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Zanzibar Cafe & Bar

Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 757 8147
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Ranked #67 of 103 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 25, 2013
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A busy cafe, a little crowded and noisy, a good selection of cabinet food and a brunch menu with the usual New Plymouth fare makes this place just another in the many similar places in the city. The food is pleasant but not outstanding, the service slow (the wait staff aprons badly needed washing) and the selections jst average. It... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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224 reviews 224 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Every time I visit New Plymouth if Zanzibar is open I always pop in for a meal. Great service, good staff, variety in meal selection. Definitely recommend it.

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Went on a Saturday with friends for lunch. The place was very busy, crowded and noisy. The food was delicious with a wide variety of cabinet choices and menus. The service was very good, nothing to complain about. Great atmosphere, the decor reminds you of an old store you would find in a small US town. The staff wear appropriate... More

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Ventura, CA
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82 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Business lunches usually mean a quick tasteless sandwich, coffee and then run. While meeting in San Diego we ordered lunch from Zanzibar and enjoyed it so much we actually went there for lunch the next day. The chopped salad with chicken was very good. Fresh grilled chicken mixed with chopped lettuce, olives, feta cheese and a light dressing. Others had... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

One of the few places in New Plymouth where the coffee is very good. The chefs menu is excellent with too many good choices. The cabinet food is too similar to the menu and would be better to have traditional cafe food like scones and sandwiches for thos who are not in for a full meal. Service I received was... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Went with a party of 15 for lunch, food was great, service was good but not great. Had double up on coffee orders, did not come back to see if we wanted any more alcohol after the initial order (lost revenue). Prices are pretty good and value for money and would definately go back again.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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138 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Getting very tired. Cabinet food is just ok. Menu food is not too bad but can take a while to get to the table. Service can be quite casual but generally good. Gets very noisy if there is a crowd in. Good coffee. Will return but would like to see some changes.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Coffee and food always of a high standard, presented beautifully with added extras

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Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

6 of us had an awesome meal, with extremely friendly staff and very good service. 8 of us required an early breakfast for an early start the next day - and the chef obliged - opening 2 hours early for us!!. Within 40 mins of opening we were all coffeed, breakfasted, and out the door on our way. Fantastic -... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

A small cafe, somewhat noisy at times but the food is very nice and the wait staff are friendly and helpful. Food was fresh, a good variety of dishes available, nicely presented, didnt have to wait all that long, so was very good for a lunch meal.

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