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Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Description: Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza...
Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty seafood hot pot

Had the best seafood hot pot filled with spices. Service was very good. There weren't many guests as it was low tourist season, but still nice. Have to climb up to the roof top going through what seems like a personal house which is funny but the architecture is beautiful. I think guests stay there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Kiruba M
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Extensive menu and well trained staff. The restaurant was very quiet on the evening that we went and I think with more patrons there will be more of a vibe as it was lacking atmosphere.

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anna m, Proprietario at House of Spices, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for sharing your experience KInd reagrds House of Spices More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had the best seafood hot pot filled with spices. Service was very good. There weren't many guests as it was low tourist season, but still nice. Have to climb up to the roof top going through what seems like a personal house which is funny but the architecture is beautiful. I think guests stay there as well, not just a... More 

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anna m, Proprietario at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Client, thank you so much for your feedback.We look forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We dropped in here on our first night in Stone Town and were impressed by the warm welcome and the views from the rooftop restaurant. One of our number was feeling fragile, so the pizza proved very welcome comfort food. Service was quick and friendly.

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anna m, Proprietario at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for having taken the time to review your experience. We look forward to welcoem you soon again. House of Spices More 

Ottawa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After reading numerous reviews, we were disappointed. Pizza was very non-descript, with little flavour. Same for the tortellini.

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anna m, Proprietario at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Client, thank you for your review. We really don't know what to answer since we do not have tortellini in oue menu. Best regards House of Spcies team More 

Stone Town, Tanzania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A little gem hidden away in one of the many confusing streets of Stone Town. Restaurant is upstairs with view of city. Nice and cool, good food, you should try the octopus bruschetta!

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Hi thank you so much for your great review. We are happy to understand you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcome you soon again Very kind regards, House of Spices More 

Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We found our way through the alleyways of Stone Town on the first night. The second floor location allows you view of the adjoining streets. A very competent waiter gave good advice and our choice was under the heading of Catch of the day.The Dorado was good both in taste and presentation

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Client, thank you very much in deed for your review. Very warm regards, House of Spices More 

Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were swarmed by bugs after it rained. The staff was kind enough to let us move to another table and put napkins over the lights, which helped a little. The pizza was delicious - everything else we ordered was just okay. Great little gift shop on the ground floor.

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Hi there, thank you so much. Very best regards House of Spices More 

Bude, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After a poor experience elsewhere, we chanced upon House of Spices this morning whilst wandering the alleyways of Stonetown. The experience was an all round pleasure from a very friendly welcome and attentive service, delicious seafood curry and salad, beautifully presented and perfectly cooked to the chocolate mousse to finish. We returned for supper!

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Guests, all our crew, wish to thank you so much for your stunning review! We look forward to welcome you again one day soon House of Spices More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After beeing at Zanzibar for a few days and got a bit disapointed over the food, this was the right place to go to! Amazing food, we had the beef fillet and a pizza. Great restaurant!

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you sooooo much for your stunning review! All member are delighted to understand how much you have enjoyed your meal with us and we are looking very much forward to welcome you soon again. All the very best House of Spices More 

Milan, Italy
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very nice experience. The food is one of the best in Zanzibar also a lot of the other places to eat are low end. The drinks are also very tasty and overall it left us with one of the best culinary experience on the island. Highly recommended

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Hi Jambo. Thank you very much all staff is proud for what you have reviewed and it will definitely help to push the all of us to keep the standard up. See you soon, House of Spices More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255242231264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Thai

Description

Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar

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