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“Fab” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Upendo

Upendo
Ranked #33 of 229 Restaurants in Zanzibar Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We are a bar , lounge & restaurant located on one of the most unique and beautiful spots in zanzibar. We serve all day every day an are known for good quality cuisine (international) cooked fresh to order. We take pride in our food & service as well as creating a special atmosphere. We have a wide selection of dishes to suit all pallets & budgets but we do not rush you! We have a main pool area and sun deck that are complimentary for those staying or dining with us. There is FREE wifi on site as well.We also offer accommodation in form of a luxury private villa & beach bands.
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A wonderful dining experience awaits at this beautiful location. The atmosphere is just what is required for Sunday brunch, with helpful and friendly staff to compliment the great food.

Visited November 2012
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Location is beautiful and the food is superb. The music on a Wednesday evening is good as the have a DJ playing, Clint Lox, who is excellent. There is also a lovely pool for when the tide is out!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Lynn J
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Highlight of the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Relaxed, chilled and funky. Totally love this place. Excellent value, fabulous menu and really cool atmosphere. Sunday brunch provides a DJ which is a nice touch but we preferred to wait til after 4pm when normal menu resumed as the choice was too limited on brunch menu. Even had proper toilet roll and Heinz ketchup!
Walked up from our hotel when the tide was out which was a nice 3k walk spotting crabs/shells etc.
Was seriously underwhelmed with the rock I would highly suggest visiting upendo's instead where the view of the rock far outweighs the actual experience itself.

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1 Thank G0lfWid0w81
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southampton
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“great atmosphere andlovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stopped here for lunch whilst driving round the island, and have to say the service was incredibly slow, but then again is is that kind of place and you just chill out, enjoy the view and relax! When it arrived, the food was delicious, and you really can't beat the views and atmosphere. Amazing chocolate brownies!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank sarah y
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London
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205 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“A great initiative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Upendo is a women's cooperative and they train women to tailor locally manufactured fabrics into beautiful affordable garments. We asked to have a look around and were shown the dressmaking school, the workshops and the shop outlet. The initiative is empowering women to be self sufficient and to provide for their families. Excellent work in a friendly, bright environment.

Visited September 2012
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Thank zenu
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