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Kiponda street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Ranked #3 of 59 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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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had both a very tasteful pizza in this restaurant. Delicious spices on the pizza. Nice rooftop terrace.

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

Jambo, We all at House of Spices are delighted to know you have enjoyed your meal in our restaurant. We all look forward to welcome you soon again, House of Spies team More 

Kampala
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I had my first and biggest sea food platter here. I was not disappointed though I could not eat all of it. The waiters were good. And the decor was nice too. If you want some good sea food, this is the right place.

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

Habari gani!. Thank you in deed for your appreciation. We hope this will make you keep on coming back. All the very best for a wonderful 2015; House of Spices team More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The setting is lovely. Th food delicious. The use of spices in the food is wonderful. Seafood Ravioli with Saffron Sauce yummy! Marlin Espatada beautifully presented and very tasty. The spice liquor that is made in house a perfect ending to a fabulous meal.

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

Jambo!!! Thank you soooo much for your stunning review. All the team is delighted to know you have enjoyed your meal with us We look forward to welcome you soon again and again House of Spices More 

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Despite reading that the service was incredibly slow, we found the service normal speed. Perhaps it's because of what we ordered..? Regardless, the food was very good and the iced coffee was delicious. Would stop by again.

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

Jambo, thank you for your nice review. All House of Spices staff is happy to read you have enjoyed your meal and wish to serve you soon again. About being fast or slow....we have always thought that time spent at table is never wasted, especially while on holiday, and, good things might take a bit to be prepared. Again thank... More 

Düsseldorf, Deutschland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Perfectly prepared and presented food in best quality! We can recommend the "Black Merlin" or the "Fritto Misto". And for desert try the "Chili Chocolate Mousse" - delicious! Thanks for 2 evenings with very good food, friendly staff and nice ambience!

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

Habari gani! Thank you for sharing your experience in our restaurant. The whole Staff members are delighted about your review that will help to push us more and en more. All the very best for a fabulous 2015 More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was our second year at House of Spices. Again, everything was fantastic! In my opinion they serve the best food in Stone Town. Everything is perfectly prepared, presented and served. The staff is very well trained and very nice. I can recommend everything on the menu, but my favourites are the crab claws, the bouillabaisse soup, the aubergine millefeuille,... More 

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

Hi and hope you have had a safe flight back home. In deed it was our pleasure to have you here for the second time and we look forward to welcome you again and again and again On behalf of the House of Spices crew, thank you so much for your stunning review and, may you have a fabulous 2015 More 

Zanzibar
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is an excellent place for lunch or dinner in the Stone Town. We went there two times during our stay. Reservation might be useful to get a table for dinner.

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

Hi there, it is in deed a great pleasure to serve guests that understand the effort behind each dish. Most welcome at any time House of Spices team More 

Belgium
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A nice lunch at the roof terrace. Simple and good food with nice service. Looking out over rusted roofs isn't my kind of thing, but the cool breeze does wonders. Steep stairs to get there so be careful with the amount of drink.

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

Thank you! Happy New Year House of Spices Staff More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went for dinner and they have really good food and service. They were really quick to bring our children's food first which was very helpful and made our dinner less crazy as the children got to eat on time. Their seafood is delicious and the portions are generous too. The price is good. It is definitely worth a visit.

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

Hi and Happy New year, glad you have enjoyed your time with us and even happier that the children were happy too We look forward to welcome you soon again. Happy New Year House of Spices team More 

Aqaba, Jordan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Food was good quality and we enjoyed the interesting combination of spices. Service could be faster, but general impression was positive and we were coming back to this place.

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

Hi, thank you very much for your beautiful review. We look forward to welcome you any time you are visiting Stone Town Our best wished of a wonderful 2015 House of Spices More 

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Additional Information about House of Spices

Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255242231264
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Stone Town
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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