Welcome to the interactive Louisville Restaurants Forum, a civil place for the intelligent discussion of the local restaurant scene and just about any other topic related to food and drink in and around Louisville.

Shalimar recommendations

no avatar
User

Alison Hanover

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

661

Joined

Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:27 pm

Shalimar recommendations

by Alison Hanover » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:35 am

I have recently joined a British and Proud FB page located in Lousivile. About 25 of us British expats are going for a curry at Shalimar on Saturday. This will be my first visit, and indeed my first Indian in America. Any suggestions for me?
Alison Hanover (the random Englishwoman)
Owner A.J.'s Gyros To Go
Facebook: A.J.'s Gyros
User avatar
User

Deb Hall

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

4011

Joined

Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:46 pm

Location

EAST END, Louisville

Re: Shalimar recommendations

by Deb Hall » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:27 am

Alison,

Check if they do their lunch buffet on Saturday. I can't make a specific recommendation on a curry, but I recently had their lunch buffet- Wow! I usually avoid buffets but the food was very, very good with a great level of spices. I thought the food was much more interesting than several of the other highly rated Indian Buffets in town, and the price was outstanding for the quality and quantity of food.

Deb
User avatar
User

Dan Thomas

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

2459

Joined

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:19 am

Location

Sunny Forest Hills

Re: Shalimar recommendations

by Dan Thomas » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:30 am

If you make it a lunch meeting then you can partake of the buffet! They always have the following Chicken dishes, Tandoori, Tikka Masala, Curry and Pakora. Sometimes they will have a Lamb or Goat dish and an assortment of Vegetarian things.
If you go for dinner I really like the Lamb Biryani and Mango Milkshakes!
Dan Thomas
Operator Specialist
Key Impact Sales & Systems

dthomas@kisales.com

"People who aren't interested in food seem rather dry, unloving and don't have a real gusto for life."
Julia Child
User avatar
User

Lonnie Turner

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

362

Joined

Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:34 am

Location

Highlands

Re: Shalimar recommendations

by Lonnie Turner » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:58 am

Suggestion 1: Call a day or two ahead. 25 is a lot.

Suggestion 2: Get a coupon as they come out regularly enough that we end up not being able to use them all before they expire. Not sure if they are distributed on the Sunny Side but odds are some of your brethren on this side have extras to share. They give $1 off on the lunch buffet or a buy 1 get 1 free entree for dinner.

Suggestion 3: If you order off the menu and want it more like Indian food in the U.K. you'll need to ask for it extra hot. The buffet is tasty spicy but not hot spicy like you'd expect someplace like London.

Suggestion 4: Make your second Indian in America either DakShin or Little India Cafe.
User avatar
User

Ray Griffith

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

298

Joined

Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:39 pm

Location

Louisville, KY

Re: Shalimar recommendations

by Ray Griffith » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:21 pm

Since you haven't had Indian food in the US, you'd do yourself a favor to try DakShin at some point.

Sorry for the thread creep.....that is all....carry on. 8)

Edit; Just saw Lonnie's post.....yes, Little India Cafe too.
Last edited by Ray Griffith on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
User

DanB

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

400

Joined

Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:47 am

Location

Frankfurt, Germany

Re: Shalimar recommendations

by DanB » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:22 pm

Ahem, it is the duty of all Brit ex-pats worldwide to complain loudly about the mildness of any curry served outside of the UK. It says so on the back cover of your passport.
no avatar
User

Alison Hanover

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

661

Joined

Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:27 pm

Re: Shalimar recommendations

by Alison Hanover » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. We have reserved, yes, back room I think. We are meeting at 7pm so unfortunately won't be able to partake of the buffet. Will def try Little India or DakShin at some time. I am leaning towards either the chicken curry or the chicken tika with curry sauce. Have to try the onion bajis of course and an Indian beer. I am looking forward to it very much. I never knew there were so many of us around here. My social life is going to improve vastly. Next meeting is Molly Malones on the 9th March.
Alison Hanover (the random Englishwoman)
Owner A.J.'s Gyros To Go
Facebook: A.J.'s Gyros
no avatar
User

Ned A

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

104

Joined

Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:32 am

Location

Irish Hill

Re: Shalimar recommendations

by Ned A » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:17 pm

I always get the Bhindi Masala (okra) and it is the best I have had. Many of the Indian restaurants in the city don't seem to have this dish on their menu, although I am sure there are some out there I haven't tried.
Inside Sales Consultant
Southern Wine & Spirits

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 11 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign