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Ma Shaa Allah Cafe'

Mkunazini Street | Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4151, Tanzania
+255 24 223 3444
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“biryani” (10 reviews)
“fresh naan” (4 reviews)
“juice” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, African, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Mkunazini Street | Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4151, Tanzania
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ma Shaa Allah Cafe'
1. Delicious Food
"Ma Shaa Allah Cafe was a great discovery!"
Shari-Lynn M
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2. Reasonably priced
"got better food for half the price"
Declan M
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3. Public Favorite
"What was rather bland in Lukman has actual flavour in Ma Shaa Allah."
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is always with nice people, open from morning to night with good food and good service. Healthy indian and local food. Is quiet place. I am A spnish living in zanzibar and i go frequently. Dont miss this place if you come to...More

Thank Leo Nor C
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I had the (un)fortunate experience of eating next door on our first day. My wife and I and 2 teenage children loved the food at Ma Shaa Allah. We had a wrap, chicken noodles, tikka chicken with garlic naan and butter chicken with biryani rice....More

Thank Alwyn P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good Indian restaurant. We ordered the tandoori chicken and a curry with chicken with rice and garlic naan. Very very tasty! And very affordable. Also try their neighbours; Lukmaan.

Thank 85dennis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food,friendly staff,good location...the soups in the restaurant are magnificent. Everything in this restaurant makes you come back again.THANKS FOR EVERYTHING DIRECTOR YASEER YUSSUF

Thank Mario D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very delicious meals...friendly staff and they will explain everything the cheapest meal that we had in zanzibar

1  Thank NatasaH7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had biryani with ocra and green tomato curry. For my taste better than in India - all spices and flavours are there but not as hot as to forget what you are eating. Value for money frequented by locals and tourists alike.

Thank Emmanouil P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

probably the best food we had o trip. the chef was lovely and the waitres so attentive and amaizing service. Seafood and BBQ prawns tandoor chicken and amaizing biryani with masala, as main chocolate cake, gurab jam for dessert. everything was really tasty.

Thank Aptizo K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit out of the way but well worth it. This is the nicest place we've found in Stone Town. Had the Paneer Sizzler (other vegetarian options available) and the Makhani Chicken both were generous portion sizes and tasted amazing! Staff are also very...More

Thank Joey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mashallah Cafe is the best restaurant to experience varieties of delicious Indian food in stone town. Staff are very friendly and professional.

Thank mahsin b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Indian oriented cafe with a wide choice of dishes, especially from tandoori oven. 8 types of naan with different fillings, various curries, especially wide range of chicken dishes. I ordered chicken malai tikka - chicken breast marinated in a cashew nut and homemade cheese pasre,...More

Thank Shimnik
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October 26, 2017|
Response from YaseerMC | Property representative |
Hi There is usually no booking required unless it's a large group and require specific sitting location i.e outside, since sits are limited for outside or else you require large order in specific timings. Also the booking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mkunazini Street | Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4151, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 3444
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LOCAL FOOD at LOCAL PRICE Delicious local food in a typical local stone town building with cozy and chilling ambiance, including a variety of drinks and beverages. We also serve different types of coffees, shakes and smoothies.
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