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“very good solution in Stone Town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Archipelago

Archipelago
Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
255 77 746 2311
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Ranked #20 of 58 Restaurants in Stone Town
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Piraeus, Greece
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“very good solution in Stone Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

visited Archipelago twice during our 9 day visit in Zanzibar.
Very good and professional service, great views to the ocean, decent food and honest prices.
The Swahili chicken with fried plantains was a very tasty and generous dish.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Completely average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Busy restaurant with quick service. Tables by the open bay windows are quickly snapped up but nab one if you can!
Menu was a bit boring and limited and my partner suffered a dodgy tummy after eating the fish so although we are not pointing any fingers we are left unimpressed. Very popular with westerners and prices are reasonable although not competitive.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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at sea
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“does not live up to its location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have visited this restaurant twice in the last two weeks and both times, the service was very slow and inaccurate. the food so so...or hamsiini hamsini and the cost quite high for value received. The ambience being close to the beach and on the top floor of a building does not make up for the lack of service and good food.....sorry, but there are a lot of other place in the local area that provide better allround return on the investment.

Visited October 2012
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Young, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Unassuming restaurant brings vibrancy in food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

A quiet, unassuming restaurant situated on the beach offers a surprisingly delicious menu with fresh seafood on eof the highlights. The staff were so friendly and the prawns were delicious.

Visited October 2012
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Paddington, Sydney
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fresh and Simple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

No fuss restaurant with sea view and fresh fish or seafood served simply. We tried several recommended restaurants over 3 days in Stonetown and decided that overall this was the best

Visited September 2012
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