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Shan e Punjab

Diani Beach Road, Ukunda, Kenya
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  • English first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We made the mistake of eating here one evening as we were a little fed up of the hotel food. The food was absolutely appalling - the king prawns were too salty to eat and none of the other dishes were up to much either. We complained about the food and the manager/owner didn't seem interested, just carried on drinking... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I was hoping this would be a great find, but the food was just average and I probably wouldn't rush back. The stale poppadoms didn't make a great start and we had chicken tikka masala which was ok but a bit salty for me. The staff were helpful and the restaurant was not busy. It is located near the Diani... More 

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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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