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Tarboush Cafe

Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
+254 721 312046
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good50%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Halal
$$ - $$$
Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop whenever am in Mombasa. They have maintained standards over the years. The swahili dishes are reasonably priced with adequate portions. I would have given them 5* unfortunately the tasty biriyani or pilau was not ready at 1pm and I had...More

Thank Loyya N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very basic Barbeque joint and very local, gives you a feel of a local place not too expensive. Did not have cold juices. Outside is normally too busy and inside is abit goofy and not so well maintained and the lighting can be improved...More

Thank Jabs M
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Friends in Mombasa rave about Tarboush; I have been there twice. First time they were out of the food we wanted; second time was nice; generous portions of the mutton biryani. Fish and chicken was nice but extremely crispy. Didn't see evidence of what the...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Tarboush has the beest Masala Chips in town along with great customer service! Clean, friendly and fast!

Thank Wandderlustt
Reviewed 6 October 2017

A barbeque and a swahili food venue, which serves fast food in ample quantities for a lot of walk in people in the busy market street. Situated on the road front, it is noisy but wholesome. Vegetarians have very little choice of foods at this...More

Thank Sukesha D
Reviewed 23 September 2017

A go to place when in Mombasa for coastal delicacies. The portions are generous, service is quick with friendly staff. The Biryani is awesome

Thank SamN001
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great place that serves most of the coastal delicacies, including biryani, shawarma, pilau. Spacious sitting space and good service.

Thank Maenta
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice and clean place in the center of Mombasa. The food was really good. No long waiting! The people there are also nice!

Thank Marco H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by a friend. They have amazing and tasty mutton biriani which I ate. The portions are very generous. The juice was fresh. Nice restaurant, fairly priced.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A very recommendable fast food place in the heart of the city. Excellent shawarmas and all the usual Kenyan stuff, everything very fresh due to a big turnover. Don't miss it when you feel hungry at lunchtime on your stroll towards Fort Jesus.

Thank IsabelleUndWerner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: +254 721 312046
They are best in Biryani, Pilau and Kebabs in mombasa town. Most visited by locals.
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