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Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1264
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with friends for dinner to try something different in Stonetown. We ordered a range of dishes. I had a pasta which I found very enjoyable. I think the only place it loses points is that the service was a little difficult at times, with very long waits on some drinks despite reminders.

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

Dear Valued Customer, thank you for your review We look forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices More 

Bodrum City, Turkey
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed 3 nights in Stone Town and as we were staying in the House of Spices hotel we decided to eat in the restaurant on the last evening. This was a mistake as it ended up being the best meal we had during our whole holiday and would definitely have eaten there again. Nice setting on a roof... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing lunch here. Portions were a bit small, but maybe we were getting too accustomed to hotel portions that were a bit bigger :) The shop downstairs is also reasonably affordable and has some cute stuff. Would definitely go back and would certainly recommend to others!

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317 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went through ally ways to get to this place at evening. It was great sitting in the roof top eating delicious pizza and drinking beer. Good and fast service with nice staff. Quiet place to sit with friends and also good for couples.

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

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Gourmet food. Not very big plates and a little bit expensive. Located in the center of stone city with Italian food. However, delicious. Average overall

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Dear Valued customer, thank you for your comment. Expensive compared to what? All the very best House of Spices More 

Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Nice rooftop restaurant in a beautiful building. The food is above average and the service is quite efficient. Good location too: bang in the center of Stone Town but also very quick and easy to get out of the old town (less than 5 minute walk to the market).

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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146 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Restaurant is on the roof top and offers an airy atmosphere with nice views. Small place with personal service. Owners are from Italy so the menu offers a nice mix of dishes. Good wine selection, also served by glass. Great place for dinner.

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Dear Valued Customer, thank you very much for having shared your experience Best regards House of Spices More 

Mwanza, Tanzania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Meal: Delicious fresh food prepared in a timely manner. Grazie. By the way, I am very fussy about my cheesecakes. HoS's was divine <3 Atmosphere: Just how I like it - Swahili decor and Swahili restoration. Ahsanteni. Service: My waiter was the barista. Such a kind and humble person. Attentive and accommodating, what more could a Mrembo want?

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Interesting authentic local food, well prepared, in a comfortable rooftop setting with a welcome breeze. Service can be a little slow, 1st to assure proper preparation of the food comma but also with limited wait staff for the number of tables served

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Stockholm, Sweden
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

One of all the roof top restaurants in Stonetown. When you get up you are in a dining rooftop hall that is a bit dark, but you are met by nice staff and get a menu with lots of choices. We first had difficulties to decide so got help and also got info about what was local. Eded up with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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: +255 24 223 1264
Description
Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar

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