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Tarboush Cafe

Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shawarma” (21 reviews)
“pilau” (10 reviews)
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African, Fast food, Halal
€€ - €€€
Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great central location on the Mombasa island - food is great - both the vegetarian and non veg of our group enjoyed - masal chips - egg chapati

Thank Vivek S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kenya is a beautiful place and so is Mombasa. However, it’s places like this food place that make Kenya and Mombasa in particular a dream destination! Let’s cut to the chase: if you haven’t tasted/eaten Pilau as only the Swahili people do make and then...More

Thank munenemwaniki
Reviewed 21 September 2018

They have since closed, but I never misses the shawarma and naan at Tarboush. The meals were just too awesome and fresh

Thank Edu A
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Tarboush is an institution of Old Town Mombasa, just like the winding streets and Fort Jesus. It's a place I frequently take any out of town visitors. The location is very convenient after a morning of exploring and the shaded outdoor eating area is a...More

Thank tjthefoodie
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic value. Good quality and large portions. Gets busy lunchtimes. Eat inside near a flykiller machine! As its too popular with flies.

Thank nigelhenson
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The place is conveniently located next to a police station, the service is fast and with friendly staff.

Thank The N
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Well, the truth is, I have found myself visiting Tarboush every lunch hour am in Mombasa, I do not think there's any other place I will find shawarman as good as is at Tarboush. Anyone intending to eat out while in Mombasa kindly start by...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend for a pilau afternoon, and trust me guys, it was Worth every penny we spent. Their pilau is very tasty and delicious, with a fresh mango juice. Looking forward to visit tarboush again and again. I recommend everyone to...More

Thank Luciana A
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Good food for a busy afternoon at this eatery. The pilaf was tasty and flavorful I could taste the spices, the beef kebab, the pita bread chicken sharwama was marvelous well made, tasty and extremely palatable with great aroma. I enjoyed it. The chicken tikka...More

Thank ralphm671
Reviewed 8 April 2018

How are you in Mombasa with that Swahili dish crave and not end up here...the location is right. in the CBD. The servings are just over the top!!! Very affordable. Love their biryani, it's about time I changed my orders

Thank Adams K
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
They are best in Biryani, Pilau and Kebabs in mombasa town. Most visited by locals.
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