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“very nice place, our regular choice in stone town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Archipelago

Archipelago
Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
255 77 746 2311
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Ranked #25 of 64 Restaurants in Stone Town
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
“very nice place, our regular choice in stone town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

we went there on our first day in town and keep going back to it.
the fish and meat are extremely fresh and cooked with taste. nothing fancy very nice.
the staff is very nice and ready to customize your orders. bathroom is clean and with ever burning incense. the view from the terrace on the sea and the fisherman activity on the beach is a nice plus. highly recommended

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 725 helpful votes
“Good lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Its a nice breezy colourful setting with water views and overlooking an area where people fix up traditional boats.

Very much a tourist restaurant but one which serves some pretty good food and some interesting and tasty Swahili options and specials.

Visited January 2013
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Lunch & dinner at Archipelago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Fresh fish, excellent juices, side dishes, beach view, open and fresh, clean toilet, reasonable prices. Try red snapper with ginger.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Safe, reliable but not special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

This place is central, provides reasonable food, for about average prices for stone town.

I wasn't blown away by the food but wasn't overly impressed either. Not a bad place to eat in your first day or two, however there are far better options in stone town.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“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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