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“great rooftop dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of House of Spices

House of Spices
Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Ranked #3 of 64 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“great rooftop dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

After reading the reviews we decided to go to House of Spices for dinner on our only night in Stone Town. It was a good decision - both the food and service were very good and the rooftop terrace was comfortable and relaxing. Although we didn't order pizza we were impressed that they have a proper woodburning pizza oven. We had fish and pasta dishes and to our surprise they offered a complimentary appetizer which was a nice touch. When we left we took advantage of their offer of an escort back to our hotel which was definitely appreciated since the way back was dark, quiet and confusing.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good Italian but we thought it was Indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Funnily, we were looking for Indian and thought House of Spices was going to be the place to get it! But it turned out to be Italian. We weren't disappointed though - the pizza was pretty good - probably better than the pasta. Cinamon icecream was also delish!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Spice tour AMAZING!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Brilliant... saw all sorts of spices such as tumeric root which I just knew as a powder in my kitchen at home.. then there were fresh cardeman berries.. the list goes on and oh yes.. cloves.. flowers.. wow!!!

Visited December 2012
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Florence, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I loved the menu with food for everybody (I am vegetarian). The food was delicious, healthy, very tasty, and fresh!

Visited January 2013
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
“Great pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had great pizza and calzone here - they have a proper pizza oven and know how to use it!

From the look of it the food here is fairly flash compared to other restaurants in Stonetown (nicely presented etc) but the prices are still reasonable. There are little extras like the fresh pizza style bread served as starters.

The desert (a caramel and vanilla sundae) was pretty average and overpriced for what it was but everything else was great!

The location in one of the alleys of Stonetown makes it better for a daytime meal. It is easy to get lost aound here at the best of times and it can feel a little unsafe at night in the dark alleyways though I don't think it actually was that unsafe.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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