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Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
+229 97 97 09 03
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“masala” (2 reviews)
“best indian” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge portions, good price, really nice manager who speaks english and french. The staff was a bit slow and twice forgot to give us the bill. The decor is very outdated and tatty, very dark and not nice to look at while eating. But the...More

Thank Wednesday21
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Visited 4 times during a recent business trip. Food is excellent especially the Chenna Masala. Staff friendly and speak English. Very clean in side and a must if you are local

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Boss helps to pick up your dish and Nails it every time. Everything is Just outstanding. The speciality of the house is really good

1  Thank Peter V
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Looking for a change from our hotel's standard buffet dinner, we ventured by cab to a nearby Indian restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meal, given that Cotonou is not quite a tourist destination! I had the Rogan Josh lamb curry,...More

Thank prm78
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Everything was great! The naan, curry and tandoori veg was amazing. The service was very fast and friendly which is super nice! It’s in a safe location also. Will head back here again before I leave since it is super delicious.

Thank BlueMagnolia84
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I love Shamiana. The food is always good. I've never had a bad meal there. It's what you remember each time you go, consistently good food! It's already our go-to restaurant. This place is excellent.

Thank C_Squared_Travels
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

If you are a foodie, and the most important thing for a foodie is how the taste would dance on you palette.... visit Shamiana. The veg fingers served today were the most amazing that I have tasted in a long time... the right amount of...More

1  Thank Souvik C
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Staff were very friendly. Owner very welcoming and recommended some good options. Food was tasty!!!!!

Thank deboraha381
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Restaurant was good enough with good food. The ambiance was not that great but has a very catchy inside. The Service was nice and can visit once if your in Cotonou to taste Indian delicacy.

Thank SachinIndian
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The owner of the restaurant is in the kitchen as well as in the restaurant itself. There is a spicy code for each and every taste. Very tasty and good food

Thank kalibay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: +229 97 97 09 03
one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building
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