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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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We discovered The Rock by accident when we were last in Zanzibar about 5 years ago. Such an amazing looking place we just had to go and discover what it was all about. And of course it isn’t just the most unique place with extraordinary views and outlook, but a fabulous restaurant. So when we came back to Zanzibar it... More 

Thank EllieGrech
Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We called for reservations & the restaurant arranged the pick up from stone town. After the long drive, we got to the restaurant & were rushed to place an order as the kitchen was closing. The rock platter was over done & some even burnt however the lobster pasta was good. Try to arrive by 6:30 to appreciate the beauty... More 

Thank sanureddy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a holiday with my husband to Zanzibar and we were recommended to go to The Rock Restaurant.I can't remember what I ordered but something to do with fish.It was very delicious and the service was good.

Thank Naziaazam
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 748 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of most helpful things you wanna have on Zanzibar is the tide timetable, which you can print online. It's very useful for planning when to go for an excursion because during low tide you cannot swim in the ocean. That's when we visited The Rock. It's some 15 min drive north from Paje on the east coast. Arriving at... More 

Thank B1714D
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our meal, were able to accommodate for my dietary requirements. Owned by Italians and serviced by the locals. Good service, delicious food and very reasonably priced. Fantastic outlook, extensive menu. Fun returning back to our hotel in the dark whereby we had to wade through 8" of water before getting to the mainland, walking through the dark village and... More 

Thank Gooshtie
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go for dinner on our last night on the island. Couldn't have chosen a better restaurant. Absolutely stunning location, delicious food and amazing cocktails. MAke sure you go in the late afternoon so you can watch the sunset from the verandah.

Thank FionaKTS
East Pennard, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Rock - the setting of course was fantastic. Friendly staff. Most enjoyable.

Thank Somerset H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At The Rock i had a drink which should be made from juice but it was prepared from concentrate, sugar and water. Just like a "juice" from a box. I paid for this 7 dollars. Next day I found fantastic, small restaurant in Stone Town and I had there great, real, fresh and tasty mango and passion fruit JUICE much... More 

Thank Beata G
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rock has always been on our bucket list, so when we were in Zanzibar, we took the opportunity to have lunch there. The tide was out, so we walked right up to The Rock. The views are breathtaking! The food was okay, but way overpriced for the region. The staff was average. The Rock is one of those places... More 

Thank nickieandira
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just wanted to check the place and didn't try the food. Only got a dessert and a cocktail. The prices are on the higher end for Zanzibar but it's a curious place. A lot of people were coming just to see it and take pictures. Typical price for a main course in a restaurant in Zanzibar is 15k-20k shillings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?