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Kilima Kidogo Bar & Restaurant

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Jambiani Road, Paje, Tanzania
+255 842255500
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great outdoor restaurant with beach view and swimming pool. The food is delicious and a great range of cocktails to enjoy. Staff are friendly and attentive. You can't beat the chill environment. Bar has a TV where people gather to watch sports. Located a bit down the beach from the main Paje center & kite surfing areas but worth the... More 

Thank Elisabeth T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed. You're right on the beach with the and between your toes. All of the food we had was good or very good and reasonably priced. There is a TV for those who want to catch up on the news or sports. Probably the best cocktails we had all holiday.

Thank TravellingOrange
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Wish we had discovered this place before we booked to stay next door. They offered meals and swimming pool to outside guests so we had the pleasure of visiting Kilima Kidogo. The rooms looked lovely with great views of the beach. It is really well organised and delightful place with lots to do if it rains or in the evenings.

Thank Linzi K
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We stayed at Kilimakidogo hotel last year, and this was our go-to restaurant on our front stoop! Delicous food from breakfast to supper. Great cocktails, friendly barmen and waiters.

Thank MarleseWallis
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff. I enjoyed the coconut crusted fish. (Also better wifi connection than many other places in paje)

Thank RF_Edinburgh1
KilimaKidogo, Owner at Kilima Kidogo Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

THANK YOU for your nice and valuable comment on Trip advisor. We appreciate it. We hope to see you soon again. Dina More 

Bern, Switzerland
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33 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

The location is nicely located. We ordered 3 vegetarian dishes, one with, two with potatoes. The waiter brought two dishes with potatoes and one without potatoes. When he put the dish without potatoes he said "potatoes please" :-). The food was good, nothing special. My daughter forget her jacket. On the next day we wanted to pick it up. It... More 

Thank Torsten B
KilimaKidogo, Owner at Kilima Kidogo Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mr Torsten, Your bias comment on Trip advisor is uncalled for as you should have brought this matter to my attention and I would have immediately dealt with the issue. We take every incident very serious, and we went back to our CCTV camera footage to get the real picture. For our readers: The Torsten family, (mother, farther and... More 

Stone Town, Tanzania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Thank you the chef of kilimakidogo for making special our dinner!!! an excellent t-bone steak cooked very well and very tasty! thnakyou!!

Thank C G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The food it was good and fresh every day Very good staff The price it was also good not expensive Thank you

Thank Luca L
Malmo, Sweden
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Higher price but worse food than most of the restaurants in Paje and Jambiani. Great location though.

Thank Markus H
KilimaKidogo, Owner at Kilima Kidogo Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Markus, Thank you for your overall review on Guest house and on Bar/restaurant. Sorry that you did not mention this to me while you were in the house. We would have explain to you that our food gets freshly bought on a daily basis . Our reviews of guests in the house the same time as you tells us... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Broad menu of pizza, fresh raw salads, and local African seafood dishes. The pizza is ok but the Swahili and curries are excellent. Very chill vibe, peaceful, great view. The servers are attentive and cool. I'd rate it the best #1 in Paje for food.. Much better food than Ocean. However Ocean more of a hip busy vibe. Owner of... More 

Thank Emmy125
KilimaKidogo, Owner at Kilima Kidogo Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Emmy, THANK YOU for your positive and nice comments. We appreciate your comments. Hope to see you very soon again. Dina and staff. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $17
Seafood, African, European, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jambiani Road, Paje, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Paje
  • Phone Number: +255 842255500
The Restaurant Stick your toes in the sand overlooking the incredible turquoise sea, it is a perfect place to relax, enjoy the view and of course our food! The Kilima Kidogo Restaurant offers Seafood, Continental, Pasta & Pizza, Swahili dishes and exciting daily specials. We are happy to be among the top four restaurants of the Tripadvisor Restaurant list. Our friendly staff are always happy to assist you, and all guests may use the pool and WI-FI free of charge. The Kilima Kidogo Bar Our bar offers great ambience, warmth and friendly staff as well as a large array of cocktails! You can ask for fresh coconuts or smoothies which are outstandingly delicious. They are not on the menu but can always be prepared with fruits which are available that day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?