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The Rock

Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Michamvi 753, Tanzania
+255 (0)799909855
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Michamvi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We expected great food in this restaurant, locally marketed as a great place to go for seafood, and views. The location is exceptional, but don't expect too much of the food. It was nice but not fantastic. Cocktails on the terrace were delightful, but food a bit over priced.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

What can I say!! The weather was lovely perfect for sitting outside on the terrace taking in the amazing views. The staff and owner made us feel very welcome even though the restaurant was fully booked. The food was great we had "The catch of the day" and we didn't have to wait long and we did not class this... More

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went for lunch and spent some time relaxing outside on the terrace with a bottle cold and delicious sparkling wine It is a fascinating location I'm glad we experienced it. They served fresh sea Food that tasted absolutely beautiful.

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Dundee, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful setting but we found the staff unfriendly and not very helpful. Maybe our waiter was having a bad day, but he offered no assistance when asking about various cocktails.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went for lunch and spent some time relaxing outside on the terrace which boasts amazing views. It is a fascinating location and whilst it probably trades on this, the food was good and I'm glad we experienced it.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The place is very nice and the guys at the restaurant are friendly. We ordered smoothies. One of the best in my life. Then we ordered Lunch. The food was good, but not enough. After lunch I was still hungry. The prices are very high.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We made our way to The Rock after reading an article on top unique restaurants in the world. The location is indeed unique and the view is breathtaking but the food left us unimpressed. I ordered the grilled lobster and it was very dry. My husband ordered a seafood pasta dish which he did not finish. The prices are steep... More

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Zaragoza, España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This has been one of the most remarkable experiences i had in my trip to Zanzibar. The restaurant is located on the East side of the island, far away from Stone Town, where we were staying at. Getting from there to the restaurant was quite an odyssey driving a rented car. But, the good experience started once we parked the... More

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A unique setting right in the ocean, ideal for sun downers. The food was ok, but not great, maybe because of the setting expected more varied seafood and less pasta options.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a very nice lunch service here. I started with their signature cocktail, which was quite refreshing. My appetizer was a crab salad with avocado and the main course was a vegetable curry. Both dishes were very nice. The hospitality could be compared to a typical western service but at an islanders pace. Definitely recommend for a long, relaxed lunch!

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