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“Loved It” 5 of 5 stars
Review of House of Spices

House of Spices
Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255242231264
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Ranked #6 of 70 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Cash Only, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar
Geelong, Australia
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Loved It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Great locally run restaurant. Went there based on reviews and were not disappointed. Nice ambience and views. Really good food. A bit smoky when the wind blows the fumes from the pizza oven your way buts that the only small negative. It's the best of all the many Stone Town restaurants with "Spice" in their name.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great rooftop dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

After reading the reviews we decided to go to House of Spices for dinner on our only night in Stone Town. It was a good decision - both the food and service were very good and the rooftop terrace was comfortable and relaxing. Although we didn't order pizza we were impressed that they have a proper woodburning pizza oven. We had fish and pasta dishes and to our surprise they offered a complimentary appetizer which was a nice touch. When we left we took advantage of their offer of an escort back to our hotel which was definitely appreciated since the way back was dark, quiet and confusing.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Italian but we thought it was Indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Funnily, we were looking for Indian and thought House of Spices was going to be the place to get it! But it turned out to be Italian. We weren't disappointed though - the pizza was pretty good - probably better than the pasta. Cinamon icecream was also delish!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Spice tour AMAZING!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Brilliant... saw all sorts of spices such as tumeric root which I just knew as a powder in my kitchen at home.. then there were fresh cardeman berries.. the list goes on and oh yes.. cloves.. flowers.. wow!!!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Dargirl5
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Florence, Italy
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I loved the menu with food for everybody (I am vegetarian). The food was delicious, healthy, very tasty, and fresh!

Visited January 2013
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