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Indian, Asian
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed November 26, 2019

At home in Scotland I am a huge fan of Indian food and in fact I cook it well too. I have been in this restaurant many times and I use the adjoining supermarket to get the spices I need for my own holiday adventures...in self catering. There is a wide variety of traditional dishes, well cooked and very tasty and it is a nice touch that you are always asked how spicy you like it. Mr and Mrs Gurminder have become friends, and I usually bring him black Cardamoms. I make jokes about his supermarket being on the Spice Road and having to rely on a Scotsman having to bring supplies from Edinburgh. However he compensates for having the best range of Single malt Scotch Whisky in the neighbourhood. Of course, I only go for the food.....HonestMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

The food was very good, nice prices and very good service. We'll definitely go back! A very nice restaurant close to Diani Reef.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

My boyfriend and I went to Shan E Pubjab for dinner on a Friday night. We got a tuk tuk from our hotel down the road and we were so glad to have ventured out by the end of the evening. We ordered 2 popadoms...each and received a number of pickles and dips, which were all delicious. We also ordered the murgh makani and the mutton masala. Both were absolutely delicious and they were able to tailor the spice to our liking. With this, we had some garlic naan and onion rice. We were full by the end and content that we had ordered the perfect amount. With the meal, we had 2 gin and tonics and 2 beers and the total (including VAT and service) came to 3500 shillings, which we thought was reasonable considering how full we were, the nice ambience and the delicious food. It’s been on the slightly more expensive side compared to other meals we have had in the area but also one of the best. Very recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

Mr. Gurminder hosted us very well and shared his local experience with us. We had already met him and his delightful wife at his supermarket earlier The beer temperature is perfect - if you like your lager you know what is too hot or too...cold! We could not enjoy his food as we were on a board package with our hotel but if you order anything even starters you get a lovely plate of pickles. We took some Swiss friends across (you know they only like cheese with holes) and they are going to go again so don't panic if you cannot cope with spice - ask for mild Mr G is a gem of a person and very welcoming. Keep up the wonderful work!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We have been here two times during our holidays at Diani Beach. Very good food and friendly service!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Ambiance was plain but great to get out of heat. Service was friendly and very helpful. Food was excellent. We had mutton, chicken, vegetarian and briyani dishes. All excellently done

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

While some reviews of this restaurant are negative I had very positive experience. The soup, the sauces, the curries were all delicious. I ate there with an Indian friend who also enjoyed it. I would definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

My colleague enjoyed his vegetarian meal, however my prawn masala left a lot to be desired. Dry and overcooked shrimp (not prawns), definitely not freshly cooked as we were advised by the owner. Ambiance is very run down and in need of serious redecorating.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

For the mid to high end price ranges, it was completely not worth it. We ordered the mushroom sauce, fish tikka and naan for dinner. The fish tikka was not fresh and we essentially left most of it, the mushroom sauce was comparatively better but...still bland and the naan was alright at best as far as naan goes. The overall experience was what I would call "when you have few other choices" dining. As far as Punjabi cooking goes, the fare doesn't do justice to the flavour and tastes of the region. Diani itself doesn't have a large variety of choices when it comes to specific cuisines and perhaps being the (only?) Indian restaurant in the town, the monopoly of it could have influenced the quality, or lack of it. To be fair, the ambiance was not bad at all, cosy and nicely lit. Unfortunately, beyond that, I wouldn't be recommending it, the summative word for our experience was BLAND!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Delicious curries - catering for veggies as well as meat eating customers. Staff were pleasant, friendly and efficient

Date of visit: July 2018
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Shan e Punjab is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3