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The Rock

Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster” (137 reviews)
“tiramisu” (28 reviews)
“pineapple” (21 reviews)
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African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
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Reviewed today via mobile

It's definitely a must-see attraction. We went there to see the sunset and I have to say it wasn't so impressive. But the food was delicious and amazingly enough the place offers free wi-fi.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hellkity
Reviewed today

What a great restaurant this is. It is small but great fun. We walked to the restaurant as the sea was out, after the meal we took the boat back to the beach as the tide was in. Fun experience. The food was excellent, more...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CarrieandClive
Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant is near the our hotel and we're lucky to visit there by beach walking. You can pass the rock island in a half minute by the restaurants helpings. The food was good, price was acceptable for a this specialities. You'll see a lot...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank uzmelissa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Rock really was a stunning place. We visitid there in the evening and high tide. The dinner itself was really God, but as we knew the price level was rather high. Neverthelss if you travel to Sansibar, it's worth to visit the Rock

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HanneleE
Reviewed yesterday

I loved the place so much. The staff is very friendly, the view and the place are amazing, tides rolling was very nice and the food was awesome with great quality especially the lobsters <3

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Esraa E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is lovely, but western prices.Very expensive. Also small portions and they could clean that mess,lots of plast around the rock....

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Karla878
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had heard and read some bad reviews about The Rock but decided to go see for ourselves anyway. We found the service to be quick, friendly and efficient. Our food was really good - I agree it's quite expensive but I think you have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An experience, not just a venue, nice menu, not extravagant, but backed up by taste and quality. View may be nicer in the evening when the tide rolls in. All in all a worthwhile experience and worth the drive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 154ginat
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is exactly the way you see in the pictures, in the souht east part of Zanzibar. Being vegetarian may be an issue...but they will look for fruits in order to help you out:-) the experience is awesome anyway, and

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Q4322TTrobertof
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the must visit places in Zanzibar. Food was good, prices are high comparing the normal prices of the island, service atendive and fast(except the grumpy lady who toke our order).

Date of visit: January 2019
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from dondiegocz | Reviewed this property |
we took day trip with our driver stop couple places on the way like jozani forest drink in rock restaurant and stop on paje beach best way just rent car for day trip with driver cos driving on zanzibar totaly crazy 60 or 70... More
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Response from BeatrizNebot | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had the seafood barbecue, beer, Water and coffee. Aprox. 70 USD
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Tony R | Reviewed this property |
What an amazing response, good question. We did book because they have “sittings”. We went around 6 pm by taxi from hotel nearby. The short walk is wadeable with firm footing on sea bed. However you need to wear shorts or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Pingwe
  • Phone Number: +255 776 591 360
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The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.
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