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“Unique and very good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zanzibar

Zanzibar
Ranked #50 of 4,493 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Paarl, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unique and very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Cool decor, arabesque. Very varied menu, esp. For chile, tending towards oriental favors. Even offer a kids option - cool! Service good though a bit aloof. Tarte tatin was very delicious. Many dishes I'd like to try.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank Kimberly278
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Alexandra L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zanzibar, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Kimberly

Thank you for your comment and review here at TripAdvisor.

Your comments and good reviews are always a great reason to keep on going on and striving to get better day by day.

Warm Regards,
PR Management
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Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
114 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Double check reservations! Refused a table.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

Planned a special Valentines Day at Zanzibar with spouse and several close friends. The reservation confirmation was received via email, which is important as it is virtually impossible to walk-up on V-Day. Unknown to me, after making the reservation, and confirmation by email, more emails were sent out stating that you must pre-select the food for this night. As I was traveling I did not check my email for a couple days.

Long-story short, my party showed up at 7:30pm, gringo time, for the reservation and we were turned away. Even though I showed the reservation number, the hostess stated the reservation was given away. The hostess was rude and literally motioned for us to just leave. We were very respectful hoping to have our reservation honored - no luck - we were kicked to the curb. Bummer evening!

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank jaredites1
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Alexandra L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zanzibar, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Jaredites;

Thank you for your comment here at the TripAdvisor community. the advice and criticism you have given us will sure be taken into account, and informed to the highest authorities here at our restaurant.

Rest assure we will deal with any and all matters needed, and the quality of our service, reservations, and food will continue to improve.

Warm regards,
PR Management
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Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Roof top atmosphere was awesome with average food..I'd go back again!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

We would go back in a heart beat for the atmosphere in the roof top dining area, It was fun & lively. There was also a belly dancer that preformed about every hour or so. Normally I would think its hokey, but it fit the vibe they were "going for". The lower level restaurant area looked great, but only had 1/4 of the tables filled at 9:00. It might be a function of the time of year, maybe the holiday season has less people in the city eating out??? Regardless that was our observation. The food was average, with a huge variety of options--Moroccan, Peruvian, and Italian cuisine. I would defiantly suggest going to this restaurant, as it's a fun experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SFWolff888
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Alexandra L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zanzibar, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Dear SFWolff88 ;

Thank you for your comment and review here at TripAdvisor. We appreciate the time taken to write about our restaurant, since the feedback received is the best way to continue improving on a daily basis.
We're also glad you enjoyed so much our service and dishes, as we strive to be the best.

Warm Regards,
PR Management
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Ludhiana, India
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Peruvian food at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

great view of the extinct volcano , and amazing food, if you are in Santiago don't miss Borde Rio ( food plaza kind of place with collection of many restaurants and cuisines )

Visited October 2013
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Thank Amitthapar1973
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Alexandra L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zanzibar, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Esteemed Amithapa:

Thank you for commenting on our restaurant on TripAdvisor. Good views and words like yours encourages us to continue with our project, and so we will improve daily.

attentively
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Rio de Janeiro
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excelente opção”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Even taking into account all previous comments we did not find any delays and the food as well the service was excellent.
The ambiance is charming and cozy. We have been there for business lunch but I can imagine how must be the night on there.
Must go.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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