One could give Shalimar credit purely because it represents Troy’s whole Indian food sector, but the place holds up just fine on its own merits. Dinners are inexpensive and a good for a change of pace from the town’s other offerings (timid diners needn’t fear fire: menu items run the gamut from mild to scorching). The real deal at Shalimar, though, is the lunch buffet (11:30 AM-2:30 PM): all you can eat for $5.55. There are generally about five dishes, plus rice, naan, and other goodies out on the line; the novice can get acquainted with Indian food and the veteran can simply chow down. If you have the time for a long lunch, it’s a best bet.
- 407 Fulton Street