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Saruche Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in the area for 5 days. Had dinner here 2 times. The menu is a good combination of local and international, and all the dishes were well and delicious prepared. Staff is excellent. The best restaurant we have visited during our stay in Tanzania

Thank Henrik K
Batsfjord, Norway
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive and good food. The service is the best in nungwi. Good location and the saturday nights there is festive.

Thank Anitalita
Thunder Bay, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic ambiance on the beach in Zanzibar. Good wine list, reasonable prices. Food tasty. I really enjoyed the chicken masala.

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Thank Shar0n203
Swindon, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 6 nights at The Z Hotel and opted for Saruche on my final night - so glad I did! It's the more formal of the restaurant options at the hotel, and definitely worth booking for a special occasion of if you fancy a little splurge! Service was swift and friendly, and the food was excellent! Make sure you save... More 

Thank socialPolly
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got dinner here with our half board at the Z hotel. We really enjoyed the food and ambiance. With your reservation you can choose your table and we ate on the beach twice. Please see my review of the Z hotel for details on the food.

Thank Teri H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More formal Restaurant with good food and good service, on a raised deck above the sand overlooking the Sea, Some tables are on the Sand. Once a week a BBQ is held with local delacies together with live music and local dancing troupes.

Thank Brijan34
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant at the Z hotel is right on the beach and has great service. However, none of the seafood was fresh (we were told everything is frozen) and you can taste it. Prices are high for not fresh seafood ($18 USD for lobster pasta). Would recommend going to rooftop bar for happy hour drinks and snacks but not dining... More 

Thank gimexgime
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Great beach dinner with candles in the sand. Well-trained service and great overall dinner. The prices are upscale.

Thank Boshoven
Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner on the beach. Food was amazing, service great. Was by far the best food we had on the island. A bit pricey compared to other places, but worth it. Unfortunately the adding up skills are not the strongest, so check the bills adds up properly.

Thank Mshelzy007
Bologna, Italy
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We were a group of ten people dining at Saruche on the beach. Food was amazing, especially the tempura lobster! Great service & care by the staff I highly recommend this restaurant

Thank NicoFT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $30
European, Seafood
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi
  • Phone Number: +255774266266
Z Hotel’s main restaurant, Saruche, offers a four course Table de Hote Menu of African-European fusion cuisine as well as a variety of fresh-from-the-ocean fish and seafood. We have created a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere where you can sample some of the finest cuisine Zanzibar has to offer and taste fine wines from our international wine selection.Other than sampling our delicious four course Table de Hote Menu, we do also offer themed buffet evenings on select nights. Ranging from the Seafood Fiesta to Traditional African style meals, all accompanied by live entertainment. With stunning views across the ocean, Saruche restaurant rests on the edge of a small cliff where you can eat al fresco on a deck over the ocean with only the rippling tide to keep you company.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?