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House of Spices

Kiponda street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Ranked #2 of 56 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This place may be a little difficult to find, but ask a driver or the locals to just help you get there. It was definitely worth it! We arrived on Sunday, but it was closed and made sure to go back another day for lunch. It was so delicious, and the best meal we ate the entire trip while in... More

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

Jambo, what to say? we might not have enough words to thank you so much for your extraordinaire review. Should you happen to come back to Zanzibar, we will be more than happy to welcome again in our terrace restaurant . Kind regards, anna More

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Our group of 6 had supper at House of Spices and really enjoyed the food. Seafood platter is a must-have! Service is good and prices are reasonable.

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

Thank you so much for having taken the time to share your experience in our terrace restaurant. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your supper and the rest. We will pass your comment on to our crew member and you can make sure they will be delighted. Kind regards, anna More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Just around the corner from the Zanzibar Coffee House where we stayed (so no chance of getting lost which is easily done in Stone Town). Great food and the best value we experienced. The pizzas are a must and the staff are really welcoming. On a 6 night stay we went 3 times! Think that speaks for itself.

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

Habari gani, thank you a million for your amazing review. We wish you could have stay longer than 6 days and to welcome you every day...!! May you have a fantastic time and we look forward to welcome you soon. Kind regards,anna More

adelaide
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a great restaurant with wonderful food at a reasonable price. I believe the owners are an Italian couple who have lived in Zanzibar for many years. There is a big menu covering just about anything you would want to eat including wood oven pizza. However don't expect to eat and run. The preparation takes ages and today at... More

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

Jambo ! on behalf of our crew, thank you so much for your stunning review. We all know that good things take long time to be made and this is what make being special. We look forward to welcome you soon. Very Best regards, anna More

New York, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great atmosphere, decent prices and great food. In particular the black marlin served on a skewer was deliciously meaty; it was better than a steak (and I love steak).

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

Jambo! thank you for having taken the time to review your experience at our terrace restaurant; it was very kind of your. We hope to welcome you again in near future Kind rereads, anna More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went for dinner, the food was really good and tasty, but it took a long time to get ready. Its also a bit pricy. Yet so delicious. Its a cozy place with nice atmosphere. I recommend seafood there, it was amazing.

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

Jambo, thank you for your comment. We are delighted you have enjoyed your meal as well as the ambiance. We look forward to welcome you again soon? Kind regards, anna More

Dorset, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stone Town's back streets and alley's can be a bit intimidating if you're just visiting and the recommendations for House of Spices made it an an obvious lunch venue, as long as we could find it. Don't expect road signs in Stone Town !! We eventually stumbled on it and I was so pleased we did. The lunch was served... More

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

Jambo Bwana, thank you soooo much for your amazing review. Should you come back one day to Zanzibar, please make the House of Spices being your one stop place for a meal. Kind regards, anna More

Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After reading so many praises on TA, we decided to go and get a try. And since Stone Town is located near the ocean, seafood is expected to be of high quality. But the seafood platter ordered was just average. Lobsters, prawns, calamari are all fairly tasted, not particular fresh. Really disappointing. Service is good. Staff are generally polite. Welcoming... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. You will be interested to know that we have the fish market right behind us, therefore it is illogical to stock items; simplifying, we do buy fresh fish & seafood everyday. Not particularly fresh, means that you have no seafood taste whatsoever: this it might happen.. Kind regards, anna More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Good atmosphere and food. We arrived without a booking and we were lucky to be seated upstairs. The food takes a while to arrive but the service is good and it gave us time to chat and enjoy the atmosphere. It was bit difficult to find at night through dark narrow streets but in the daylight we realised it was... More

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

Hi There, thank you for your kind review. Yeah we are a bit hidden but, once found...worth a visit!! as you said Hope you have had a pleasant flight back and looking forward to see you again one day. Kind regards, anna More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

So many different tastes, combined into an one perfect harmony...yummy! Good service. Beautiful view. Nice ambient. I recommend it to everyone.

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

Jambo. Many many thanks for having taken tome to review your experience at the House of Spices restaurant: very nice in deed!!. We look forward to welcome you more and more soon. Kind regards, anna More

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