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“Very nice and tasty birthday surprise - great Indian food”
Review of Shaheen Restaurant

Shaheen Restaurant
Ranked #87 of 289 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 20, 2011

I had no idea where my wife was taking me for my birthday dinner. And the ample security checks just to get into the SHeraton can be intimidating ... but once you are there, you not only have a very nice cozy atmosphere, but also very good Indian food.

I am not a super big connoisseur of Indian food, but I have eaten curries all over the world, and while I cannot vouch for authenticity, I can just say that I really liked what we had (a tandoor chicken dish and a lamb curry) was very good. The service was very friendly, they kept bringing little treats for our kid, like a fantastic fruit smoothie ... the only thing I missed was tamarind sauce.

As for the cost .. well .. at this location ... you expect to pay a lot ... but compared to a regular lunch Italy i.e. it is still a great value. I am surely going back!

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Thank caipirina
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Nice looking restaurant, decent service but it doesn't feel like you are welcome.
Food is not up to the standard of the hotel or the price. Its like Indian food you find in Europe,
For me not authentic, not well spiced.

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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Shaheen is located in the Sheraton hotel, and thus frequented mostly by hotel guests and a small segment of Addis Ababa's population. After two years, it's one of my very favorite restaurants in the city. The food quality, service, and atmosphere are all wonderful, and it's as reliable as can be found in Addis.

Among Indian food enthusiasts in Addis there's a running debate over which local restaurant serves up the best food. My money's on Shaheen (especially the tandoor fish, mint naan, and anything with paneer). Based on it's location in an upscale hotel, it's extremely expensive for Addis. My second favorite Indian in the city is Jewel of India, and at about 1/3 the price you can make your own selection based on value.

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Thank SkyeSJ
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Reviewed September 17, 2017
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Reviewed November 27, 2016
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