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Cocotier, Lot Q 5, A Cote Maep, Cotonou, Benin
+229 97 97 09 03
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank deboraha381
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

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Thank SachinIndian
Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
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

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Thank kalibay
Washington, DC
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Excellent-tasting food, tables large enough to accommodate parties, very reasonable prices, very nice air conditioning, very friendly service. I've nothing negative (or even middling) to say about this place. (Except the picture, which is of take out from the restaurant, doesn't do the place justice.)

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Thank Elnok
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

So this is the best Indian restaurant I have been to. I am not from India, so I don't know the Indian restaurants. So far, this is the best I've been to in more than 25 countries in Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. I have been frequenting so much, that the owner, a great guy, knows our starters and main... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lots of familiar dishes and lots of ones I never saw before. The menu apparently includes north and south Indian dishes and some from Pakistan. The mushroom chili was a real discovery. Very eager service. Heat comkes in levels from one to 10. Eight was just spicy enough for me but the owner encourages seven. The samosa at level six... More 

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Thank RetiredDude
Ahmedabad, India
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Good food, Personalized service with attention in detail by the restaurant owner makes it the best Indian restaurant in Cotonou.

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Coimbatore, India
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Go to try many varieties of Indian food, particularly for Sizzlers. Small dinning place and we can see quite a number of crowds coming. My friends suggested this restaurant and asked me to go for Mix Veg Sizzlers, but i took a chance to go for Chicken Sizzlers and fish for starters. Everything was well prepared and enjoyed the food.... More 

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Thank Makhizhnan
Cotonou, Benin
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

If you pass especially in Cotonou in the zone of the Ministry of the agriculture, so have a walk to this restaurant,

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Thank Arcade Johannes K
Freetown, Sierra Leone
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The ambiance is very good, and the owner - very warm. The food, is not that exceptional, and average.

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Thank Denzil_Jochim

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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
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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
Description
one of about two Indian restaurants in Cotonou... past a Ministry/government building

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