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Shangani district | latitude -6.163158 longitude 39.187793, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Laguna Beach, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I believe the woman who runs this is giving locals training and the craftsmanship is wonderful. A great stop in the busy shopping area.

Thank CaribFans
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Best for lunch, was very quite the day I went and I was the only person eating which meant it lacked in atmosphere but the service was quick and food was tasty.

Thank deeom
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Small place that serves tasty food. Reasonable prices and clean place. At 9:50PM they tell you "we are closing in 10min" no matter if how much is still on your plate. They take their time to serve you but kick you out when it's time to close. But all good, the food was good and affordable which is not the... More 

Thank Suong Z
Geldermalsen, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

One of these simple restaurants with a surprising mixture of food. Really lovely, everything fresh. You should not be in a hurry. They need some preparation time. Awesome smoothies!

Thank WillemvP
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Lazuli is highly recommended and so we had very high expectations, but maybe we were just unlucky.. We ordered some juices and mains. We waited over 1 hour for 4 drinks. My vegan chickpea burger didn't contain any chickpea, only a ''burger'' made of irish potatoes. What it contained in addition was mayonnaise (even though upon order we asked a... More 

Thank siedda7
Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

This place looked and sounded great. We had two smoothies and a chicken mango wrap. Everything tasted and looked great, but we were both I'll within 2 hours of eating lunch. We had eaten breakfast at the hotel and not been sick before, so I feel it was likely from lunch. It was busy and everything looked good, but we... More 

Thank Sara H
Cologne, Germany
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

After the place has been around now a few years and we stop by every year for a lunch or two, we decided we will skip this place next time we are around. The smoothies are still great (no more decoration though), but the dishes got a lot smaller and are just not as tasty as they used to. I... More 

Thank Pharas
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 14, 2016

I was recommended this place by a friend who had visited last year but ended up very dissapointed, we had to wait over an hour for very watered down, tasteless smoothies and waited even longer for the food. the portions were very small and missing key ingredients.

Thank Nafeezah
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016

As this restaurant was highly recommended, we were extra disappointed as we had two vegans in our party - and their meals were missing crucial ingredients (no chickpeas in the chickpea burger, no hummus in the hummus wrap) - and had non-vegan products (mayonnaise) added, despite being asked not to. We waited over an hour and half (including for our... More 

Thank Shakeel P
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We had smoothies and shared a fish burger here. The food came out fast, the smoothies were delicious (4,000 TSH each) and the fish burger was actually pretty amazing. All in all just what we needed and at a good price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shangani district | latitude -6.163158 longitude 39.187793, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: 7762666679
Lazuli is a small living room style restaurant in the Shangani district of Stone Town, serving modern Swahili lunches and dinners including selection of tasty sandwiches, chapatti wraps,
salads, burgers, seafood and the best fresh fruit juices in town, always blended at the time of order using tropical fruits from around the island. Open everyday except Sunday.

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