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

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  • 47
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  • 16
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for with very good value

Very good location in the heart of stone town just next to the beach. Food is very good in good prices. We had some very nices fishes. Good for all type of visitors( families, singles, group). I certainly would visit again if they were serving a cold beer. With 35 degrees we were needed a cold beer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Nikolaos82
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good location in the heart of stone town just next to the beach. Food is very good in good prices. We had some very nices fishes. Good for all type of visitors( families, singles, group). I certainly would visit again if they were serving a cold beer. With 35 degrees we were needed a cold beer and the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had lunch with my wife,we took prawn masala and grilled octopus,we enjoy it a lot even though the portion was a bit small but the taste was good and it was fresh and the service was good.we will come again

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Thank Maven A
Khartoum, Sudan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Archipelago is well situated on the beach in Stone Town, and patrons can watch locals getting ready to launch their boats, haggling with tourists and showing off their wares. The food menu is good and varied, but avoid the spicy coffee as it is not freshly made. The flavor of cinnamon is overwhelming and coffee tastes stale and is not... More 

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Thank Ahlora
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Its just a small restaurant facing the sea, the view is not all your that, we went for breakfast they didn't have a wide variety of iteams to choose for breakfast.

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Thank saira o
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Had the squid salad started and sword fish special for lunch and both were amazing! Best squid I've had! If I had more time I would eat here again!

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Thank ggruendler
Edenvale, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Good food, you may have to wait a bit for service but that is the norm in Zanzibar. I definitely recommend the fish curry.

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Thank Sarisha_Govender
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This restaurant is a little hidden and not terribly charming. We ordered a steamed fish which was cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of pili pili and herbs. The steamed vegies were also great. Congrats to the chef!

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Thank romwor
United kingdom cheshire
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107 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

There were a number of items on the menu that were not available, in fact only the soup and it was only early in the evening. There was also a lot of dishes not available for the main courses. That said the service was fine and the main dishes we eventually had were sufficient but nothing spectacular. Overall a reasonable... More 

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Thank Kascrofton
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Great food and well priced with friendly staff. Paprika Calamari is fantastic as well as their fish burger and carrot and coconut soup.

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Thank BullA73
Point Arena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

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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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, Scenic view, Families with children

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