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Mistress of Spices

170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town NONE, Tanzania
000255773740888
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Ranked #17 of 59 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a great morning learning to cook 5 Swahili dishes with one of the Mistress of Spices chefs. To add to the fun, the lesson is given over two charcoal braziers and using glazed clay pots. Swahili curries and pilaus have carved out their own identity and all foodies should add this to their repertoire. Afterwards, the food is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our first restaurant on stone town and loved the food. The decor was fantastic too. The inside area has air conditioning for those hot days and the friendly waiters make you feel right at home.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A refreshing lunch break after a long heated tour of Stone Town. Loved the food and staff 💓 The decoration of the place is really excquisite.Awesome photography :)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Probably the most "local" of the restaurants we visited in Stone Town. I enjoyed the octopus salad and beef curry with chapatis and we finished with spiced coffee and a small platter of sweetmeats. Portions are generous. It's not licensed but the fresh fruit juices are very good.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We booked a cookery course at the restaurant. Chef Yusuf patiently teaches you to prepare 4 dishes in the courtyard - Chicken Paka, Spicy Pilaf, Green banana curry and chapati. The food we prepared is then arfully plated and presented to us as our meal in the restaurant.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Well I must say that the decor and ambience is part excellent no doubt we just sat there admiring the magnificent decor but though the food was great the portions were slightly small comparatively The waiter was also great

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The chef at Mistress of Spices is incredible. He catered for our wedding reception canapes and dinner and came up with the most exquisite vegan dishes, so much so that our non-vegan guests didn't even realise the meat was missing! We also had the most exotic breakfasts served daily 5 days in a row and the chef ensured that every... More 

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

i enjoyed the enviroment and i went with my wife so i got nice time with her before.the food was served.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The food was well prepared and very fresh. Wonderful favors. Loved the brochettes. Loved the pumpkin mint soup

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this fabulous cafe which has a terrific ambiance and encapsulates Stone Town's unique ambiance. The range of fresh coffee beans is great, and these can be flavoured with locally grown cloves, cinnamon, vanilla or ginger. The chocolate brownies are "to die for" and generously sized ... my husband wants to move his office there! The staff were... More 

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Additional Information about Mistress of Spices

Address: 170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town NONE, Tanzania
Phone Number: 000255773740888
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Stone Town
Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
Cuisine: International

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