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Saruche Restaurant

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Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
+255774266266
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Z Hotel’s main restaurant, Saruche, offers a four course Table de Hote Menu...
Z Hotel’s main restaurant, Saruche, offers a four course Table de Hote Menu of African-European fusion cuisine as well as a variety of fresh-from-the-ocean fish and seafood. We have created a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere where you can sample some of the finest cuisine Zanzibar has to offer and taste fine wines from our international wine selection.Other than sampling our delicious four course Table de Hote Menu, we do also offer themed buffet evenings on select nights. Ranging from the Seafood Fiesta to Traditional African style meals, all accompanied by live entertainment. With stunning views across the ocean, Saruche restaurant rests on the edge of a small cliff where you can eat al fresco on a deck over the ocean with only the rippling tide to keep you company.
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  • 32
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
BEST sUNSET VIEW POINT.

Saruche has the best sunset view point at rooftop with a very nice bar and very big and comfortable tradition bed/sofas. Their service is great too and very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lucy T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saruche has the best sunset view point at rooftop with a very nice bar and very big and comfortable tradition bed/sofas. Their service is great too and very friendly.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best sunsets in Zanzibar is a good reason to visit Saruche for dinner. You will have the nice option of your table on the beach sand. Prices over the average but it is worth to try at least once when you visit Zanzibar

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Thank LarryLevene
Storfors, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soo very friendly and service minded staff!!! Food always fresh! Having breakfast on the terasse was amazing and the quality of the breakfast was superb. We were happy!

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Thank annalA7631GF
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While in Nungwi my family ate there several times - the food is great, the service excellent, and the atmosphere - a table on the beach - is heavenly.

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Thank babytorq
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Love their Dinner buffet. You will also enjoy the live entertainment. I observed that guests from other hotels/resorts come here for either lunch or dinner, no wonder why Place is clean and foods were delicious. Waiters and other staffs were pros and friendly. Food prices were reasonable. .

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Thank elainah
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We were so excited to dine at the Z in Zanzibar last night, but left desperately disappointed with the high prices, poor service, bad management and below average food. 2 of the 10 dishes ordered were good the rest far below par. Management really need to up their game here as the setting is spectacular and they have the potential... More 

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Thank LuckyLee123
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We visited during our stay at the Z Hotel and had a good time. Their lobster dinner is highly recommended.

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Thank Moyosore O
Durban
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A great variety of eating options at Z Hotel but this is their flagship. Good food by Zanzibarian standards.

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Thank Roadhogvan
Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to drive 40 mins there to try. First of all, the rooftop bar served up a highly oxidized glass of wine, then the dishes at the restaurant were overly cooked making all seafood utterly dry and lacking of taste. We had Sengalese crab curry (average), Seafood Platter (don't ever order), fish kebab (average) and crepe... More 

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Thank Mumbailing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a nice place for our last night in Zanzibar and Saruch was great. The customer service was outstanding, the food was good, especially the chicken masala and the desserts. The location and view were great. Go early and watch the sunsets at the roof tops bar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi
  • Phone Number: +255774266266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Z Hotel’s main restaurant, Saruche, offers a four course Table de Hote Menu of African-European fusion cuisine as well as a variety of fresh-from-the-ocean fish and seafood. We have created a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere where you can sample some of the finest cuisine Zanzibar has to offer and taste fine wines from our international wine selection.Other than sampling our delicious four course Table de Hote Menu, we do also offer themed buffet evenings on select nights. Ranging from the Seafood Fiesta to Traditional African style meals, all accompanied by live entertainment. With stunning views across the ocean, Saruche restaurant rests on the edge of a small cliff where you can eat al fresco on a deck over the ocean with only the rippling tide to keep you company.

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