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The Rock

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Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mestre Venezia
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was good and the price pay also the view. With both low or high tide the panorama is great, with stunning colors palette and incredible water. Is perfect for just a drink if you like so....

Thank Claudia G
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here with my family on my Dad's birthday and it was one of our most memorable experiences. The ambience and the food is unparalleled. We were there during dinner time so we experienced the high tide and a full moon night at the deck.

Thank Upasana R
Aspen, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a cool spot, definitely a tourist attraction. Strongly recommend you get the seafood special. It's a lot of food and a bit expensive, but it's HUGE, so my gf and I shared it and were very happy.

Thank Steve S
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a bit underwhelmed when I saw the Rock for the first time in low tide, but once inside it had a nice charm to it. The outside seating area is absolutely relaxing and the view is gorgeous. I had the crab pasta..I think that's what it was called..and it was pretty delicious. The Mojito was also quite good.... More 

Thank Irene W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting more than what I found, the only special thing is the restaurant is inside the sea on top of a rock, and it has a nice view over the island. But once there, I found all very basic, nothing special about the food, I expected the menu to be reach with seafood being a restaurant on the... More 

Thank Amal A
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes I made it. We have made it, another milestone :) . I asked my girlfriend to marry me. The atmosphere was so romantic intense that made this our day so special. Food and staff fantastic, what to say? A well crafted place by the architect of the universe

Thank agbo o
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been waiting for months to go on holiday just to try the rock restaurant. We went for lunch, my husband, my two children and I and we had the most incredible family lunch of our lives. The experience starts straight away: the tide was high so instead of walking we were taken by boat to the rock, we... More 

Thank Alice F
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must, small so you must make a booking. Food is quite pricey for South Africans paying in Dollars, but worth every dime. Outstanding !!

Thank L3047XTsusanh
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rock restaurant is definitely a must visit in Zanzibar. The island feel and the fact that you have to get on a canoe to get there gives it an immediate romantic. Did not actually eat anything as I was feeling a little stuffed from breakfast but my husband loved the food. Took many Instagram photos lol

Thank Ekiwe M
Level Contributor
12 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I definitely recommend a visit if you are in Zanzibar as it’s like a postcard of the island. The location is great and you can include it on a day when exploring around. The views are great and it was nice to get the sun sitting down on the comfortable sofas of the terrace. The staff is really nice and... More 

Thank LittleFootAdventures

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$10 - $40
African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?