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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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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
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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150 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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49 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 

Thank CanuckKips
Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Our first hint that this might not be a great restaurant was that none of the patrons were Indian. The service was odd. We were told we couldn't sit where we wanted because it was reserved for a party. Whoever they were they never showed up. Others while we were there there requested specific tables only to be told they... More 

Thank Yvonne E
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Mothers day one of my Friend suggest me go for dinner Shehnai Restaurant with my mom and kidds. i had a great time we like the food service was good waitress was pretty and polite kidds enjoyed the Butter chicken will come back again

Thank moon t
Hamilton, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The food here is always excellent and the service quiet and deferential. If you haven't been, try it.

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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?