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House of Spices

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Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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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
GOOD PIZZA

One of the best places for pizza on Zanzibar. Wine is served in carafes, which is nice, sometimes a bottle is just too much for 2.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Hanni N
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best places for pizza on Zanzibar. Wine is served in carafes, which is nice, sometimes a bottle is just too much for 2.

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

Dear Customer, thank you very much for your kind review. All staff is looking forward to welcome you soon again. Kind regards House of Spices More 

Portland, Maine
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

House of Spices seems to be a good spot in downtown Stone Town. It is in a historic restored building in the middle of the old city. Food is vaguely Italian with some Zanzibari dishes.

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

Dear Customer, thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoem you soon again Kind regards, House of Spices More 

Purmerend, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. The staff is pleasant, the food is excellent, the restaurant is nice.

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

Dear Customer, all the staff is delighted to know how much you have enjoyed your meal with us and we are all looking very much forward to welcome you soon again Very best regards House of Spices More 

Staffordshire England
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is well hidden amongst the tiny streets of stone town , it's a lovely original building with steep staircase to roof top terrace. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here , food was lovely and fresh , nice wine and very pleasant staff, also very reasonable prices , will definerely return.

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for your stunning review. We look forward to welcoem you soon again On behalf of the team Best regards, More 

Athens, Greece
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice traditional Zanzibari ambience. Menu is good with various options to cover different preference. Service not bad. Only dissapointing was that while we were not allowed to smoke two other tables (apparently repeat guests) the were smoking next to us while us we were asked to go to the bar. 30.000 - 35.000 per person average with some beverages. Reccomended

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Thank Nikolaos82
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review: we are delighted you have enjoyed your meal. About smoking: even if our restaurant is located on terrace, hence open area, avoiding to smoke, we think is a kind gesture for all clients. We do not do favoritism and we do not have class A nor class B clients; all our customers are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite all the positive reviews my boyfriend and I were extremely disappointed with this place in terms of not only the food but the service which was quite frankly abysmal. It might just have been an off night but due to the fact that it was very sub standard we wouldn't risk it again nor would we recommend it.

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Thank RebeccaW490
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, we thank you for your review. Nevertheless, it appears we cannot get the real reason of your disappointment because not sufficiently explained. We hope you do not mind if we tent to feel that the disappointment of your might be sourced from elsewhere? All the best More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the restaurant for lunch. The inside is very beautiful, the deco is so authentic. You eat in a nice and breezy terrace. All the devious were delicious. My favorite was the ravioli with saffron, yummy! Pizzas were great too. I would definitely go back.

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Thank travelhabitss
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, lovely experience overlooking Stone Town. A tastey set menu which combines the flavours of Arabia, India & Swahili. Not cheap but I recommend.

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

Dear Customer Thank you so much for your amazing review. Happy 2016 House of Spices More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I can only repeat the good comments already made. We ate near our hotel near the harbour first night and on our second and last night I chose this restaurant from trip advisor reviews. You will not find a better place to enjoy the ambience, attentive and polite staff, the menus selection, value for money and lovely roof top dining... More 

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for your time. We look very much forward to welcoem you soon From all of us Happy New Year More 

Koblenz, Germany
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I found this restaurant in TripAdvisor and would like to try it out. We made an excursion tour to Stone Town (too bad, very disappointed). After that we were walking around in the Market, Fish Market and then going for Lunch. It is not easy to find this restaurant. But it worth to serch for it. The Restaurant is not... More 

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

Dear Customer, incredible review. Thank you very much indeed. We look forward to welcome you soon From all of us Happy New Year 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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

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