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“Pleasant enough...”
Review of Monsoon Restaurant

Monsoon Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 78 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2013

A pleasant enough street-side Stone Town restaurant. Popped in for an early lunch. Virtually the only ones in the place, but it took a very long time to get some coconut prawns and a Swahili fish, both of which were just on the good side of average. OK place for a snack and view of passing street life (interesting vignettes of ladies gathering water from a well just across the street).

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Thank Harvey C
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Thought we would treat ourselves and ordered the sea food platter for us both. Basically waited for over one and a half hours for the dish and when it eventually came it was cold. Staff weren't concerned and didn't even ask how the dish was. It cost about 40,000 Tanzanian shillings each too so wasn't cheap. Very disappointed....over rated and over charged. They do supply many mosquitoes to accompany you with your cold meal though so if you get really hungry nibble on these!

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Thank graham07930
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The service and food were very good, friendly people, good menu. Try the catch of the day or a curry. And finish your dinner with a spice tea. Or lounge on the big pillows and drink a cocktail with fresh juice.
The interior is tastefully designed and decorated and looks Arabic with pillows on the floor and low copper plates as tables.

Thank JackyDutch
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

They had one or two vegan dishes ... thankfully - lovely to sit on terrace outside ... had vegetable curry and rice ...

Thank GlobalVP
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We ate here twice during our 4 days in Stone Town. Our first meal in Zanzibar was lunch at Monsoon and it still goes down as one of our favorites. We all had the shrimp fajitas and they were delicious! Wonderful Zanzibari spices on the perfectly cooked (not overdone!) shrimp, a papaya/mango salsa, and cool creamy Guacamole were perfect. I also downed 5 delicious iced teas!

We went back for dinner and were saddened to see that the shrimp weren't on the dinner menu. I had the small lobster option (with tamarind sauce) and was pleasantly surprised. Perfectly cooked lobster with a delicious sauce and nice sides. My friend wasn't as pleased with her calamari, but I think she was just jealous of the delicious lobster!

I highly recommend a visit to Monsoon. Only drawbacks: cats and somewhat slow service (I had to flag down the server for my countless refills on iced tea--maybe he wasn't expecting me to be that thirsty, but it was darned hot and humid)!

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Thank Heather C
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