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Fatemi House, Maungano Street | P.O Box 81676, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
+254 41 2224801
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Buffet
Description: Shehnai Restaurant is known for the best Mughlai and Tandoori Cuisine in...
Shehnai Restaurant is known for the best Mughlai and Tandoori Cuisine in the Heart of Mombasa City. Its recognized for the Royal Ambiance and Personalized Service alongside the tantalizing and mouth watering dishes!!!
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Good for:
Large groups

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mughals at its best

One of the best restaurant in Mombasa and has been there for ages.. best Mughlai I have had in Kenya.. If you love spice Mughlai food then this restaurant will for sure satisfy your tastebuds..

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Jawahar74
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Nairobi
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  • Large groups
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Nairobi
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120 reviews 120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of the best restaurant in Mombasa and has been there for ages.. best Mughlai I have had in Kenya.. If you love spice Mughlai food then this restaurant will for sure satisfy your tastebuds..

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Lovely mughlai food though very rich in its gravy and spices. You can't go wrong with the food . Good portions and warm and friendly staff and owners. The owner always comes to take orders personally and also suggests if you are not sure of what to eat. Must try.

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mombasa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

the best in town. never seen such decor in any restaurant in the center of the city. the best Indian dishes with test matching to Asian continent. best part is there is no alcohol.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely place to eat, right in the centre of town. Tasty food and very good service. Definitely a place I would go again.

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

One of the best Indian restaurants we've ever been to. Excellent and attentive service, traditional decor. The food looks as good as it tastes. Just make sure not to order too much as you'll be tempted to finish it until the last bite :).

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

If you are in Mombasa town and wish to have Indian food, just drop in at Shehnai and you will be mesmerized with the food, service and attentiveness of the waiters!! As soon we walked in the first day, the owner himself came across our table and greeted us and made us feel at home. They ensured that we along... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Had an excellent dinner here, superb Haveli Kofta and Biryani Chicken (by all standards) and the a really outsrtanding MACHI TANDOORWALLI (wow!!). the only thing that we missed is some worthy dessrets - don't miss this place if you are in Town.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

When in Mombasa,one must pay a visit to this excellent restaurant.It is one of the oldest in Mombasa but the cuisine is superb with a range of spices so that one can either have your meal really spicy or just mild(to suit your taste).The owners are always around and ever helpful in helping you choose something to your liking.The Haandi... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The restaurant is excellent have been going there for over 10 years, cosy atmosphere and ambience and authentic taste.

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Entebbe, Uganda
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Fabulous Indian cuisine, with great selections for vegetarians. What I liked is that they made anything you wanted in a NON-spicy way, which is good for me. I loved the exotic tastes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fatemi House, Maungano Street | P.O Box 81676, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: +254 41 2224801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Shehnai Restaurant is known for the best Mughlai and Tandoori Cuisine in the Heart of Mombasa City. Its recognized for the Royal Ambiance and Personalized Service alongside the tantalizing and mouth watering dishes!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?