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Zanzibar Lounge and Restaurant

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Jan Thiel Z/N, Curacao
+(5999)/747-0633
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 28
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Zanzibar restaurant has great service and food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Dawn M
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you are not Dutch, do not expect to get any service or even an acknowledgement. My husband and I came here on a Sunday evening for a drink. We sat at an almost empty bar at 9:30 in the evening. There were two blond female bar tenders working the empty bar. There was another couple sitting three chairs away... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went there for lunch. We ask a cheeseburger and a Club ocean, both were great! Totally recomended!

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Zanzibar one Saturday afternoon. Both the beach area and the bar/restaurant were swamped with people like it was college spring break in November! The lunch menu was limited, the food was mediocre and the service was poor. The servers were impatient and completely inattentive to their customers. Several customers, including my bf and I were... More 

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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116 reviews 116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was there for lunch last week. It's a kind of bar in the beach. The service is very good. They serve breakfast and snacks. For a fast lunch it is very good. don't wait for elaborate plates and different food. it is nice for a people who want to enjoy a day in a beach and stay close a... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Had lunch here when we came to check out Jan Thiel. Lunch menu is very small! Half is breakfast and only a few lunch options. The food was alright but nothing special. Service wasn't great. Our bill had twice as many drinks than we ordered. When we asked to pay the waitress disappeared. Went to the till and 3 other... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I ate the best risotto ever as a sidesish that came with .....baracuda! It was mjummy. restaurant was too hot. No open air no wind.

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Rome, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Guys!!! This is the place where you want to spend your full day. In this beautiful place you can find lot of stores, fast food restaurants, nice people and a very fair tasty pizza. Just in front of the sea you can go for a nice swim and watch lot of fishes. And the dawn is one thing in a... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We booked the loungebed dinner a couple of days in advance and were advised to have it at 6.30 PM so we would see the sunset - good tip, could even have been there at 6 since the sun sets quickly around 6.45. But we did get great views of it. Nice reception when we came there and good explanation... More 

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This beach restaurant is not very good. The service is so terrible slow and the food is not really special.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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