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“Fantastic dining!”
Review of Shamiana

Shamiana
Ranked #4 of 80 Restaurants in Cotonou
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went out to dinner with friends/colleagues and it was fantastic. The owner (or maybe manager?) came out and explained dishes, made recommendations and talked with us, in English for those who didn't speak French. The food came out and it was plentiful - we got multiple appetizers to share and then our own main meal - and the cost was quite reasonable. One of my colleagues who lives in Cotonou, said he can never remember what he has gotten in the past and the name of what he gets, but it doesn't matter because no matter what he orders it is always really good. I second that - I have no idea the names of what I ate, but get anything, because it's going to be awesome.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Excellent food, try there malai kofta , really awesome,
Good service
Good Food
Not so expensive
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

There are very few Indian restaurant in Cotonou and Shamiana is one of the good restaurant.You will get cheap good quality Indian foods here.

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1  Thank pranayakul
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Our dinner at Shamiana was a good experience. The food is delicious, you can choose how spicy it will be, the service is very good and the owner is really courteus. We'll be back!

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1  Thank BelgiansNYC
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Well, they serve Indian food which you'll surely love. Foods are spicy (of course, but you can customize the spice hot on a scale from 5-10...10 will just burn you!). Almost all authentic Indian foods are available here. A bit pricey compared to other local restaurant.

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1  Thank Kaushikz
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