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Green Garden Restaurant

Mkunazini Street | Stonetown, Stone Town P.O.BOX 767, Tanzania
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Ranked #14 of 57 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Get excited about Zanzibar’s exclusive tapas restaurant tucked away in the labyrinth of alleyways, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Stone Town. Green Garden Restaurant offers healthy and delicious food sourced from the spice island. Inspired by cooking styles from the Mediterranean & Middle East fused together with the chefs own Australian Italian influences. Corporate hospitality, romantic dining, large groups with a family friendly atmosphere too outside catering.
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Gonder, Ethiopia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a pleasant small restaurant which serves reasonably good meals which are typical of Stone Town. The restaurant can be rather difficult to find! It is opposite the Jambo Guest House

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Such a lovely and nice place to go to! They have some really delicious food for a budget friendly price! It's nice in the evening, for us it was like an oasis! Listening to the the awesome music with a cool beer, there is nothing better! Please send me the Song by Sal Davis which is in your playlist! I... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This vibrant place is in an internal courtyard accessed by two alleys. It is right opposite the popular Jambo Backpackers and around the corner from the Flamingo Backpackers so you are likely to meet a cosmopolitan clientele at any time. There is a mezzanine floor which is great for taking a meal overlooking the garden and the diners below. There... More

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Nampula, Mozambique
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I recently traveled to Zanzibar for an interview on the coasst. Upon my return to Stone Town I decided to visit this tranquil joint. I was totally amazed at the new look. Apparently it was closed for renovations during the low season and the old owner Yaz (charming fella) decided to revamp this place as he had been away for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Location is key here, being in the middle of Stone Town with concrete everywhere. You suddenly have this green oasis with palm trees and even a parrot. Cool backpacker type restaurant with cool music playing in the background. Prices are competitive and the owner is a really nice man. We ate here a couple of times and it is next... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Green Garden is tucked away in a nice corner of Stonetown, it has a great atmosphere. You can relax on the couches upstairs or in de garden downstairs. The food is good, I had a nice vegetable pizza. The non-alcoholic cocktails are great. There is free Wifi, but it did not work with my phone or iPad, unfortunately.

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9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stayed nearby and saw the reviews so we stopped in. It was one of those things where you felt you we inconveniencing the staff by coming into their restaurant. The service was not very good and was borderline rude. The food was OK but certainly not the best pizza on the island IMO. I'd skip it and try somewhere... More

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I enjoyed this restaurant located, well I'm not sure where exactly. While wandering the streets behind the spice market I came across this restaurant and stopped in for lunch. A quiet, relaxing atmosphere among the hustle bustle and heat of Stone Town, I enjoyed a delicious shrimp curry here. I hear their pizza is good too.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

After being recommended by a friend we decided to try this place out. The garden is beautiful and there is a lovely parrot that repeats every word you say. We ordered the Green Garden Pizza and I must I admit we were shocked at how good it was. We never imagined any place in Stone Town to have food of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

average sounds harsh, but its not 'very good'. Consider this 'good'. The food wasnt great and they often didnt have what was on the menu, but its well signposted and often used as a way to find my hotel which was nearby. It was the only place inside Stone Town proper which had wifi and was a decent place to... More

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