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“A must, if you find yourself in Blantyre!”
Review of Chez Maky

Chez Maky
Ranked #13 of 50 Restaurants in Blantyre
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1 review
“A must, if you find yourself in Blantyre!”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

I absolutely enjoyed my experience at Chez Maky. I hadn't expected to be wowed by the view from the outdoor space. You can experience the natural beauty of the city from Chez Maky. The famous noodles live up to their name. Don't expect anything fancy in the venue or the food. Go and enjoy the simplicity that has to offer.

Maky is a wonderful soul. He is friendly and welcoming. You fill like you can concur the work and that its all yours for the taking. Its worth striking a conversation with him.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Take a step back into real African time”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is located in a nice location with a nice pool to lounge around so is good for those lazy days. Food service is slow so when you arrive and want food later order it when you arrive so it will come when you want it. Maky is there himself most days so nice to go chat to him however if you have an issue he might not be so easy to find. Staff are friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Gillian B
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Clayton le Moors, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Convivial Atmosphere and Good Food - Cold Beers Too!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

The atmosphere, friendly service, good food, cold beers and value for money. This is one of my favourite places in Blantyre and I have never been disappointed. Friendly waiters and host made it the perfect evening.

Visited March 2014
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Thank GoggsNairobi
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Blantyre, Malawi
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136 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Honest place”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Honest food, very very good noodles and music they play there is awesome. Chilled out atmosphere. Free wifi!

Visited July 2013
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Thank MikeWeiss
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Northern Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great home away from home while in Malawi...”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Chez Maky is a great, friendly place to have a meal, enjoy some music, or stay in one of several rooms and casitas on premises. Free and fast wireless throughout, this is my first choice to stay in Blantyre. I travel a lot for work, and a sterile, boring hotel without free wireless is not my idea of a productive and relaxing place to stay. That said, the best part of staying or visiting Chez Maky is Maky himself, the proprietor, who truly cares about his guests. Maky will go out of his way to make your stay - for a cup of coffee or for a month - a memorable one. Do yourself a favor while you're in Blantyre; skip places like the Mt. Sochi Hotel in favour of Chez Maky - you'll be glad you did.

  • Visited June 2013
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