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“Good food” 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Had dinner there a few nights, the marlin, tuna and swordfish were all prepared very well and the pilau rice was good. They don't serve beer but send you to a small bar a few doors up to get beer to bring back and drink with your meal. Staff pleasant, prices very fair and service very good.

Overall an enjoyable place to eat.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
“Nice food and best service in Stonetown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We ate here twice and both times the food was great - they have excellent daily specials and the deserts are good too. Nothing fancy but fresh and tasty. The prices were very reasonable too. Out of all the places we ate in Stonetown Archipelago had the best service and we recieved our food quickly on both occasions. This is in constrast to most of the other restaurants in Stonetown and Zanibar in general so it was the perfect place to go back to for a quick meal before heading to the airport.

It has a convenient location on the water front with a nice view over the beach (watch the locals repairing boats and local kids swimming).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Tourist food for tourist prices”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The prices in the menu set the expectations for absolute top-notch food. The stuff served on the plate is what you might expect at a disappointing truck-stop cafe. Go to monsoon across the street instead.

Visited January 2013
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North Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I visited this restaurant on my second trip to Zanzibar. It was recommended by a friend in Moshi for having great seafood. My friend was correct, the seafood was excellent and very fresh! Served with vegetables and rice it was a great portion. We finished with the sticky date pudding - it was to die for! Decor is relaxed and very inviting - great for families!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice steamed fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Ranpal already said it all - I just wanted to add the photo. Food was quite good - the steamed fish was a great choice (on the board not in the menu - catch of the day). French fries were ok not great - red curry vegies nice.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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