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Mistress of Spices

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170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City NONE, Tanzania
000255773740888
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
a well hidden surprise

Misstress of Spice is part of the Jafferti Hotel in Gizenga Street, until recently, they only served food in the lovely ground floor restaurant, but some time ago the roof restaurant was opened, and the food is just as nice there. The other pleasant surprise was that on the rooftop alcohol is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
WilvK
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Misstress of Spice is part of the Jafferti Hotel in Gizenga Street, until recently, they only served food in the lovely ground floor restaurant, but some time ago the roof restaurant was opened, and the food is just as nice there. The other pleasant surprise was that on the rooftop alcohol is served.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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324 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roof top took a hike to get to but worth it. Stellar service and wine. Fixed menu was lovely. Quite enjoyed the quiet atmosphere overlooking the city

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Broome, Australia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend who lives in Zanzibar and I decided we wanted to do a cooking tour, Mistress of Spices was recommended to my friend by another local cafe. What a great choice. The price is not expensive and we could choose what we wanted to cook. The decor in this hotel is lovely. When we arrived all the ingredients were... More 

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Thank broomekim
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told to look for roof tops to dine & this is definitely recommended. The food was excellent & the service was great!

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Thank Nehaya1976
Frankfurt, Germany
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonight we had the set dinner at the Mistress of Spices Restaurant. Emmanuel served us very friendly and was always there to explain special food and spices etc. The quality of the food was excellent and the atmosphere breath taking at this roof top restaurant . The entire house made a nice impression, well kept and with lots of Wood... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

we were awed from the moment we entered the place - nice & tasteful decorations on the wall, super comfy soft benches to crush on and spend an entire evening! as for the food - our expectations may have been set quite high by the decor - it was somewhere between ok and good. Would visit again, but no spend... More 

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Thank ElenAlex_F
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45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I ate here by myself on my last night in Zanzibar recently and the staff were so lovely and welcoming to me. I was the only one on the beautiful roof terrace which is positioned with a view of the surrounding area, including the House of Wonders and the sea front. Sadly you won't be able to see the sunset... More 

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Thank Lynnda74
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

WE stayed at Efferji one night - a great quirky boutique hotel with only 12 rooms. The restaurant is on the ground floor and accessible to the public. We wanted to order a seafood Dinner as we wanted to splash out on seafood on our last night but were told we could not have alcohol with our meal as the... More 

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mombasa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

best experience ever...the guides are really helpful n well conversant with their work...tour around the area well organized...Mr fruit salad knows his work...

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Thank salmanaji
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115 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were on a tour of Stone Town today and lunch was provided here. From the moment we walked in we felt comfortable. There was a beautiful smell of Lemongrass and the room was cool and relaxing. The food, though we thought was fairly simple was really first class. We were so impressed with the chicken marinade and the curry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City NONE, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: 000255773740888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: International, Thai

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?