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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mamboz Restaurant

Mamboz Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 299 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Chinese, African, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Local BBQ & Chinese Fusion Locally Owned and Full Family Operated Business. Relatively New* Come Check it out and ask for our Fav. Specials.
Orlando, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

The best food and service in Dar Es Salaam! Everything on the menu is delicious, i had the opportunity to eat there the first night i was in Dar, and i didnt go anywhere else! For 5 consecutive nights, i ate at mamboz and was hoping my flight would be cancelled so i would be able to eat there an extra night! Amazing BBQ !

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Riyaaz J
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dubai
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good food tasty too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

good food, first heard from relatives then experienced the recommendations were genuine n true. loved the food

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank meeraDubai
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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
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“Great street eating in Dar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

A great street side foot joint. The chicken was great, especially the lemon flavoring. The garlic naan was to die for. We had to get seconds it was that great. The service is attentive and helpful. A great value!

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3 Thank Mattdy
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london
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“The taste that will never go away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

I visited Mamboz in a party of four - not anticipating that this visit will be marked in my history as one of the best BBQ chicken that i would ever have had. The restaurant is a Dar Es Salaam street food restaurant located on the corner of a busy junction. The large BBQ is laid out in a corner with smoke bellowing away with waft of different flavours. We sat down on the cheap plastics chairs not knowing what to expect - the place started getting busier with more locals and tourist arriving. Our meals arrived a
Short while later - half a BBQ chicken pili pili with homemade chips and range of different sauces. One word summarizes it - fantastic. Note that no alcohol is served or allowed. I went there a second day on a Tuesday and it wasn't there.... Was it a mirage.......

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1 Thank londonhaks
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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“A Real Treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

As an expat living in Dar, I had a notion when I first arrived to be cautious on exploring anything beyond the Peninsula (or at least this is what some friends had said). The thought of hygiene, restaurants that had fancy gardens and flashy chairs had blinded my sense of eateries in Dar.

Thus, I was stupid enough to force myself to the mediocrity that restaurants in the "Masaki" area offered, now don't get me wrong there are quite a few places that stood out but Mamboz is probably one of my absolute favorites in Dar.

The food is fresh, hot and extremely tasty. The "Sekla" chicken and BBQ fish were fantastic and I would actively ask fellow expats or other more "cautious" diners to explore this joint. Granted, the interior is extremely basic and external roadside facing tables might not be fine dining but this is exactly why this place is good. It offers you what Dar should be known for, roadside BBQ!

The owners are constantly around and always effortlessly at your disposal with a smiling face. But the food is something that will keep you coming back for more. For approx US$5, you could get beyond stuffed. I urge anyone in Dar to try this, you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Tom F
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