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LOULOU Restaurant

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Kenyatta Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3967, Tanzania
+255 777 486 350
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fine Belgian Cuisine in a refreshing, stylish and modern setting with...
Fine Belgian Cuisine in a refreshing, stylish and modern setting with romantic lighting, cool air-conditioning & gorgeous upscale cuisine. Using fresh seasonal ingredients combined with the finest of imported Belgian flabours. Loulou is a completely unique experience in Stone Town & cnsidered one of its best restaurants at very affordable prices. CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow. Perfect seafood pasta

Came here for lunch on my last day. On recommendation of my waitress I had the seafood pasta. It was wonderful. Very fresh seafood and served piping hot.I really enjoyed it. As it was the off season the place was very quiet so can't comment on the atmosphere but I suspect it would be buzzing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We could not determine exactly why, but on visiitng in July 2015, Loulou Restaurant is closed and Georges is apparently back in Belgium. Zanzibar's loss :-(

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Came here for lunch on my last day. On recommendation of my waitress I had the seafood pasta. It was wonderful. Very fresh seafood and served piping hot.I really enjoyed it. As it was the off season the place was very quiet so can't comment on the atmosphere but I suspect it would be buzzing usually

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

It's a cozy place and relaxing atmosphere. Located at a convenient place. The food was delicious especially the soup. After a long day in stonetown, it was worth it..

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

An American Peace Corp lady now manages LouLou's, and everything runs fine, and the food is delicious. If you have a chance, talk with her, and find out much about what has been occurring in Africa over the number of years she has been there.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had been eating African food for two months and, although we liked it, we were excited about the prospect of some good Belgian food/ Loulou's did not disappoint! Fabulous pasta and perfect steak frites! And the service was unbeatable. Both Miriam (the manager) and Georges (the owner) came over and introduced themselves and Miriam went above and beyond by... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food in Loulou was very tasty and up to European standard. We were eating there on different occasions and were always well served in the evening after a long day in town. We can only advertise Georges hospitality and good food !!!! Vera from Munich and friend Angelika

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was some of the best service we’ve received at a restaurant. From the server to the proprietor everyone went out of their way to make dining there an enjoyable experience. We ate here twice and found the food to be good but not exceptional. For us, dining out is not only about the food but the overall experience which... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We live here in Zanzibar and this is our favorite spot. I recommend the huge Rock lobster tails (lots of meat!) and the delicious crab pasta! The chocolate mousse is also really good! Great service, and very friendly staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

After four weeks in Zanzibar i had missed the good old classic meals. I came across loulou after a friend recommended it for its amazing chocolate mousse. I did not try this as i was stuffed after having their great fillet steak served with a delicate mushroom sauce and perfectly done mash potatoes. Simply one of the better restaurants i... More 

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Noel G, Owner at LOULOU Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I thank you for you positive review after your visit at LOULOU Restaurant and I was very happy to read how much you appreciated our cuisine. My major concern is about the wine you drank and, indeed, our wine list is limited at the present time but, although it is our aim, we cannot afford to sell expensive... More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went here as our last meal before heading home after a trip in East Africa and it was an excellent way to end our trip. The food was excellent, well prepared and tasty. The staff were all extremely friendly and the service offered was excellent, especially the owner who chatted to us when we waited on our starters. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kenyatta Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3967, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 486 350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 26
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European

Description

Fine Belgian Cuisine in a refreshing, stylish and modern setting with romantic lighting, cool air-conditioning & gorgeous upscale cuisine. Using fresh seasonal ingredients combined with the finest of imported Belgian flabours. Loulou is a completely unique experience in Stone Town & cnsidered one of its best restaurants at very affordable prices. CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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