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Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
777410410
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch spot

Nice outdoor seating on a terrace by the road where we had a seafood lunch which was good value. King prawns, fish skewers and prawn fajitas washed down with a Kilimanjaro beer. There is also a floor seating indoor eating area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
SteveLaveno
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Varese
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Three words which possibly should not appear in the same sentence as regards this establishment. If fine cuisine means expensive and small helpings then they have it mastered. The roadside seating is all well and good if the road isn't in constant use and doesn't feature a parked car with a hair trigger alarm! On our visit we were treated... More 

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Varese
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice outdoor seating on a terrace by the road where we had a seafood lunch which was good value. King prawns, fish skewers and prawn fajitas washed down with a Kilimanjaro beer. There is also a floor seating indoor eating area.

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Cleveland, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Food was good - price was right but the service was very slow. The restaurant was busy. We wold have gone back there another night if we had had time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We ate at Monsoon during Ramadan and place was very very quiet.. Service friendly and food fresh but not too exciting..good value for money.

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Ajdovscina, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food was good, but nothing special. Resturant for turists. Special menu cost like 20$ but was with lobster. Overall good food for the price

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were looking for Swahili food and found a great place here. Sat inside on the floor. The food was very good, the atmosphere interesting. I would go back and certainly recommend a meal here on your trip. Price is very reasonable.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

One of the few restaurants in Stonetown serving lunch during Ramadan. We did not have much time before our flight and were a bit worried but service was great, the food was no frills, fresh and manageable portioned. Bill came straight away when asked for and we made it well on time to the airport. Be aware that you are... More 

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Mara Region, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have been to this restaurant once before, years back in 2007, with my friends visiting from Europe. Back then it was a very pleasant experience and we had time on our hands to wait quite long for food. This time we had no time to spare and wanted to have something to eat and continue with our Stone Town... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Seafood is fresh and good, enjoyed the seasoning. A little over cooked. Great location right near the beach. Loved the desert and coffee.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Location, right in Stone Town, is good. Road traffic zipping right past your table. Service is iffy. Food not at all what they describe to you, when you're ordering. DON'T use the bathroom unless you absolutely have to! Easy to understand why there are very few customers. Food definitely not worth the price.

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Address: Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: 777410410
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
Cuisine: African

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: 777410410

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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