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Upendo

Michamvi, Tanzania
+255 777 244 492
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Ranked #4 of 157 restaurants in Zanzibar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African, Asian, Indian, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Cool beach bar, very lively on Sundays, with music, and beutiful views of the unique The Rock restaurant. A little far off the hotel areas, but that is part of what' s great about it!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

A regular visitor to Upendo being lucky enough to live on Zanzibar, I always recommend friends, family and guests to go for the fabulous Sunday brunch or to stay in the supremely comfortable and tranquil villa. I'm not quite sure when the last reviewer went to Upendo, but the ambience is the first thing I love about the place and... More

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Locarno, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Such a paradise place. .. gorgeous setting, really relaxing setting.. but as soon as you walk in you can start feeling a real uneasyness... the employees and the owners are not talking and you can just cut the air with a knife... which is soo not zanzibar, or the setting that they are obviously trying to go for.... too bad.... More

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Sudbury
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

brilliant sea food,amazing view and the shells weren't bad either!! The service was very helpful and it was very relaxing as well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great food, great service. Prices are reasonable especially in you pay in shilings. Also be on the lookout for The Rock opposite and visit both! We worth visit.

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Lusaka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Went for a drink at The Rock, and thank goodness we did as we stumbled across Upendo! Great location (despite the tide being out!), with a really relaxed atmosphere, attentive staff, great food and a lovely pool to cool off in. Spent the day there, and we were reluctant to leave for the night! Returned the next day, when the... More

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Twickenham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Upendo has probably the best location on Zanzibar overlooking The Rock restaurant and set on a perfect white sandy beach. The music is cool and the seating areas are comfortable - wi-fi is good too. The food was tasty and delicious with the best burger I've tasted in a while. The wraps are fab too with homemade crunchy fries -... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Try crab challenge! God, as I start thinking about this dish, my mouth is watering... This place is next to the famous The Rock restaurant, but it could beat it easily. The chillest place on earth with the fastest on Zanzibar service (and you learn to appreciate it).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

An amazing and relaxed place with great food, good service and lovely people. Would recommend it to anyone!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had a drink here before dinner at "the Rock." Great cocktails. Chill atmosphere. Great scene of people who hang out here. Super friendly bartenders too.

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