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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place, with people who knows multi-Language. Every vendor would like the customer to hear about his products even if you won't buy.

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Thank Shafii M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here right after arriving from the airport. The forodhani gardens is a nice place to go in the day for pictures but so so for the food market at night. Food vendors start setting up at 6:30pm to 10ish. The food market is was apparently a place tourists should go and get a feel of the local cuisine.... More 

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Thank Sherif S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go before sunset when the tables just start setting up, you can avoid both a long urojo line and at least half of the BBQ guys. The urojo at Forodhani was my favorite meal on Zanzibar - and it only cost 2,000 TSH!!! I also had a beef skewer (delicious) and "falafel," which was basically a fried ball... More 

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Thank Shannon S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hesitant to buy food but when we did I really enjoyed the fish and chicken on skewers. The second day I bought food there I had really bad stomach ache I suspect gastroenteritis . But my hubby did not catch the stomach bug. It sure is worth a try, you can bargain the prices because they always charge... More 

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Thank StewnFafy K
Antananarivo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place but the food is not fresh. A real place for tourist however. People are welcoming as well as the cats!

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Thank FytheReal1
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Bbq food hygiene was atrocious you could get better food for cheaper in other more comfortable places.Food not fresh/heated thoroughly & handled badly.Guys tried to cheat us, when we caught him out he said we confused him.Confirm price before buying & watch them wrap your items.Friend got a bad tummy the day after. Lots of ants in grass.

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Thank Oto O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

You MUST see and taste this while on Zanzibar. Everyday after 6pm you will find dozens of streetfood BBQ, shoarma, Zanzbar pizza, drinks, etc in a colorfull and live square of Stonetown. You may be probably on visual impression of tons of skewers. They look great but sometimes are a bit dry as they wait for customers some time. Try... More 

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Thank Anakin S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Just a tourist trap. Nice to visit for the experience but people are very annoying in here trying to sell you everything. Unless you really like to be bargaining not a very relaxed place.

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Thank Catia F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

What more would you like? This is the perfect place to end your day strolling around Stone Town. Food is great (even veggie options), thee sunset views are nice and the atmosphere is lovely.

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Thank wwwanchi
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Great for atmosphere. I would stay away from the food. My local Zanzibar friends won't eat here, and I will always follow the locals lead. I ate dinner here some years ago on a previous trip. Ended up paying 25 dollars for a couple kebabs which were not so great. Gave to a homeless person to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast Food, African
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?