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Ma Shaa Allah Cafe'

Mkunazini Street | Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4151, Tanzania
+255 24 223 3444
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“biryani” (10 reviews)
“fresh naan” (4 reviews)
“juice” (11 reviews)
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Indian, African, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Mkunazini Street | Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4151, Tanzania
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Delicious Food
"Ma Shaa Allah Cafe was a great discovery!"
Shari-Lynn M
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2. Reasonably priced
"got better food for half the price"
Declan M
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3. Public Favorite
"What was rather bland in Lukman has actual flavour in Ma Shaa Allah."
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here twice during our stay, very tasty Indian food. Waiters very lovely. We ordered from the menu, everything cooked to order and worth the typical zanzibarian restaurant wait. 2 dishes, 1 rice and 1 naan bread between 2 is more than satisfyingly filling...More

Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 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 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here, at the recommendation of a local guide we used earlier in the day for some site-seeing. The place is fairly easy to find and there are lots of waitresses trying to lure passers-by into the restaurant (they're all...More

Thank Stefan P
YaseerMC, Guest Relations Manager at Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stephan P, On behalf of Ma Shaa Allah Cafe, i would like to thank you for your review and clear few things you have mentioned. 1. The buffet option prices are incorrect since even at that rate its TZS10,000; TZS 15,000 and TZS 20,000...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very slow service... gave our order and waited for 30 minutes. .. kept reminding the waitresses.. but they were busy in attracting more customers .from the street then feeding the ones inside.... after 30 minutes .. we recieved a totally different order..... we left after...More

Thank singhdolly
YaseerMC, Guest Relations Manager at Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Singhdolly, On behalf of the restaurant, we would like to thank you for your review. I would like inform you that all the orders given from the menu are made from the point you order that's why we advice our customers who are in a...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Catered for a large group with delicious food, and great portion sizes - I recommend the buffet ! Very accessible and convenient. Reasonable pricing.

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Yummy food, great service and a friendly owner with passion for great food and service. Very good cakes, fresh juices and a variety of flavourful dishes. Open late in the night and open early in the morning for breakfasts. Fair prices for great cuisine.

1  Thank anila911
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We came to have our lunch and we reallt enjoyed our meal. I ordered coastal seafood curry which was amazing. My husband ordered prawns makhni which was delicious as well but most probably i wouldn't order it again. Service was nice. We will definitely come...More

1  Thank Ausra A
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had both lunch and dinner at Ma Shaa Allah Café while we were in Stone Town and both times we were served delicious food and drinks with kind guidance and big smiles. You can choose from the menu or simply go to the buffet...More

2  Thank ThorGroFrigg
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The atmosphere is nice and the waiting staff were very friendly. The food? reallly good. I ordered the grilled seafood platter with chilly paste. I really enjoyed it. I also had the passion fruit lassi which I really liked.

Thank Ahmed S
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Masha Allah after reading TA reviews. Interior is simple. You can order from the buffet selection or off the menu. My husband chose the biryani rice with beef curry.He said it was good but would have preferred to have the curry with plain...More

Thank rehmat b
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Questions & Answers
26 October 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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 24 223 3444
  • E-mail
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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