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Monsoon Restaurant

Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Tanzania
777410410
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Ranked #29 of 59 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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Launceston, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

There was only 2 other tables the night we dined but the waiter was abrupt(not rude but very short which is unusual for zanzibar) The food was ok but not spectacular and would not fine there again plenty of good restaurants to choose from in Stone Town

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our last dinner on Zanzibar was at the Monsoon restaurant. We already had a very good lunch meal during the day and we came back for the Taraab music performance. Food was well prepared and plates looked very nice. There's a wide range of dishes and the staff was friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you are dining at this Stone Town favourite make sure you go on a Wednesday or Saturday night to enjoy a local Taarab performance from 7:30-9:30pm. Whilst kicking off your shoes and relaxing on cushions the talented drummer, violinist and lovely singer created a unique atmosphere that made the two hours fly by. The food was a little on... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First time had a great evening, local music which was excellent along with a very tasty meal fresh fish and proper Swahili cuisine veg. Two days later same fish, obviously two days old, deep fried to a crisp, veg tasteless, no love, what a shame. Outside had fumes of cars and extractor fan, but could hear the waves. Inside very... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had lunch at monsoon and had a good time outside since the heat was high inside. (1400) Service was good, not the fastest but ok. The food we ate was really good and i would probably eat at Monsoon again if i could.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Cringingly attracted by how busy the place was, rather than by any reviews (if it's busy it's good right...?)..service was dreadful...if it's busy it's not particularly good right.....order was mixed up, Swahili prawn curry redeemed an otherwise 'look harder for something better' venue for a rather frustrating lunch*

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Mwanza, Tanzania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stumbled upon this our first night, exhausted and hungry. It didn't disappoint. We ate outside at tables and chairs but inside looked more fun; eating traditionally on the floor.

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Kranj, Slovenia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Address: Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Tanzania
Phone Number: 777410410
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Stone Town
Cuisine: African

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