We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 23 Nungwi Restaurants

Saruche Restaurant

Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 23 Restaurants in Nungwi
Price range: $24 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Write a Review

27 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We dined at Saruche one night while staying at the Z Hotel and really enjoyed our experience. The restaurant is right on the beach, over the water, and it is an absolutely beautiful, romantic setting. The service was excellent and by far the only "fine dining" experience we had in Tanzania. It was impressive considering where we were. We had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed in the Z Hotel and went to Saruche for a romantic lobster dinner. Food was awesome, also starters and wine. Good service is hard to find in Nungwi, but here they do make a very good job. Was my best dinner on the island so far!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Compared to the food offerings in Zanzibar, i found this restaurant very sophisticated and great quality. We ordered 2 starters (ravioli+barracuda) and 2 main courses(lobster+salad). All was great, both the taste and the presentation. Our waitress was so kind and friendly, we had a small chat. Just the chocolate dessert was average. But it was ok. We paid 93usd including... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

It's sad to write this kind of a review. Z hotel and their restaurants were very rude to us. Toward the end of our trip we stopped by the restaurants in order to eat a nice meal (they do have a great location and good sunset view) and use skype to connect with my wife's parents and tell them about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A lovely restaurant overlooking the beach and sea, food was tasty, well presented with a good selection, the steak being my favourite. The staff are smartly dressed very polite, and friendly. Didn't wait long for meals to arrive and were also piping hot! Didn't think meals were that expensive, normal price to dine in a good restaurant in the UK.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I had high expectations when I visited Saruche and was very disappointed. Pros: Nice staff Beautiful setting Cons: Bad food Very expensive wine Weird menu tweaking On arrival the staff are nice and welcoming. Presented us with a very expensive wine list starting from 50usd which i thought was fairly extreme for the quality of wine. We order calamari starters... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Our first night at the Z Hotel my husband and I decided to splurge and eat at the Saruche Restaurant which is the ``fine dining`` option at this hotel. The tables are set up on a large open patio with wonderful views out over the water - very romantic and pretty. The food was good - very enjoyable meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Set facing the beach in a gorgeous spot the restaurant is tastefully decorated and lit. The staff are very attentive. The menu has good variety including a catch of the day. This was tough so not very good, however the beef was extremely tasty! Disappointed that the only sides available were chips or rice, they can improve on this and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Beautiful presentation, delicious gourmet food, great service, trendy and romantic setting. Good wines. So happy that we choose this restaurant for our last meal on Zanzibar. I had the green curry king prawns.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Saruche Restaurant also viewed


Been to Saruche Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Saruche Restaurant

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Saruche Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby