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Shehnai Restaurant

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Fatemi House, Maungano Street | P.O Box 81676, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
+254 722 871111
Today
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had the chicken wings to start, tandoori chicken and fish, coconut prawn curry, biriani and butter naan. The food was just delicious. Full of flavour, couldn't stop eating. The decor is the same as when I first remember visiting decades ago. Could do with a revamp. But the food forever on point!

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Thank aatifa e
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite restaurants to go to while in Mombasa. This time we celebrated a birthday. From the moment you enter, you are welcomed with a smile from the doorman. The owners come personally to ask about the food etc, and give suggestions depending on your likes. As vegetarians, they never fail to impress. For starters we had paneer... More 

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Thank Rajvi S
Salim H, Guest Relations Manager at Shehnai Restaurant, responded to this review

Ms. Rajvi, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad that Shehnai is your Restaurant of choice. Likewise, we were delighted to serve you, and your family. We look forward to serving you again. Regards Management More 

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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a regular at The Shehnai for ages and has been my favourite restaurant for Mughlai food for a very long time. These guys have managed to maintain their very high standards of quality in both food and service for so many years that it's amazing to even think about. Complacency is not a word that appears in... More 

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Thank Garrett - A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shenai has always been a special place to eat in Mombasa, this time we had a birthday which is always a special occasion for anyone. Shenai with their staff singing at their best made it so special. Thoroughly recommend it to residents and Visitors alike

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Thank kabadijakanori
Mombasa, Kenya
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is one of the best restaurant in the heart of mombasa island. the service is excellent with there waiters

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Thank 1989SAMUEL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Mombasa by far. The restaurant has a Mughal feel from the paintings and decor all around to the service and to the food everything is just excellent. My favorite thing to order is the corn in the coconut curry sauce is truly one of a kind and have it with some hot Naan and... More 

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Thank Zainab H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed our dinner. Wide choice of food, all tasted great. The service was excellent: friendly and with eye for detail.

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Thank gwen_diep
Mombasa, Kenya
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shehnai offers a quite eating out spot in downtown Mombasa with excellent Indian cuisine.A MUST GO PLACE!!

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Thank wingspan2015
Salim H, Guest Relations Manager at Shehnai Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for your feedback, and we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Shehnai. We hope you continue your patronage. Thank you Management More 

Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Truly outstanding food, service. Will certainly return! The tandoori chicken had an amazing plum tartness to it, but they swear they don't use plums. Truly unique and wonderful.

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Thank kinnikinik
Salim H, Guest Relations Manager at Shehnai Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We greatly appreciate your review, and are glad to have served you. When you return, please do not hesitate to contact the Manager, Mr. Mehboob, or the Managing Director, Mr. Zul who would be able to recommend our other chefs specialities. Once again, we are very thankful for your positive feedback, and hope to see you again whenever... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Shehnai offer the very best in Indian cuisine. I reside in London but whenever I make a trip to 'my home town' Mombasa, dining at Shehnai is a must! Amongst other dishes my favourite is the Chicken Malai tikka for starters; it is just one of those starters we as family don't want to miss - splendid for eating in... More 

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Thank YKhandwalla
Salim H, Guest Relations Manager at Shehnai Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your feedback, and your continous patronage. We appreciate the fact that Shehnai is your restuarant of choice, whenever you visit Mombasa, and we will always strive to make it a better experience for you whenever you visit us. We hope to see you during your next visit to Mombasa. Regards Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
Barbecue, Indian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fatemi House, Maungano Street | P.O Box 81676, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: +254 722 871111
Description
Shehnai Restaurant is known for the best Mughlai and Tandoori Cuisine in the Heart of Mombasa City. Its recognized for the Royal Ambiance and Personalized Service alongside the tantalizing and mouth watering dishes!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?