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“Delicious Dinner with a Beautiful View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Emerson Spice

Emerson Spice
Ranked #2 of 73 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Bedford Hills, NY
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77 reviews
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“Delicious Dinner with a Beautiful View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We dined at Emerson Spice on our one night in Stone Town, and are so happy that it was recommended to us! We were traveling with our 10-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son, and we all loved it. The roof terrace provides a wonderful view of Stone Town and is especially beautiful at sun down. My husband and I started our meal with Dawa cocktails which were amazing. Then the 5 course feast began. Each course was an experience of different tastes and flavors, all of which we enjoyed and devoured. We were thrilled to find such a gourmet meal.

Visited December 2012
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Hove, United Kingdom
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“The Best Dawa”
4 of 5 stars 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
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“Fresh and tasty”
5 of 5 stars 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Treat yourself”
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Tehran
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3 reviews
“Great foooddddddd”
5 of 5 stars 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

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