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“Fantastic dining!” 5 of 5 stars
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Shamiana
Avenue Jean Paul II, Cotonou, Benin
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Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Cotonou
Cuisines: Indian
Description: one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building
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Description: one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Fantastic dining!”
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 quite reasonable. One of my colleagues who lives in Cotonou, said he can never remember what he has gotten in the past and the name of what he gets, but it doesn't matter because no matter what he orders it is always really good. I second that - I have no idea the names of what I ate, but get anything, because it's going to be awesome.

Visited November 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food in benin”
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

Visited October 2013
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Cotonou, Benin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Indian food”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good service...and a smile”
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!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best place for Indian food in Benin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Well, they serve Indian food which you'll surely love. Foods are spicy (of course, but you can customize the spice hot on a scale from 5-10...10 will just burn you!). Almost all authentic Indian foods are available here. A bit pricey compared to other local restaurant.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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