We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

LOULOU Restaurant

567 Kenyatta Street, Shangani Area, Stonetown, Stone Town 3967, Tanzania
+255242240170
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 57 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    28
    5
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Old Bar, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited this Belgian restaurant on the recommendation of Australian friends. It's located on a winding street not far from the beautiful beaches and maze of alleyways which make Stone Town such a fascinating place. We initially went there for lunch but enjoyed the experience so much that we went back again for dinner on the following... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great menu, good value - perfect host. Meals were up to the standard previously experienced and this restaurant is worth visiting. We will return next time

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have visited this restaurant during our stay in stone town and it was good. Nice food (mainly European/Belgian ) the restaurant was clean and the staff was very friendly. The owner itself came to introduce himself which was a nice touch. The portions were big, it took a while to get our food but I don't mind waiting for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Excellent food and excellent service. The starters was world class. We had 4 different courses and every one was satisfied. A must do if ever returning to Stone Town. Only down side was that outside dining is not possible.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tehran, Iran
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

this is a restaurant offering western european food. the service was polite and quick (by zanzibar standards). the food was fine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dar
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a family lunch, with a dish that should please all the kids (steak frites). The setting is slightly austere, but the service was fast and friendly. The speculoos desert and the waffles were are spectular finish to our lunch, and while not on the cheap side, you definitely do not feel robbed when the bill comes. Overall, we would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant while we were in Zanzibar. Since it was not too far of a night walk from the hotel Serena Inn and it was a bit scary walking after dark, this restaurant got the nod. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to the reviews. It was not terrible but nothing special. The décor was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Noel G, Owner at LOULOU Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, dear Madam, I would like to thank you for having visited Loulou Restaurant. Allow me to write that, having been on internet to find Loulou, several pictures of our restaurant are displayed enabling you to have a preview about the ambiance to be expected. Furthermore, we offer Belgian cuisine, adapted to the products that we find locally with... More

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good service. Delicious starters. Reasonably priced wine. Fries, as you'd expect from a Belgian place were good - with proper homemade mayonnaise! But. But. But. The lobster dish was awful. Lobster is best served simply. Grilled or boiled. Any flavours should enhance but not flood the flavour. This was smothered in cheese, diced carrot, chopped zucchini/ courgette - and who... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Noel G, Owner at LOULOU Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, dear Madam, I thank you for you review on TripAdvisor and for your visit to Loulou Restaurant last July 25th. I was very sorry to read that you did not like our "Rock Lobster" préparation but I would like to bring to your attention that our menu specifies clearly "Two fresh cigal lobsters topped with a gratineed soufflé... More

Stanwick, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My friend and I stumbled upon this place by happenstance and were very pleased to find that the manager was American and the owner Belgian. We had great conversation followed by an excellent lunch. The food was wonderful and the staff friendly. You cannot go wrong adding this place to any Zanzibar itinerary.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Brisbane, Queensland
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We were in Zanzibar for 3 nights and had chosen another venue with a rooftop restaurant and sunset views for dinner tonight. However, on checking on TripAdvisor this morning, frankly, the reviews were less than glowing, so we just went there for happy hour drinks. Good enough. Conversely, Lou Lou Restaurant had uniformly positive reviews on TripAdvisor, so we decided... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed LOULOU Restaurant also viewed

 
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Stone Town, Zanzibar
 

Been to LOULOU Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage LOULOU Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing