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...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (113 reviews)
“tiramisu” (23 reviews)
“pasta” (63 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (2,669)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,434 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great romantic diner. Lovely food and great wine list (which is hard to find). Funnily, I walked on my high heels with low tide and later noticed there was a path halfway haha. Some advice for the restaurant: we missed the napkins and...More

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Rock restaurant has somewhat of a reputation here in Zanzibar because of its stunning and quirky location. But the restaurant I would suggest has perhaps become somewhat complacent with its high status. The booking services were excellent, the boat to the restaurant itself was...More

Thank hille28
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is a must visit simply due to its location! You should book in advance because it's very popular with tourists.

Thank msgarioto
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place that is worth the visit. The food is italien inspired but lack the Italian touch and culture

Thank madshermann
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing location! Pretty crowded and busy, but the location does it all. You take a small boat to get there when the time is high.

Thank Kari837
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice spot on a tidal beach, with a gorgeous view over the shoreline- for sure we could complain about price, but sitting on a micro island having lunch while the water comes back somehow very unique. I liked that place. food is a mixture between...More

Thank Joachimurs
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is great and you can't beat the location. Best time to go is when the tide is high and during daylight hours so you can admire the views. We did feel a little rushed and the waiters did not seem to know anything...More

Thank ritahiggie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience to see it, take photos in front and sit inside. We went for lunch, but their food prices is really expensive.

Thank Wessel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a gorgeous little restaurant, gets super busy in the evening, would recommend calling in advance to book a table, there is an open terrace overlooking the beach. Food was excellent with big generous portions. Reasonable priced. Tried grilled catch of the day and tiramisu,...More

Thank mariadxb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rock is, like the name suggests, an actual rock with on top a restaurant. Don’t be fooled by it’s size, because there is enough room inside for, I quess 16 tables and it has an outside terras at the back where you can have...More

Thank Bas-Annemieke
Nearby Restaurants
Sagando Restaurant & Bar
18 reviews
2.05 miles away
Fishers Restaurant
26 reviews
2.53 miles away
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Restaurant
40 reviews
.80 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Coconuts Kite
6 reviews
6.36 miles away
Uroa Bay
258 reviews
7.81 miles away
Paje Beach
661 reviews
8.19 miles away
Jozani Forest Reserve
242 reviews
9.53 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Elizabeth S
June 5, 2017|
AnswerShow 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
May 21, 2017|
AnswerShow 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
May 16, 2017|
AnswerShow 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, 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
  • 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