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Monsoon Restaurant

Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Tanzania
777410410
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Ranked #29 of 58 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: African
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Kranj, Slovenia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice restaurant. We had calamari and beef stew - both was delicious. Stew was very strong, perfectly spiced. Both dishes were served with a lot of extras - spinach, pumpkin, potatotes, papaya salad,... I also had a pineapple juice, which was very sweet. The restaurant is located near the sea, the staff is friendly.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had lunch there and will probably eat there again. The food was good and the waiter attentive. Liked his: "excellent choice". Thank god he had to laugh too when i started laughing.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is always full which translates to good food and a great ambiance!! Its lovely by day, since its next to the sea front, blue waters, sea breeze and good food... a lovely afternoon. By night its romantic, with candles on the tables, and bougainvilleas around.. just the place for a nice cozy meal!!

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Stone Mountain, GA, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I had the crab lobster. It was not seasoned well nor was it enough food. I had to look for something to eat again after I left.

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Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The food is not bad, the prices are very reasonable and it's in a nice location in Stone Town! Had the octopus in coconut sauce and it was excellent while another member of our group had the seafood platter and they weren't blown away.

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Washington DC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nice outdoor patio in front with trellised vines providing a roof. Inside was low tables where you sat on cushions after taking off your shoes before entering the large dining room. Food was good. Not expensive. Convenient - very near the fort and waterfront.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Good location with beautiful decor, we were expecting great food from this restaurant. We were however very disappointed! Once ordered we waited 2 hours for food (which can be quite normal for Tanzania as everything is often very slow!) so we thought little of this despite our rumbling stomachs. Unfortunately it was not worth the wait, the portions were tiny,... More 

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London, England
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Near to the seafront in Stone Town, but not quite a sea view, although we went during a festival and there were a huge number of people outside. Food arrived promptly, and was good without being special. Service the same. Bill very reasonable for what we had.

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant is very beautiful. The decor was gorgeous; many rich colours, pillows and fantastic rugs. There are a good amount of choices on the menu, all fair prices. The meals were delicious however kind of small. Location is great for a starting or end point on your tour of Stone Town!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Some fellow travelers from our hotel had enjoyed their dinner here (you can sit on the floor inside and dine). They have a nice veranda and we sat outside to enjoy the evening. The food was ok, but really not really anything special (perhaps we didn't choose well). The service was a bit haphazard -- more than once we almost... More 

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

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