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House of Spices

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Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Oregon
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just stopped in for a late bite after a long day of walking and were very pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and food. The menu was pretty long, which can sometimes cause concern about how much food they're keeping fresh for how long, but everything we had was delicious and well-made. The staff were friendly and accommodating of a... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. Its perfect. But price is too high. Please add some categories in your menu.. and you could be lovely.

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Thank Walou F
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Thank you. House of Spices More 

Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was REALLY excited about trying the House of Spices. My wife and kids ate pizzas and pasta. All very good. I had the mixed grill with meat, everything was overcooked to the point of being very dry and lacking any favor. I just looked at about 20 reviews here on Trip Advisor and there was not one mention (that... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. House of Spices More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just have to say that the cheese on the pizza tasted like my local pizzeria in Staten Island, which is the biggest compliment I can possibly give.

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Thank Ron S
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you so much for your great review. We look forward to welcome you again soon House of Spices More 

United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner, and were warmly welcomed and seated in a nice table, we chose balobase seafood soup, grilled seafood mix, grilled fish, pasta and crab ravioli. The food was v nice and filing, the soup was a bit different than expected, but still nice, the seafood mix was great, though they forgot the fish order, but... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you so much for having taken the time to review your experience on our terrace restaurant We look forward to welcoem you soon again House of Spices More 

Chico, California
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269 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near the very top of my list of about a dozen establishments in Stone Town. This one breathes history, atmosphere, and the romance of a bygone era. Multi-levels with open kitchen at the top and wonderful tables serving the full range of local specialties, including the crown jewel (by my lights), Zanzibar beef stew with appropriate spices, breads, rice and... More 

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Thank JoelZ195
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for you very good review. All staff members are delighted to read how much you have enjoyed your meal with us ans we are all looking forward to welcoem you soon again.. Kind regards, House of Spices More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the seafood curry which was delicious. A little too much work for my taste to get the meat out of lobster legs. Ravioli were very good. Portions are not overly generous.

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1 Thank Karl S
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for your very good review. We are all looking forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices More 

Luxembourg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did not want to go to Zanzibar without spending a day or two in the old town with its many sights. House of Spices was the ideal base to explore Stone Town on foot. It was a cosy place with beautiful furniture and very nice and helpful staff. The breakfast was great, served on the roof terrace with a... More 

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Thank elefanto
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are looking forward to welcoem you soon again House of Spices More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The lobster was really good. And the service as well. I ordered 1/2 kg and it was delicious The atmosphere was great as well.

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you so much for having taken the time to review your experience. We all look forward to welcoem you soon again. House of Spices More 

Fort McMurray, Alberta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

OMG! That's what I have to say about this place, we only went there for the food and spice coffe ( a must try ), and we loved it since then, all fresh pasta, wood stove pizza, (Italian owner) so you can imagen ! I recommend this place to anyone who loves good food :)...

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you so much for having taken time to review your experience. All Staff members are looking forward to welcome you soon again Kind regards House of Spices More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255242231264
Description
Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar

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