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“Top notch food/drinks on top of Stone Town”
Review of Emerson Spice

Emerson Spice
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Boulder, Colorado
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Top notch food/drinks on top of Stone Town”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Emerson has created a must visit spot on your trip to Stone Town. Great food, service set on a beautiful roof top in the heart of Stone Town. Great selection of drinks and the 5 course meal is creative, tasty and well prepared.

  • Visited October 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The classic Stone Town Experience”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We enjoyed the 5 course Zanzibari meal in the rooftop restaurant. Amazing sunset and breezes, very reasonable for such a luxurious experience. You can pay in US $ cash, too.

Visited March 2013
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Clovelly, Australia
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Entertaining”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

A very pleasant culinary experience in the heart of Stone Town made even better when the owner (Mr Emerson, formerly of New York) circulated to meet the customers.

Nice service from the waiters.

Visited August 2013
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Lagos, Nigeria
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food and good ambience”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Five course meal on the rooftop. Good to see the sunset with a Dawa in hand. The courses were well explained and the food was very fresh and well presented. Nice evening!

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food and experience”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had an evening meal here and it was excellent. Both the ambiance and food were of the highest order. We selected the set menu which was innovative with great flavours.

Service was courteous and attentive without being intrusive.

By far the best meal we had in Stonetown.

Visited August 2013
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