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“Spectacular food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zambi

Zambi
Av 10 de Novembro 8, Maputo, Mozambique
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Ranked #2 of 89 Restaurants in Maputo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: email is restaurantezambi@gmail.com I have been to Maputo 4 times and this is the best restaurant in town
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Spectacular food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This restaurant is quietly turning into an institution. Jorge the owner has an ability to help his clientele choose just the right dish. The service is outstanding, the food is so delicious it is almost criminal. The waiters are knowledgable and friendly. The bathrooms are clean. Parking is reasonably easy although on a Friday at lunchtime it is very busy. All of Maputo's top business people eat at this restaurant and it is not hard to see why.

Visited September 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Reviews didn't dissappoint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was recommended Zambi as a restaurant to try for great prawns. After reading other reviews on TripAdvisor i decided to go. FA'NTASTIC Prawns! great vibe and a nice mix of locals and tourists. I'll definitely revisit Zambi when i'm next in Maputo

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Seafood and Fish you can only dream of”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

What a wonderful place to go to for dinner. Very comfortable restaurant with good seating. Service excellent. Great wine choices proposed by the wine waiter. Food kept on coming, prawns were huge, tasty and amazing. Fish too. Cannot recommend highly enough. My tip? Be nice to all the staff, be friendly and enjoy what they offer. To all the management and staff I congratulate you. Thank you.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner in maputo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was the best dinner me and my husband had in maputo..Wonderful atmosphere, very clean, excellent service and delicious seafood..I had the butterflied fish of the day. It was cooked to perfection. My husband had the grilled lobster tail which also was grilled to perfection. Never thought lobster tail would be this good when grilled..Friendly service..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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156 reviews 156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
“Didn't meet our expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by friends in Maputo as the best place in Maputo so we really expected a wonderful gastronomic experience. Unfortunately we were rather let down and understood this is the fashionable place to be at the time because of its chic and trendy ambiance rather than a place to sample great food.
The decoration and atmosphere are very nice but the food is just OK, if anything a bit bland.
So is a nice place to spend an evening though rather expensive for local standards. Probably perfect for business meetings.
It was also regrettable that the staff didn't know much about the food or wine so couldn't really advise us.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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