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Lukmaan Restaurant

Mkunazini, Unguja City, Tanzania
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Cuisines: African
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91% Recommend
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Aalborg, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After a long day we ended up in Lukmaans, and was very suprised by the exciting flavours, many dishes and low prices. The food was so good that we just had to come back. At our first visit, the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Varsity Lakes, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you are looking for some simple but true Tan/Zanzibari cuisine this is the place to be. I have eaten here at least a dozen times. Food is always fresh and tasty plus it is very cheap. You can eat a veggie meal plus water/soda for some TZS 4'000. Amazing. You also get your food rather fast but I think... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Very nice authentic Tanzanian food in the middle of Zanzibar. The place was totally crowded and hectic right at lunch time. Everyone talking at the same time ordering in a complete confusion. I ordered some rice and vegetables plus tandoori chicken and 2 types of vegetable curries for both of us. We were eating local food with locals which was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Lukmaan is one of the finest restaurant that serve local food with a great value. But i recommend that people should be aware first with what they are going to eat because it is a bit crowded and you need to be quick in ordering

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This place was recommended to us. It was really good with a great selection of fish, meat or vegetarian. You go to the bar to select your food, pay and then someone kindly helps you to take it to the table. The style of the restaurant is quite mediterranean with tables inside and out. It's clean and friendly. The food... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I love the food at this place. Small and crowded place but still worth a visit when you are in Zanzibar. Two main food i like there is "Ndizi Tamu" and Biriyani. Real spicy Zanzibar food. Really enjoyed.

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Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Lukmaan's is a great spot to try traditional Zanzibari dishes. A great spot that I frequent regularly the staff give good service in a hectic and often busy lunch counter style restaurant. From pweza (octopus) to biryani Lukmaans gives one a real taste of Zanzibari food.

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Washington, D.C.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Really fantastic and cheap local eat place near the market in Stonetown. They had a lot of different curries, rice, briyani, grilled meats, breads, and even Eithopian chicken. All reasonably priced. There was quite a line at lunchtime but they serve people very quickly and it was so worth the wait. Wish we had more days in Stonetown so we... More

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Guelph, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Such a great place to grab a bite to eat – it is a centrally located restaurant in Stone Town that is extremely inexpensive (a few dollars gets you a massive amount of food). The restaurant is a true mix of locals & tourists, and it always seems to be busy! During peak times it can be a bit of... More

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

You always hear about those places that local people eat where they have good food at a tremendous prices. Well, this is one of those places. Hearty food and lots of it. Bring an appetite and be ready to order quickly. There is always a crowd and they are in a hurry.

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