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“The most exotic restaurant in the world!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Rock

The Rock
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Michamvi 753, Tanzania
+255 (0)799909855
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Michamvi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.
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“The most exotic restaurant in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Located on a limestone rock 300 feet out in the ocean stands The Rock. From the outside is appears to be quite small when in fact most of the restaurant is located behind the facade and is quite large. A fellow in a boat comes to the beach and ferry's you to the steps and after supper the tide has gone out so one can simply walk back to the shore. The view of the Indian Ocean at moon-rise is something to behold. The food is quite tasty. We had the lobster (without drawn butter which was a disappointment) and it was quite good. All in all The Rock capped off our safari in grand style.

Visited October 2012
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Kichanga, General Manager at The Rock, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Hi Ramey,
thank you for your great review. you have travelled so much and seen so many places that to consider The Rock as the most exotic restaurant in the World makes us really proud . thank you very much and hope to see you all back
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“Paradise : The Rock truly rocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Zanzibar is an amazing island, and this place just had THE best ambience, if you want a feel for paradise in it's truest form. Staff were amazingly friendly, the food delicious, and it is a place where gods would truly eat, as they over-look the earth.
Where else in the world are you being taken out by a small boat, to a rock, to eat and drink?
One of the Phantom Raccoon's favourite places in the world.

The Raccoon has spoken.... this place now has the prestigious PR-star.

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  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Kichanga, General Manager at The Rock, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Hi Phantom Raccoon's , thank you for such a super super WOW WOW review. The Rock hopes to see you soon back
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great location, amazing food and just so romantic, Amazing. The best seafood and lovely service. If you are in the area, you really must go.

Visited November 2012
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Kichanga, General Manager at The Rock, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Hi Jane thank you so much for your great review all the best from The Rock
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Romantic location with mouth watering food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The Rock Restaurant, ooohhh my God it's beyond explanation. As the name suggests it's a restaurant on a rock in the ocean. Nothing more pleasuring than having dinner with a loved one surrounded by water. When the tide is in you have to use a boat to get to and from this impeccably amazing restaurant. The stuff are lovely and friendly. Bakari made our dinners memorable he was very professional and his lovely smile made us want to go back every time. The food was out of this world and very delicious although it was a little bit expensive. However, we did not mind paying more as the whole experience was unforgettable.

Visited October 2012
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“My Dream came true!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The rock was my dream, gracious Owner and amazing View and Sea FoodThe Rock is gorgeous! It's billed as a romantic dinner spot, but really, one misses the beauty of the ocean from the rock, if arrive after sunset, which is, in my opinion, the whole point of the place. You can get seafood anywhere in Zanzibar, but you can't get this view. Or the experience of dhowing out to your...
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  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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