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The Silk Route

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Indian, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday

Silk Route is one of the reasons I love coming to Stone Town. Some friends and I were in Zanzibar for 5 nights for the Sauti za Busara festival last year and ate here each night. We told staff where our favourite table was and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Kellie W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food, attentive waiter, nice and causy place at second floor, very reasonable price. Menu is reach with plenty of option we had chicken Tikka and mutton biryani fingerlicking good. MR. Dev and Jackson took good care of us.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roam124618
Reviewed 2 days ago

Their food is nice and very reasonably priced. My favorite food there was the Kulfi dessert, must have when you go there.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sajjad E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate here with spouse and grown daughter, who lives here and recommended it. Terrific location near the center of the Stonetown wharf area. Entry via a long stairway, so if you have issues on stairs, this is not the place for you. Seating is on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marc L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our concierge recommended this restaurant but it was disappointing. The food was quite tasty ( always beware of restaurants with large menus which try to please everyone) but it lacked atmosphere. Wouldn’t rush back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travelingaussie0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on new years eve. The food was great, particularly the samosas and lamb curry. Atmosphere was also nice and they catered for our non garlic request.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank doloresb36
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is basically an Indian restaurant. Uninspiring food - bad decor - not great service - don't bother.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Q7294TGjoannes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has some excellent Indian dishes! I really enjoyed everything I ate. The ambience is decent, but it is on the second floor and was pretty hot. The staff was not very attentive and seemed like they did not care. The very steep and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BSC_CliffsideDr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This my worst experience in the restaurant. The food wasn't fresh. They give us the wrong drink because they didn't have the drink we order.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jose D
Reviewed 1 week ago

As sun rose we went spice had lunch at this location yes zzerr the affiliation of India meeting Africa also known as not the silk route lol nice ambience cool atmosphere as you breathe in and take in the tucker you'll enjoy the variety of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tej M
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August 8, 2016|
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Response from Langsuan | Reviewed this property |
It is a Muslim town so I would expect they serve halal food but I can't be sure.
Craig B
June 4, 2016|
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Response from GrietWesternCape | Reviewed this property |
They did when we were there in April 2016. There is however an ATM just up the street from them should there be an issue for whichever reason.
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