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Upendo

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African, Asian, Indian, International
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Michamvi, Tanzania
+255 777 244 492
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
stylish beach club

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Angelika58_11
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Munich, Germany
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Aqaba, Jordan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Upendo looks fantastic. Perfect place to relax and enjoy with all your senses. Wonderful setting, great seafood. I recommend octopus. It was one of the best I ever had (and I had them). We used to go there as a break from resort we stayed in. Our baby would sleep on the lounge bed while we would enjoy the food.... More 

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Margarita Island, Venezuela
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Upendo is the perfect place to go when you just want to be relaxed. The service and the food is great bit the views are unique.

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Stone Town, Tanzania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Love this place for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Nice chilled music, lovely sunbeds and loungers. Nice drinks and gorgeous food. Trish does some great curries!! It's a great way to recover from a Saturday night or just ensure that you are fully refreshed for the start of the week. That is unless you get drawn into the drinking in the... More 

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

"Upendo" is a Swahili word that means love and Trish could have not find one more appropriate for this place. The location is already a plus: a stunning white sand beach, crystal clear waters, few minutes away from one of the nicest areas to snorkel, the Blue Lagoon. Upendo itself is just fabulously designed and decorated, with lots of chilling... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice food in relaxing place, many options available. We stayed 4 nights in the hotel, and everyday we eat different things

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Lidingo, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Upendo is one of the most charming and inspring places on Zanzibar. Situated directly at the beach you can enjoy the tide, have a close look at the "Rock" and fall in love with the beautifull colours of the indian ocean. Light and bright turquoise till a dark greenish blue.The winelist is fine and the various meals are outstanding. Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We spent our 14-day honeymoon at Upendo, and had a wonderful time. All the great food was definately one of the best experiences, the chef's daily lunch- and dinner specials in particular. Local food, alongside with dishes from all over the world. Indonesian cuisine, Lebanese, Indian, Italian; everything perfectly cooked with lots of crispy vegetables and delicious tastes. We were... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you're looking for a "barefoot, no shirts OK" and lots of good food, Upendo is the place for you. Directly on the beach, large lounge cushions surround rustc tables under shady straw roofs. Service was OK, atmosphere was family friendly, location beautiful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Asian, Indian, International

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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