian food. I highly recommend this restaurant and suggest you try their lunch buffet or anything on their variety filled menu. They will cook to your desire including vegan dishes. On the Root Coalition scale of 1 to 5…Shalimar gets a 5!
Food that makes you remember it – I love the food here, it has so much flavor that makes me crave it on a daily basis. The chicken curry over rice is amazing. I didnt expect lamb makhni to be on the lunch menu and enjoyed that as well. I enjoy coming back as often as i do.
There are always people returning and coming and going for takeout orders.
I dont know what Sandra is talking about, I love this place and will be returning for more.
Shalimar=SUCKimar – Note: I originally posted this on Yelp. I'm repeating it everywhere possible to save people from wasting their money and palate on this place.
If I could give this place negative stars, I would. My boyfriend and I have been eating there for a while, but mainly because they are a) close to my house, b) they deliver, and c) I used to be of the philosophy that even BAD Indian food was better than no Indian food.
And truth is, the food didn't used to be bad. It was pretty good. The service was horrible, though--very rude and bordering on mean. And the prices were ridiculous! I practically had to take out a bank loan every time we ate there, and it's not like we ordered a lot of food.
Now, they are boldly advertising "UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT." If I were them, I'd keep that on the down low. Cuz they SUCK now.
I have nothing good to say about the place.
For ex., they used to have an 8pc tandoori chicken special for $10.95. Suddenly, that's gone and in its place is a $17.95 8pc tandoori "special", and a HALF order of that is now $10.95. Yes, you get FOUR measly pieces of tandoori chicken for the same price you used to get EIGHT.
Plus the tandoori chicken doesn't even taste like tandoori chicken! It tastes like el pollo loco chicken that was sitting out all day and left to dry up.
Overall, avoid this place like the plague. If anyone knows of a good Indian restaurant in Culver City that delivers, please hit me up! Thanks!
You will love it! – This place is great! I am not a spice lover, but this place is something! They have many great selections on their lunch buffet and it is great value. It was my first visit and I am sure I will go back again.
If you are not familiar with indian food, but just try their Chicken Tikka Masala. I bet you will fall in love with it.
The Worst Restaurant, Do Not Eat Here – I do not recommend eating here. I was sick after eating the food and the bathrooms and floor were filthy dirty. The service was poor. Avoid at all costs.
POOR SERVICE – This place has the worst service imaginable. Forget having any individuality when ordering because you can bet that your order will be botched up, even after a simple request like "no dal". The food is so-so. The prices are high considering all of this
What are you guys talking about? This is good stuff! – A rip off?? Come on, you cant get food this cheap and its really good! Ive been to over 20 Indian buffets in LA and this is my 2nd favorite. Its SUCH a great deal. Good food with a lot of choices. Ive been there a number of times and never got sick. Geez people, do you know what real Indian food is?
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