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The Rock

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Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Michamvi 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service is excellent and the food is spectacular! Please go during sunset time as night time is too dark

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Thank Maha M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing location, view, ambience, food and drinks. Staff is very hospitable and is a must visit place in Zanzibar. Reservation was easily and smoothly done. Only hindrance is the distance from Stone town as it is far away but hotel can arrange pick up and The Rock also arranges pick and drop at a price.

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Thank Bijita M
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did a tour with our taxi driver Mr Omar and we left from Kendwa to the Jozani forest to see the red monkeys and ahead to the rock for lunch. Stunning views and best food ever.

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Thank Nadia B
Bern, Switzerland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are going to stay in Zanzibar you should absolutely go to The Rock! There are no excuses not to go! The food is exquisite, we can especially recommend the sea food plate, lobster and the vanilla gnocchi! We went twice and both time we had the best time...The stuff even made sure we got the best table with... More 

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Thank sarah_vanessa86
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very tasty food, great staff and a view from the sea. Really different! Expensive for the island but it worth.

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Thank Fernando E
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Rock is what you expect it to be. We (4 people) had dinner at low tide just before sunset but the sun sets behind the palm trees on the other side of the restaurant. Of course it's quite fun to imagine that you're in a restautant situated on a rock in the ocean. We had a bottle of Chardonnay... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

And that's exactly what sets their service standard. The food is overpriced and the waiters are only just friendly enough. The place is a gimmick, build it on a rock and they will come..

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Thank MatsNL
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I have heard about The Rock. We decided we would stay in Paje, which is very close and in the same area. We didn't go for dinner because we had an inclusive package at our hotel. We decided to go for drinks on the terrace. What an excellent choice we made. The view was amazing. The color... More 

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Thank Ashley Faith H
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A stop at The Rock is a memorable experience which begins with a short boat trip to the island. The water is clear and the service is great. Swimmers and fishermen all around.

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Thank 240gordy57
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rock special plate is quite ok. 🍷 was not good and that is for the third time in Zanzi so stick to the 🍺:) Anyway. Worth visiting.

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Thank Mariusz K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Michamvi 753, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Michamvi
  • Phone Number: +255 776 591 360
Description
The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?