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House of Spices

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Kiponda street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
Great place with a lot of detail!

A little gem hidden away in one of the many confusing streets of Stone Town. Restaurant is upstairs with view of city. Nice and cool, good food, you should try the octopus bruschetta!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
LeahT257
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Stone Town, Tanzania
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Stone Town, Tanzania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A little gem hidden away in one of the many confusing streets of Stone Town. Restaurant is upstairs with view of city. Nice and cool, good food, you should try the octopus bruschetta!

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

Hi thank you so much for your great review. We are happy to understand you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcome you soon again Very kind regards, House of Spices More 

Stavanger Municipality, Norway
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We found our way through the alleyways of Stone Town on the first night. The second floor location allows you view of the adjoining streets. A very competent waiter gave good advice and our choice was under the heading of Catch of the day.The Dorado was good both in taste and presentation

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

Dear Client, thank you very much in deed for your review. Very warm regards, House of Spices More 

Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were swarmed by bugs after it rained. The staff was kind enough to let us move to another table and put napkins over the lights, which helped a little. The pizza was delicious - everything else we ordered was just okay. Great little gift shop on the ground floor.

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

Hi there, thank you so much. Very best regards House of Spices More 

Bude, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After a poor experience elsewhere, we chanced upon House of Spices this morning whilst wandering the alleyways of Stonetown. The experience was an all round pleasure from a very friendly welcome and attentive service, delicious seafood curry and salad, beautifully presented and perfectly cooked to the chocolate mousse to finish. We returned for supper!

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

Dear Guests, all our crew, wish to thank you so much for your stunning review! We look forward to welcome you again one day soon House of Spices More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After beeing at Zanzibar for a few days and got a bit disapointed over the food, this was the right place to go to! Amazing food, we had the beef fillet and a pizza. Great restaurant!

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

Dear Customer, thank you sooooo much for your stunning review! All member are delighted to understand how much you have enjoyed your meal with us and we are looking very much forward to welcome you soon again. All the very best House of Spices More 

Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very nice experience. The food is one of the best in Zanzibar also a lot of the other places to eat are low end. The drinks are also very tasty and overall it left us with one of the best culinary experience on the island. Highly recommended

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

Hi Jambo. Thank you very much all staff is proud for what you have reviewed and it will definitely help to push the all of us to keep the standard up. See you soon, House of Spices More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The House of Spices offers what my father used to call "village magique" experiences of an invented past as a trading post. Beware the ridiculously expensive tat, although lovingly displayed as if a little sachet of spice was a precious gift. The restaurant was ok, the pasta was ok, and the service was ok. The terrace has no views, so... More 

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

Hi, thank you for your review doubtless Your Father must have been a man of taste and perhaps more aware about prices as well as costs. We look forward to welcome you soon again. House of Spices More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Tucked away down s winding street in Stone Town, this fabulous restaurant has an open air roof top dining area, that while a bit hot, is s lovely setting for you meal. They are famous for their wood oven pizza and my husband was very pleased with his. The rest of us all ordered the black marlin fish skewer. It... More 

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

Jambo, thank you so much for having taken the time to review your experience. We are looking forward to welcome you soon House of Spices team More 

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Inspired by all the positive Trip Advisor reviews, we booked this restaurant weeks in advance. From the get go, we knew we were not in for a great experience. We ordered a rose, which my husband tasted - it was awful, cheap, sugar water. We asked for it to be returned and we were told that we had already bought... More 

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

Hello, thank you for your review. By naming your review A bit of a trap tourist, sounds a bit haughty in regards of many other customers that have reviewed their experience before yours. This offers us the opportunity to say that, of course you are free to complain if services are not delivered but, better not to speak on behalf... More 

London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Lovely friendly restaurant. Friendly and knowledgable waiters. Food is fresh and well prepared. Recommend the seafood in coconut curry. Just brilliant!! My wife had a pile of huge grilled prawns which were amazing. Wood-fired pizza oven if you want pizza.

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

Oh wow, what a fantastic review!!! thank you soooo much. We look forward to welcome you soon, House of Spices team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255242231264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

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

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