Lakaz Maman - Mauritian Street Kitchen

4.7
148 reviews
£25 and under
Mauritian
Lakaz Maman is a Mauritian Creole word for 'Mum's House' and the food you'll find here is relaxed, informal street food you can get messy with. No napkins, no airs or graces, just authentic Mauritian street food with a modern twist. We are also proud to be rated the best street food restaurant in Bedford Place, Southampton and have been rated Travellers Choice 2021 by TripAdvisor

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 148 People Are Saying
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LucyTH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, lovely staff. Food was bought out timely- not too fast not too slow. Will go back again for sure!

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DariaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been meaning to visit for a long time, finally did and will certainly be back! The food was excellent, all really tasty and fresh. We ordered 4 starters and a side between the two of us for lunch and were definitely full (so regretfully didn’t try desserts this time but they also looked amazing). Keen to try some of the mains and desserts on our next visit.
The service was great, very friendly and the food was ready really quickly. Great place on Southampton’s culinary map 👌

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DebbieN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, very laid back atmosphere, would definitely come back. Only critique is the £5 corkage charge per bottle is a bit pricey.

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Jose
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very fresh and tasty. Great place for those who would like to try something different and not be disappointed

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. The music was a little on the loud side for comfortable conversation but we were seated directly under the speaker. Such a shame one of the other diners decided to create a totally unnecessary scene when not happy with his food, handled very well by front of house staff, he was really very rude. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal with great service. Haven’t been for a while but as good a ever. Thank you for a great meal.

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ColinJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Think more could be done to develop Mauritian atmosphere. We asked for Mauritian music to be played which was done

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islaj
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good quality and delicious food, the staff were welcoming and answered our questions about the menu.

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MikeE
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Thank you again,
Great food again and very pleasant, busy servers.
Please work on trying to help customers feel relaxed by slowing down the food service a bit. We were two people and ordered four small plates to share as starters and one main to share. We did ask that these would be brought in phases and our server confirmed that she would ask the kitchen to comply with this request.
5 minutes after ordering EVERYTHING was brought to the table, with an apology from the server. Under the circumstances, we felt a little pressurised and some of our food went cold before we got to eat it.
I do admire the fact that the kitchen can bang out great food so promptly and that they were geared up for a busy service but on the other hand we weren't there to bolt our food down and leave as quickly as possible. We wanted a relaxed meal and to savour the lovely food. It was McDonalds style haste with great food and a £30 per head bill. We did ask for some of our dishes to be reheated and they were clearly microwaved for us but not every dish lends itself to that.
I doubt that this arose from house policy and suspect this was due to a possibly meek and inexperienced server not being strong with a pressurised and very busy kitchen.
We watched exactly the same thing happen to another couple 10 minutes after us. They ended up not eating a lot of their meal.

Food is crucial in every restaurant and it is great here. We aren't fussy customers and like friendly relaxed places. Everything about the ambience and service was good other than the speedy dump of a pile of food on the table. We had specifically asked that this shouldn't happen and I am 100% confident that the waitress understood our request but unable to execute what we asked for.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food and service -highly recommended for all occasions

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alisonm
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service very enjoyable dinner

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A much needed ray of sunshine on a rainy and grey day! Delicious food and excellent service. Will definitely be back. Thank you!

JB
JuliaB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Came here on a very cold and rainy Saturday lunchtime in January. Lakaz Maman cheered us up as soon as we came through the door. We had a very warm welcome from our server who answered all our questions about the food. And the food was amazing! A fusion of Chinese, Indian and a bit of French - lots of fresh herbs and zingy flavours and as we couldn’t decide what sauces we wanted our server brought us all of them to try. Perfect place for a relaxed meal with friends and family, highly recommended.

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed all flavours of starter and main, dessert for my taste too sweet. Loved starter and main but portions on small side. Prawn main had 6 prawns!!!! Service really good.

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LouisaK
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal, such a lovely place and the service was brilliant!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and very impressed with all aspects. Very different and tasty food and excellent service. We went after matinee at Mayflower but would also be excellent venue for pre theatre meal.

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vipSarti
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been a few times now and very consistently high service and food quality.
BYO and only £5 corkage and there is a great wine shop , Cloud Wine, just up the road.
Octopus and pineapple starter a must have !

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HilaryB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long awaited visit which did not disappoint. Charming service and incredibly good food, of particular note the octopus. Already anticipating our return visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great service & loved the decor. Starters were good but was disappointed with my wrap which wasn’t as flavoursome as I hoped. Enjoyed the meal and glad we went as had read and heard amazing reviews but probably wouldn’t rush back.

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JimF
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First try of Mauritian food. It was delicious. Fresh, tasty and different.

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Adrian
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu, pleasant ambience and service (certainly not rushed).
No licence but bring your own with corkage charge.)

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helenc
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunshine food in a great little setting. Always pleased to be here.

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NatalieC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in Southampton. Great food and service and a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience- good food with an extensive and unusual menu. Good service, very quiet there but perfect for a Sunday night.

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Bertie
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, great service and exceptional food. Highly recommended!

JK
JemimaK
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff, as always! This is one of my favourite restaurants in Southampton.

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Richie
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the starters to the dessert the food was superb. So much flavour. Highlight was the Snapper curry, but having said that it was all delicious. Don't forget to take your own wine if you want to drink, but if you forget there is a Sainsbury a few steps from the restaurant.

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good tasty food, friendly, helpful staff, and great value for money.

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HelenD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Tasty and different always delicious. Friendly and helpful staff

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WitcHazel
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were recommended to this place through a friend that lives 5 minutes away. One of us is Mauritian and is quite a strong critic. The food was delightful with only the exception of the roti that had clearly been cooked in advance & reheated, which made them hard/chewy. There was no social distancing in place for the table layout and no-one wore masks except us! We will return maybe one day but not during the pandemic.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had jackfruit burger! Never had it before & loved it. Would choose it again. When we arrived we were the first table booked but as the evening wore on, it soon filled up. Restaurant is great for couples and groups with a lovely relaxed ambience

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WendyA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner with a friend here last night and would definitely recommend it. It’s a casual, low key environment with very tasty food at reasonable prices and reasonably priced corkage too. I will be going back to eat here again!

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Aliki
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice little restaurant but crammed. We had the gato pima starter & dirty fries, which were delicious. My partner had the mutton rougaille and enjoyed it very much. I had the chicken mango wrap, which unfortunately was not to my taste. We had the alooda and panakon mocktails, both were very tasty and refreshing. The star of the night was the ginger cake with vanilla ice cream, which was exceptional.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, staff and ambience. Definitely the place for starters and mains!

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IainM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and unusual food of a very high quality and full of flavour. Very good value and highly recommended.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Curry slightly salty for me but maybe not for others. Lamb ribs superb

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julieg
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will be returning soon

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AliciaH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service I had a lovely mutton curry my husband had a butter bean wrap which was a little dry and dull unfortunately.

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Alan
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, very friendly staff. Laid back atmosphere

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DaveC
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is exceptional in this place - we got ‘really looked after’ and the staff are very knowledgeable about the menu.
The food is great, very tasty and fresh..
It does get a little loud here when full, but it’s full because it’s so good !
I can’t think of anywhere I’ve been that employ such friendly and helpful staff - it’s a bonus that the food matches the service.

FAQs

Lakaz Maman - Mauritian Street Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 8063 9217.

Lakaz Maman - Mauritian Street Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.