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“Excellent street food”
Review of Mamboz Restaurant

Mamboz Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 304 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Local BBQ & Chinese Fusion Locally Owned and Full Family Operated Business. Relatively New* Come Check it out and ask for our Fav. Specials.
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent street food”
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stayed at the Econolodge which is about a 2min walk from this street food place so great for access and ease. The food was excellent - freshly cooked and very very tasty. We had the Mamboz mixed special and also the piri piri chicken wings to start which were excellent. The manager was also very welcoming and very helpful. Definitely recommend it.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank katherineabbie
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Need an extra eyes in kitchen...”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Mamboz should employ staff who keep an eye on proper takeaway food and dine in..
When you come home and open the parcel...what you see is not your order...not 1st or 2nd time...most of the time
..either chicken is not what you wanted or the chips are dipped in oil for years or cold as hell..
Last time took takeaway was like 12 PCs of chips...

Taste is good no doubt about it...but service is worse then street vendors who sell mishkaki...

Best alternate is to go next door LAZEEZ ATLEAST THEY ATTEND YOU PROPERLY...

I HAVE BEEN REGULAR TO MAMBOZ 2-3 TIMES A WEEK BUT NOT ANYMORE...
THERES LAZEEZ NEXT TO MAMBOZ
THESE ONE MORE IN UPANGA FIRE STATION ROAD...BESIDE MAZENGA STREET.
THERES MAX FRIES...ON LUMUMBA STREET / NEAR MOROGORO ROAD.
DELHI DARBAR
ALI KUKU NEAR SLEEP INN CITY TOWN HOTEL...

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank MOHSIN R
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Shanenayani, Manager at Mamboz Restaurant, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Whoah, We are stunned by your review Sir, Never the less it is an honest review, You have every right to bring our attention to which ever department you as a loyal Mamboz customer may feel that we have neglected upon.
It is very utmost disappointing when you reach home after successfully getting your order in reaching home and finding anomalies in the order, especially on the chips department, That being the most important part of the order. However depending on local produce for the acquiring of potatoes, there are times where it is inevitable from our supplies to receive sup par produce. Which results on the feeling of them being dipped in oil. There is a simple way to overcome this. When you place an order for takeout on the phone just request our operator to not place the chips until you arrive this way they are fresh as you pick them up. However you will be willing to wait 5-15mins depending on your order.
We still assure you that we are here to help the customers, if you will notice around our street side place is managed by us. When ever you feel like you are not attended like you mentioned please let us know. My parent’s handling the counters for the take ways and me myself try to make sure all tables and walk-ins are attended for. Should you however feel neglected do not hesitate to bring to our attention or call me +255683626269. We hope you resume to your regular schedule of 3-4 times a week at Mamboz Corner BBQ. Since you are new in Dar-es-Salaam. For a more comprehensive list of all the restaurants in our vicinity you can check TripAdvisor>Daressalaam has list of 161 of the top and hottest restaurants the city has to offer. Dar-es-Salaam is truly hottest place to eat in Tanzania.
Do not forget to visit our brand new Upanga location on Magore Street by the name of Mamboz SizGrill. You cannot miss it.
Thanks for bringing our attention. We will be glad to receive you should happen to return to enjoy Mamboz just as you loved it.

Sincerely,
Shane Nayani - Mamboz Restaurants
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“street food”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I really do not understand how a place like this is rates so high on TA. Probably this should be listed not in the restaurant but in the street food list. Quite ordinary food (bbq) and very very poor setting and enviroment. Price is reasonable.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank freddie g
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Shanenayani, Manager at Mamboz Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
HI,
Thank you for your candid review. We are sorry that our restaurant did not meet your standards as far the ambiance and environment. It is true we are merely a street based BBQ placed on a corner of Libya Street and Morogoro Road.

Reviews on Tripadvisor are merely based personal reviews of people based on their experiences and not on prices and Stars.

For a more exquisite dinning experience in a private property indoors or alfresco. We have another branch namely Mamboz SizGrill.

Thanks,
Shane
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Excellent barbecued and fried foods. A minutes walk from the Econolodge and Safari Inn. Fried Changu is definitely worth a try.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank D_Ritchie14
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Sydney
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mamboz chicken is supreme”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I read the reviews then wondered when I arrived. I was also skeptical about the busy streetside corner. Service as everywhere in Tanzania wasn't fast but I'm becoming accustomed to slowing down for the time taken to freshly cook everything. I was travelling with 3 other friends. 3 of us had the Mamboz special - a mix of beef mishkaki, kebab and chicken sekela and azam (a bread like naan). All the photos you see online exactly capture the atmosphere and food. All the foodmwas delicious but I agree with everyone about the best chicken in Tanzania, even after eating chicken every other day! Tasty, succulent and morish. Highly recommended for good value and down to earth local atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Mazula6
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