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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 58 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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LeucadiaLisa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food is creative and different for typical western tastes so this is a culinary tour of the flavours of Zanzibar which makes it even more appealing. There is sufficient that you will recognise and enjoy even if a relatively fussy eater (my wife, and she loved it). If you are open to a few new experiences then the menu... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were lucky enough to stay at Emerson Spice, and have dinner here. We arrived for dinner at 6pm and had cocktails (the dawa was my favourite). The restaurant serves a set menu of five courses. Ahead of time, we had advised of time dietary requirements that were accommodated with no issues at all. A letter was also dropped off... More 

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Yaounde, Cameroon
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112 reviews 112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Please..do get there in time for sunset..best part of the experience! we were not lucky and goy there when dark.. Menu is set, so check it out prior to walking up the hundred steps to the terrace. Food comes from a farm daily, so products are fresh. The combination of flavours, dietary requiment and spices is well balanced. Service is... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I went there simply it was the top rated restaurant in Stonetown. The hotel was amazing. I will seriously stay there for a night next time. The weather was cloudy and unfortunately I couldn't experience the gorgeous sunset mentioned in the reviews. For me, seeing the rooftops is not exciting at all, would prefer a sea-view or some greenery but... More 

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Lillesand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Lovely view while enjoying your 12 course dinner. Unforgettable experience, lovely sunset and great food and service. Do try this while you are in Stone Town!

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Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We enjoyed every bite of this excellent menu. The Setting (roof-top terrace), the excellent quality of the food and this special creative menu made this evening unforgettable to us. We cannot compare to other Stonetown restaurants but were fully satisfied also with the value-for-money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Having spent 10 days travelling in and around the Dar/selous/Zanzibar I can happily say that our meal here was the best we have had. Simple and delicious food with fast and polite service. 5 stars.

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Toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

good food at lunch. good value. a nice restaurant. I would dine here again in the future. Better drinks selection could be had.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This rooftop restaurant is a great place to enjoy dinner at sundown. Because it is small reservations are essential. The Tapas Menu is the best value as you get to enjoy a huge variety of dishes and will not leave hungry. The wine selection is very professional. Service is cheerful and attentive. One of the nicest places to have a... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe at Emerson Spice

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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