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The Silk Route

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Shangani Street | across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
+255 78 687 9696
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great Indian food restaurant with good ambiance. Service is good. Recommend this place for Indian food.

Thank Vs2605
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided on this place as it was top in trip and looked like good value, especially as I was alone; my friend missed the Las ferry. The food, when it eventually (about an hour which mattered as I was really hungry) came was excellent. The red wine was poor but I had no choice not wanting to down a bottle... More 

Thank TheSfinx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is really tasty and you can feel the indian spices for real . It has a nice view because it's very close to the port. The staff is really kind and nice! You don't expect long for your food, and the menu is really various!

Thank Ada C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here twice, first time in January 2016 with some friends and then again now in October with my girlfriend and another friend, and both visits to this restaurant have been great. I can certainly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed and nice, the food is amazing and in my oppinion it is not so expensive. Give... More 

Thank Aslak M
Vasai, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We want with a family to enjoy Indian food and what to say it was a big disappointment. First there rules which is rubbish that we can order only once and can't repeat anything for the order, this is the first time I ever heard this kind of rule in a hotel. Food was also below average butter chicken was... More 

Thank hunedin
Kabwe, Zambia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ver.yVery. Good. Food and service and nice view of. The. Beach. Hotels. Are. Very. Near Friendly. Staff. For. People. Ho. Eat. Spicy. Food it. Is very. Good. For. Them

Thank Sonal1983
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was very nice in this restaurant. Unfortunately the food was quite a disappointment: the kingfish tasted old and dry, the indian bruschette were more like pizze, and the lamb cashew had only a micron of taste.

Thank Andreas S
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, Best Service In Zanzibar, Hospitality at its best. Those who appreciate and understand great food should not miss. A variety that i have not seen anywhere in Zanzibar,

Thank PCinZNZ1967
Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 4 for dinner, recommended by the hotel. You want Indian food then forget it! Overpriced and portion was small. quantity?? 👎👎. Tandoori chicken was dry. Curry was not spicy even we had asked for extra hot and most food had artifical red colour in the curry and all dishes come with french fried and not rice. want rice... More 

Thank fatty2004
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food the service are excellent you can not get better in stone town if you are in stone town you must try it.

Thank grahamphillips692

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shangani Street | across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 78 687 9696

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