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Mkunazini | Next to the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
255777482131
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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By far the best food I had in Zanzibar. Its a hole in the wall (of course!) in the middle of Stonetown. Not much atmosphere, but perfect for a delicious lunch. Communal seating, everything in Swahili, and I can still remember the food many months later. A very local, Zanzabari spot. Put this on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

By far the best food I had in Zanzibar. Its a hole in the wall (of course!) in the middle of Stonetown. Not much atmosphere, but perfect for a delicious lunch. Communal seating, everything in Swahili, and I can still remember the food many months later. A very local, Zanzabari spot. Put this on your to-do list.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This restaurant is next to Darajani square. Certainly not the place to go if you are looking for interantional cuisine but they do offer many option of local dishes (in local prices). Try the octopus curry is one of the best.Full meal with less than 4 us per person and pretty clean for local restaurant.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great buffet style local food at v cheap price. Near Anglican Cathedral/slave market. Range of local fish, meat & vegetarian options.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is an amazing restaurant near the old slave markets. It was recommended by a local and we weren't disappointed!

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Masindi, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The place is for locals but you can easily sneak in and get yourself some local food. This is cheap, clean and people are friendly and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Love to have breakfast here whenever we visit stonetown. If you want to try the local cuisine, the food is nice and safe to eat if you are health conscious.. not far from the market area..Love the milk tea..

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is the best place in Stone Town to have local food. You can choose your menu items from the buffet and they will serve it for you. Get there early for a chance to sit outside and sip your juice people watching

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

For those who want good local food at fair price this is the place to visit.Also a good thing is that you see the food before you order it and it is always hot and fresh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The place to be for some authentic Zanzibarian food, must be Lukmaan! Open kitchen, prepped while you order and every thing you take is a surprise for your taste buds. Another pro: you will meet local people, chat with them and get to know the real taste of Zanzibar...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was stranded Sunday without a meal in view and ended up here in the Lukmaan which is more like a cafeteria. The food was nourishing if quite salty, and the cats were delighted with my handouts.

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Additional Information about Lukmaan Restaurant

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

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  • 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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