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“The Best Dawa”
Review of Emerson Spice

Emerson Spice
Ranked #2 of 76 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Emerson Spice have two Restaurants: The Rooftop Tea House Restaurant - The Seafood Based, Set Five Course 'Taste Safari' Degustation Menu is prepared daily by our Zanzibari Chefs. The Sunset Hour is an integral part of the experience, so Diners are encouraged to arrive at any time after 5.30p.m. to enjoy a 'Sundowner' before dinner, which is served at 7p.m. Reservations Recommended. The Secret Garden - set amidst lushly landscaped hidden 'Ruins', open to the skies, it has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
Hove, United Kingdom
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“The Best Dawa”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

High up view of stone town with comfy cushions to recline on. The most refreshing Dawa - just order the next one when they bring it to you as you'll finish it in no time

Visited December 2012
Thank AlexCavey
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“Fresh and tasty”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Lunch at Emerson is a la carte and seafood dominates menu. Everything we tried has been excellent. Fresh, a lot of attention to detail and really tasty. Good service and reasonable prices. Dinner on the rooftop is also quality, 5 course for $30. Good value and great flavours.

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Thank Nathpugs
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Treat yourself”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

This restaurant is fantastic. The beautiful roof terrace is perfect for a pre-dinner drink and the food was just wonderful. Friendly, prompt, easy service. Not cheap, but perfect for a splurge. In a lovely old building on one of Stone Town's atmospheric little winding streets.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Lily_D1982
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“Great foooddddddd”
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Everything is greate but you may not get full......
Nice food and place
You should try it......
The roof restaurant is open just for dinner

Thank Danskk
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“It was so good, we had to go back a second time”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We started out with a glorious sunset over the whole of Stone Town right out over the Indian Ocean a first unmissable experience. Then we ordered cocktails at US$5 a piece - delicious and great value. But then the piece de la resistance was the five-course dinner. It was really a very complex tasting menu introducing different elements and flavours, elegantly combining sweet and sour, bland and hot - all of which blended together to form a coherent whole. The dinner was served by very friendy staff who patiently explained the ingredients and cooking methods. Wonderful! Here's a sample of the menu on November 11, 2012:

Vumi’s Salad
Edna’s Spinach Roll
Duck Stuffed Tomato
Bungo Fruit Cevice

Turmeric Calamari
Cassava Reaz
Nyanya Chungu

King Prawns Butterfly
Grilled Pineapple
Garlic Bamia

Mama Tuna’s fish
Watermelon Salad
Mbirimbi Pickle

Stafeli Saffron Givré
Passion Fruit Tart
Cardamom Coconut Banana

So good, we went back two nights later. Irresistable. Don't miss it!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Sue C
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