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Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
+255 775 046 395
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (34 reviews)
“vanilla slice” (6 reviews)
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African, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Imposed 5 courses meal with only local ingredients, all tangled to make small gastro type dishes of high quality. Awesome rooftop to admire the sun set. All on top of a beautifully decorated and renovated hotel. A perfect venue for a perfect evening, and at...More

Thank Christophe C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This meal was more akin to fine dining versus the sister hotel restaurant. The ceviche and eggplant course was by far my favourite, but the other courses were all well presented and flavourful. Lots of seafood with local spices. Well worth the visit.

Thank Sophia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food experience! 5 different and very local courses. The view and sunset from the terrace are spectacular. Don’t miss this place when your in Stone Town.

1  Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finest meal of a 2 week trip to Kenya and Zanzibar. The dishes were inventive and delicious. We watched the sunset while listening to the evening calls to prayer. Just a magical evening. Reservations are a must, and have your hotel make a deposit for...More

Thank Sasha R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty, we got the lobster and argula salad for starters (they are pretty similar though since the lobster comes ontop an argula salad), then got the kingfish and the beef kofte. Both were tasty. Dessert we got the pineapple and the banana, but...More

1  Thank lilahpotatoes
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

What a place - the place, the staff, the food and the view. Sitting on the top of an old house in Stone Town in a perfect restaurant with great food. Only one menu per evening, perfect mix of Arabian food - makes it nice...More

Thank Henrikps
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This is our absolute favourite spot in Stone Town! Very welcoming and attentive staff that goes beyond everything to make your visit special. And then the food... Everything is delicious!! Combined with a great setting and really cool atmosphere this is a must to visit...More

1  Thank Anna W
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We forgot to reserve a table on the rooftop, and reluctantly agreed to eat in the secret garden. It was mind-blowingly beautiful. We sat low to the ground on cushions like pashas, and were served a sublime 5-course meal. Every course was accompanied by explication...More

1  Thank Abby C
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Like most of the other reviews I agree that this is an amazing place to eat. The taster menu is superb . The roof top restaurant is wonderful. The staff are very friendly and discreet. If I ever returned to Zanzibar I would definitely visit...More

1  Thank HenryHull
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We had the pleasure of dining at night at the rooftop restaurant of the Emerson Spice hotel. The menu was a fixed 5 course seafood menu. Each dish consisted of beautiful seafood cooked with the perfect African ingredience. The flavors were absolutely amazing - spicy,...More

1  Thank John B
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Yolande H
March 6, 2018|
Response from EmersonSpice | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in The Tea House Restaurant at Emerson Spice. We have availability on Saturday 17th March. To make a booking please call +255 (0) 774 483 483 Kind regards, The Emerson Spice Team
Jane G
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Lasa88 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend coming early so you can watch the incredible sunset. Dinner drinks is their specialty so you will have a great start to the evening. The kitchen is right up there, you can see it and feel part of the... More
Jane G
February 22, 2018|
Response from EmersonSpice | Property representative |
Dear Jane, Thank you for your interest in Emerson Spice, and apologies for the delayed response. Our rooftop Tea House Restaurant serves a Five Course Daily Changing Fish & Seafood Menu at $40 per person excluding drinks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 775 046 395
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  • This restaurant is at Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice have two Restaurants: The Rooftop Tea House Restaurant - The Seafood Based, Set Five Course 'Taste Safari' Degustation Menu is prepared daily by our Zanzibari Chefs. The Sunset Hour is an integral part of the experience, so Diners are encouraged to arrive at any time after 5.30p.m. to enjoy a 'Sundowner' before dinner, which is served at 7p.m. Reservations Recommended. The Secret Garden - set amidst lushly landscaped hidden 'Ruins', open to the skies, it has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
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