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Lukmaan Restaurant

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Mkunazini | Next to the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Khartoum, Sudan
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a simple restaurant that is frequented by locals and tourists alike. You have the options of choosing from a range of pre-cooked dishes which are then served to your at your table. There is both indoor and outdoor setting (limited). Drink choices are limited to bottled drinks, nothing fresh, which is a shame as I think it would complement... More 

Thank aach
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very busy place where they serve mostly Zanzibari cuisine. They have some indoor and outdoor seating. Tourists seem to love it, I guess for the cuisine and the relatively good prices. But I must admit, the biriani I ordered for lunch was no where near the biriani that I know, but don't let this discourage you. I am fussy.

Thank Mamarhuby
Hunter Valley, Australia
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184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As in most places ther are two price levels. The tourist rice and the local price. This is a local restaurant at local prices. Que up to get to the service counter and you will be rewarded with a large array of local dishes and helpful english speaking staff. Your choices are served and you then pay at the cash... More 

Thank Michael D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed right around the corner from Lukmaan. It was our "go-to" place. The food is good and cheap. They also do carry out. It's basically a buffet where you choose a main and sides and they are served to you on a tray. Not great, but satisfying.

Thank Lee D
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to get a feel for the real Zanzibar food culture. Came here a few evenings with my friends. The food was delicious. The staff were super friendly and honest! On my first night I was still getting used to the currency and nearly paid waaay extra for my food, but the man at the till helped me sort... More 

Thank ybjolly
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you want a really good swahili food this is the place, make sure you go there early because even the local people this is the best spot for them

Thank jafar7940
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always full with people and tasty food with low cost, if you in Zanzibar never miss to visit here.

Thank Keemely
Seattle, Washington
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167 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's always a lineup at this place, it's buffet style but there is staff to serve you - due to the crowds the food turns over fast and it's very fresh. Everything we had was delicious - biryani, pilau, samosa, skewered beef, fish, vegetable curry, sweet plantains. For being a 'fast food' type of restaurant, there is plenty of staff... More 

Thank TravellingHK
washington dc
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience dinning here. You can select anything you want, then the cashier will add up the dishes, which ended up to be only about $5-$7 per person.

Thank kcs1103
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i hadn't heard about this place before. our driver recommended us about it. we reached Zanzibar at 9.15 am. we we were very hungry. we straightaway went here. this place serves veg as well as non-veg. all foods are prepared in local style. after browsing through the dishes i selected some. it was nice in taste. nice place with many... More 

Thank Shabbir117

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
African, Fast Food
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?