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Mistress of Spices

170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 773 740 888
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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African, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very good dinner here. Rooftop location is great. Beer and wine available. Food quite tasty and prices very good. Don't miss getting a look at the hotel on the way upstairs. Gorgeous.

Thank KayakDC
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner on the rooftop, lovely hotel, lovely restaurant, lovely staff, the decoration is really pretty. Prices are reasonable, the waiter was really professional and smiling. Try their chappati bread ! Amazing! Everything was great but if I may : put more...More

Thank Marou1504
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal on the roof top. The breeze was much appreciated on a steamy night. Food was very tasty with ok portion sizes. Service was excellent.

Thank Damian M
Reviewed January 13, 2017

A place which worth to visit. Decoration at each floor realised with nice furniture and excellent photos. The restaurant on the roof terrace has a marvellous view. The service was very quick, but this is because we have explicitly requested it (otherwise, missing the flight).

Thank Dan M
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Wife and I Had coconut beef curry and chicken curry with pilau rice which felt really authentic. Rooftop views were incredible and with a nice breeze to escape the heat. Service was nice and food came out quick by Zanzibar standards. Highly recommend.

Thank mcstannard
Reviewed November 6, 2016

This is definitely one of the better r saturants in Stone Town. The food was very fine but the prices were not excessive. As most places in Zanzibar, service was excellent and very friendly.

Thank Joelle P
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We ate here on our last night with four adults and two children. The food was mostly local, but superb. The view is breath taking, and worth the climb up all the stairs.

Thank Big_Red_C
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is less popular than other rooftops in Stone Town but we had a delicious dinner there. Local food with a very nice view to the sea and the fort which is very close to us. We had the prawns and it was really...More

Thank Kirill P
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

I spent quite a lot of time in Zanzibar/stone town area and when I had to go to a place where I could just be alone to get some work done I always headed toward Mistress of Spices. The wifi was good as well as...More

Thank Anzel d
Reviewed September 3, 2016

We had a light lunch here, samosa, calamari, chillie & lime salad, most delicious. The lime & mint juice very refreshing, & finished with a tangy mango & lime curd tart. The vanilla expresso as good as in Italy.

Thank v0gue
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 773 740 888
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