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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza...
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great place to eat, nice rooftop restaurant, great service, great food, a little tough to find in the winding streets of Zbar though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Storm Lake, Iowa, USA
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Storm Lake, Iowa, USA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat, nice rooftop restaurant, great service, great food, a little tough to find in the winding streets of Zbar though.

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for your review, House of Spices members are delighted. We look forward to welcome you soon again. House of Spices More 

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Its a MUST if you go to stone town. Amazing place and view from the terrace upstairs! Food, incredible! Service was great. The restaurant itself has a super decoration. Keep it up guys!

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for your stunning feedback. We are all delighted to know how much you have enjoyed your meal with us and we are looking forward to welcome you soon again. House of Spices More 

Lillehammer, Norway
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visited this excellent restaurant as a couple and had a memorable time. The ambience is very characteristic and creates a nice frame to the restaurant. Service is excellent and the waiters are very attentive to all the guests. They simply male you feel very welcome in all possible ways.

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

Dear Client, on behalf of the entire House of Spices staff, thank you very much in deed for your extraordinaire feedback. We are all looking forward to welcome you soon again Kind regards, House of Spices More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Sometimes it can be tough to find reliable places to eat in Tanzania and Zanzibar but this is an exception to that rule. Having dined twice with large groups at House of Spices I would happily recommend it to all holiday goers. From the complimentary focaccia onwards every element of each visit was enjoyable. The mains were for the most... More 

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

Dear Custoner thank you so much for your stunning review. House of Spices member look forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices More 

Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Enjoyed this so much the first time, we came back a few days later and weren't disappointed. Food is delicious, service is excellent, and rooftop restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. There were 7 of us (including 2 children) and everyone was very happy. Highly recommend a visit

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

Dear Customer, thank you very much indeed for your review. The members of the House of Spices are grateful to you, for having taken the time to share your experience in our terrace restaurant and they can only wish to welcome you soon again. Best regards, House of Spices More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were absolutely delighted to have found the House of Spices in the heart of Stone Town. The rooftop was really nice and with a great atmosphere and the food and spiced ice teas absolutely delicious. We found this place for lunch on our day visit to Stone Town from Uroa Beach and were so pleased with everything, that we... More 

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for having reviewed your experience in our terrace restaurant. All remember are delighted you have enjoyed your meal with us and we are all looking forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I'm not sure which I like better about the House of Spices - their absolutely delicious food (my favorites include vegetable couscous, pizza, beautiful breakfasts, and marsala stew) or their wonderful staff. The people at this restaurant and inn are genuinely helpful and warm. My friend and I were learning Swahili in Stone Town and everyone at the House of... More 

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Dear Client, thank you for having taken the time to share your experience in our terrace restaurant. We are all looking forward to welcome you soon again. House of Spices More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had the yummiest food in Zanzibar at this place. Our vegetarian friends were happy too to find something yummy to satisfy their taste buds. Good place to try some authentic ZANZBARI FOOD

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Dear Customer, thank you so much for your review. We are all looking forward to welcome you soon again. House of Spices More 

Oslo, Norway
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It was a great experience. A must try absolutely. Explendid mixed flavours and very nice cold beer. Here we could arrange a safari trip dealed with the nice italian owner. One of the best experiences in my life.

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

Dear Client, the House of Spices staff members, are extremely delighted that you have enjoyed yours experience while visiting our terrace restaurant. Needless, to say that we would be obviously happy to welcome you any time House of Spices More 

Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were a little underwhelmed by the menu after reading the Tripadvisor reviews but when our food arrived we understood why the reviews are so good. My Zanzibari beef stew was delicious (though should more accurately be described as a mild curry) and my wife's prawn pasta with a hint of ginger was sublime. The appetisers courtesy of the chef... More 

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Dear Customer, thank you so much for your feedback. We at House of Spices are delighted you have enjoyed your meal and time with us. We look forward to welcome you soon again. 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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