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Tarboush Cafe

Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Fast food, Halal
$$ - $$$
Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

How are you in Mombasa with that Swahili dish crave and not end up here...the location is right. in the CBD. The servings are just over the top!!! Very affordable. Love their biryani, it's about time I changed my orders

Thank Adams K
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Food didn’t take too long. The lighting and smoke was bad. The service not great considering there were very few guests at the time. The portions medium sized. They could do so much better. Prices okay.

Thank Nkaleni W
Reviewed 7 March 2018

It's a favorite for travellers as its conveniently located. The food is good, but service is fair especially during the evenings due the the many patrons...

Thank moses m
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

It's a pavement restaurant which is very common in Mombasa. They have a good range of BBQ and swahili dishes. Pocket friendly prices. Shawarmas are really good. Overall a nice place with good food. Parking is a little hard there but mostly you do get...More

Thank HuseinE
Reviewed 19 February 2018

My spot ever since I was a kid. I love their kebab, shawarma and cocktail juices. It's an amazing spot especially late afternoon and evening.

Thank Bob O
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

When visiting Mombasa.. dine at Tarboush.. wallet friendly.. lamp mandhi, chicken shawarma, chicken tikka are the best

1  Thank munir mohamed y
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is a good restaurant to get a taste of Swahili dishes. Right in the middle of town but on a less busy side street. Nothing really stands out apart from the food. The best place to have a Shawarma though.

1  Thank mark m
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is a must stop whenever am in Mombasa. They have maintained standards over the years. The swahili dishes are reasonably priced with adequate portions. I would have given them 5* unfortunately the tasty biriyani or pilau was not ready at 1pm and I had...More

Thank Loyya N
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

A very basic Barbeque joint and very local, gives you a feel of a local place not too expensive. Did not have cold juices. Outside is normally too busy and inside is abit goofy and not so well maintained and the lighting can be improved...More

1  Thank Jabs M
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Friends in Mombasa rave about Tarboush; I have been there twice. First time they were out of the food we wanted; second time was nice; generous portions of the mutton biryani. Fish and chicken was nice but extremely crispy. Didn't see evidence of what the...More

Thank Peter M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
They are best in Biryani, Pilau and Kebabs in mombasa town. Most visited by locals.
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