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Hot Spot Bistro

Shangani Street | Kenyatta Road, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
+255 774164866
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Ranked #22 of 57 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price range: $2 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

the people is nice , the food is not first quality. You expect being at a fish port , some good and fresh products. thsi has not been the case.I have to inform that it was ramadan time

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My wife and I had lunch here recently and we were both very disappointed. There was no atmosphere in the place at all. I ordered the Buffalo burger which was supposed to be a crispy spicy chicken burger which had hot wings sauce on it. What I got was incredibly bland and flavourless and it was also really dry. My... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The hot spot bistro had a good selection on its menu. The food was ok but nothing special. There are much nicer and cheaper places to eat in stone town.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I really didn't think much of this place, it's trying to be too many things at once. It would make a nice cafe, if they stuck to that, but it's also a souvenir stand, travel desk and is making an attempt at being a regular restaurant too. The cake wasn't bad, though.

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Dar es Salaam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Next to Shangani Hotel, Quite and Clean place... I ordered Panini for Lunch and it was Dry and cold BUT the free WIFI made up for it later in the Evening went for Coffee, I think the Coffee was GREAT... I would go again

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Kigali, Rwanda
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I find the coffee so so, but sweets are some of the best found in Stone Town. Wi-fi is good, staff is attentive but not too pushy. It is relatively expensive, actually the most expensive coffe/cake-constallation I've had in town though it will not end up more than 10000TzS. Place is nice and cozy and I do not find all... More

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Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I spent 10 weeks in Zanzibar, and Hot Spot Bistro quickly became one of my go-to, favorite restaurants. The staff is THE nicest in Stone Town – always friendly, yet not intrusively so (which tends to happen a lot of places in Stone Town). Menu offers quite a bit of variety – pizza, burgers, wraps, salads, and more “traditional” type... More

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I would not rate my meals among the best I've had, but they are close to the best you can get on Zanzibar! The garlic butter kingfish are great, and the springrolls and samosas are good as well. Good variety of coffee drinks. Free wi-fi that actually works well. Great place to hang out in stone town!

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I was surprised at all the great reviews. The food was very average. Under-seasoned salad, over-salted veg, and sauces on the side left the fish dry and hard to swallow. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The ambience is probably better for lunch. I didn't try desserts or coffee, so maybe I missed out.

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Baia Mare, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The atmosphere is very nice, the place is very clean, nicely decorated, the food was excellent at a good price. You can find here one the best wifi speeds. I am sure to return here.

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