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Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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
Excellent food

Ate here 3 times during our stay on Zanzibar. Exceptional food - we sampled the sea food, pizza and pasta, all of which were excellent. Staff were lovely and service could not be better. Eat here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Tmten88
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Ate here 3 times during our stay on Zanzibar. Exceptional food - we sampled the sea food, pizza and pasta, all of which were excellent. Staff were lovely and service could not be better. Eat here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had a memorable meal here, with food of the best. Service is great and good serves with a variety of items on the plate. The dinner price is on the higher side costing 100,000/= for 2 but the food made it worth it. If you are traveling with budget in mind then this place maybe the special night. The... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Fish in spicey coconut sauce -worth a try. This is a very popular restaurant so reserve a table if it is a Saturday (note:closed on Sundays). Great building and atmosphere.

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

Hi, thank you so much for your stunning review! We are delighted you have enjoyed your time with us and we are looking forward to welcome you one day soon again House of Spices More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I have to admit House of spices probably was the best experience in Zanzibar! Great food & service for value for money! Sea food curry & soup were full of sea food and that's the only place in zanzibar i'll miss!

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Dear Guests, thank you so much for having taken time to share your experience with us. We all look forward to welcome you soon again Kind regards, House of Spices More 

Dubai
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I were directed to the House of Spices by another restaurant we wanted to dine at but happened to be fully booked when we showed up. We are both so glad that it turned out this way! We ended up visiting House of Spices for a second time! The food there is splendid! Between the two visits,... More 

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Stunning review!! thenk you sooo much. Looking forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant in the heart of Stone Town. Like everywhere in Stone Town it's hard to find among all the winding streets but you'll get there eventually. We went on a Friday night and had no problem getting a table as walk-ins. The staff were friendly and efficient. They have a wood-fire oven and serve some pizza... More 

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Thank you for your great feedback. We look forward to welcome you soon again. House of Spices More 

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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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 

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Additional Information about House of Spices

Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255242231264
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
Average Prices: USD $8 to $15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Thai

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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 to $15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Thai

Description

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

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