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Mosque street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to New Zahir by recommendation of a couple of friends, and it was really good in relation price-quality

Thank Jose S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit if you like to expiriance local food. Cheap and good food. Do not expect fine dining restaurant.

Thank Vesna Č
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Biggest issue here would be hygiene, or lack of it. the plate and utensils that i received were dirty. The table was filthy. The food i got was not fresh. Maybe the biriani would have been better or if you MUST eat here get something that is extra well cooked. The management need to pay attention to the hygiene of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

New Zahir is a local joint famous for the historical meetings by Freedom fighters. Their chapati is very fluffy and 'roti canai' like. Order their Sekela kuku

Thank Douglas_Ling
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Indian and local cusine served along with barbeque.Dont forget to taste the chapatis sold outside the restaurant.Their chicken biriyani is also excellent.It is a good restaurant overall.

Thank mohammedsohail13
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Almost every Saturdays I visit New Zahir restaurant to buy my lunch. Their biriani is very good. Also their sekala chicken if eaten with chapatis taste extra delicious.

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Caters for mixed tastes , the food was tasty very lively atmosphere. Beef ,Chicken, Kebab and rice very tasty

Thank Salmaandalvi
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Went here once. They don't have a decent airco only large fans which just blow the hot air around. Walls are tiled and a bit greasy, rickety chairs and tables. Waiter was friendly but food was bland.

Thank Gracie G
Kampala, Uganda
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407 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

The New Zahir is a canteen style place where the locals go to get cheap but good food. On a weekday, the place gets so packed you'll have a hard time finding a place to sit at one of the long tables. Go wild with ordering, or stay safe and get several beef mishkakis, kebabs, some chips, a chapatti and... More 

Thank MastaBaba

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mosque street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?