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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“biryani” (35 reviews)
“stews” (8 reviews)
“rice” (28 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
African, Cafe, Seafood, Barbecue, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Mkunazini | Under the Baobab Tree, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is no menu card, you have to choose from sevaral possibilities in several vitrines, then the waitor will bring it. Food is very tasty and fresh.

Thank Aaimaai
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This is a busy place. Travellers have discovered this local restaurant serving authentic Swahili food that is well prepared for local prices. If travelling in Stone Town, this is a must visit. Ask directions if you get lost. All the locals can help direct you...More

Thank Bucket_To_Do_List
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch after stone town tour. Ordered biryani and fish and its only 5000tsh! Sooo cheap compared to hotel food and it was really good! Ended up buying food for dinner and for my last day in Zanzibar. My hotel was very nice...More

Thank dvyn m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a buffet style lunch place. I'm never a big fan of buffet because food is cold most of the time. I like the smoothie at this place, it's fresh and tasty. If you want a quick lunch place, this place is perfect.

Thank Yuchun C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking in Stone town can produce quite an appetite so we decided to ask one of the locals for a restaurant that serves local cuisine. He pointed us in the direction of Lukmaans and boy where we glad. Wide range of delicious local cuisine and...More

Thank Eduan V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch after a visit to the Slavery Museum. The location is about 20m up the road from the museum and seems popular with locals and tourists alike. This is a typical African eatery with a selection of stews, curries and rice, chappatie, samosa’s...More

Thank AfricanQueen67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the bustling atmosphere of this place and the opportunity to try local dishes at a reasonable price!

Thank Cheryl575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lukmaan is the best for local food If you don't want to wait food for an hour in a restaurant Lukmaan is an answer, food is buffet and has enough option. For vegetarian is easy to pick good as well Food is always ready no...More

1  Thank Glory H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not remember how many times we ended up here, but every time we tried something new and every time we left happy and satisfied. Popular with locals and travellers. We even got some take out one day and took it with us to...More

1  Thank i_the_explorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending many hours in stone town visiting different attractions before ending the tour at Darajani market we stopped at Lukmaan restaurant, the place was so busy and crowded not only with locals but also the tourists we were excited with a lot of food...More

Thank Kilimanjarobrothers
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Questions & Answers
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$18
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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