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beachside, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: listed in many tourist books.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best sea food I have had so far

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 

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Trento, Italy
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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 

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Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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

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Nairobi, Kenya
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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 

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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

great food, but service is slow (despite being the only customers). the lobster was fantastic, however half of the menu items were not available, so we didn't get to try the other dishes. Amazing place, we were kept entertained looking at the walls whilst waiting for the food

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Juba, Al Khartum, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Amazing restaurant/bar, once we discovered it we spent most of our hang outs there, the staff are super friendly and helpful, the food is very good and the prices are very affordable. The place to sit by the sea and relax

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We had dinner at Kim's once during our trip and it was by far the best meal we had in Jambiani. It may take a bit of time, but well to Zanzibar! The atmosphere is charming and the fish was delicious and cooked perfectly. Thanks for the great meal!!

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prestwick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We only ate here once but really nice wee restaurant off the beach in the village. Does take a while if you haven't pre-ordered but that's Zanzibar. Fish was fresh and tasty.

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Description

listed in many tourist books.

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