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Ma Shaa Allah Cafe'

Mkunazini Street | Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4151, Tanzania
+255 784 670 731
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“biryani” (12 reviews)
“fresh naan” (4 reviews)
“juice” (12 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Indian, African, Cafe, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
Mkunazini Street | Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4151, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They don’t have so many food selection but what they offer is good. I had a nice bokoboko (similar to chicken porridge) with beef roll and spinach. My wife had chapati, beef samosa, and spinach. We were surprised when we saw the bill that it...More

Thank Abraham S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Affordable prices and acceptable food. Tried the kebab and wasn’t the worst but not even the best. Simple place with still nice staff. Would probably prefer the place next door as they have more variety of choice and better juices/smoothies

Thank zorbailgreco87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the (un)fortunate experience of eating next door on our first day. My wife and I and 2 teenage children loved the food at Ma Shaa Allah. We had a wrap, chicken noodles, tikka chicken with garlic naan and butter chicken with biryani rice....More

Thank Alwyn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s very close to another popular restaurant, but I prefer Ma Shaa Allah. Big portions, yummy food, nice service (and not so slow as in many places) and more than affordable price. Located in a very busy road, so not very quiet. We will keep...More

1  Thank Paula C
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Amazing buffet of Swahili food offerings. The staff are friendly and will help you choose from the tantalizing selections. Busy, busy but service is fast and friendly. Frequented by locals, residents, and tourists alike.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Simple local eatery serving daily dishes. We had briyani rice, beef curry, tandoori chicken and aubergine masala and all were very tasty. We saw the guy making fresh naans in the tandoor outside and ordered one ourselves. They also serve freshly squeezed orange juice.

2  Thank alienshu
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The food took a little too much time to get ready... but the staff were nice and the food was OK... I would recommend better time management...

Thank Laila A
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing tasty 😋 food... Fresh air & the serenity is great. Great services and friendly people...i loved the tradition of serving the food.

1  Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Very kind staff,delicious food and the owner is always considerate in advising you for the best food I loved it

Thank PAOLODIMARIA
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I found this place vibrant and friendly with excellent food. It’s on a busy street so there are street people begging, cats begging but that’s part of Stone Town. The service was very efficient and friendly despite some of the other reviews....actually one of the...More

Thank Aroundtheworld03
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neladamata
26 October 2017|
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Response from YaseerMC | Property representative |
Hi There is usually no booking required unless it's a large group and require specific sitting location i.e outside, since sits are limited for outside or else you require large order in specific timings. Also the booking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mkunazini Street | Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4151, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 784 670 731
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Description
LOCAL FOOD at LOCAL PRICE Delicious local food in a typical local stone town building with cozy and chilling ambiance, including a variety of drinks and beverages. We also serve different types of coffees, shakes and smoothies.
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