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Upendo

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Indian, African, International, Asian
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Michamvi, Tanzania
+255 777 244 492
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Description: We are a bar , lounge & restaurant located on one of the most unique and...
We are a bar , lounge & restaurant located on one of the most unique and beautiful spots in zanzibar. We serve all day every day an are known for good quality cuisine (international) cooked fresh to order. We take pride in our food & service as well as creating a special atmosphere. We have a wide selection of dishes to suit all pallets & budgets but we do not rush you! We have a main pool area and sun deck that are complimentary for those staying or dining with us. There is FREE wifi on site as well.We also offer accommodation in form of a luxury private villa & beach bands.
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Awesome food, awesome view

Know that cool looking place in all the pics from Zanzibar with the tiny restaurant on the coral reef? They're all taken from the shore from this restaurant coz people stay and eat and drink here instead coz the food is nicer, cheaper, and you get to sit on the beach under cool thatched roofs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Know that cool looking place in all the pics from Zanzibar with the tiny restaurant on the coral reef? They're all taken from the shore from this restaurant coz people stay and eat and drink here instead coz the food is nicer, cheaper, and you get to sit on the beach under cool thatched roofs. Decent sized menu and everything's... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We spend three weeks in and around Paje. The first week we tried may options, but afterwards came back exclusively to Upendo. We simply could not find any better food. It's made fresh, from scratch and the prices are very very fair. The setting is super relaxed - view over the ocean and the Rock Restaurant in close view. Waiters... More 

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San Francisco, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have been in Zanzibar for four weeks and Upendo was one of the best meals we've had. Plan on waiting 30-45 minutes and shipping on a drink and relaxing. The service was amazing and the octopus was simply divine. This is a MUST on the east side of zanzibar! We had a drink at the Rock prior, and walked... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice atmosphere to hang around with people. Try the Sunday evening party, there is always a DJ playing. Go there before Sun goes down. It is right in front of the Rock restaurant

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Situated in front of the beach facing the Rock Island restaurant is a very good option for a day out. Food is very good and cocktails are nice. It take a while till you get the food on the table and prices is a bit more higher than expected for Zanzibar. The small pool is also nice but kind of... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Loved the pool area, we had the burgers and they were fantastic! Better than most or all the burgers I've tried in Zanzibar (including Stone Town and Nungwi). The drinks are fantastic as well, very creative cocktails, apparently the bartender has won some contests in the island for his drinks. Great place with great food and a wonderful view of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We found this to be a neat spot with a great DJ for Sunday brunch but it was over priced with mediocre food. The single toilet was overflowing and the atmosphere is upbeat but you are still on the edge of an impoverished town in a third world country, don't let "beach club" fool you. Zanzibar is a beautiful island... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

A tasteful venue by the sea with a view of The Rock but our attention was diverted by the generous seafood platter for 2 (enough for 3!), refreshing G&T's, and smooth tunes.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

excellent music and food, the place is very cool for relaxing. There is a pool, swings and sunbeds, nice place too for children.

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Den Haag
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was told this was a good restaurant. So I went twice for lunch. Compared to other restaurants in Zanzibar they serve good food, prepared with great care and still not impressed. Price quality is not balanced. Small portions for top European prices like a small pasta dish for €10. The view is great, service for lunch on a weekday... More 

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Address: Michamvi, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 777 244 492
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island
Cuisine: Indian, African, International, Asian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Michamvi, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island
  • Phone Number: +255 777 244 492

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, African, International, Asian

Description

We are a bar , lounge & restaurant located on one of the most unique and beautiful spots in zanzibar. We serve all day every day an are known for good quality cuisine (international) cooked fresh to order. We take pride in our food & service as well as creating a special atmosphere. We have a wide selection of dishes to suit all pallets & budgets but we do not rush you! We have a main pool area and sun deck that are complimentary for those staying or dining with us. There is FREE wifi on site as well.We also offer accommodation in form of a luxury private villa & beach bands.

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