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Lukmaan Restaurant

Mkunazini | Under the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 482 131
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“biryani” (40 reviews)
“rice” (36 reviews)
“stews” (9 reviews)
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08:00 - 23:00 Hours
African, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Mkunazini | Under the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here when visiting Stone Town for one day. Definately on the cheaper side for Stone Town. The food is ordered from the counter and you can see all the dishes there. Lots to choose from! We had delishous coconut bread, biriyani and...More

Thank Jannika K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is packed with repeat customers and the food is good. Once I found out I could eat cheap and well, I stopped going to other restaurants and ate where the locals ate. I had well seasoned calamari and red snapper three or four...More

Thank AtlantaAnita
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In this restaurant you can view the food at the counter like a canteen service, or you can order from a menu with clear photos of what you will get... The food was delicious, and excellent value for money. There was also a great selection...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Busy and noisy place...but nice food, great fresh fruitjuices, very reasonable prices and an experience you should not miss. The staff was gently guiding us confused tourists on what to order and how it all worked. 😳

Thank Susanne E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good local food for reasonable pricing. The restaurant is a little bit dark and often crowded, but there is a very nice rooftop terrace. Make your order and go upstairs. The portions are rather small, so you can try different stuff. Good alternative to...More

Thank roehre242
Reviewed 6 days ago

So this was the original must vist place to sample local food. Now it has competition next door with Mashallah Café. When we visited on a weekend it was packed (with people as well as cats) and chaotic. It was overwhelming. But the food is...More

Thank SalimM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb casual eating experience with none of the haggling dramas of street vendors. Locals come here and the food is excellent, especially the King prawns and grilled fish, with a variety to choose from. It can supposedly get pretty busy, which is understandable. Dinner crowd...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food choice was good and we had a very sweet waitress who explained what all the dishes were before bringing over our choices. The food was fine, not as amazing as some have said but the standard of food isn’t that great in Stone...More

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hype is more than the reality, could be because of the limited choices in Zanzibar. The seating and service is limited by space and staff.... The food was ok, no complaints...

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant to experience authentic local cusine and I wasn't dissapointed. Had my first taste of Octopus which was nice.

Thank SiddonLook
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26 October 2017|
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Response from René S | Reviewed this property |
No. It is like Fast Food the African way.
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26 August 2017|
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Response from Lukmaan | Property representative |
The price of a plate of beef biryani or pilau is two US dollars. A bowl of spinach is one US dollar A bottle of water is one US dollar. Other meals may cost more than that but you can have an average meal for five US... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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Lukmaan restaurant has been serving local cuisine to locals and tourists for over ten years now.Our new location under the Baobab Tree has become more favourite for its open air and live cooking enviroment.Welcome and enjoy the spiritual healthy eating under the Baobab Tree and you will get unique chance to see the real connection between human and the Baobab.
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