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Shehnai Restaurant

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447 Main St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1K5, Canada
+1 905-577-0002
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Dundas, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have loved Indian food since I was first introduced to it many years ago. My go-to place for Indian Food in Hamilton is the Shehnai. I have eaten here with family and friends dozens of times over the last 20 years. The food is wonderful in terms of taste and variety, and is reasonably priced. Our favourites include Chicken... More 

Thank Sn0wb0y
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food was excellent, we ordered the the dinner for two combo 1 and to be delivered. The chicken and Naan bread were outstanding as were the potato/onion appetizers. This is our second time ordering and we will do it again. Thanks, guys, great work.

Thank Phil4765
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I strongly reccomend this restaurant if you like Indian food. The lunch buffet options are well made with quality, time and effort; it shows in the flavour of the food. The option are few compared to other buffet restaurants. They always have butter chicken, tandoori chicken and rice with about 5 other hot food options(goat, veggies, dal, bean dishes etc).... More 

Thank wilhelminajansen
Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've been here a few times, but its been a few years. I forgot how good the food is and a good variety. I can suggest the Beef Curry, but I remember the Beef Madras is very spicy. If you like spicy hot try the Beef Madras or Chicken Vindaloo, but they will tone it down for you.

Thank Frank F
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food and good service.Menu easy to go through, but there are lots of options. Servers are very knowledgeable so don't hesitate to ask questions

Thank Cynthia C C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife and I have been going to the Shehnai since we began dating 10 years ago. We love their food so much, they were our first and only choice to carter our wedding (fyi, not that it should matter, we are not of Indian heritage). The food and service are equally exemplary, and the prices are more than fair... More 

Thank Dan S
Dundas, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Very small buffet and small restaurant. Not what I was expecting. We had a WagJag deal so my daughter and I went and stayed since we already paid, otherwise we would have left and eaten some where else. The food was okay to good but very limited choices. My favorite Naan bread was hit and miss -some had been there... More 

Thank MoreAdventureAwaits
Hamilton, Canada
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Dinner after a golf game at Chedoke with friends. The Butter chicken tasted just like condensed tomato soup and was not tender at all. Waiter gave us the wrong Naan bread Very disappointing.

Thank briar338
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for atleast 20yrs. We have had some incredible great meals here. But last nights meal lacked something, I am not even sure what that is but it was lacking. Our son joined us and my wife and him decided on the dinner for two. Now first off we got there... More 

Thank dwbcaa
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Went for the buffet on Sunday.noon. The selection was very minimal. The food was quite bland and some items were on the cold side. All in all - not a good experience and if we were to try more Indian food, it would definitely be at some other restaurant. It appears to be very poorly run as there was no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 Main St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1K5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-577-0002

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