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Mamboz Restaurant

Corner Morogoro Rd & Libya ST, Dar es Salaam 7420, Tanzania
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Ranked #8 of 161 restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Local BBQ & Chinese Fusion Locally Owned and Full Family Operated Business. Relatively New* Come Check it out and ask for our Fav. Specials.
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88% Recommend
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Mamboz should employ staff who keep an eye on proper takeaway food and dine in.. When you come home and open the parcel...what you see is not your order...not 1st or 2nd time...most of the time ..either chicken is not what you wanted or the chips are dipped in oil for years or cold as hell.. Last time took takeaway... More

Shanenayani, Manager at Mamboz Restaurant, responded to this review

Whoah, We are stunned by your review Sir, Never the less it is an honest review, You have every right to bring our attention to which ever department you as a loyal Mamboz customer may feel that we have neglected upon. It is very utmost disappointing when you reach home after successfully getting your order in reaching home and finding... More

Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I really do not understand how a place like this is rates so high on TA. Probably this should be listed not in the restaurant but in the street food list. Quite ordinary food (bbq) and very very poor setting and enviroment. Price is reasonable.

Shanenayani, Manager at Mamboz Restaurant, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for your candid review. We are sorry that our restaurant did not meet your standards as far the ambiance and environment. It is true we are merely a street based BBQ placed on a corner of Libya Street and Morogoro Road. Reviews on Tripadvisor are merely based personal reviews of people based on their experiences and not... More

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent barbecued and fried foods. A minutes walk from the Econolodge and Safari Inn. Fried Changu is definitely worth a try.

3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I read the reviews then wondered when I arrived. I was also skeptical about the busy streetside corner. Service as everywhere in Tanzania wasn't fast but I'm becoming accustomed to slowing down for the time taken to freshly cook everything. I was travelling with 3 other friends. 3 of us had the Mamboz special - a mix of beef mishkaki,... More

Ottawa, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Some of the best street chicken stands in Tanzania. It is located near the budget hotels downtown. There is another BBQ set up across the street but it is not nearly as good! Make sure you look for Mamboz.

Kigali, Rwanda
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The idea sitting on a street cars passing you by while eating I find that risky and not very hygienic but the sizzling noise and the irresistible aroma calling I could no longer win so I gave in. They have the meanest Zanzibar Mix (urojo) I have ever tasted and the chicken sekela, I just had to order seconds even... More

New Haven, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Initially, I was skeptical, thinking Mamboz was probably another one of those overhyped places tourists/mzungus talk about. But, no. I'm now in Mwanza for the summer, and it turns out that even local folks in Mwanza dream about Mamboz chicken. Mamboz easily serves up one of the best pili-pili chicken in any Tanzanian city. Service is a little slow, but... More

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Man i love this place every sunday i must have a barbeque there to wind up my weekend,the sugarcane bar near the corner is delicious.The lemonchicken is so so tasty

Njombe, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

No trip to Dar is complete to Dar for me with out eating there at least once. Very good especially if you're on a budget. Probably the best chicken I've had in country and I've had chicken probably 100 times. I'll for sure go again.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love Mamboz. They now have a restaurant in Upanga too. The ambiance is good, prices are reasonable and we love the prawns pili pili and portuguese fish. They have an open salad bar where you can go for seconds. Sometimes the waiters forget they have to bring your glasses, forks, serviettes and you have to tell them a few... More

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