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The Rock Zanzibar

The Rock Zanzibar (Michamwi Pingwe Peninsula, Zanzibar) – this restaurant already stands out by its mere location (perched on a rock off the shore of picturesque Michamwi Pingwe Beach). Dishes offered here range from grilled beef fillet (marinated with ginger & rosemary, served with boiled butter potatoes), to The Rock Special (lobster, cigal, jumbo prawn, […]

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Tea House Restaurant

Tea House Restaurant (236 Hurumzi Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar) – this is another popular rooftop restaurant in Zanzibar. Like “Emerson on Hurumzi” restaurant, this one also dazzles patrons with Moroccan style lounge furniture and tableware (becoming a favored destination for sunset cocktails and an exotic meal right after).

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Taarab Restaurant & Bar

Taarab Restaurant & Bar (DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar, 90/90A Shanghani, Stone Town, Zanzibar) – this restaurant that overlooks Stone Town and the Indian Ocean offers charming views of the island, and serves a variety of local and international dishes (including Japanese sushi, other seafood specialties like coconut crab soup and lobster ceviche, and pizzas)

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Stone Town Café

Stone Town Café (Kenyatta Road, Shangan, Stone Town, Zanzibar) – this restaurant (owned by the operator of Archipelago Restaurant), has both European and Middle East-influenced dishes (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner). Still, breakfast food seems to be favored among patrons here. The menu includes fruit salad and muesli, scrambled eggs, and sweet home-baked coconut bread. […]

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Pweza Beach Restaurant

Pweza Beach Restaurant (Pingwe, Zanzibar) – this restaurant, located within a modest hotel of the same name (between the village of Michaemvi Pingwe and the Indian Ocean), offers diners spectacular views of the sea, and serves Italian and seafood specialties.

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Ocean Restaurant

Ocean Restaurant (Arabian Nights Annex, Paje 791) – this restaurant on the southeast coast of Zanzibar attracts both local resort guests and other travelers who want to take in the gorgeous view of the Indian Ocean. Among the seafood dishes it specializes include Swahili fish curry, along with Crab & Seafood Skewers. Italian and American […]

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La Taverna

La Taverna (Mkunazini, Stone Town, Zanzibar) – this Italian restaurant’s offering range from pizzas to risotto and pastas, along with main courses like Pollo alla Griglia (marinated & grilled chicken) and Aragosta alla Griglia (marinated & grilled lobster). Paninis and burgers are also served here.

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Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant

Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant (Uroa Road, Palumbo Reef, Uroa, Zanzibar) – located at the resort enclave of Uroa (which faces the Indian Ocean), this restaurant offers various seafood and Italian dishes. Its outdoor dining area is ideal for romantic dining during the evening.

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House of Spices

House of Spices (Kiponda Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City) – this rooftop restaurant serves fire oven pizzas, as well as vegetarian and fish dishes (ranging from black marlin, to seafood ravioli in saffron). Along with such gourmet-quality meals, tasty desserts such as chile-chocolate mousse, and light beverages like house-brewed cinnamon iced tea help complete a […]

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Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson on Hurumzi (236 Hurumzi Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City) – located within a boutique hotel of the same name, this rooftop restaurant already impresses diners with its opulent furniture and stunning views of the town. Exotic dishes served here range from Lobster on Green Papaya Salad, to Tambi Prawns with Grilled Mango, and Coconut […]