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Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 8516
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stray off the menu a bit and ask the Head Chef to cook you some of his favorite dishes.... you will definitely be pleasantly surprised!

Thank Marcel D
Bucharest, Romania
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful view over Zanzibar City, you must at least go there to have a drink. We didn't have time to wait for the sunset, but heard that is amazing

Thank AndreeaCPopa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed by the city views from this rooftop. However the service was quite poor and hence a put-off. Food: I ordered chicken Tikka and that was super delicious. I think this place has good Indian food but if you are ready to receive poor service and bad cocktails.

Thank Arushi26
Sao Paulo, SP
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248 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maru Maru restaurant has a beautiful view, great food and service! If you like Indian food, the chef is Indian and the food is amazing. Recommend it!

Thank TSF15
Mombasa, Kenya
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great choice of Indian and European food. Dining under the stars of Zanzibar, listening to live music and enjoying the great atmosphere.

Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The food here is good but the service is terrible... we literally waited for 2.5hours for our dessert to arrive, something we had ordered before when we initially ordered out main course. There was a food festival happening and maru maru was one of the participants, but when we asked the waiter about the food festival menu, she had no... More 

Thank shaiimar
Washington, D.C.
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237 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Great menu, even better views. Service was great. Food was spot on, and drinks were served chilled. Views went on forever. Nice open air feel but a sunscreen on top of the open air area to keep the heat down. Seemed alot of "tour guides" brought their customers here as well as close to lunch the place really started to... More 

Thank rmc1971
Bogota, Colombia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We had dinner and drinks on the rooftop and everything was perfect until the bill came. They gave us the bill with half our order on it and said that the computer was broken and they couldn't put our drinks on the bill. However, they wanted us to pay for the drinks without a receipt. THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME... More 

Thank Jen N
Maru Maru H, Manager at Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru, responded to this review

Dear Jen, Greetings from Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar! Thank you so much for your feedback on your recent visit to our Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru! While we are glad that you liked our Terrace Restaurant & Lounge Bar, but at the same time we are disappointed to hear the incident of not providing you the correct bill. We really... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Good over the water view. Gives you a chance to look into the water and see into the ocean beach. You get to watch as water rises up below you.

Thank Geoffrey O
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

No doubts is one of the best terraces to have a drink during the sunset. The food may not be the best in town, but a total must to relax after a long sighseeing or working day.

Thank 646agustnm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 8516

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