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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
Excellent Food, Excellent Service. No Exaggeration.

Like many others, we are regulars at Shamiana! From our first visit, we have not only enjoyed the delicious food but also the attentiveness of the owner. He knows his customers, remembers their orders and uses that knowledge to offer great suggestions. An added bonus: the restaurant is extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Like many others, we are regulars at Shamiana! From our first visit, we have not only enjoyed the delicious food but also the attentiveness of the owner. He knows his customers, remembers their orders and uses that knowledge to offer great suggestions. An added bonus: the restaurant is extremely clean! Great restaurant, gracious owner, you can't go wrong with a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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London
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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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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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