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LOULOU Restaurant

567 Kenyatta Street, Shangani Area, Stonetown, Stone Town 3967, Tanzania
+255242240170
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Ranked #10 of 57 restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Tehran, Iran
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

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Dar
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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171 reviews 171 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Lou Lou's was excellent. The owner was incredibly lovely and very accommodating. We got there just on opening time and her staff had not arrived yet, but she was so lovely, still let us inside and served us herself! The food was absolutely delicious, the fish was amazing. The restaurant was so lovely set out and had a very lovely... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We walked in and were greeted by Marian Hart, the manager. She was so friendly and made us feel at home. I ordered the chicken croquettes, they were amazing. The frites were some of the best I have ever tasted! This was our last day in Zanzibar, what a way to end our vacation!

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Burnsville, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our lunch was outstanding, best French fries ever.Surprised with a side of deep fried parsley. We asked them to turn on the air conditioning, so it was very comfortable. Marjorie

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We found this restaurant after walking around in the heat. Marian loaned us a menu, that we did return, so that the rest of our group could have a look. We had a wonderful meal that night and also went back the next day for lunch. The menu was wonderful with a good selection of wine. George was welcoming as... More

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