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The Silk Route

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Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 78 687 9696
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We accidently stumble into silk route restaurant and we had no regrets at all. Excellent food and excellent service even though it was late lunch/early dinner. We enjoyed everything that was recommended by the manager. We enjoued the buttered naan and Chicken tikka. Would recommend if you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We accidently stumble into silk route restaurant and we had no regrets at all. Excellent food and excellent service even though it was late lunch/early dinner. We enjoyed everything that was recommended by the manager. We enjoued the buttered naan and Chicken tikka. Would recommend if you can climb the stairs, Very good value for money.

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Point Arena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here one night before heading to the beaches on the East side of the island and was good but not very spicy. We order the cauliflower appetizer which came with some sweet sauce, okay but not great. We order a vegetarian masala hot and were disappointed with the spice but the flavor was good. We also had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Although two of our party of four are Seniors over 60, it was well worth the two-story climb to this restaurant. The interior of the restaurant was beautiful, as was the large staff, who were extremely attentive and pleasant. We ordered various dishes, all of which were delivered to our table very quickly, and were extremely delicious. It was very... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and served us well. Located in Stone Town, easily accessible. Recommended for Indian food.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It looks good... but the food was just ok. The quantity was little compared to the price. Wifi was only for 30 minutes. Little bit disappointed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The staff were friendly throughout, the manager regularly checking up on service and experience of the guests. We had starters which were ok but the main meal was superb - we took a selection of various dishes and all were really tasty - authentic Indian. There was a nice atmosphere and even though it was rather busy the service remained... More 

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Fabulously tasty food, lots of choice, great service from lovely waiting staff. Loved it so much we went back the following night. If you love Indian food this restaurant is a must!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place is like stepping through a door and landing in India. The food is all authentic Indian dishes, all delicious, and even the wait staff are all in Indian dress. This all creates a lovely atmosphere, which together with the fantastic service and the lovely makes for a lovely evening. Hard to please all when there is 7 people,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food here was very rich and tasty. Most of the curries seemed to have some coconut cream in them which gave them a great depth of flavour.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great quality food with big portions at a reasonable price. The staff are very friendly and helpful. However, the music seemed completely inappropriate to the setting and was a bit of a distraction.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 78 687 9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

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