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Cafe at Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town 0000, Tanzania
+255 775 046 395
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Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Eclectic, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Unique and Innovative Seasonal Cuisine for lunch in our down stairs Cafeé, 12 to 5PMRoof Top, Tea House for Sunset Cocktails and Dinner Set Menu 5 small courses; a selection of seafood and Zanzibar specialties, Reservations only
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great 5 course dinner menu, good was fresh and fast with good service and explanation of each course. We were here for sunset, which was nice, but there are better views else where in town. It was annoying that we had to pay in usd $ as we are not American so we only carry a small amount of usd.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Loved the sunset high atop the city. listening to the chanting at sundown is mesmorizing. The spices in the air are heavenly.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were meeting our nephews in Stone Town and were not sure where to meet for lunch,so the doorman accompanied the boys to our taxi and walked us back to the restaurant. What a surprise, I had had dinner on the tented roof almost 20 years ago. We were short on time and had the best meal of our trip... More 

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Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We only had drinks, because the kitchen is closed on Mondays. It has a great view, and the service is very good. Very relaxed atmosphere, and if time permitted I would have liked to have dinner as well. Limited seats, so seams that booking is essential

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Emerson Spice Hotel roof top restaurant servs an excellent five course dinner every night at 6.30 PM. Zanzibarian cuisine combined with a magnificant view of the Stone town roofs and the sun setting in the Indian Ocean. Truly magic!

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Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Hands down the best food experience on Zanzibar and even with international standard the food is fantastic, taste explosion and very exciting contrasts. You can't ask for a better location and it's great that the place only sits 12 people. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Also very inexpensive considering what you get.

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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I knew this was going to be lovely, not just based on the reviews but when we received confirmation of our booking by a hand delivered letter to our hotel on the morning of our reservation...niiice* the hotel is quirky and vibrant...the rooftop has a wonderful bazaar, almost Marrakeshy type ambience.. The food is lovely and a very original mix... More 

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Stone Town, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My fiance decided to treat me to a night out at Emerson Spice for my birthday, where we where truly impressed by the creative menu that was on offer. We arrived late (running on typical Zanzibari time), but that was not a problem in the slightest and where warmly welcomed by everyone there and where treated to a beautiful evening.... More 

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Karatu, Tanzania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This really is "must do" if you're staying in Stone Town. The rooftop ambiance is magic, the views are super and the service is stellar. The food was very good but I must say that the vegetarian was actually better than the other offerings. There are now many rooftop dinner options in Stone Town but this is one of the... More 

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LeucadiaLisa
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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Make sure you book for the set dinner meal if you stay at Emmerson Spice or if you are staying elsewhere. We ate here on our first night and made sure to get upstairs in time to watch the sun setting over the town, it was beautiful. We had a couple of very good cocktails and the food was wonderful.... More 

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Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town 0000, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 775 046 395
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Stone Town
Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood, Eclectic, Fusion

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