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The Rock

Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
African, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Magic location with a high quality food. Very, very expensive. You can go just for a drink at bar in the best place of the restaurant - their balcony with turquoise view!

Thank ppint
Reviewed 4 days ago

One will think this very rustic in low tide. But just wait till the tide comes in. Its breathtakingly awesome. The view from inside or outside is awesome. Its heavily booked so make your reservations early. However eben if u don't have a reservation, go...More

Thank Jeffrey O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is ok, but absolutely overpriced. It seems that part of the dishes is precooked outside and only heated up in the restaurant. It took them only 5-7 minutes to bring our food, while the restaurant was full. It worth coming for photos and drink,...More

Thank Aleksandr K
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very unique resturant, realy on (in) the water, very tasty food, not cheap. Try to sit in the balcony.

Thank the_rationalist
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has undoubtedly a 5 star location. However that's all it has going for it over any other restaurant in Zanzibar. The food was average and hugely expensive for what it was. We hoped there would be an experience to go with the price...More

1  Thank Empty-Global
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all to all who are visiting Zanzibar! "The Rock" is a MUST! Why? Answer: simply because its a magical and a breathtaking place! As soon as you arrive at the restaurant~ you will find in the middle of the sea a restaurant! Yes...More

Thank Sakenfore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined literally on a large rock in the sea! Our meals were delicious with a local touch. Portions were a little small but scrumptious. Cocktail choice plentiful!

Thank tmc355
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at a resort about 90 minute drive away but we were told by friends The Rock was not to be missed. We are so glad we went! We took a day trip and did a spice tour (which was really cool -...More

Thank Jacqueline L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the rock during our time in Zanzibar. Getting to the restaurant is an experience with a small boat. The scenery is breath taking and the food was delicious. We chose seafood options and got a great wine recommendation (which was double...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here whilst on holiday in Zanzibar. Unbeelivable settign - ws like beiong in a Disney film.Good service from very friendly staff. Lovely havig a pre lunch drink on the deck behind the restaurant taking in wonderful views. The bill was reasonable considerign where...More

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Questions & Answers
Elizabeth S
June 5, 2017|
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Response from gelegentlich | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take credit cards, but they will add a charge of 5% (?) to the bill (just like any other business does in Tanzania)
Moné E
May 21, 2017|
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Response from 10Weltenbumler | Reviewed this property |
We paid between US$ 9 and US$12 for cocktails. The meals we had were from US$ 15 upwards. Cannot remember the rest, but I think ice cream was about US$ 7. Keep in mind that most restaurants also charge about 5% "handling... More
May 16, 2017|
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Response from deeom | Reviewed this property |
I didn't eat here, just had drinks. prices were high and there is an excellent restaurant just opposite in the beach at Upendo which has a huge selection. I preferred to eat there and visit The Rock for the view and drinks.
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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
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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