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Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
+229 97 97 09 03
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Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner of the restaurant is in the kitchen as well as in the restaurant itself. There is a spicy code for each and every taste. Very tasty and good food

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent-tasting food, tables large enough to accommodate parties, very reasonable prices, very nice air conditioning, very friendly service. I've nothing negative (or even middling) to say about this place. (Except the picture, which is of take out from the restaurant, doesn't do the place justice.)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So this is the best Indian restaurant I have been to. I am not from India, so I don't know the Indian restaurants. So far, this is the best I've been to in more than 25 countries in Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. I have been frequenting so much, that the owner, a great guy, knows our starters and main... More 

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various
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Lots of familiar dishes and lots of ones I never saw before. The menu apparently includes north and south Indian dishes and some from Pakistan. The mushroom chili was a real discovery. Very eager service. Heat comkes in levels from one to 10. Eight was just spicy enough for me but the owner encourages seven. The samosa at level six... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Good food, Personalized service with attention in detail by the restaurant owner makes it the best Indian restaurant in Cotonou.

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Coimbatore, India
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Go to try many varieties of Indian food, particularly for Sizzlers. Small dinning place and we can see quite a number of crowds coming. My friends suggested this restaurant and asked me to go for Mix Veg Sizzlers, but i took a chance to go for Chicken Sizzlers and fish for starters. Everything was well prepared and enjoyed the food.... More 

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Cotonou, Benin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

If you pass especially in Cotonou in the zone of the Ministry of the agriculture, so have a walk to this restaurant,

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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

The ambiance is very good, and the owner - very warm. The food, is not that exceptional, and average.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Extremely wide selection, surprisingly fast. The garlic dahl is amazing. Solid chicken tikka. Off the main strip

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Cotonou, Benin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Having just recently moved from America, and being a Vegan, I was apprehensive to find a new Indian Restaurant in Benin. I was thrilled to experience the laid back subtle environment of this place. Also the owner is actually From India, and his food is better than all the indian Restaurants I went to in the USA. He has a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: +229 97 97 09 03
Description
one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?