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Mistress of Spices

170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town NONE, Tanzania
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Ranked #25 of 55 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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 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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UK
2 reviews
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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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

After a morning spent walking through Stonetown in the Zanbari sun, this restaurant was a great respite from the heat. The town was without power for most of the day but fortunately they had a generator and thus a working aircon which was highly appreciated! Not a large restaurant, the decor was well done, with most tables in their own... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had a great meal the night I arrived on Zanzibar and a couple of good breakfasts. The restaurant is attached to Jafferji House & Spa but has a separate street entrance. Located on a busy pedestrian only street.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a great place to go to if you need a little respite from the afternoon heat and just want to chill out for a bit. The ambience is cool, calm and relaxing and the place is very tastefully decorated with wooden furniture, mirrors, interesting little bits and pieces and mood lighting. The spiced tea was quite good, the... More

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Beautifully decorated venue using wooden furniture, mirrors and woven effects redolent of Zanzibar. Food was good too. Unfortunately it is non-alcoholic, so only soft drinks, which brings down the taste.

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