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Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru

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Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
(0)24 223 8516
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Indian comfort food

Enjoyed the Birani and chat with the Nepalese chef who prepared some great Indian food, a welcome change.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Paul F
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you have a food allergy, like to drink wine and you are hungry and desire to eat within 1.5 hours after ordering, avoid Maru Maru. Firstly, we wanted to sit in the terrace overlooking the ocean, late sunset. It took quite a battle for the waitress to allow 2 more chairs to be added to a very large open... More 

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Gonder, Ethiopia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I believe this to be the best restaurant in Stone Town. Mr Babu, the manager of the restaurant is very helpful and the service from the staff is excellent due to the diligence of Mr Babu. The chefs are very good. The restaurant serves in terminational dishes and Indian meals. I, personally prefer the Indian meals at the restaurant. The... More 

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

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the staff at the Maru Maru Terrace restaurant & Lounge Bar for your extremely encouraging and valuable comments. We are really glad that you liked our food and the location. I would also like to thank you for recommending our restaurant. We look forward to having you again as our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Great location for a restaurant and bar. They have happy hour upstairs, which is a perfect place for sundowners. The food, the atmosphere, sunset, service, everything is excellent!!!! But first of all the birthday surprise from the head chef n staff! It was an unforgettable experience!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Maru Maru rooftop is the perfect place to watch the sunset go down and have happy hour cocktails. Zanzipolitan is the best!. Also they have a great menu for happy hour snacks and evening meal. Staff are incredibly friendly and will go out of their way to help you. Perfect place to go for couples, family and friends.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Enjoyed the Birani and chat with the Nepalese chef who prepared some great Indian food, a welcome change.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is probably the best place in Stowntown when it comes to sunsetviews, cocktails and staff. Also very good quality livemusic, a snack meny (until 7pm) with extremely tasty and cheap snacks, and reasonably priced and wellcooked indian/european maincourses. Super friendly staff. Cant recommend this lovely gem of Stonetown enough!

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was a month in sansibar with my girlfriend and we came here almost every day. The staff was super friendly and some days they have cozy and calm livemusic. The food is delicious and arranged beautyfull. Doesnt matter if you want to eat or just have a afternoon drink/snack the marumaru terrace is by far the best place to... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

lights too bright, Chicken not good. Samosas good. Nice spot and reasonable. Not many of us were wowed by the food though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Loved having a drink and looking out! Fine service. Great to just have a drink and nibbles or for a whole meal.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The staff of the restaurant were very friendly and made our stay there very memorable. The food were good and prepared to our specifications. The Terrace is an ideal place to end off a very full and hectic day exploring Stonetown. The pricing at Maru Maru was very reasonable in comparison to the other off-street restaurants and eateries. Well worth... More 

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

Than you very much for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the food. I am sure you will also like the other the cuisines we serve. I would like to thank you on behalf of our restaurant staff for your appreciation. We look forward to having you again as our guest. More 

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Additional Information about Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru

Address: Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: (0)24 223 8516
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
Cuisine: Indian, African

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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: (0)24 223 8516

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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