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Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
97970903
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a...
one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
India in the West Africa

The food here is awesome. You must eat here while in Cotonou. It has the taste of authentic Indian food, and remids you of Indian food in the U.S.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The food here is awesome. You must eat here while in Cotonou. It has the taste of authentic Indian food, and remids you of Indian food in the U.S.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I dined here with two other people and we all loved our meals. The owner, a really delightful man, gave recommendations and adjusted the spiciness to meet our individual tastes. We all really enjoyed our meals. Not only was the food great but the service and attention from the owner was wonderful. He was really attentive and personable. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very good food, excellent value for money. Very good service! I will definitely revisit in Cotonou. If you like Indian food, it is the best.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

truly indian food destination point , 5 of 5 stars “One of the Best indian food in benin” good service good value for your money overall excellent customers satisfaction the taste you like it, like anything

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were greeted by the owner, and we're offered special desserts for Diwali. The website linked to this review is incorrect. It is for a restaurant by the same name in Mauritius. The contract to this restaurant is 94 15 69 75/ 97 97 09 03

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Rajkot, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

i had been to shamiana many times... very good food & good service... best Veg & non veg food in Cotonou....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Pleased with the food, and the service was fairly quick. Nice to see Indian cuisine doing well there. We were recommended to go here by our hotel otherwise we would have ended up in a loud bar going hungry!

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Cotonou, Benin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great and authentic Indian cuisine: start with masala papadums followed by chicken tikka masala and a nan all prepared nicely. Clean with no frill decor. I have been there dozens of times and the food and service has been constantly reliable.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Just loved it Do try authentic Indian cuisine. Must goo for Indian foodies. Located near to the central hub of all restaurants this place is good for its ambience , service and food quality

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Went out to dinner with friends/colleagues and it was fantastic. The owner (or maybe manager?) came out and explained dishes, made recommendations and talked with us, in English for those who didn't speak French. The food came out and it was plentiful - we got multiple appetizers to share and then our own main meal - and the cost was... More 

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Address: Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
Phone Number: 97970903
Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
Cuisine: Indian

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  • Address: Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: 97970903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building

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