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The Silk Route

Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
+255 682 613 537
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“butter chicken” (32 reviews)
“kulfi” (25 reviews)
“naan” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The moment the appetiser came out, the flavours in that were to die for. We knew that we had chosen the right place, the sauces were so tasty. We had the entree of beef samosa and chicken spring rolls, I highly recommend them, I could...More

Thank 00awesomeisme00
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've always wanted to try this place, but as I'm only in Stonetown during the day, I thought it was maybe to formal.for lunch. How wrong I was! We went for lunch with friends for a farewell lunch and we all had a fabulous meal....More

Thank JoCharnock
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Six colleagues joining a seminar in Stonetown went for dinner at this nice restaurant. It has a nice view towards the inner streets if sitting in the right position inside the restaurant. I went for spicy lamb with special rice, raita (yoghurt type) and nan....More

Thank Gourmettrollet
Reviewed 3 days ago

Read mixed reviews on this place but we decided to give it a go. The staff seemed to be in another place, bright lights meant there was little atmosphere. One of the meals came cold as did the nan. We complained and they did heat...More

Thank Will154943
Reviewed 3 days ago

Returning yearly to Zanzibar this Indian Restuarant in Stone Town is an absolute must ....their Nan breads are simply to die for,the staff are very friendly and the view over the harbour is exclusive, and to add to it all ....very good affordable prices

Thank martinjohnw2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Biggest testament to this restaurant was that we had 4 nights in Stone Town and ate here twice. Silk Route came highly recommended and we could see why. Favourites were the different curries.

Thank LeethalLeeM
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Zanzibar you have no option for indian food especially if you are vegetarian. So we went there two times. both time we are disappointment with there food and service. I am indian and i know how ihe indian food taste like. Even they are...More

Thank Apurva S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice location with a pleasant rooftop view. Menu is mostly Indian with a few fusion dishes. Food was very nice & larger portion size than many other restaurants. Service was slow, but this seems to be the norm in Zanzibar. I would go again.

Thank LeonisSurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, I loved the curries mostly they are very tasty, the service is good, the atmosphere is bright and vibrant. A good range of beverages and a great view to just sit and people watch. A nice breeze flows through if not there are...More

Thank Steph N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was of an extremely poor standard - it was cold when it reached the table and frankly quite tasteless - the chicken Kadai was tough bland and the meat dry and even the nan bread was extremely doughy and disappointing. I shall certainly...More

Thank Lieslkaren
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.12 miles away
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.19 miles away
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Questions & Answers
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 George N | Reviewed this property |
You are better off paying using a visa credit card
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings
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: +255 682 613 537
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