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Kim's Restaurant

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beachside, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

listed in many tourist books.

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place, really good food

Kim is a nice guy. The food he prepares tastes really good. It's a local place in Jambiani, where you feel welcome. Jamaica style.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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English first
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kim is a nice guy. The food he prepares tastes really good. It's a local place in Jambiani, where you feel welcome. Jamaica style.

Thank Corneel02
Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read about restaurant in Bradt guide so gave it a try. Very frienly family run it. Spotted coconut juice on drink menu so waiter was despatched straight up coconut palm outside restaurant and 2 coconuts cut and served straight from tree. Had lovely fish samosas to start and coconut crusted fish for main. Alright we waited a bit but it... More 

Thank marklucey
Rome, Italy
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

it is a good place maybe sometimes you will wait a bit longer then you think but the guys are very nice and good is good as well

Thank Marcin G
Kortrijk, Belgium
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Kims restaurant is really great. It is owned by a local chef who really puts his hart en soul into every dish he serves. The setting is really nice and a welcome change from the other hotels and restaurant owned by mostly europeans. Don't expect bottom prices though. Prices on zanzibar are not comparable with mainland Tanzania.

Thank Kenneth G
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Inspired by the recommendation in the Rough Guide (ed. 2010) and by positive reviews on TripAdvisor - though cautioned by the warnings on waiting times - we decided to give Kim's a try. How disappointing! First of all, we had to wait an hour and forty minutes between ordering and being served, which was worse than we had prepared ourselves... More 

Thank Arjan v
Trento, Italy
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went to this restaurant having read good reviews and also to support local restaurants. In the afternoon I booked the dinner by ordering dishes from the menu. When we arrived at 7pm there was none and the lights were off. We asked to house near and after 30 minutes of waiting came the boy with whom I had booked,... More 

Thank P_Moretti
Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

High quality, great food, friendly people, low-profile, local feel. Try the vegetarian or fish Samosas!

Thank Jan C
Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The restaurant is small and it is not even on the beach but definitely worth the trip. I have seen the complaints about the long wait for the food and I experienced it too but when the food arrived, I forgot about the wait. I was in Jambiani for a week and I must have eaten here, three or four... More 

1 Thank Otiende
Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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225 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Had lunch here once during our stay in Jambiani. When we arrived, there was really loud music, it was turned down later. The food we had was good and fresh (catch of the day and coconut crushed fish). The wait was, although we were the only customers, really long (more than an hour). That's why I rated it 3 stars.... More 

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Paris, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Simple local food but overall good. Service is very long (1h between order and service). Don't take the chicken meal, it is really poorly prepared (bones, fat, skin).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: beachside, Jambiani, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Jambiani

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African


listed in many tourist books.

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