Shalimar has been serving Pakistani food since 2001.
The taste is as original as it is in a kitchen in Pakistan or India. Shalimar is well known in Iceland for its well spiced and mouth watering dishes. We earned the title of “Bezt í heimi“ from the famous local paper The Grape Wine. Shalimar is the northern most Pakistani restaurant in the world. Shalimar provides complete Punjabi lunch and Punjabi dinner with table service at a very low price. Very well situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main street, Austurstræti. Walking distance from all the hotels in town. At Shalimar you can take the food home with you, or eat in the restaurant in a very cozy atmosphere listening good Pakistani or Indian music, or you can also get the food delivered at home by ordering it on online at: aha.is/shalimar or by phone (+354 5510292) for takeaway after looking our menu on our website. Shalimar is a Pakistani restaurant located in Austurstraeti, downtown Reykjavik, and it’s the northenmost Pakistan restaurant in the world. Shalimar has been around since 2001, and plays an integral role in the oriental food industry in Iceland. The place itself is intimate, charming and beautifully decorated. Shalimar is named after the famous Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, Pakistan that was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, as a token of his love in 1641.
The Chefs at Shalimar use only fresh ingredients and homemade spices. The menu features fine authentic Pakistani and Indian dishes, spicy and original enough to make your mouth water. Whether you’re there for lunch or dinner, you will get an oriental food experience like no other, completely free of sugar, MSG and flour. The dishes are reasonably priced as well. Make sure to try the Tandoori chicken served with rice, salad, raita and chutney, or the very hot, bright red Chicken Vindaloo. Their garlic naan is out-of-this-world delicious, and all dishes are properly spiced, unlike most oriental restaurants in Reykjavik. Of course you can always ask for a mild version of your dish of choice if you don’t think you can take the heat, or even a hotter one if you’re feeling courageous.
The service at Shalimar is very friendly, and the staff is eager to please. The vibe of the place is warm and welcoming, the music is exotic, and most importantly the food is delicious and stays true to it’s origin.