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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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 65
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  • 61
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  • 12
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  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good African food and cheap!

We enjoyed our visit at the Lukmaan Restaurant! You may sit out or inside. You can choose from different kind of dishes, which are mainly served with rice. I would recommend the calamari a lot and also the mixed vegetables. I would not recommend the sweet bananas because they just were not sweet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
GretaKLK
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Bochum, Germany
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Bochum, Germany
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit at the Lukmaan Restaurant! You may sit out or inside. You can choose from different kind of dishes, which are mainly served with rice. I would recommend the calamari a lot and also the mixed vegetables. I would not recommend the sweet bananas because they just were not sweet, just not enjoyable. But all in all... More 

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Thank GretaKLK
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good choice of local dishes that you can choose from chauffing dishes. You pay whatever you chose at the cashier before you get your food. Its a bit disorganized and often crowded, but never mind. Food is good!

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Thank Hanni N
Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Eat where the locals eat. Cheap local and delicious food. Don't be afraid to try something that you haven't eaten before.

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Thank KPMD1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This will be an odd review. I greatly enjoyed the food and the prices were incredibly cheap. Staff was extremely polite and helpful. I loved the place. It was the best meal I had in Stone Town, hands down. That said... I got quite sick immediately after eating here... I ended up with pounding headaches, constant diahrrea, and terrible nausea... More 

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Thank katana346
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is typical Swahili-rich and on the spicy side. The vegetables are over cooked but quite tasty. The generously displayed chilies are suicidal( they resemble tiny Bell peppers). Stumbled upon a moist,rich cake (made from dates)! I don't like sea food much,whatever is available is mostly stewed. The juices are excessively sweetened but enjoyable-made from exotic s like the... More 

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Thank daniel a
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a pleasant tasty delicious Swahili cuisine. The restaurant is located at down town stone town easily accessible. The food is damn too delicious to stay away from the restaurant. #1 cheap and quality restaurant in Stone Town.

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Thank Senior S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are happy to eat local this is the place to do it. Food very good , basic, helpful friendly staff who explain all the dishes on offer, you have to queue but you are also able to watch what the local zanzibaris choose and then try , if you wish.They just keep coming with food all day. A... More 

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bussum
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Stone Town and you'd like to enjoy a good local meal go to Lukmaan. Great fish of beef curries with a big bowl of rice. It's all tasty for a low price. The restaurant is all about the food so the interieur is extremely basic. So if you go for local tasty food for a fair price... More 

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Thank jerha
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a fun experience to see all kinds of people mix - and the food was pretty good, but nothing amazing. Prices are cheap enough. I recommend for lunch, but don't expect a Zagat 5-star experience. :)

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Thank WorldTravelerSeven
Khartoum, Sudan
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lukmaan is a small restaurant opposite a very busy ATM. This is a great place to have a drink or a quick ready prepared meal while you wait for the queue at the ATM to shrink (make sure you are two people to keep a place in the queue). The service is quick and friendly and the food is good.... More 

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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