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Archipelago

Stone Town, Tanzania
255 77 746 2311
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Ranked #16 of 57 Restaurants in Stone Town
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Had dinner here. It's a basic restaurant. Nothing to fancy. It's got a great view of the ocean and Forodhani Park (it's actually how we found out about Forodhani). The food is good, but the service is a bit slow. The menu is quite varied with a good selection of sea foods.

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Varsity Lakes, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

A great place in Stone Town. Service is good and swift and the menu is reasonably prices. Try the mango-chicken-cashew salad, a highlight! They have good fish dishes too.

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Saint John, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We arrived with a group and got great service. The food was well prepared and reasonably priced. The menu varies depending on the catch so check the whiteboard as well as the menu. Skip the swordfish and ask for the tuna.It was the general consensus that it was the better choice. Portions are substantial so sharing is an option.

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london
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

we had a light lunch here which was very good and the service and sea views were great. I do not think we would want to have dinner here as the menu was not that extensive and of course no wine.

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Vientiane, Laos
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166 reviews 166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The setting of this restaurant is prety good, with beach views, although mostly blocked by a very leafy tropical almond tree. The menu is pretty sparse, although the dishes sound pretty good and there's a range of specials. The food as served (regular menu) was patchy - the local octopus dish was alright but not brilliant, and the chicken pilau... More

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Sydney
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had a great dinner here - they use sustainable fishing practices so the menu changes daily depending what they catch. Both seafood dishes we ate were excellent. The staff were really friendly too. They don't serve alcohol but we read that you can BYO from a shop nearby (check with staff when you arrive). The location is also great,... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The best cappuccino in Zanzibar. Good friendly service, the food is simple but well prepared. Good place for late afternoon drinks and something to eat.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Based on travel guide and taxi driver recommendations we decided to eat here. Had overcooked tasteless swordfish with a bitter aftertaste at the surface. My wife had a whole fish that was dry and not fresh. Maybe we just got unlucky for some reason but the experience certainly was disappointing.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Great location and the food was good value and tasty. Service was attentive and plenty on the menu to choose from.

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Salalah, Oman
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The views are splendid as is the food. Reasonable prices and good selection of food. Your best bet is to eat the local or seafood dishes as western ones are not excellent.

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