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Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
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Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Cotonou
Cuisines: Indian
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Description: one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Hyderabad, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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134 reviews 134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Cotonou, Benin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

There are very few Indian restaurant in Cotonou and Shamiana is one of the good restaurant.You will get cheap good quality Indian foods here.

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Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Our dinner at Shamiana was a good experience. The food is delicious, you can choose how spicy it will be, the service is very good and the owner is really courteus. We'll be back!

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Additional Information about Shamiana

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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