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US$8 - US$25
Barbecue, Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 05/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 16 February 2022 via mobile

Restaurant is intimate. Server is very caring and attentive. Two gentlemen who seem like they might be the owners are also very warm and welcoming. The service is well thought out. All the food is delivered on a plate kept warm by a candle. Very...nice experience, would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Perhaps the best Indian food I have ever had. The mix of spices was masterful to say the least. I recommend emphatically

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021

We, me and my wife, had our Iftaar dinner last Saturday, May 01, 2021; amazing service; excellent menu, super food quality; yes it costs a bit more than average but every penny is worth it. We are so happy we connected with Mr. Adam there;...an exceptional person who served us very well; even the owner visited us; the top notch item was their Prawn Biryani, super tasty. Love it. worth visiting again and again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 January 2021 via mobile

Happy to join in the positive reviews. My boyfriend and I had dinner here the other night on a stopover in Mombasa. The staff were very friendly and helped us with selecting some food, and what we got was very tasty. I had the palak...paneer and he had a chicken curry dish. The manager (?) was also very helpful in identifying appropriate dishes for me as I’m also gluten intolerant, which was much appreciated. Delicious food at a good price. If I’m back in the area, I’ll definitely stop by again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal here, I was craving some real indian food so hunted this place down as soon as awe arrived in Mombasa and it didn't dissappint! Lovely staff and the food was perfect. They're only open until 7pm atm because of...the curfew.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020

I had a veg biryani and it was very tasty although the prices are pretty 'pricey'. the split a/c mounted at a very high altitute from the ground level so, it wasn't effective, but they are nice to provide you with a pedestal fan near...you. The Indian yoghurt drink Mango lassi was very good here. my colleague had chicken biryani and he said it was pretty tasty. Since the prices are a bit high, you will be greeted by the owner of the restaurant and also by the chef who would inquire about the quality of your food and taste. Indian style of marketing. Overall, it is worth going there for the taste of the food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Despite some bad reviews I decided to try it and it did NOT disappointed. Amazing tandoori fish and prawn curry.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020

While the food was good, they put a "compulsory" service charge. This is very poor. Will not return as we were very dis

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Very fresh and quite flavorful. The naan was right out of the oven and the service / ambiance was memorable.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 29 November 2019 via mobile

So much for fresh, mouth busting flavours. I had their ‘signature shrimp dish’. The shrimp was clearly previously frozen,quite rubbery and tasteless. The sauce was so blended I could not identify the spices. The watermelon juice was watered down as were the chutneys. Trip advisor...recommended this in 2017. I think it is time to re-evaluate.More

Date of visit: November 2019
AdamHarunani, Guest Relations Manager at Shehnai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2019

Firstly, allow us to sincerely apologise for the undesirable experience. At Shehnai Restaurant, we pride ourselves not only on the freshness and authenticity of all our dishes but also the tastes and flavours. We assure you that your unfortunate experience was a one off and...More

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4 October 2016|
Response from shehnai_restaurant |
Greetings Vickie, We shall be pleased to host your daughter's 13th birthday party at Shehnai. Please confirm the date and time. You can bring the cake and the rest we shall take care of it and make sure to make it a... More
16 September 2016|
Response from shehnai_restaurant |
Hi Emmanuel, Sorry for the late reply. The average cost per person is between kshs.1200-1500 for Fish and accompaniments.
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Yes, Shehnai Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Shehnai Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Shehnai Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4