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Monsoon Restaurant

Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 410 410
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“fish skewers” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We stopped here for lunch, and appreciated the selection of side dishes that came with the main dishes. A nice survey of local food.

Thank Emily G
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Had a great night out in Stone Town, Zanzibar. We were on a work trip to Dar es Saalam and we decided to visit Zanzibar for our free weekend. One of my colleagues suggested Monsoon Restaurant for the music and he was spot on; great...More

Thank njpmac
Reviewed January 11, 2018

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant on our first evening in Zanzibar, we were attracted by the fact they had live Taarab music that particular evening. The location was great as it was immediately opposite the Forodhani Gardens and the lively nightlife...More

Thank Barzinji
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

+ Setting was nice. Nice live music. - Food below average. Over cooked, not fresh. - Over priced. - Service not so slow by Zanzibar standards but not welcoming. For drinks, a fair place. For food, there are so many better ones to choose from.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

First of all we waited 40 minutes for our entree which I understand could have been due to the restaurant being busy. Entree was AMAZING although they had run out of one of the options we ordered. When the main meal arrived (the seafood platter)...More

Thank vagabondadvice
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Good food and drink, sitting on the floor in true Zanzibarian style. If you can, go when there is a band on as it adds that extra special cultural experience to the night. Drinks are good value and the sea food is very good.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed December 8, 2017

My husband thought the food was superb. They did their best with vegetarian options for me but I was not over-impressed

Thank jasiddiqi
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Traveling solo, this place was great, the atmosphere with the live music and singing. The food flavor was delicious (I had beef stew, vegetables and rice) very tasty. I eat inside, I found the restaurant cozy with cushions on the floor and low tables. The...More

Thank Sherlock1962
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

First night in Zanzibar stopped nearby my hotel for dinner. Food was over cooked (never good for fish). I sat in the porch area and was hounded by touts and beggars waiting for the meal. Moved to a different table when the meal came and...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed October 28, 2017

They offered a 5 coarse meal for $29.00 US....a deal. Food choices are inspired with local spices. Excellent food in a unique environment

Thank Berry112008
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October 26, 2017|
Response from Jellyontheroad | Reviewed this property |
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February 17, 2017|
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Response from Evan R | Reviewed this property |
I'd reach out to the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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