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Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
777410410
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent chinese food

The food is always excellent and the service is very good too. It would be perfect if it would look a bit cozier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
WilvK
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is always excellent and the service is very good too. It would be perfect if it would look a bit cozier.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Told about Monsoon by a couple we met in Pongee. He liked it, she was less enthusiastic. We gave it a try and, overall, it was ok but my meal was disappointing, the fish being well overcooked. My partner was happy with hers so I guess, along with the couple we met, it depends on meal choice.

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Thank Donkeede
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for dinner, and taarab music performance. First, performance and music was great. we really enjoyed there music. But there service is one of worst thing in zanzibar&africa. We ordered our dinner at 6:30, but we couldn't get food until 7:40. So I reordered food very kindly. And we couldn't get our food till 8:30. If you are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned to our hotel from a meal at Monsoon Restaurant Zanzibar. The food was average and the service slow. The real problem is that the menu appears to be priced in Tanzania shillings but a near invisible dot makes it priced in dollars, therefore much more expensive than anticipated. We even checked with the waitress that it... More 

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Thank 81cbw
Arusha, Tanzania
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice evening and dinner here, the Hiliki House owners twin Brother is owner of this restaurant, so it was easy to connect here from the hotel. Nice food, nice service, waitresses look like a catwalk models. Music called taareb (?) was nice and smooth, easy to enjoy.

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Thank UNI1275
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a saturday night dinner here, the food was good, a nice taraab-live music (not too loun, but just nicely). We were very well taken care off, good service all together! Excellent experience.

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Thank Raija R
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my favourite restaurant for lunch when I lived on the island. Fresh fish with nice ocean breeze spice up your visit to Zanzibar.

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Thank cocolinaaa
Kerteminde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic dishes, fantastic service. The kitchen is a blend of local Tanzanian, Zanzibar, with roots of Arabic with a touch of French cuisine. The dishes are prepared with a sense of both taste and appearance, making it a great food experience. The staff is friendly and makes you feel welcome. My best recommendation is to sit inside where... More 

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Thank IvanBraunDK
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We ate dinner there while listening to local music (every Wednesday and Saturday). The seating is on cushions with low tables. Good seafood and we throroughly enjoyed the evening. We visited a second time and sat outside for a snack and were caught out by the high cost of a mediocre fruit juice; stick to water.

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Thank MikeJ32
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

There are more expensive places in the area. But this place has great value for great food, and fast service.

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Restaurant Details

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

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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