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Saruche Restaurant

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Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
+255774266266
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Z Hotel’s main restaurant, Saruche, offers a four course Table de Hote...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The breakfast is so good. Buffet style, eggs made to order, but get the coffee on the menu unless you enjoy instant, go for it. Did not eat any other meal here so I cannot comment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The breakfast is so good. Buffet style, eggs made to order, but get the coffee on the menu unless you enjoy instant, go for it. Did not eat any other meal here so I cannot comment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Saruche offers a wide variety in food. The crab meat salad was tasty. The staff was welcoming and did not take very long to bring the food. The setting is very romantic. The sun deck is well lit at night and tapers out towards the ocean. A beautiful location!

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We found the food quite good, not excellent by any means but definitely very good. There's a great view of the beach from the deck. Service was slow but who cares when you have a location like this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Saruche is located on the deck at Z hotel --- and the deck sticks out over the beach....so at high tide, you have the waves beneath your feet. The menu is not elaborate, but they do a good job on what they do have on offer. The fresh fish was great and they do have some nice wines to offer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the Z Hotel, so went for dinner here on our first night. The setting overlooking the sea is lovely, and the staff are great - very attentive and friendly. Prices are (comparatively) high though, around $16 for a main course compared to $5 or $6 further down the beach. The food's good, and it's certainly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It 's a reastaurant at Z hotel by the ocean. It is better to book in advance, i.e. at lunch time as a walk-in in the evening you may end up at worse table. I had Senegalese crab and prawns with avocado. In both cases it was minced meat not full crab or prawns. The food was good but did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Staying in the Z hotel which owns Tia restaurant for 6 nights, a lobster dinner for 2 was included and it did not disappoint. All diners receive complimentary bread and oil on arrival and a complimentary 'mini entree'. One night it was soup another night DELICIOUS spring rolls. We asked for a second but said we'd pay for it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a 3 course chefs daily special meal. Smoked salmon for starter, chicken breast filled with brie for main and crepes with chocolate ice cream for dessert. It was just perfect. With two glasses of whine it summed up to about $60, which is not bad. Go here if you are in Nungwi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We loved our dinner experiences at Saruche. We went on the first night and loved it so much we went back again the next. All varieties of meat and seafood were beautiful and the setting was fantastic. Service was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Everything eas tasteful! the service was the fastest from all of the restaurants that we visited at nungwi. We will come back!

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Additional Information about Saruche Restaurant

Address: Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255774266266
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi
Average Prices: USD 24 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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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