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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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  • 13
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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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
Great food and service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
hrob76
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Excellent food, try there malai kofta , really awesome, Good service Good Food Not so expensive Server Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Beverages Hygienic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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