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Monsoon Restaurant

Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #25 of 56 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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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This restaurant is located by the edge of town so you don't have to worry about getting lost in the dark. I ate outside and the atmosphere was perfect. The service was great. The food was very good.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a beautiful restaurant near the water and the night market in Stone town. I didn't really like the food as I found it lack taste and there isn't much variety, but it local and the service is great. There are many cats of you find that anoying, it might be a deal breaker, but I didn't mind.

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ate here for lunch on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. We sat outside, where there were cats roaming around and lots of buzzing flies. Vendors would walk by and offer their goods, but after a polite "no thank you", they would move on. My salad with avocado and prawns was delicious with a light tangy dressing.... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on the evening of the 20th of August 2014 and sat outside across from forodhani gardens. We made our orders which took approximately 2 hours to arrive, prior to receiving our food, I checked with the manager on the hold up, to which he responded that they had an event running inside at the same time and the... More

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Haifa, Israel
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The restaurant is very easy to find, that's a big issue in Stone Town. We had dinner to the sounds of the Taarab music, sitting on cushions on the floor - Was very nice and authentic. It's really worth coming there just for the music. The food was probably the best we had in Tanzania, we really enjoyed it.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was spending the night at Hiliki House which is bed and breakfast so i did ask the manager Abud to suggest it a special place where to have dinner, he did suggest the Monsoon restaurant at Foradhani garden just 5 minutes walking distance from Hiliki house. The welcome at the restaurant was very good i was like that night... More

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Dallas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went in on a Wednesday night to get the music. The other night for this is Friday. To listen to the music you sit Arab style on cushions on the floor. We both had kingfish, which was very good. The taraab band consisted of violin, mandolin, African drum, and zither. The musicians were lots of fun, and responsive to... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Monsoon is a great location - near the water - and has great food. Main courses come with several different vegetables. (During our visit, they were okra, spinach, and chickpeas.) We had the stuffed eggplant and the octopus, and both were delicious.

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