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“slow, but worth the wait”
Review of Lazuli

Lazuli
Ranked #3 of 4 Dessert in Stone Town
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lazuli is a small living room style restaurant in the Shangani district of Stone Town, serving modern Swahili lunches and dinners including selection of tasty sandwiches, chapatti wraps, salads, burgers, seafood and the best fresh fruit juices in town, always blended at the time of order using tropical fruits from around the island. Open everyday except Sunday.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Such a cute little spot in the heart of Stonetown. Packed in the evenings, be ready for a long wait, but they are usually willing to take your order even if you don't have a table yet. Food is great, and juices are spectacular.

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Thank Diane S
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Just had a great dinner here, I had the chicken and mango salad with the awake shake and a chapatti, so delicious! Ryan had curry inside a loaf of bread, also good. Everything on he menu looks good its hard to choose!

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Thank AshleeKate_13
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Lazuli was by far the best place we found to eat in Stone Town. We were based at the hospital for 6 weeks (between January and Feb 2013) and went about 3-4 times a week. The food is fantastic, freshly made and delicious. Regarding food the chapatti wraps were probably the highlight for us (esp chicken mango and sesame one and the curry one), and we had tried most of them by the end- but most of the menu is great. The coolers are the highlight though- the mint and lime one is incredible. Normally we try mojito mocktails and they always disappoint, however this one is flavour packed and brilliantly refreshing. The other favourite of ours was passion fruit and vanilla cooler- made with a warm passion fruit syrup- sounds weird, but try it!

In addition to all this, the staff are great- very warm and welcoming. It's only a small place and could be easily overlooked, but its nice and clean inside. It has a very clean, cool and fuss free vibe, with simple but tasteful decor that certainly has a Zanzibari feel, which makes a change from some places.

There's no bathroom but they can give you change to go to the one next door, and at times you wait a while for the food as it's all freshly prepared and it's such a small place, but it is always worth it.

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to, and I certainly miss it a lot now we're back home, in fact writing this has been quite a painful experience....

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Thank Muhammad T
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Lazuli's shouldn't be missed! The food is excellent and they offer things like veggie burgers, chapatti wraps, awesome salads and smoothies. The wonder whirl was my favorite smoothie by far but they are all delicious. Their drink selection is impressive with lots of delicious frozen, blended drinks like iced spiced coffee or mocha... and not to worry as a tourist with a sensitive stomach, it's safe to eat or drink anything here so no need to avoid the smoothies or veggies! If you are vegetarian or vegan this is a great place with lots of options for you, but carnivores there is plenty of meat and seafood on the menu too. The staff is really friendly but get there early if you don't want to wait on zanzibar time for your food!

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Thank wrldtrvl3_13
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stumbled upon this place and absolutely loved it. Food took a long time coming but the place is so cheery with great atmosphere that we definitely didnt mind. The drinks are all amazing and the food is great quality. We really wish we could have eaten here again before leaving stone town.

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Thank Nomadicannie
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