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Lukmaan Restaurant

Mkunazini, Unguja City, Tanzania
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Cuisines: African
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89% Recommend
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Just found the restaurant by chance, the food was amazing with a good prices , popular with local, set a bit outside of stone town, they have a big choice of local food , the octopus sauce we had was amazing, Must a visit place while in Zanzibar town.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Cheap, delicious and popular with travellers and locals alike. You go up to the counter and pick what you want... I went a little overboard and got rice, pea and coconut sauce, fish curry (it was like a soup), spinach, and coconut naan for 8800 shillings. All were delicious, except the spinach. The coconut naan had a nice texture to... More

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Aalborg, Denmark
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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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67 helpful votes 67 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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