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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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“ceviche” (6 reviews)
“fixed menu” (9 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Abby C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank John B
Reviewed June 10, 2018

If you haven't gone to Emerson Spice for dinner yet, why not? You should go now...seriously, make a reservation and go. You will not regret it one second! Best meal in Stone Town with the best view. The chef is amazing!

Thank Phaido
Reviewed June 10, 2018

The rooftop restaurant is lovely and offers a nice view of Stone Town for sundown. There are cocktails and wine on offer and the menu is somewhat compact, seasonal, and definitely adventurous. The chef has taken local ingredients and traditional dishes and put a modern...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We came for dinner to finish our 3 week business trip with a blast of an expensive dinner. It was worth it! Great atmosphwre, libe music and delicious food. We could eat for a week in Stone Town's street stands for that amount of course,...More

Thank martakX9112RP
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This place made Stone Town for me. We went during Ramadan so were very aware of being tourists. From the moment you get there, choose a table and are handed a cold flannel we knew it was going to be special. The sunset is spectacular,...More

Thank lastmintraveller2010
Reviewed May 8, 2018

I'm usually a vegetarian but enjoyed sampling the selection of seafood on the set menu here. The food was great (the best we had in Zanzibar), and the setting absolutely lovely.

Thank Emily G
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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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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