We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rock

Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (113 reviews)
“octopus salad” (21 reviews)
“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
Write a Review
Reviews (2,351)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,282 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience in the middle of water Good food very lovely boss! But you will be in love with the view! A must when you visit zanzibar

Thank BerenDubai
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had booked a table for half way through our holiday. However, on a trip out we ended up being fairly close by, so asked our guide to take us there for drinks. The tide was in so we took the boat out and enjoyed...More

Thank hampshiredweller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location and food is over priced because of that, the lobster was okay but dry, it needed a butter dredge of some sort; serve is so so. We expected more for the price.

Thank Gussyp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Situated on a rock surrounded by water during high tide a small local boat will ferry you across. During low tide you can walk across the reef. The restaurant is well set up and of high quality. This is reflected in the prices on the...More

Thank Aydupreez
Reviewed 4 days ago

I only gave two points because of the view, it is truly beautiful. The food is bad and over priced and you can't pay by credit card! Bring cash if you plan to eat here. The staff is ok, but if you don't order something...More

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rock is one of those places you will remember for a lifetime! If you are in Zanzibar, it is a must try. It is one the southeastern beaches so about one hour from the airport so if you are staying closer to the city...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The taxi driver from the airport and several other people recommended this wonderfully bohemian hangout bar and restaurant. You cannot beat this experience: go at high tide just so you can take the boat out there! The food is superb and the cocktails are fantastic......More

Thank TheLadyDeb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just Great!!! No words!!! Wow wow wow!! Best in all details , people around, stunning views,superdelicious food. Thank you!!!

1  Thank dumitru13
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has an iconic reputation for it's unique location and the views from the top. Being taken in by a local boat during high tide adds to the unique experience. The view from the top is breathtaking. The menu offers many options and the...More

Thank Eben_ZA
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked our table in advance knowing it would be a long ride from our hotel at Nungwi beach (it's an hour and a half ride from Doubletree by Hilton), but also, that it'd be worth it...and it really was! The setting...More

Thank Karenbene
Nearby Restaurants
Sagando Restaurant & Bar
14 reviews
2.05 miles away
Fishers Restaurant
9 reviews
2.53 miles away
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Restaurant
29 reviews
.72 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Uroa Bay
246 reviews
7.81 miles away
Paje Beach
592 reviews
8.20 miles away
Jozani Forest Reserve
217 reviews
9.53 miles away
Zanzibar Quad Adventure
490 reviews
15.00 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Elizabeth S
Does it take visa
June 5, 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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
Hi there, we are traveling from South Africa to Zanzibar in June and would love to go to the Rock. I was wondering if anyone could provide some kind of indication in terms of what we can expect price wise? :) I know it's quite pricey but just want to prepare those traveling with me. Thank you in advance!
May 21, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
Looked at the website and hope to make a visit to this interesting restaurant. However - the menu does not list prices. Anyone have prices available --
May 16, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing