Duyen - Vietnamese Homecook by Kim
Unnamed Road, Jambiani, Tanzania
Review β„–1

We met Kim at her new coffee shop in Paje, and she directed us to her first restaurant in Jambiani. We are thrilled with her passion of bringing the taste from her home to the far east Africa which we didnt expect to have before traveling. We were also inspired with her story how she started her business and now having 2 successful places in Zanzibar, giving training and job opportunities to local young people. Congratulations πŸ‘ 🎊 She also gave us a lot of great tips to enjoy the island.More than that we enjoyed it very much our meals with the chill vibe on the beach. There are some dishes Kim and her Chef created for us based on her mood... how fun! The dumplings and Pho were top. We kept coming back almost everyday, except for the day we had excursions ☺.Thank you Kim and your amazing team, you made our travel! We will miss you and your place

Review β„–2

Cooking out of menu... Perhaps, I was super lucky to travel during the quiet time in Zanzibar. Got recommended by my hotel to come and eat here. A bit far from Bwejuu where I stay and for the first time,, its a little bit confusing by going through the hotel reception. The staff were very friendly and flexible. It wasnt too busy and the Waiter to us that the Chef can cook something out of menu only for you. I felt like we were treated in the way Vietnamese people do in their country. We didnt meet Kim (I was curious about her because I heard many things about her), but definitely she did a good job training her staff.We had Tofu in Tomato sauce, its not in the menu but it should be ;) very authentic taste. Definitely will come back many time

Review β„–3

Kims Vietnamese food inspired by what her mother taught her, is truly a food experience. Food is made with outmost care and attention to details and only local ingredients are used. Despite us being a party of 14 people all food came in warm and perfectly cooked. The atmosphere under the palm trees with candles are amazing. I just love everything about Kim and her cooking and go here when I need a treat. Best food I had on Zanzibar.

Review β„–4

Good location and friendly staff. Small menu but very flexible. After the first time we ordered Spring rolls, they came as fried nem and the waiter explained that the fresh roll that they call summer rolls are not in the menu but they can make fresh up on request. Turn out our favorite dish. Returns several time during our stay in Jambiani. Highly recommend πŸ‘Œ

Review β„–5

Beautiful place. Great healthy food in a wonderful setting. Happy chef!

Review β„–6

If I could give a 10 star review, this would be the case. Each plate is extremely tasty and comes in an abundant portion. Alert: Kim’s dumplings are extremely addictive! If you haven’t been here yet, you definitely should.Highly recommended!

Review β„–7

The food is painfully average, absolutely not worth the price. Vietnamese is my favourite cuisine and I eat it several times per week in various locations all over the world, and this was a huge disappointment, definitely not worth the good reviews. The tofu was overfried, blandness of meals is compensated by excess of salt. Also, the service is slow and not very attentive, one must almost beg for their attention.

Review β„–8

A super nice place with Vietnamese food a few steps from the beach with the best food Ive been eating on Zanzibar so far. I was eating a menu presented by the very nice owner Kim with hot buns, shrimps, tuna and some more things, excellent, thanks!

Review β„–9

Best restaurant in a planet with amazing food, super cool Vietnamese Chef and great ambiance!!! the place to be!!

Review β„–10

Best food on the south east coast of Zanzibar. The place is an oasis - you can spend the entire day there. Plenty places to chill an relax and of course , most importantly to eat super delicious vietnamese food, prepared by the lovely owner Kim. Fresh, authentic food made with love. A foodies paradise and highly recommended to everybody who loves food.

Review β„–11

Nice place and friendly staff! But service is disappointing. They would serve 3/4 plates, one person to stay and watch the others to eat. Later to take the plate before you finish your meal - not cool! Prices are to expensive for meals that are medium to small and bland in the taste.

Review β„–12

Such great addition to the restaurant scenery on the island. One of the best glassnoodle salad Ive ever had in my life. The dumplings are delicious and the summerroll unbeatable. Thank you for todays best lunch ever! Highly recommended, at place as well as for take away.

Review β„–13

Love the food and vibe at this outdoor Vietnamese joint on the Sharazad premises. Yummy menu that keeps getting updated (I loved the seared tuna tatake). Authentic Vietnamese food and Definitely one of my favourite places to eat on this side of zanzi!

Review β„–14

Very good and tasty vietnamese food, truly recommend it! The staff was also really kind, and the enviroment next to the beach makes everything better.

Review β„–15

Very nicePho bo was great and the main reason we came.Middle to high prices. Note if you not a guest of the hotel you have to pay cash ! They do t have credit card

Review β„–16

Delicious food, fantastic service. I will come back many many times.

Review β„–17

Great Vietnamese low key restaurant a few steps away from the beach. Great atmosphere, relaxed and chill. Menu is small, but the food is delicious. Tried the dumplings, short ribs, and spring rolls. Also had an Americano. Owner is nice. Def visit after a nice long walk on the beach

Review β„–18

The best Vietnamese food I have ever had! Even better than in Vietnam. An absolute must!

Review β„–19

Absolutely amazing place to stay and relax. Kims food is soo delicious and cooked with love.

Review β„–20

This restaurant is amazing. Authentic Vietnamese food and everything is delicious. Beautiful setting on the beach. Highly recommend!

Review β„–21

Amazing Vietnamese food in the heart of Zanzibar. Excellent setting, service and great food, especially the dumplings!

Review β„–22

Amazing Vietnamese homecooked style food. Kim is great and really know how to make one feel very welcome

Review β„–23

Best dumplings on the island

Review β„–24

Beautiful place and delicious food

Review β„–25

Just delisious!!! Nothing to add. One just has to come here

Review β„–26

Best food ever

Review β„–27

AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Review β„–28

Stopped by for lunch on a fiery zanzibar afternoon. The friendly staff brought us some delicious cocktails and food. Definitely worth stopping in for something different when on the island.

Review β„–29

Everything was very delicious (beef dumplings, fried rice with chicken and the Tuna salad)Will return many times!

Review β„–30

I like Vietnamese cuisine a lot and eat a lot, from Vietnam to Berlin, where there are many authentic places. I was glad to see a Vietnamese restaurant near my hotel. I wanted a soup in which the Vietnamese are the champions. I was given a bowl with traces of onion and chives in addition to pasta, plus three small shrimps, two pieces of fish and two octopus particles. Everything is very hard, because it is cooked for a long time. The broth - and it is not malice - it differed little from warm water. Fortunately, I got hot sauce and seasoned a little ... It was the worst but also the most expensive ($ 14) Vietnamese soup I have ever eaten. Not wanting to jump to conclusions, I went again. I ordered dumplings and fried rice with vegetables, KimsMama ... Dumplings okay, although they are not Vietnamese flavors. And the rice is bland, bland, trace amounts of vegetables, similarly fried eggs. The hot sauce did not help either. Thread. A small pile of tasteless rice. But the price for both dishes is like a five-star place, because its $ 18. Anyway, this place has little or nothing to do with Vietnamese cuisine. And the prices for the dishes are taken from the ceiling. The third time I will definitely not go.

Review β„–31

The prices are a bit higher, but the food was also very tasty. The dumplings were amazingly good and probably the best Ive ever tasted :) Glass noodles and pho were delicious too. The location is beautiful and right on the beach.

Review β„–32

If you want a change of the local Zanzibar cuisine and you are fans of Asian cuisine, this charming restaurant with its feet in the sand is for you!All of our meals were delicious, the service friendly and quick, and the prices reasonable! We therefore recommend 100%

Review β„–33

Very tasty food and very good service!Small menu, but everything that we tried was very tasty :)Unreservedly recommendable, so friendly service.

Review β„–34

Very good Vietnamese cuisine. You sit on the beach and enjoy the sea view. Very friendly service.There are also some vegetarian options.

Review β„–35

Super address, super fresh and very quiet cuisine Mama Kim at the top

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  • Address:Unnamed Road, Jambiani, Tanzania
  • Site:
  • Phone:+255 772 434 995
  • Vietnamese restaurant
  • Asian restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:12–10PM
  • Wednesday:12–10PM
  • Thursday:12–10PM
  • Friday:12–10PM
  • Saturday:12–10PM
  • Sunday:12–10PM
Service options
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeaway:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
Health and safety
  • Temperature check required:Yes
  • Staff wear masks:Yes
  • Staff get temperature checks:Yes
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Toilets:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cosy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
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