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PO Box 210, Jambiani PO Box 210, Tanzania
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Ranked #12 of 28 Restaurants in Jambiani
Price range: $4 - $15
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Pizza, International, Café
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went here based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. A little bit difficult to find the place but we called Pat and she directed us to come near Racoco Restaurant. After that you just ask the locals and they will point you in the right direction. The restaurant is a training institute as well and the owner Pat who had... More 

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Shuari, Owner at Alibi's Well, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Alibi's Well. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and service. As you say, by supporting the restaurant, you are directly contributing to the projects we are administering here in Jambiani and that helps us to continue to assist others in need Welcome again :-) More 

12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is by far the best place in Jambiani to get a nice coffee and yummy cake. The setting is peaceful and there is a lovely view. Pat and her team are all wonderful. The service is friendly and not over-bearing as some expat run places can be. This is a training school in hospitality and it really shows. Chances... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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Additional Information about Alibi's Well

Address: PO Box 210, Jambiani PO Box 210, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255786231988
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Jambiani
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
Cuisine: Dessert, Pizza, International, Café

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