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Lukmaan Restaurant

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Mkunazini | Next to the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
255777482131
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Zanzibari food

A cheap and cheerful small Zanzibari cafe in Stonetown, mainly used by locals. Good food freshly prepared, and a must if you want to sample traditional Zanzibari dishes. Operates like a canteen, where you choose what you want from the dishes behind the counter and pay on the spot. We ordered a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A cheap and cheerful small Zanzibari cafe in Stonetown, mainly used by locals. Good food freshly prepared, and a must if you want to sample traditional Zanzibari dishes. Operates like a canteen, where you choose what you want from the dishes behind the counter and pay on the spot. We ordered a couple of things to try, then went back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When visiting Stone town one should go local. The fantastic spices and great food, mixed with locals is a good way to taste Zanzibar. This place is sort of cafeteria style where you point out what you wanna eat. Biriani, delicious stews.... Go and sit somewhere and enjoy. a must visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lukmaan is the place to get a taste of local Swahili food. This is a basic buffet style eatery and while the food is not served piping hot and there is a scramble at the counter, it is simple and very economical. The pilau, biryani, spinach and eggplant are worth a mention!

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Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lukmaan for a long time was among my favorites. Now, it seems, Lukmaan has reverted to charging "white" and "local" prices. Not only did the prices double for some of the items, also the staff has to ask others what someting should cost, and give different prices. I am not talking about new serving staff, but the ones behind the... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Authentic restaurant with good local, swahili food. Some food was not very warm, though, what happens often with the buffets-like restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We walked past lukmaan on our walking tour. Having seen reviews we thought we'd give it a go. We had a great local lunch. Very tasty food and a chance to try local food. Highly recommended and a must try in stone town.

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

What i like the most about Lukmaan is that you get to see the food before you order it and it is always hot,fresh and ready to be served.You can either sit there or have it packed.They also have nice fresh juices.You can see tourists,residents and locals enjoying their meal daily in a clean and relaxed atmosphere.They don`t serve yesterday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great affordable Swahili food served caferia style. We had stew (vegetarian and liver) with rice and chapatis. Communal seating (indoor and outdoor). Fast and friendly service! A plus is that you can wash your hands in the restaurant. Very family friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is the best place in Stone Town to get authentic Swahili food! They do brisk business for mostly locals, but also the tourists who wander in. It's cafeteria style, so you point at the dishes you want from behind a glass screen and they'll serve it up for you. There are lots of vegetarian options like beans in coconut... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fantastic sampling of Zanzibar cuisine, delicious local food with great service. No menu just point to what you like. Delicious chipata and fruit juice as well

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mkunazini | Next to the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: 255777482131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

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