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Zanzibaar Bistro

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34 Saint Patrick's Street, Cork, Ireland
021 4272895
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Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars

Place is ok service is so so the good is not great below par really it really needs a clean out and menu redo

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Place is ok service is so so the good is not great below par really it really needs a clean out and menu redo

Thank nabond
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Ate with my husband here, ordered nachos and he had burger and chips. All going well until I found a pubic hair in my dish, called the waitress, absolutely disgusted with what I had just found. Told her I would not be paying for our meal. She started to argue and say that my husband's meal would have to be... More 

Thank PollyW1979
Liestal, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was in Cork in 2007 for 8 months. We were a plenty of times here for Lunch. And everytime it was very very delicious. And the food was plenty. We had nice lunches there everytime. The staff was also very friendly. If i come back once to cork i will go to eat there again. I can't say something... More 

Thank Simona B
Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It reminds me of maybe going to a friend who doesn't ever cook for dinner and getting served with 'old el paso' soggy nachos and undercooked fajitas. The good intention is there but perhaps the knowledge of how to translate that into a good meal needs brushing up. Than being said the staff were friendly and the place has a... More 

Thank Birdymeat
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

You will never leave this place hungry as the portions are Hugh for the price you pay. Great value for money

Thank danhawkeye
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I visited this restaurant back in March with a friend. What a mistake! It is advertised quite well and menu looked great from the street level but as soon as we reached the first floor the restaurant was not what we expected! Musty, stale kitchen smell, very dated and no atmosphere. I ordered the fajitas and my friend ordered chicken... More 

Thank Traceycork
Killarney, Ireland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I've eaten here a few times and never get sick of it. The first time we tried it, it was because we thought it looked "different". An African theme. The food is amazing and the waitresses always greet us with a warm smile. The portions are HUGE and the prices are cheap compared with other City Centre places. You definitly... More 

1 Thank Sam D
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Service was first class, Food was excellent and plenty of it. First stop in Cork next visit will be to Zanzibaar.

Thank Twoadultsthreekids_9
Antrim, N Ireland
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We enjoyed our dinner here. Different from the usual eating places, if you like spicy food, and the service was very good too.

Thank Biddyanne
Galway, Ireland
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

Surprised, didn't look like much from the outside but can't fault it. Good portions. Very tasty. Wine was very good too. 2 adults and 2 kids main courses, 1 starter and 1 bottle wine 55euros.

1 Thank dryreq

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Saint Patrick's Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: 021 4272895

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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