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#2 of 4 Bar in Pemba


Bar, Pizza, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Home from home. Friendly atmosphere, good craic, value for money meals. Thanks Russell, Pemba Magic is a gem!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 3 March 2019

Still as laid back and relaxed as ever, so don't expect 5*here. Just chilled, with locals popping in, coming to chat or say hello. You kind of feel at home here. Just look at the beautiful wood carvings, as they really are amazing

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

I eat at Russell’s pretty much every night if I’m staying in the nearby Kauri. Seafood is better than the alternatives in the area, and the atmosphere is quite relaxed. Also been to the monthly craft market. If you’re looking for something to take home...with you, it is probably the place to find something reasonable (as opposed to the shops in hotels or the crafts place across from “the” new grocery store which sell overpriced items).More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 26 November 2018

I ate here last night and had an amazing veggie pizza. Best pizza I've had in a really long time and for around $5 USD it was big enough to share...also a very nice atmosphere...easy to meet other travelers and people

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat & have a few drinks, one of the livelier places I found in pemba. Sports on the t.v & sociable locals made our evenings here very relaxing, nice food too, would recommend a visit

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Once a month is there an expat market, with safe parking place. The food is not high Standart, and you have to tell the waiter clearly what you wish. The place is not so clean, but clean with the food/kitchen. If you need some Tipps...for your trip you will meet some people they love to help you.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The best place in Pemba for meeting people or just chilling. All the local expats gather there for parties. Very laid back and relaxed with a pool. Pizzas good, and look out for the catch of the day, as the local fishermen bring them to...the lodge for supperMore

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great atmosphere to relax and have a good meal. The pizza is excellent. Had a burger and although it was kinda small (had 2!!!!), it was tasty. Good value. Table service needs improvement, as well as the ablutions.

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Always a great time to be had at Russel´s Place! Drinks and snacks served in less than the time expected to be had! Great place to entertain kids as well! Beautiful fish ponds, my kids love them!

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Come and hang out with other people on the go in Pemba. Meet friends and make new ones at this really awesome place while having some good food and drinks.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Yes, Pemba Magic Lodge offers takeaway services.

Pemba Magic Lodge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5