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Shehnai Restaurant

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Fatemi House, Maungano Street | P.O Box 81676, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
+254 722 871111
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to go to Shehnai when in Mombasa town for its delicious, amazingly prepared Indian food (there are some dishes that you remember for years as they are so good!). The service and atmosphere is also always amazing, warm, friendly and very classy.

Thank Missus G
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Place in Kenya to have quality Indian food while you are in Mombasa whether tourist or on business trip to release your cargo.

Thank Rupen P
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10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with exceptionally welcoming & friendly staff, comprehensive menu and authentic decor. Good prices however if you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner please note that this restaurant does not serve alcohol.

Thank DMDublin
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Central Mombasa and found this restaurant on TA. Nice authentic place, owner was attentive too, the food was also very nice, if not mind blowing. A bit of a shock with the bill, additional service charge is added, then local tax, then VAT is charged on everything - A couple of courses each for my wife and I,... More 

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

Dear Sir, We are glad you enjoyed the food, and service, and we appreciate your feedback. Regarding the price, please note that Shehnai is a 5 Star Restaurant, so we have to add the additional taxes (VAT and Service Levy) which amount up to 24%. Just to let you know, there are no other 5 Star Restaurants within the CBD... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

If you love authentic mughlai food.This place won't disappoint.We were promptly seated and the manager came to take our order.He gave good suggestions on what and how much to order.Food was amazing and when an indian is happy with Indian food you know you are at the right place. HIGHLY recommend to all

Thank Keval S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Food is excellent, I had hot mughlai chicken biryani and authentic tandoori chicken. Price is fair but have hidden charges..

Thank munir mohamed y
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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!

Thank aatifa e
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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 

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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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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 

Thank Garrett - A
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017 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

Thank kabadijakanori

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Barbecue, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:45 - 21:45
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?