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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
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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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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Doha, Qatar
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Spice Tour was the prominent part of the trip, locals of the village are give u a guided tour of the Spice Garden, they hand over a basket to u and walk you across to different trees explaining their medicinal values etc. They also give you a coconut drink and some fruits to taste, one can actually get to know... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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

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

Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We went at night so missed what is probably a great view. The food was very good- great flavours and service good, even though a little understaffed. We didn't have pizza but they have a wooden oven and the output from that looked great.

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

Hi there, thank you a lot for having taken the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcome you soon for a crispy pizza. Kind regards,anna More

Haifa, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We had to ask around to find this place, almost gave up, but it was worth it when we eventually found it. Great view from the roof-top. Great atmosphere. The menu had a lot of different kinds of pizzas - Some western style and some local style. Overall this is a nice place to have dinner and a few drinks.

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

Jambo, thank you for sending us your comment! we are delighted to understand that after several attempts you manage to find the House of Spices and you have enjoyed its service and food which in fact is what matters. Difficult to find but, difficult to forget once found As said in various occasion, House of Spices is located in the... More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's a little hard to find, but the store downstairs sells decent spices and beautiful scarfs! The food is amazing, with spice-covered pizza and clay pot curry which brought us back twice more during our stay in Stone Town. If you're shopping or exploring the narrow streets, take a map and find House of Spice for lunch!!

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

Dear Hannah, thank you sooo much for your sweet review; all the staff will be delighted to read it. You are right, we are a bit away from the "glitter and sequins" sites; we are in fact in one of the few areas of the Stone Town remained genuine which makes worth it to see Stone Town and to walk... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very good restaurant in Zanzibar, good service and food. Located in an old house in the middle of the narrow streets of Stone Town. Mediterranean cousine with a mild and intelligent Italian / Swahili influence. Good selection of dishes and excellent quality of food considering the quality of raw materials you can find in Znz, Service is attentive. Well done... More

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

Dear Freddie, it is thanks to reviews like your that we source the energy and the strength to experiment new recipes that some time move away from usual stereotype. Our the payback is at the time our customer catchs the effort, as you did. Thank you soooo much, anna More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Outstanding service, delicious food. I had the bacon wrapped filet steak which was cooked to perfection, my friends had the white fish and coconut fish curry. Not one complaint from anyone. You access the restaurant through a store/hotel so top tip is don't be put off at first. Head up the stairs and the restaurant is actually on a really... More

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

Dear Sir/Madam, we are delighted you have enjoyed your meal on our charming terrace restaurant. We reckon is a privilege to serve customers that understand the passion behind a job. We look forward to have you all again one day, kind regards, anna More

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've been there three times. Each time there was excellent service and wonderful food. I've tried other Indian food restaurants in Zanzibar but this was head and shoulders above the others.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The location is wonderful with beautiful views of Stonetown and the staff were very friendly and efficient. We shared a terrific pizza and some starters which were very good. However, our entrees were not good - the fish was completely overdone and dry which was disappointing. So, a mixed experience but an enjoyable evening nonetheless.

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

Hi there, thank you for your comment. We are delighted to understand that overall is was a nice experience. Meanwhile we apologize for the fish. Kitchen staff has taken note. Best regards anna More

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