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138 S River Road, West Lafayette, IN
765 743 2222
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Indian snack place

Serves Indian snacks, specially from the western part of India - Maharashtra/ Gujarat. Well made, nice food - specially the chats, Batata Vada; samosa does not live up to expectations though. They serve different sweets too which are good. The dosas are Ok. In all an excellent place to have Indian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of variety on the menu. Good place to taste regional dishes. Prices are a little high but food is tasty.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Serves Indian snacks, specially from the western part of India - Maharashtra/ Gujarat. Well made, nice food - specially the chats, Batata Vada; samosa does not live up to expectations though. They serve different sweets too which are good. The dosas are Ok. In all an excellent place to have Indian snacks - pretty filling too!! Run by an Indian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Tastes like some of the best indian food I had in India. Very casual, plastic plates (not a date night kind of place). Food is A++. Regular spice is spicy like in authentic indian restaurants. If you like it mild make shure to ask for it. Service is fast. Owner very nice guy.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Shaukin was recommended by college-aged friends of my daugher. I tried it and was very pleasantly surprised by what I found. The food is delicious and there is a good variety of dishes to pick from. The atmosphere is very casual, almost like fast food, but the food is much better than American fast food. I noticed that the majority... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I guess the meaning of shaukin varies, but I understand it refers to a devotee of this wonderful restaurant. I have been a regular patron of Shaukin Indian Foods for around 3 years, after my hubby discovered it and we were introduced to Indian street food by way of the Chaat Platter. Oh, my goodness, there has not been one... More 

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Plymouth, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

One doesn't hear "Indian Fast Food," much, at least not in Indiana, so it seemed like a no brainer to visit this restaurant. It was wonderful. It was so unique and thrilling to have so many choices that didn't include the typical Indian food found in the U.S. You won't find "Chicken Tikka Masala," or "Tandori Chicken," here! I had... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I don't eat out that much, but my wife and I get Shaukin as take-out every 1 to 2 weeks. We've been told that this is like Indian 'street fare.' We make a whole meal out of it anyways... Their chaats, curries, and yogurt lassies are top notch. Everything else is good or above average. The food also comes out... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food very frendly owner Can make it customized if needed on request i would recomend this place to try it out

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You get to taste authentic Indian Chat food at a great price at this place. They have all kinds of chats, although much of them are north Indian, they do have some south Indian chats. My favorite is "papdi chat" and my wife's favorite is 'Chole tikki'. Staff is very friendly and place is clean.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Very good food. My husband and I ordered the special from the chalkboard and didn't leave hungry. It is not fancy and the decor is basic, but if you come for the food you won't be disappointed. I almost turned around and walked out when I saw the "menu" board over the register and bare bones tables/chairs. I was not... More 

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Additional Information about Shaukin Indian Fast Food

Address: 138 S River Road, West Lafayette, IN
Phone Number: 765 743 2222
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  West Lafayette
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 S River Road, West Lafayette, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  West Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 765 743 2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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