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House of Spices

Kiponda street, Stone Town 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Ranked #3 of 57 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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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of the best restaurants in Stone Town (and there's plenty of competition). I had exquisite seafood ravioili in saffron sauce followed the legendary black marlin, which comes on a big skewer dangling over the plate like the sword of Damocles. The wine list is quite extensive and a mid-range Sauvignon Blanc complemented the seafood perfectly. The pizzas looked... More

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

Habari! Thank you sooooo much for your amazing review. We shall pass it on to the all house of spices members which we feel will be delighted!. We hope you welcome you soon again Kind regards, anna More

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

simple, yet sofisticated fusion food, while a basic pizza is also available. been coming here many times and will keep on coming back. TOP NOTCH

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

Jambo, many many thanks for having taken the time to share your experience in our terrace restaurant. House of Spices crew is amazed by your incredible review. Again thank you so much and we look forward to welcome you again and again. Best anna More

Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here for dinner. My husband had the black marlin and it was tasty. My pork sausage pizza exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed three glasses of red wine for only 14, 000 tzs! Service was hit and miss and the pizza oven wafted black smoke towards our table for a good portion of the meal. Overall, I'd recommend it.... More

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

Jambo, thank you very very much for your great review. We appreciate the tip about price and we are wondering compared to where We look forward to welcome you soon again. Kind regards, anna More

Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

located in a very cool district kiponda. , restaurant is a must with plenty of specialities but also great pizzas. prices reasonnable

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

Hi there, amazing review Thank you so much. We will pass it on to the Staff member. Looking forward to welcome you soon again. Anna More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

3 of us went to the House of Spice for dinner. We had seafood - Tuna, Kingfish and Marlin. While the Tuna and Kingfish were very good the Marlin was absolutely amazing both in taste and presentation (see photo). I can honestly say I have never had anything so uniquely presented and tasty in my life. I finished the meal... More

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

Hi there, a simple thank you might be enough to express the happiness of the House of Spices crew after reading your extraordinaire review. We really hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, anna More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I spent about a week in Zanzibar and ate at least 15 of the top ranked tripadvisor restaurants. This one was my favorite. The food was spectacular. The group I was with order 5 dishes and shared them all. Literally every one of them was fantastic.

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

Ujambo, thank you for having taken the time to share your experience in our terrace restaurant. We are delighted you and your group of friends have enjoyed our dishes and the setting. In deed we look very much forward to welcome you all soon. kind regards, House of Spices team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Terrific place, very good food and gorgeous people. Nicely decorated dishes, good service. Fantastic atmosphere overlooking the city!

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

Ujambo Luisa, thank you soooo much for your spontaneous review. We look forward to welcome you again soon. On behalf of the House of Spices team all the very best, anna More

Lake of Bays, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were in Stone Town for 2 nights and 2 days as part of a 54 day overland tour of Africa. We had Italian lunch an at this rooftop restaurant - tomato anchovy and cheese pizza for me and seafood lasagna for my husband. The food was very good, freshly made and the bear was cold.

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

Hi Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to welcome you next time again while in Stone Town Best, anna More

Monza, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very good food well presented and very tasting. Returned after good experience and it was confirmed. It's not easy to have two excellent meals in the same place . We would come back. Suggested Zanzibari Beef Stew.

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

Hello Sir, thank you very much for the time you have taken to review your experience in our restaurant. We look forward to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, anna More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We ate four dishes, the service was friendly but extremely slow, it took 40 minutes just for starters. The seafood dishes were totally dry and we didn't touch any, the lamb chops and tuna pizza had terrible aftertaste. In sum, bad.

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

Jambo!! Thank you for your comment. Very kind of you get to the end of the meal, return the food without touching it although with a bad aftertaste and thanks again for having paid the bill without making a complaint to your waiter. Amazingly, the kitchen staff did not report of any dish returned untouched and no waiter reported of... More

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