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“Great Food but Slow Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru

Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru
Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
(0)24 223 8516
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Ranked #22 of 55 restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
studio city
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Food but Slow Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This restaurant has great view of Stone Town and for that, it is worth it. We had lunch here and the food was awesome. The service was bit slow.

When you get your bill, double check the amount to make sure they did not add an additional Zero. It takes lots of Tanzanian Shilling to one US dollars and that zero made our bill goes from $100 to $1,000.

Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
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  • Turkish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gourmet food with spectacular views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

3rd trip to Zanzibar but 1st time to Maru Maru. The most amazing indian food I've had in a long time....fresh, tasty and simply gorgeous!! The indian chef there is very talented!
The second time we ate continental food cooked by the head chef from Belgium....spectacular seared tuna, lamb and chocolate bomb dessert! just wow!!! if you eat there your in for a real culinary treat!! the roof top bar is also amazing- the live band create the best atmosphere and with happy hour cocktails...you really cant go wrong! best bar and restaurant in Stone town for sure!

Visited July 2013
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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Reasonable food - slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Terrace at Maru Maru has a wide range of well priced Indian food. Unfortunately the night we visited, they had run out of several dishes - including samosas! We had dosas which took about 45 mins to arrive. Drinks orders were similarly slow.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kigali
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Best sunset in town. We went there twice in the four days we spent in Stone Towne. It was absolutely beautiful to watch the sunset from the top of MaruMaru and on Friday night, they had live music and dancing. It was incredible!

Visited June 2013
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Brighton
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140 reviews 140 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Had to go every day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Spectacular views of sunset, good happy hour drinks! Breezy, cool(er), and comfortable. Friendly staff made it pleasant to be there. Ask for the spicy peanuts with your drinks order. Prices are reasonable. Mojitos were really good.

Visited June 2013
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