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Essence Restaurant

| Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
+255 682 613 534
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
Indian, International, African, Seafood, Asian
$$ - $$$
| Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed November 13, 2016

This is my expectation food place in Zanzibar. Essence Restaurant. I am very selective of my food. I believe this is an ideal place.

2  Thank Lion Dharshana W
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We traveled around Tanzania, we stopped in here for a drink and food, best Indian food we found, it was amazing! Our server was Gerard, you can see he loves his job! All smiles😊

Thank ralphvw
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by family and friends from home so during our stay in nungwi we had lunch here was just a few mins walk from hideaway nungwi. food was amazing! staff was great! The butter chicken is really nice and the...More

Thank asiya90
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing! Staff is very friendly and welcoming. Not expensive at all. We ordered fish, which was very tasty. Great view.

Thank Alexander K
Reviewed September 8, 2016

So lovely place in a fantastic beach. The food was delicious but we had a lot of flies around our food, I passed most of the time sending away the flies from my food and it was so difficult to enjoy the food cause I...More

Thank Sara C
Essencesj, Guest Relations Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Dear Guest, I am very sorry to hear about your experience, however the situation has been taken care off, it is difficult to control if the food is consumed outside in the open beach area. Best wishes Guest Relations Manager Shandy

Reviewed September 7, 2016

the butter chicken and indian options here is the best on the island. The chef is also responsible for the silk route in stone town but the food at essence is definitely up a notch! plus, you are right by the best beach in zanzibar......More

Thank simonavicii
Essencesj, Guest Relations Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Dear Guest, We really appreciate your feed back on our restaurant food. Our chef and staff love to hear your feed back whether it be good or otherwise. Thank you once again for taking the time to write this review. Best wishes guest Relations Manager...More

Reviewed September 7, 2016

Food was Amazing! We had a great lunch after a full day of water sports. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all the meals ordered.

Thank Keshni D
Reviewed August 29, 2016

After a friend recommended this restaurant as "the best beach restaurant in Znb", I had to check myself and, gladly, was not disappointed! Great ambiance, modern and clean decoration, well trained staff and, finally very good food!! Perfect for a nice meal for 2 or...More

Thank Karin K
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Very good quality of food served. Ate lunch here everyday during my stay in Kendwa. The curries are exceptional! Caters for an international market and this is reflected in their prices.

Thank Ronita E
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Good around! Fast service enjoyed the dessert. Also good coffee. A bit heavy on Italians but if you ignore them like the rest of Europe tend to do you will be fine.

Thank Fredre2014
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Kendwa
  • Phone Number: +255 682 613 534
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