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Archipelago

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Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 462 311
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Great food. Positive staff. Went there 2-3 times during our time in stone town. Green curry with veg was fantastic and the homemade fresh chips to die for.

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Thank Kevin J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I had breakfast and pizza at this place. It was pretty good (especially spanish omelett) and the stuffs were really friendly.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Visited the restaurant 2 weeks ago. This restauruant was the BEST. Clean, from top to bottom, Servers were EXCELLENT. I ordered freshly grilled swordfish and freshly grilled vegetables. The portions were very generous, and the fish was the best I have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend this place which is also facing the ocean. A real find!!!

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Thank njrd2016
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

We had amazing swordfish and prawns there a few times. The portions are very generous and the price is right. The food is flavorful and not too salty. It may not have the views of the water that some places do, but you can still watch people coming and going from the beach and see some ocean. It is an... More 

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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

On our stowntown tour we made a couple of stops, as the heat and the overflow of impressions in this buzzling little town with all its sometimes very narrow streets bring you to this point, where you have to stop for a while , to digest the impressions and be ready for the experiences, awaiting you. We chose the archipelago... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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140 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Archipelago is a great restaurant catering to both swahili and international food. The pizzas are excellent, and so are the local dishes. It has a great shaded area with constant cool sea breeze blowing in your faces! Check it out!

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Thank Luby1986
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Prices reasonable (very), the portions were big, and pilau rice was tasty. I ordered the 'grilled swordfish with pilau rice and avocado salsa'. Must visit!

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Thank Bernard W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We ate a vegetarian and a seafood pizza. Both were very good and there was a lot of seafood topping! It was surprisingly quiet and the service was quick. I thought it was good value.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We ate here twice while and it was very good both times. Service was solid and food was prepared very well and tasty. Kitchen is clean and they take measures to make sure the tourist do not get sick.

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Thank Bernard W
London, United Kingdom
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685 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Not quite sure why people are raving about this place. It's a nice restaurant, right near the beach. The service was attentive and friendly. I thought the food was nice, but not particularly impressive. It was about 30,000 Tanzanian shillings for two drinks, a squid starter to share and two mains, so not bad in terms of price.

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Thank Amy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: +255 777 462 311

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