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Shan e Punjab

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Diani Beach Road, Ukunda, Kenya
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Indian food can be better

.. especially when you don't put this much salt in everything, as they did for us when we visited Shan e Punjab for diner. We were the only visitors, but it took a long time until the dishes reached our table. A grumpy waiter finally brought the starters: The garlic naan and the provided variety... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2014
Styria666
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Graz, Austria
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The service was very slow and the curry I ordered was quite bland. This place was taken over by a new owner a couple of years ago and in my opinion has gone downhill since then. Beers are reasonably priced and comparable favourably to other Diani restaurants. Location not brilliant with car park view.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you are looking for a good curry whilst on holiday in Diani/Tiwi then go to shan-e-punjab, it is worth it!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Terrible Lassi (Its a Punjabi Restaurant, Come On!). Terrible Starters (thats when we left the restaurant) and very bad/slow service.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a jewel! Fantastic restaurant with great meals. There is something for everyone. Meals can be ordered as hot as you like and you will be surprised at the sizes of the portions. Service is good (although sometimes a bit slow - especially the bar) and a meal here is a must when you visit Diani!

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Graz, Austria
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

.. especially when you don't put this much salt in everything, as they did for us when we visited Shan e Punjab for diner. We were the only visitors, but it took a long time until the dishes reached our table. A grumpy waiter finally brought the starters: The garlic naan and the provided variety of dips were a nice... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Shan e Punjab was a pleasant surprise! The food was excellent and having ordered quite a variety since we had a large group, there was good debate as to which was the best dish...always a healthy debate and a good sign for a restaurant. The veg and non-veg options were well presented in these most unique pots with real charcoal... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Shan e Punjab is by far the best Indian restaurant around Diani coast I have been to. They have the most authentic Indian curries and tandoor dishes and made with locally available fresh ingredients. The owner couple are always welcoming and always taking care of your needs. Food is served in traditional earthen pot over charcoal fire so that it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

they pick up hotel guests for free. but one feels a bit lonely because there are no other guests. however the meals were delicious and also the buttered naan. sadly they do not serve mango lassi

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Avoid at all costs, and don't believe the Lonely Planet review! I am a bit spoiled when it comes to Indian food, but this was just horrible. The naan was burned, the methi on it dried instead of fresh, the kofta salty stale bread roles and the chicken was sickeningly sweet. Our starter came burned and the biryani was completely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

An excellent one stop shop for any things you need on a day to day basis - walking distance from most of the resorts and friendly staff to serve you

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Additional Information about Shan e Punjab

Address: Diani Beach Road, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Diani Beach Road, Ukunda, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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