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Shaukin Indian Fast Food

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138 S River Road, West Lafayette, IN
765 743 2222
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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We were in lafayette to visit a cousin of mine and planned to drop in at this place for some light dinner. The place was full, though bit small but neat and well maintained. the cost was reasonable and dishes were yummy. Quantity was very sufficient. A definite come back.very friendly people and even though it was bit crowded the... More 

Thank SWLN
West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I ordered a Dahi Puri and a Pani Puri. The Pani Puri was absolutely delicious! I was astounded at how authentic it tasted. The Dahi Puri was great too, but the flavours were a little too explosive for my taste. I will definitely be back for more! Also, the staff was extremely friendly! Shaukin is a must-try if you like... More 

Thank paviravixD
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I am a regular customer of Shaukin. Himanshu and Minal are the nicest, friendliest people I have met in a restaurant, and their service and cooking skills are unsurpassed. I have never had a single complaint about any of their food, except that it is a little bit expensive, but I can still eat all I want for around $10... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I had to actually look at the map on Trip Advisor to be sure that I was reviewing the correct place! I can't speak for the standards of the other reviewers but here's my experience: We visited one evening on a recommendation. The buffet was so sketchy that the food (what was left of it) clearly had been hanging around... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

I was told that the indian restaurants at purdue are not that great, but when i went into shaunkeen and had the well known dish 'pav bhaji' it changed my perception because it tasted almost like you are having it in india. Though a little over the priced then india but, okay for an average meal cost in usa.

2 Thank Travel_amazingly_007
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

During our visit to Purdue University , we went twice to this restaurant. They have almost everything on their menu. We were group of 20 persons and the service was equally good.

Thank sumitkhetan
West Lafayette, Indiana
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very authentic, very different from what one thinks of as "Indian Food" in the US. Only downside is that the hours aren't regular, so check before you head there.

Thank NS-SR R
Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Thank asubr_12
West Lafayette, Indiana
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank LalaAcharya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Bruno R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 S River Road, West Lafayette, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  West Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 765 743 2222

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