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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” (11 reviews)
“fresh naan” (4 reviews)
“juice” (12 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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
Sponsored by: Ma Shaa Allah Cafe'
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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent 3 weeks in Zanzibar, and this was our favorite local restaurant - It's a mix of indian and seafood, very tasty and with a good price. One of our favorites was the BBQ king fish with the garlic naan. It's all Fresh and...More

Thank gabimartelli
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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 1 week ago

We like to come to Ma Shaa Alaah Cafe because we think it is actually yummier than Lukmaans, which is right next door. They have excellent naan and tandoori! Just like any restaurant in Zanzibar, you will have to wait for your food, if you're...More

Thank Lyra R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two times in a row in the MaShaaAllahCafe and had butter chicken and vegetable curry. We ordered also garlic and butter naan aswell as mango lassie! Richard, our waiter, was very attentive and charming. It was the best indian food and butter chicken...More

Thank Nina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

we came to that place as a group of 25 tourists.Our guide said it s very good local restaurant ( really many local people were eating there it means we are at right place to eat) .It was very crowded but we did not wait...More

Thank MisterAntalya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious indian style food. They usually make things from scratch but we ordered the food that they already had prepared in the bar and it was really good. The service was good and we paid less than 10$ for our meal.

Thank SpelaJuric
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our city tour guide recommended we eat at Ma Shaa Allah Cafe as we were hungry starting our tour. The food was tasty and service quick. Their fresh juices were delicious and thirst quenching - needed after about 30 minutes of walking the streets of...More

Thank Theelo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First the good. Outstanding samosa and keema nan. Good rice and tandoori chicken marinade although bony with little meat. Makhani and gosht for me lack any real depth though generous portions. Expensive for Stone Town. Efficient friendly service.

Thank MrHard2Please
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of days in Stone Town and visited a couple of places, but for people on budget this restaurant could be heaven. First time we ordered a'la carte from the menu, and I have to tell you that both curry was extremely...More

Thank Valéria H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are friendly, the food is awesome and they deliver without any additional cost... well perhaps depends on the distance... but no stress type of place! I would definitely recommend.

Thank Myer J
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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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