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Alibi's Well

PO Box 210, Jambiani PO Box 210, Tanzania
+255786231988
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Ranked #6 of 24 restaurants in Jambiani
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Dessert, Pizza, International, Café
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Alibi's Well is the training restaurant of the Jambiani Tourism Training Institute, set up and managed by a NGO which provides free tourism education to the locals of Jambiani and Zanzibar. The restaurant and kitchen is run by the students who put all their newly acquired skills into the food and service provided to the customers. The restaurant is open for lunch Mon-Fri, 12-6pm, offers fresh juices, snacks, wraps and pizza. Alibi's Well is famous for its desserts and Friday Dinners. Karibuni Sana!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Alibi's Well is the training restaurant of the Jambiani Tourism Training Institute, set up and managed by a NGO which provides free tourism education to the locals of Jambiani and Zanzibar. The restaurant and kitchen is run by the students who put all their newly acquired skills into the food and service provided to the customers. The restaurant is open for lunch Mon-Fri, 12-6pm, offers fresh juices, snacks, wraps and pizza. Alibi's Well is famous for its desserts and Friday Dinners. Karibuni Sana!
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Hamilton, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I enjoyed lunch at Alibi's Well and found the food and service excellent. Nice coffee, good thin crust pizza and nice views. So glad to support this restaurant that provides restaurant skills training. The staff were very attentive and provided good service.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you want really yummy food and a great atmosphere at ridiculously low prices, you should not miss this restaurant in Jambiani. It's a place with a view and the young people at this training institute do such a marvellous job. Our lunch was very tasty. It was beautifully presented by these keen students, who were also very eager to... More

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St.Julian's
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

What a pleasant surprise! I read about Alibi's Well on Trip Advisor and we went there for the Friday dinner. That evening the theme was Asian Fusion and what a feast we had! The sushi and chicken Thai curry was particularly good. Well done to the students! Also a word of praise to the Canadian couple and the volunteers running... More

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Jambiani, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This restaurant, run by students under the supervision of teachers/trainers, is a great place to eat as you get some yummy food (try Diablo Wrap!!!) but you also support the boys and girls that really want to improve their skills, knowledge, and ultimately their life. The restaurant offers delicious food, the cakes are amazing, and fresh juices are also prepared... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The concept behind this should be supported-training young local people-but they serve up really good food at ridiculous prices for those of us fleeing restaurants in Europe. Staff are wonderful-view sensational -food superb-and Friday night dinner not to be missed-could not recommend more highly.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Best coffee i Jambiani! And delicious pastries. All made of young Zanzibar people participating in courses for chefs and servants. Alibis Well works as a vocational school, - sadly with limited hours!

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Paje, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Very well located on Jambiani beach. Food is very good. You must support the initiative of this school ( the entire staff are student at the hotelier school ). Owner Pat and Alastair are extra nice.

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Zurich
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

..and possibly best food and coffee in whole Tanzania (after a two month stay). The restaurant is a training center for tourism and offers free of charge training to local students. They have great wraps at lunchtime (during the week), Thursday is cocktail night and on Friday night they serve amazing dinner. Really excellent. And: don't miss the desserts!

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Amsterdam
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Alibi's Well is a well-located restaurant with a great view and fresh wind coming from the wind on the (semi-)exterior terrace. The service is very friendly here, but if you go eat here you can certainly expect some flaws. It is all in the concept: as the staff consists of students that are learning, you will notice them doing their... More

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Vancouver, BC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

My wife and I stopped by this restaurant a number of times during our recent stay in Jambiani. Would have stopped by more, but it was closed on the weekend. Great coffee and I'd highly recommend the Fisherman's Catch wrap and chocolate cake.

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