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Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5668
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“swordfish” (11 reviews)
“carrot soup” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place is located front of busy ferry station.It may not have the looks but if you searching for fresh seafood, this is very descent and affordable.Enjoyed all my meals here.They cook all things fresh, may take a while to get the food out of the...More

Thank kanelani M
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We were on the hunt for fresh seafood and the sign outside looked promising so we went for it. We were I think one of only two tables in the whole place. From what I recall the selection was not very big, but they could...More

Thank 54countriescounting
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This was my to-go restaurant during my holiday trip, their salads and daily specials were superb. I also tried carrot soup and their coffee. All were served in good quantity and quality. Shout out to their staff for GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE esp. Mwana. Thanks for...More

Thank neon_shores
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

The sea food was really nice, service was also very friendly and helpful on advicing on what to order

Thank fatimalaamlaam
Reviewed January 9, 2018

There are so many great restaurants in Stone Town, that I would skip this and go to Forodhani Gardens instead! You would get fresher seafood, better service, and reasonable prices! Also, buyer beware, they do not take credit cards! If you need to pay in...More

Thank Shereen K
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Hi there and thank you for your comments. For the record, our seafood is fresh daily and only line caught. As stated on the menu, we take cash only, in TZS, as by law. If you actually ate with us, I'd like to hear your...More

Reviewed January 1, 2018

This restaurant was empty when we arrived around 8pm. The only people in the establishment were the servers, who were excited that we had arrived. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor we opted to stay. They pushed the swordfish - stay away! It's dry and...More

Thank BourbonandTonic
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

I am genuinely sorry you had this experience at Archipelago. Your swordfish may have been overcooked which is unusual, but random things do happen. Our fish are line caught daily so always fresh. Because we do not sell alcohol, our prime customer time is lunch...More

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

All of the foods were not prepared. I could not take octopus curry. The calamary curry was good, but amount of it was not enough. Mushroom source of steak was not good.More

Thank kimobgyn
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Hi There, our foods are no pre-prepared but cooked to order for maximum freshness. As we state on the menu, some items may not be available everyday, as we do not freeze and store seafood but take only fresh daily offerings from the market. Octopus...More

Reviewed December 27, 2017

Terrific, no-frills, little place next to Tembo House hotel and near the water. Inside and outside seating, a scuba shop is next door. My family and I had the rice, pizza, and fries....basically a kids meal:) Very good, reasonable prices, and friendly staff. Free wifi...More

Thank jaredites1
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This Archipelago restaurant has been there for many years. I first visited this restaurant in 2005 and since then whenever I visit Zanzibar, I must dine at this unique place. I love their food.. the Boiled, Fish, with Lemon and lime, in chowder is the...More

Thank gi7476
Reviewed December 18, 2017

This is our go to spot for a nice fish meal in Stone Town when we have visitors. Their daily menu is great--lots of options for affordable grilled fish and seafood. A personal favorite is the grilled Swordfish with mango/avocado salsa. We also LOVE their...More

Thank HGR221
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Georgiana T
February 17, 2017|
Response from gakenia k | Reviewed this property |
food in zanzibar is relatively cheap... one at archipelago usually spends about 15000tsh to 25000 tsh per meal for really good sea food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 5668
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