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“WARNING PRICE RIP-OFF'S AND BAD FOOD”
Review of Forodhani Gardens

Forodhani Gardens
Ranked #34 of 83 Restaurants in Stone Town
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed November 14, 2012

My wife and I have just returned from Zanzibar and heard much of the night food market. we count oursleves as experienced travellers and have had 'street before' so went there with an open mind. However as a previous review said the sales pitch is retentless, we did succomb to one particular person called FISHERMAN JOHN' , and bought food that and got a price but didnt pay , our first mistake. We were duly served, still hadn't paid , second mistake. So finished the meal, it was luke warm at best, so this is where thefirst problem occured, we went to pay and you got it the price was hiked sky high, so instead of caving in we stood in amonst the locals arguing our point, after ten minutes we decided to walk away, but gave this FISHERMAN JOHN what we thought the meal was worth. As we went he proceeded to follow us with a sidekick. Not wanting them to see where we staying we took retreat an Indian resturarant , explained the situation about being followed, the staff were brilliant, and allowed us to stay until they had gone, then head guy got his doorman to escort back to our hotel

Second problem has since develped since saturday 10th Nov, on the sunday were ill, and have been pretty much since, to the point where my wife has got possible salmonella poisioning, presribed anti-botics and sign off work for 7 days

So, yes we learnt some valuable lessons but wanted to put this up for others to take caution from

SO PLEASE BEWARE OF THE CHARACTER CALLING HIMSELF FISHERMAN JOHN

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Forodhani Gardens is a seaside park opposite the Beit al-Ajaib. It must have been the centre of old Zanzibar. There are seafood stalls there now at night. You can probably get a good seafood meal, but you can easily be ripped off. The salesmanship of the stall-holders is intense and relentless.

Thank Tosca08
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Worth to see it in the evening. Great fresh seafood that you can choose from different stands. You eat your diner sitting at one of public bench in the park.

Thank Msafiri_Poland
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This place is Zanzibar, the sounds, the smells, the people, The Stowney Tangawizi (Ginger Beer) and the Zanzibar Pizza - a cross between an omelette and a pie. Definitely the place to be in the evening in Stone Town

1  Thank stefanabela
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Food was reheat and tasted terrible! Each booth had the same seafood and it was pretty much inedible. bread products were fine!

Thank sagbalt
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