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Monsoon Restaurant

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Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 410 410
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the cocktails and the seafood, couldn't decide between the octopus and seafood platter, lol, settled for the latter... I might have to go back for the octopus and a few more cocktails before I leave... nice place...

Thank Tedd K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are tables and chair outside but we chose to sit inside (much cooler) on cushions on the floor. Great atmosphere with all the colourful mats and cushions. The service was friendly and efficient. We had a very tasty grilled fish that came with a nice mango chutney, a bland chickpea mix and some greens.

Thank _Mags_NL
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed nearby the restaurant at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, it came recommended to us by the hotel team. The reservation was made for a nice space indoors. The weather outside was hot, so it was very refreshing to go into a cool room for dinner. Added bonus to the room was the live music – huge hit with the group... More 

Thank jenkedinger
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for dinner on our last night in Zanzibar and had a great evening - tasty food, great cocktails and wonderful music.

Thank Helen A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Real Zanzibari feeling! The setup inside is unique in Zanzibar with nice live music, tasty food and friendly service, The Yellow Fin Tuna is a must to try!

Thank Meazi M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the food and the service at Monsoon is excellent. The food is very well prepared, flavorful and very well presented by attendant staff.

Thank Evan R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful seafood restaurant just a block from the water. I had the three course special of the evening: seafood salad, grilled fish ending with ice cream. And wine of course!

Thank Julia T
Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Very good quality for fair price, central location, friendly and competent. My octopus curry came with many side dishes.

Thank Ingokraus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Had a wonderful dinner and concert at Monsoon on a Friday night. The food was great and fairly priced, and there was live music. Highly recommend.

Thank John H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Guidebook gave this a good wrap but we were disappointed. Seafood was quite good but pricey compared with other places we ate at in Stonetown. Good drinks menu but limited availability eg no beer, no house white as apparently demand too low. Had to settle for expensive bottled Chardonnay. To top it off we were overcharged for the meal and... More 

Thank Keraig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 410 410

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