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“Monsoon not for monsoon!”
Review of Monsoon Restaurant

Monsoon Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 79 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 20, 2013

The humid and rainy month's of March-May (Zanzibar's monsoon) makes dining in Monsoon difficulty. It is quiet humid and the fans inside the restaurant don't do a good job removing humidity or heat ( in other word the restaurant does not have air conditioning!). The outdoor dining is an certainly an option but its proximity to roadside means complimentary dust on your food! Probably best to dine at Monsoon during the cool winter months. Food is average nothing to die for !

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I eat inside in the Arabic low seating area.. I wanted to sit outside, looking at the sea.. But mosquitoes decided I was their dinner.. I retreated inside..

The food was very good, although a bit slow to arrive at the beginning..

The staff were friendly and joked with me,...

There a few good places in Stone Town.. This is safe bet for travellers..

Thank yaz3005
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We ate there twice. Each time the food was beautifully prepared and very well seasoned. The Shrimp Fajita was a lovely "take-off" on a Mexican idea, Delicious shrimp in an onion broth folded into a chapatti. My husband had an Octopus in Coconut milk that was fork tender and fabulous, A very good choice for a dinner or lunch in Zanzibar.

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Thank nancywim
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Monsoon, though highly rated in guide books, is both a waste of money and a waste of time. Their poor excuse for Swahili food is an utter disappointment, another Stone Town tourist trap.

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Thank Adam W
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Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Sounded amazing in the reviews but I'd say it was just good! Ate inside as wanted the whole sit on the floor experience & it was a nice relaxing time...lovely high ceilings..comfy cushions & relaxing music..didn't go when the live music was on so can't comment on that...I didn't love the food (chicken curry) but it is prob just my personal taste...there was nothing wrong with it but I can't say it was delicious...but still a pleasant evening & not too long a wait as u can often do in Zanzibar....

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Thank ravens_skye
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