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House of Spices

Kiponda street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Ranked #3 of 54 restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar
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barcelona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We went several evenings to this restaurant for having dinner. Delicious fresh fish made in Swahili way with tasty sauces and spices.

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

Hello and Happy Easter, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you have enjoyed your meals in our restaurant. It is our hope to welcome you soon again. Kind regards, anna More

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our food was delicious. They first brought us a complimentary plate of flat bread that had just come out of their wood fire grill, with an amazing mango chutney and another sauce - it was just devine. Then I had the blue marlin skewer with the honey tamarind sauce. The sauce was flavorful and the fish perfectly cooked. It was... More

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

Dear Sir/Madam, thank you very much in deed; your extraordinaire review will be used as a stimulus for our staff to continue to improve. Meanwhile, we look forward to welcome you soon again. Kind regards anna More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was one of the places where I really enjoyed a very good and genuine Italian meal. The chefs are very well trained to cook the Italian food al dente. The prize was reasonable and I enjoyed myself on the balcony of the fourth floor.

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

Habari, Thank you in deed for having taken the time to share your experience and, above all, thank you for the nice comment. We take this as further encouragement to meet our estimate client's expectation. Meanwhile, we look forward to welcome you again and again. Best, anna More

Varsity Lakes, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

You get a large and fresh selection of Italian food but also some choices of local tastes. Love the Pizzas which are very tasty and large. The only thing is that it sometimes takes a while to get the order on the table. Otherwise well worth a visit.

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

Habari gani, on behalf of the House of Spices crew, thank you very much for your nice review. Should you come back, please, make sure you come and see us. Kind regards, anna More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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158 reviews 158 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We ordered a plate of seafood was good. Would not it be great and unforgettable Zanzibar restaurant, but it is a good restaurant, are correct in what they do and the food has a good taste.

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

Dear Guests. thank you so much for your great review. We've appreciated you've taken the time to share your experience. Looking forward to welcome you soon, kind regards, anna More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Lovely little place, with great pizza and a roof top terrace. A little pricey but nice quality ingredients

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

Dear Sarah, thank you very much in deed for your review. We are grateful to you for being so clever in finding out the goodness of ingredient's quality. Sometime, frighten to bring your product to a different level by introducing quality might prevails but, it is thanks to people like you that appreciate the efforts, that makes our work more... More

bicester
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a good meal here on the rooftop on our first night in Zanzibar. There is a good choice on the menu: largely Italian but also with some local dishes that we tried: a glorious seafood curry was one of them! There is also a decent wine list and they bring bread/ snacks to start with. A really good... More

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

Dear Guest. Thank you so much for you kind review: highly appreciate the time you have taken to share this experience at our restaurant. We now look forward to welcoem you as stay over clients. Best regards, anna More

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We chose this place because our hotel recommended it as being nearby. We were not disappointed. The setting was perfect in the open air, rooftop, and the food was delicious. Prices were comparable to other places in Stone Town, more expensive than you'd guess, but normal for the area.

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

Dear Guest, we wish to thank you very much for your kind words and we look forward to welcome you again and again. Just a quick note that towards to better understand how prices are made: being Zanzibar an Island, therefore, 99% of supplies are shipped. You might get shocked to know that cost of fuel is USd1,3 per liter... More

Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The balcony setting in this lovely building is a treat. The staff were very friendly and service was fast. There is a pizza oven on view on the balcony makes great pizza! We visited for lunch and I had a pizza with lots of Zanzibar spices and it was a great combination. The complementary appetizers is a nice touch (flat... More

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

Hi, thank you so much for having taken the time to share your experience and the nice words. We look forward to welcome you again. Kind regards, anna More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

What an array of choice this wonderful restaurant had! we were greeted by really friendly staff and enjoyed the hors d'oeuvres of flat breads with local mango chutney and aubergine dip. The menu had such a great choice of seafood, meats and pastas, it was very difficult to choose just one. I had a mushroom pasta and my partner a... More

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

Hello, first of all, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and others. Secondly, review like the one of your is what push us beyond our limits to meet our customer's expectation. Once again, naskuru sana! Warm regards, anna More

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