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Tarboush Cafe

Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shawarma” (23 reviews)
“pilau” (12 reviews)
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African, Halal
€€ - €€€
Makadara Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The price is good because most of the portions are huge. We shared a dish and that was enough for two people. The food was good and we met some friendly servers. Location is also very convenient if you’re visiting the old town.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FerTarran
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We went with my wife and son I ordered Beef Shavarma with naan It was fantastic My wife and son ordered Chicken tikka and chips and Beef Mishkaki (pieces of marinated beef grilled on charcoal) It was wonderful Finally we all had Passion juice

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shabbir L
Reviewed 15 November 2018

I was so excited to walk into the cafe because everyone says you have to eat here when in Mombasa. There was no one on the counter which made me walk back out. A kind man then approached to help and took my order. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank palces
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vivek S
Reviewed 9 October 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nigelhenson
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brian A
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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