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Beyt al Salaam Restaurant

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Kelele square | Shangani, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3120, Tanzania (Formerly Beyt al Chai)
024 223 2592
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here once. We were excited to try the coconut crab soup, but we were not happy about it. The soup was good, but not exemption all and honestly we had better. My husband main dish was a fish dish. He had one bite and had to send it back to the kitchen because the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I really enjoyed this little restaurant. We ended up going mostly because we were in the area, but I thought it was a great find. The atmosphere is very relaxed and homey, service was warm and attentive, and everything we ate was delicious. The coconut crab soup was worth the visit alone - utterly delicious, and served in a coconut... More 

1 Thank sel99
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Beyt al Saalam very nice and cozy restaurant with nice seafood menu,I love the crab gratin,not to miss the coconut crab soup !!!we tasted Chef Katib Chinese special,it was very good.Rose the waitress was very polite and attentive.we gonna come again.

Thank Maven A
Roskilde, Denmark
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Some colleagues invited me to join them at this delightful restaurant where I enjoyed a very tasty mutton curry, served in style and washed down with a Kilimanjaro beer. An assortment of bread and snacks was served too, so as usual I didn't have room for dessert. I'd return anytime for another tasty curry, although I guess it won't be... More 

1 Thank lenemike
Arusha, Tanzania
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

It has been 2 years since my last visit, but I was happy to find that the food is as delicious as ever, the staff friendly, the atmosphere perfect for a date or even for a solo traveler. With only ten tables and located in the most famous Kelele Square, this place is not to miss! The Swahili flavors and... More 

1 Thank J G
Brattleboro, Vermont
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a small, intimate and lovely restaurant. The food I had -- a Swahili chicken curry and a crab and coconut soup -- was wonderful. I would have given the restaurant 5 "stars," except that the tablecloth was dirty and there were small pieces of crab shell in my soup.

2 Thank David S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We entered with a group of around 6 which is probably the higher limit of this small restaurant. There is no view, the ceiling is low, but it still manages to have a homely feel to the restaurant. There seems to usually be only two servers and the service can be a little slow or a couple place settings or... More 

1 Thank Kyungho R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

delicious food, fabulous boutique hotel. great service - they could not do enough for us & the fish was superb

1 Thank homeopathtohealth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is a simple looking place that might have passed us by had it not been for a chance comment about the food from a friend. It doesn't have glorious sea views, but is sweet enough as a place to eat. I would say it is absurdly low on the ratings scale given the quality of the cuisine presented there.... More 

1 Thank sunderam
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. Although we went into it a little disappointed that it had no view, actually being inside was a relief from the heat. We were eating lunch late, about 3pm, hence we were the only clients. The service was very friendly and prompt. But the real surprise was the food, beautifully presented and more importantly, completely delicious,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Soups, African, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kelele square | Shangani, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3120, Tanzania (Formerly Beyt al Chai)
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: 024 223 2592
  • This restaurant is at Beyt Al Salaam
Dining at the Beyt Al Salaam resort is to experience Zanzibar. The restaurant is unobtrusively located on the ground floor, away from the rooms. Since its opening it is considered the finest dining establishment within Zanzibar's Stone Town.

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