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138 S River Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47906-3607
+1 765-743-2222
16:30 - 21:30
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went with some Indian friends after telling them the last time I had indian food was at a sub par place on campus several years ago. Restaurant serves "street" food. Ordered the paneer (a sort of cheese) curry that is served in a bowl along with a plate of rice. Curry was delicious, rice was good. Decent price, would recommend

Thank Gytis K
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

While travelling to Columbus, Oh from Chicago I stop over and had lunch there. Food was damn good. Ordered 1. mini plate which has palak paneer, desert, roti, rice and yellow daal, and little salad. 2. rajma rice.

Thank Anmol N
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is the best Indian food in town. The food is consistently good and there are a lot of excellent choices for vegetarians. The setting is pretty basic so we usually do take-out. They also cater!

Thank Melissa W
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270 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 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 

1 Thank Paula J
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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, India
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Fast food, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 S River Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47906-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  West Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-743-2222

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?