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Mama Africa - CLOSED

Heinrichstrasse 239, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 271 48 00
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
22 Jul 2015
“not african”
29 Mar 2015
“Atmosphere is comfortable.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Heinrichstrasse 239, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I am african, hoping i would have a little flash back to home when eating at mama africa. i've given this restaurant more than one chance over the years and the food was terrible every single time. dont be fooled by the (good) decoration. every...More

Thank alexhowie
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I was rather disappointed, I have been there 3 times and all 3 times the food was just not good, nor was it genuine African food, sorry. The service was not great but the food was really the problem. I will not go back personally....More

Thank Rita889
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Very nice decoration and ambiance. Food was very very nice, but we didn't quite see the African flair. Service was pleasant so the whole impression was very positive. We shall be back

Thank itzibitzi
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Can't fully verify it's African credentials but the food is very good, the ambience and atmosphere is very nice. Also love the open plan and decor of the restaurant. Service has always been top notch every time I have visited.

1  Thank shahp75
Reviewed 11 October 2014

So after my husband had told me about his multiple visits to this restaurant, last night I got to try it out for myself. I have nothing good to say about this place but I do have plenty of bad things to say about it....More

2  Thank Smita K
Reviewed 29 September 2014

As others have said the decor is wonderful- every touch is a reminder of South Africa, colourful, vibrant and the atmosphere and staff are welcoming. But sadly we did come to eat and that was a huge disappointment. The appetisers were not too bad -...More

Thank TravelerFarnhamUK
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Had a nice time in this well decorated local. The food was good and presented well. We had the 16-dish Mama's Table shared among 9 girlfriends. This is the only time I've had African food so I can't compare it to the real thing, but...More

Thank SuziReckless
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Nice decor. Food was mixed; peri-peri chicken was very mild, probably to suit local tastes. The Nandos chain could teach them a thing or two here. Steak was ok. Crocodile spring roles, ok. Zebra filet ok. My son loved the african polenta. The African selection...More

Thank Mandrake30
Reviewed 27 August 2014

They were very adaptable with making space for us (i reserved for 12 but 5+ more people ended up coming) and making seperate bills. They were very friendly with informing me about what vegan options there are and were also ready to adapt. I ended...More

Thank debbieC1987
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This was an absolutely fantastic restaurant. Mama Africa proved to be everything positive that I read about it prior to dining here. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly, I went at a rather slow time so the service was very timely. The restaurant...More

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Restaurant Details

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Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heinrichstrasse 239, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Escher Wyss
  • Neighbourhood: Escher Wyss
  • Phone Number: +41 44 271 48 00
Description
Eine Küche mit vielen Gesichtern. Sie ist genau wie die Bevölkerung des Landes ein Schmelztiegel der verschiedenen Einflüsse und Rassen. Was wir unter südafrikanischer Küche verstehen, besteht hauptsächlich aus den Einflüssen der Buren (Holländer), Inder, Malaien und Engländer. Das Besondere der südafrikanischen Küche sind ihre besonders geschmackvollen und farbenprächtigen Speisen, die grosse Auswahl an verschiedensten Geschmacksrichtungen und ihre Bekömmlichkeit.
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