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The Silk Route

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
255 682613533
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Ranked #8 of 57 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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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Nice location, food was just ok. I guess we were spoiled by cheap and good indian food in Dar and Moshi. The menu was limited and the pricing was expensive.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and good service, they have the basics right. So good we went back on concurrent nights especially with so many options on shangani street. Two thumbs up!

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Cork
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a lovely meal to end our stay in Stonetown. The service was very good and quite fast. The staff were really friendly and accommodating. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and enjoyed the night!

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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had lunch on the rooftop and it was great. The portion were huge, the drink my girlfriend had was her favorite of the trip so far and the staff was lovely. Must go if you're around!

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ordered a plain naan, which was cold and just of average taste. Another dishes were lamb in cashew nut sauce and beef coconut curry. The lamb was tasteless and totally over-done by the sauce. The beef coconut curry was better, but it was not served hot. Curry at other tables was heated with a candle but not for ours... More

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Cork, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very good food with good service, the time between ordering and getting your food is the same as I experienced all over Zanzibar and East Africa - slow but when it did come the food was very good. The prices are also very good.

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NSW
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What else can I say except that there are far better and friendlier places to eat than here. Terrible food; a totally bad experience not recommended.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is simply one of the best Indian restaurants we've ever been to. Excellent food prepared from fresh ingredients and very friendly staff. The owner is rightly proud of the food, and she likes to chat with the guests now and then. While we sat on the top floor we could sense the aromas coming out of the kitchen below.... More

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