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Forodhani Gardens


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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
African, Seafood, Fast Food
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews shawarma pizza beef octopus pancakes bread soup mango samosas fries chapati sugar cane juice street food food vendors night market stalls selling walk around
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't really miss a visit to the street food markets while in Stone Town. Yes. the food hygiene at some places is questionable and the raw meat is left sitting in the heat for a worryingly long time at some vendors. We easily combatted...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SMPrincey
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Seeing all the negative reviews, one would think this place is a tourist trap. Not so, if you don’t behave like a classic tourist and make sure about the prices beforehand. One thing you should definitely try is the Zanzibar soup - there’s one stand...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lalucieta
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

İt is a good place to wander around but it has a real hygene problem. If you have little children keep them away from foods.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bayhan
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

I def don’t recommend anyone going there. I went there with my parents and it was maybe the worst experience in Zanzibar. People selling food there are huge scammers and all they care about is just ripping the tourists off. The place is very dirty...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Petra Š
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Were tricked into paying 5 times more then nagotiated before. A guy calling himself „Captain Jimmy“ is very good with words and confused us till we paid an incredible amount for some fish.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cathleenxyz
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Shawarma with pilipili was so delicious that I took two at first and then one more! Pricing is not always open in Forodhani Gardens and you could come easily cheated with pricing, but in some shawarma places there is pricing shown. Like with 3500 tsh...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikkok243
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I read a number of reviews which highly praised this food park. It is interesting and very lively and exists from around 6:00 pm. There is grilled beef, chicken and all sorts of seafood. Quality? It’s dark and you can easily be in for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fawzia9
Reviewed November 30, 2018

the food experience here is amazing!!! all one needs to do, is haggle the prices down. noteworthy however, is that, they aren't too overpriced. If you're a traveler on a budget, looking for an authentic meal, this is the place to be!!! With 10000 shillings,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Omar_Ignacio
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

I saw an Anthony Bourdain episode on the street food market in Forodhani Gardens so I just had to visit this place. There was an amazing variety of local specialties to choose from. I tried the famous Zanzibar pizza and it was amazing. The market...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Margo92677
Reviewed November 13, 2018

A beautiful waterfront market to enjoy the sunset. There are dozens of stalls of food vendors slinging skewers of fresh fish and meats, samosas, other savory pastries, and Zanzibar pizza that they'll grill up for you on request. My friend and I tried a little...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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