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The Rock

Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice staff, fast service and tasty food , it is wet season so not many guests but the location and view are amazing Recommended !

Thank Razan K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Rock .. Simply i love this place.Out door sitting with sun set view just wow. Food and drinks is too expensive it literally eat yoir pocket. Food and drink are good. So take drink and relax with sunset view. You will love this place....More

Thank Apurva S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We landed at The Rock after a packed morning of swimming with dolphins and snorkeling. We were famished! Since it was off season the restaurant wasn’t very crowded and had a great, laid back vibe. We ordered the catch of the day, fish fingers, pasta,...More

Thank MayaHK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a location! So beautiful! We had dinner there and the setting was stunning. We had a drink before dinner on the terrace while it was still bright and then we ate inside when it got dark. We still had a fabulous view of...More

1  Thank traveldays2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just wanted to pass by and check the famous Rock restaurant and to take some pictures. By the time you arrive on the beach, you are harassed by a bunch of local kids trying to steal from you whatever you have as a snack...More

Thank gazi83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I visited the restaurant on a rainy day, but had high hopes that a good meal in a surreal environment would lift our spirits. The boat out was fun and we were soon ready to order. Our waiters were a bit rude...More

1  Thank AussieOnTheRoadcom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is stunning and if the restaurant lived up to it, the experience would have been good. Staff are unhelpful and rather abrupt for hospitality professionals. Not worth the amount of money you pay for a meal there.

Thank June M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this gorgeous location, I arrived just as the sun was setting and we took a boat over, it was beautiful. The food itself was okay, but you are definitely paying for the view. Still, I'm glad I went.

Thank Norma O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, good food (albeit somewhat too pricey for a good value for money rate but the location makes up for it), service can improve, even though very friendly.

Thank Dutchduck69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a unique experience and a must if you are in the area, if nothing else..to get the photo! Do not go expecting great food. It falls well below the standards of excellence you would expect at the exorbitant prices charged. The owners...More

Thank JessieDublin
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kmoran000
March 29, 2018|
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Response from geg5150 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t have anyone vegan on our party, but they seemed pretty accommodating and they certainly have plenty of international visitors. Consider checking their website and emailing them.
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Mimi M
February 7, 2018|
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Response from sedelin | Reviewed this property |
To be sure - I would guess a week - we managed to book twice with a three day margin. BTW - always bring cash when on Zanzibar. The web connection on Z is unpredictable... Enjoy!
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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)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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