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Shan e Punjab

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Diani Beach Road, Ukunda, Kenya
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious Indian food - super tasty and quick service. The setting is not great, but a good experience. They do take away also. The vegetable balls are excellent!

Thank Linzi K
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. A lot of variety on the menu and affordable. I like to come here every time I am in diani.

Thank mvs225
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Arrived at 12h45 to be told the tandoor oven was not started yet. We wiated for 45 minutes and had the most disgusting paneer thikka imaginable followed by chacoal tasting nans and daal that was tasteless. This place should be closed!

Thank you54
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 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.

Thank travellingzebra
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 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!

Thank Alison S
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

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

Thank utsavmistry
Diani Beach, Kenya
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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!

Thank Esme v
Graz, Austria
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Styria666
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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 

Thank NIA1011
Diani Beach, Kenya
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diani Beach Road, Ukunda, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda

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