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Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru

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Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
255242238516
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 62
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Indian and local food.

Great soups. We liked all the Indian and local food that we have ordered. The hotel serves alcohol, which is a plus in Zanzibar Stone Town. Service was also great, considering other places in town. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
nbalsari
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Izmir, Turkey
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited the terrace restaurant of the Maru Maru Hotel in Stonetown. And it's hard to imagine that anyone can mess up a spile prawn and avocado salad - but the chef here can! The menu read: Mixed greens with potatoes, prawns avocado and our special house dressing. I had: pale iceberg lettuce mixed with green beans from a... More 

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Thank Vibeke N
Izmir, Turkey
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165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great soups. We liked all the Indian and local food that we have ordered. The hotel serves alcohol, which is a plus in Zanzibar Stone Town. Service was also great, considering other places in town. Highly recommended.

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Thank nbalsari
G M, Manager at Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and feedback on tripadvisor. At Maru Maru Restaurant we always strive to maintain and improve our guests satisfaction. We invite you to come and enjoy the stunning sunsets in the evenings at the lounge area of the Restaurant with a 360 degree view of Stone town. More 

Manama, Bahrain
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59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This rooftop restaurant was introduced by a local guide and the food was indeed fantastic. Had a hot chicken curry and a fragrant spiced seafood biryani, absolutely delicious. The skies were cloudy that afternoon but seated under the canopy we could still enjoy wine and dessert with a vantage view of the rooftops and the sea beyond.

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Thank Grace L
G M, Manager at Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru, responded to this review

Dear Grace, Thank you for your nice review and feedback on your experience at the Terrace Restaurant, we highly value our guests feedback which helps us in maintaining and keeping the standards, that assures us of return patronage. More 

Dar es Salaam
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went for lunch today, Jan 1st, 2016. We were the first patrons there except for a couple who were having drinks. We were there 15 to 20 minutes before anyone else showed up yet were among the last to be served. I noticed they had mchemsho wa kuku on the menu and asked the bus boy,... More 

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Thank Fikirius
G M, Manager at Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru, responded to this review

Dear Fikirius, Thank you for your feedback and observation of the shortcomings that you experienced at the Terrace Restaurant. We have noted your concerns and have addressed the issues. Next time you visit Zanzibar, please feel free to pass by again and we assure you that you will get the best service and please ask for the Manager who will... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This rooftop restaurant is definitely a must-do in StoneTown. A great hang-out place for a group starting right before sunset. You can enjoy cocktails during happy hour and have a dinner with the great view afterwards. Food is ok and not too expensive.

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G M, Manager at Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru, responded to this review

Dear Heleen, We thank you for your nice review and feedback regarding your experience at the Terrace Restaurant. More 

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Here you can really feel relaxed after a day in town! Watch the sunset, feel the light breeze and enjoy the drinks with some shisha. Perfect!

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Thank 2015Travelling2015
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The service can be a bit slow but there is a nice area, beautiful view and the atmosphere there is enjoyable

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Thank Martin C
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Great for sunset drinks. Perfect view over stone Town and the ocean. Nice live music in the evening. Snacks and drinks are good. Happy hour (good for beer, but happy hour cocktails seem very small)

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Thank K_Lee92
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Cool place to go during sunset for sundowners and bites! The place has a nice chilled atmosphere with lounge music and you can enjoy a nice cocktail whilst watching the sun go down.

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G M, General Manager at Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for recommending our restaurant. It was indeed a pleasure having you as our guest.We look forward to welcoming you again to our restaurant. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My best friend and i came here for happy hour and dinner. WOW little did we know that we were gonna witness the sun literally go underneath the indian ocean. Beautiful sunset along with cheap drinks and good food. Simply beautiful!!!! Please top by this place!

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Thank barrets11
G M, General Manager at Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the sunset view from our terrace restaurant and lounge bar. I would also like to thank you for recommending our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again to our hotel. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: 255242238516

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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