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Zanzibar Lounge and Restaurant

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Jan Thiel | Willemstad, Curacao
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Goof food, but sometimes (too) busy

Friendly and helpful service. Quick reaction on questions. Good variety if food types and there must be something to eat for everyone. It can busy, but the staff always tries to find a solution. Nice deserts too.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Staying in Jan Thiel and have experienced both the bar and restaurant at Zanzibar on Jan Thiel beach. The bar has a very attentative team of staff and they will always acknowledge you. Drinks are reasonably priced and you are also able to order bar snacks to eat at or nearby the bar area. We ate at the restaurant for... More 

Thank SMC737
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Friendly and helpful service. Quick reaction on questions. Good variety if food types and there must be something to eat for everyone. It can busy, but the staff always tries to find a solution. Nice deserts too.

Thank StevenBeesd
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The small story about the place There where the information on poster, that in Zanzibar on Friday's party ongoing... Friday evening (around 9 PM) came there and... quiet! I mean there were some people which were having dinner, but no party at all. We were told that party will be on Saturday. Around 10PM bartenders start to clean the place... More 

Thank Евгений Т
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We lunched here after a dive trip. The food was good and the service very welcoming. This is a reasonable place to stop by for a meal, and I imagine also a lively place for drinks in the evening. Because it is right next to the beach, I imagine it is convenient for anyone catching some sun.

Thank Rajan M
Parsippany, New Jersey
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Took a break from the beach to enjoy some Dutch dishes at this beach side restaurant. The Thai Chicken Wrap was excellent and served with a Thai chili sauce. I can't find it on-line, but they also had a small bites menu that we ordered from. There was a fried meatball that was absolutely delicious... and their chicken nuggets were... More 

Thank Patsy K
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The food was good. Service was a bit slow and the wait staff seemed to struggle a little bit to understand English. Reasonable prices, scenery was nice.

Thank trav521el
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I went here for lunch as it was recommended by a friend. Service was very slow, and every time I ordered a dish they would come back 10 minutes later saying they didn't have it anymore. The same was for the drinks menu. I ordered a mojito and they came back saying they didn't have any, then I tried ordering... More 

Thank njs2015
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

we actually wanted to go there for Pizza but it is only served after 5pm so instead we ordered burgers which were beyond expectations - they were really delicious! as a desert we had brownies and a fruit bowl which was very nice too. the only downside was probably - as already mentioned in previous comments - that staff takes... More 

Thank Katharina H
Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food was good, but we were mostly ignored by the waiters and waitresses. Took them about 15 minutes to come back after giving us the menu, had to ask for water several times, long wait to get bill. Who knows, maybe it was a bad night, but it spoiled what could have been a nice dinner.

Thank Winstonthecat1
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Zanzibar is a stylish place with fantastic scenery, especially at sunset. We had a tastefull dinner on the beach while enjoying a cool breeze and nice music..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jan Thiel | Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: +(5999)/747-0633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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