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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
thejohn255
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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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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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The staff is nice, the location is OK (although there is no view on the sea) but the food is bland and not very tasty (I got prawns with pilau rice in marsala). Given that it is quite expensive (the meal was at around 20,000 TSH, around 10€), I would recommend other spots in town. This one is largely disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We arrived late to Zanzibar and were starved. At 4pm all shops were closed and they would reopen at 6pm. So we stumbled upon this cafe/restaurant. I had fruit salad while my friend had grilled squid. My fruit salad was overpriced at 4000 tsh but then again the cafe is by the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is one of the most popular and reliable restaurants in Stone Town. Great breakfast and excellent meals. Although moved from its balcony location to next door, it still maintains its popularity and excellent service. Steaks are tender and BBQ grilled chicken tasty, Pizzas are also delicious and fresh seafood is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Archipelago is situated next to the beach in Stonetown. They have really nice seafood - dont miss the tuna filet, its really good! Its not to expensive and provides really good value for money! They also make some really nice juices - much nicer than coca cola to accompany your food.

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

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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