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The Silk Route

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
255 682613533
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Ranked #8 of 56 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Trip advisor rating and comments made us decide to check this place out. We were 8 in the group. What can I say ? It was the worst experience in Indian cuisine I have ever had. DO NOT GO FOR AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL BE NEITHER AUTHENTIC NOR TASTEFUL. I am of Indian origin and I know what I am... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great Indian cuisine served by friendly staff. Excellent service and well priced and good location too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try a different restaurant than the hotel. Great service. The owners and staff were really nice and professional. We would gladly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at the silk route. Tried their lunch "thali" and was impressed with the flavours. Also tried the butter chicken and enjoyed that as well. Service was friendly and prompt. Will go back next time I'm in stone town.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ate here in 2011 during the zanzibar powercuts..bad service,( and shall i say a tad racist )we were offered seats downstairs and away from other 'foreign' revellers on the upper terrace. There was no offer for a warm towel/wipes for our hands; we were directed to the toilet..The food was cold, lifeless, tasteless...not worth the high price. All in all... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My boyfriend I were really looking forward to a nice curry and were disappointed that the food just didn't have much flavour at all compared to Indian we have in Australia. It was a real let down! The nicest thing we ate there were the papadum type things that came out before our meal. The cocktails were cheap though

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Marrakech, Morocco
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

An Indian restaurant close to the port serving reasonable but certainly not great, food. The décor is garish but the cocktails are good!

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England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recently ate at the Silk Route in Zanzibar - can't recommend enough. there were 13 of us and we all enjoyed our food very much ordering a range of Indian - both meat and veggie and more plain english style food for some of the children. Food was great ad service fantastic. Staff were very attentive and at the end... More

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We liked it so much the first time, we went back! Lovely location, very nice service, and good authentic Indian food! On top of everything, they accept credit cards (with a 5% surcharge).

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a delicious curry in a great part of town. My partner and I ate here 3 nights ago and had some fantastic food, I would recommend to any veggie/vegans! Veg samosas are generously packed and not at all greasy. One rice is enough to share, go for the spiced rice!

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