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Lukmaan Restaurant

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Mkunazini | Under the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 482 131
Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a bit like a cafeteria in style but great selection of local dishes, curries, breads, samosas etc and amazing fresh fruit smoothies. Expect to pay no more than about $5 for a huge plate of food and drink in the atmosphere under the huge tree.

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Thank Keraig
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was nice, nothing to rave about but the portions were large. There's a nice outside seating area, nothing fancy but relaxed. Go there at lunch as this is when they have most options.

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Thank Luisa L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Locals and foreigners dine here and we had heard about it online. We were not disappointed, the food is amazing, we are vegans and had plenty of options. The bread is great to dip with the curries (recommend the veggy tomato curry and the coconut potatoes and peas) and the biriani is awesome. We tried the sugar cane and loved... More 

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Thank Wahl M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there after a visit to the Stone Town slave church. At first I was a bit reluctant to get a bite from there however our guide told us it was good and loads of foreigners were in there always. I went in and it was true, loads of bag packers. I had rice and beef stew. I suspect... More 

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Thank Yemski D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I read about the restourant and decided to make it our first stop for something to eat in Stone Town. Around lunch time the place was full of locals and tourists alike. Since there were many choices and we were not very familiar with the local food we asked some help from a friendly waiter who didn't... More 

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Thank Imre B
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and helpful staff and delicious tanzanian food for a good price. Very cozy place with nice decor!

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Thank claramannheimer
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about this local place, so we tried it. We all three tried a little something for 25,000 shillings (Like $10 USD). I don't really know what each thing was, it is cafeteria style, where you point to what you want, but of all the things I tried, I am still dreaming about the biryani. Oh my gosh. Great... More 

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Thank mrsbrowning
Szczecin, Poland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was OK but I expected something more after I red all the opinions at TA. Food cold, beef pretty good, drinks good. Price low. No price, no menu I do not know how much I pay before I come to cashier.

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Thank Daniel K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly here. When I explained I was a vegetarian, they took the time to explain the dishes to me and point out all my options. I definitely recommend the stewed red beans and the sweet potato leaves. Portions are very generous - would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to try local food in... More 

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Thank Cheryl L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lukmaan is local Zanzibari food at local prices! You get a real view into daily life here and are not segrated into a tourist only restaurant.Try the tamarind juice and octopis and coconut curry

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Thank Penny A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mkunazini | Under the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 482 131

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