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Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
255 77 746 2311
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food

We had lunch in this restaurant on THE 26th March 2015. The food was very good with a big choice of fish of meat. Also very good passionfruit-juice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
HEIDI D
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Damme, Belgium
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Damme, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had lunch in this restaurant on THE 26th March 2015. The food was very good with a big choice of fish of meat. Also very good passionfruit-juice.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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164 reviews 164 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The beach view is obstructed by men repairing their boats and fishing nets and not in a quaint scenic way. The spiced coffee was amazing. I had a vegetable curry that was very good and the date cake was incredible.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Even thou the location has been changed but the food still the best in stonetown..If you never try Chicken Mango Salad I suggest you step on this restaurant.Warm welcoming staff best service ever.Thank you to Danny and his team....Keep it up Mr Masoud and Juddy always the best!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner, and ordered a chicken pizza. The pizza was average, with a long wait. Our server was not friendly, (didn't say anything that I recall either in Swahili or English), and the wait for the food was long. Prices were reasonable. The place seemed popular and was busy. During the day, the view was likely good as... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The sea view while one has lunch is great and ...interesting mix of the town and coast atmospheres. Clean, safe and very professional.

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sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were working in Stone Town earlier this month and raced to Archipelago for a few take away snacks. We all got fish burgers (6 in total) and couldn't believe how amazing it was! Try it!

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went here once on our 1st night in stone town and before discovering other places. Food just ok - not bad but nothing too great either. View to the sea is restricted by junk yard or something like that. Some locals congregating there too, smoking etc. No ambience or deco. Would recommend to take a few steps down the beach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Service was good. Prices were reasonable. We enjoyed the fish - a couple different kinds. No alcohol, so just had water to drink. Close to the water but no view.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I know that this place gets rave reviews and I've been there twice so far. While I love the view, I can't really say that the food has excited me enough to rave about it. I mean, its not bad, its nice, just not great!! Maybe I havent had the right dishes, no idea, but will give it another try... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Didn't eat eat, but the food I saw looked ok and the menu was very appetising. Coffee was good, but you can't give an objective review based on just that.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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