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Jan Thiel Z/N, Curacao
+(5999)/747-0633
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Inattentive Wait Staff

The food was good, but we were mostly ignored by the waiters and waitresses. Took them about 15 minutes to come back after giving us the menu, had to ask for water several times, long wait to get bill. Who knows, maybe it was a bad night, but it spoiled what could have been a nice dinner.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Winstonthecat1
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food was good, but we were mostly ignored by the waiters and waitresses. Took them about 15 minutes to come back after giving us the menu, had to ask for water several times, long wait to get bill. Who knows, maybe it was a bad night, but it spoiled what could have been a nice dinner.

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Rijnsburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Zanzibar is a stylish place with fantastic scenery, especially at sunset. We had a tastefull dinner on the beach while enjoying a cool breeze and nice music..

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USA
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Gear location Horrible service by manager When asked for fork we were told that I dint order sandwich so I can not get fork. No smile. Will never come back or recommend anyone to come. Daniel our waiter WA great unfortunately manager left sour taste in our mouth.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went for a late lunch. Horrible service by the manager. Very tough individual. The place was empty. She acted as if she was the most proper waitress at a five star restaurant in nyc. This is a beach hut/restaurant at best. Food was ok and appropriate. Beach was nice. Service was the problem. Stop acting as if it's a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Zanzibar used to be great. Great food, great service. The food still is nice. Not very special, but OK. The ocean view still is awesome, one of the best sun sets in Curaçao. But the staff... Who is in charge over there? Don't you train your people? We waited from 7:30 PM till 9:30 PM just to hear they forgot... More 

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Baak, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stayed nearby and came here quit a lot . Drinks are nice and cold. Food is reasonable for the price we payed. We had very nice sandwiches for lunch and barbecuede meat for dinner. The mochitos are top. Service is relaxed and friendly

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I went out last Saturday at Zanzibar (11 April) with my boyfriend and whilst we were ordering drinks at the cocktailbar together there was a security guard behind us talking to another guy. All of a sudden a hand went up my dress and pinched my bum. I turned around and both the security guard and the guy stared at... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Made for a good stop for lunch after flyboarding on Jan Theil beach. Had seen some negative reviews of their burgers, but lunch menu was limited and I was in the mood for a burger. Actually half our party of four got Zanziburgers. They were definitely different. Not sure if its simply the seasonings they use, or if they mix... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you are hungry while saying on the beach go for french fries or sandwiches; hamburgers were not ok. They did not allow (actually threw us out) us to stay in the beach restaurant with baby strollers, which happened the first time in my life. Service is available from the beach (beds, etc), which is ok.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had dinner at the Zanzibar restaurant during our stay in early February- the Jan Thiel area is almost all Dutch people, so Dutch is the written and spoken language here. Being American, we don't speak or read Dutch, everyone we met was very friendly and helpful in switching to English (they all spoke amazingly proficient English!) and helping us... More 

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Additional Information about Zanzibar Lounge and Restaurant

Address: Jan Thiel Z/N, Curacao
Phone Number: +(5999)/747-0633
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jan Thiel Z/N, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: +(5999)/747-0633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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