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Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
255 77 746 2311
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Latte and Breakfast!

We stopped in for a quick breakfast and it was perfect and not too pricy. Fresh ingredients and good service. The fruit and yogurt is really big and the omelette with toast was more than enough food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Liz_Gav
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Point Arena, California
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Point Arena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a quick breakfast and it was perfect and not too pricy. Fresh ingredients and good service. The fruit and yogurt is really big and the omelette with toast was more than enough food.

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manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

On first impression when we walked in, the building seems unfinished. We sat in the outside area and ordered what we thought was a light lunch of green banana and kingfish. It was a huge meal and very tasty. I really wanted the snapper with orange and ginger but thought that would be a big meal! Anyway we went back... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice seafood. Good location. Staff are amazing. Best grill kingfish with fries and baby squids salad. Hot chocolate is woooow with brownies. High recommend this restaurant with all my heart.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a quick lunch there during our one day visit of the city. The restaurant was advised by the owner of our B&B in kiwengwa. The restaurant is located down close to the beach. The outside table gives a view of the sea. The service was fast we order 2 special plates from Zanzibar one chicken pillau and one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice and decent place. Maybe the decor is not as great. They need to improve. But when we talk of food, the most important factor for a restaurant, this place is amazing. The food is great. The price is a real deal for the taste quality and quantity they serve. My strong recommendations to any traveller who does not mind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What i love about this place is the consistent food quality. I have not once been disappointed by the amazing food offered here. The service is really good too. I also enjoy the beautiful sunset views you get from the location. A definite spot to eat when in Stone Town.

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great service and food!! We (group of 22) had a late dinner here during our stay in Zanzibar. They did a great job of accomodatring us with all the dietary restrictions in the group. A fantastic family style meal for the vegetarians, vegans and others with special dietary restrictions. We had seafood, chicken, pasta. pizza, assorted vegetables and soup. This... More 

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Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The setting is not great although its right next door to Livingstones, the view of the beach is pretty much blocked by a not very attractive shack. Nothing exciting about the decor, but the meal I had of Swahili prawns with Pilau was excellent - huge prawns, delicious sauce and a good price too. No alcohol served here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went there with my wife for lunch,we were not disappointed,food is good,we took the Swahili prawn curry with pilaw rice,it was good,will be better if accompanied with a chutney or pickles,the grilled octopus was good ,I can recommend it you if you are visiting town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Archipelago is highly recommended by locals, and after dining there, you can understand why. Located right on the water, patio dining is relaxing, the food outstanding, and the service great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: 255 77 746 2311

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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