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“Wonderful views of Stone town, lovely wine and wonderful food and serivce”

Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru
Ranked #13 of 77 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
sydney
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful views of Stone town, lovely wine and wonderful food and serivce”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

we spent a whole afternoon drinking wine relaxing eating and watching stone town and Zanzibar from the beautiful roof top .. great service, wide choice of meals and I thought really good food.
a lot of places do not serve alcohol so its great to choose between a lovely wine list and enjoy the sunshine turning into sunset ... plus this hotel is a great location.... and the view of the other rooftops and the coast and water is just lovely ..a really beautiful place to spend an afternoon

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Cocktails with a view”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Rooftop views over Stone Town and a couple of great cocktails as the sun goes down - what's not to like?

Visited August 2013
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London
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“Terrible service, left after waiting 90 mins for main course”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great bar, great sunset views, happy hour offers very reasonable prices and cocktails (especially mojitos) are great. However, the restaurant is a disaster. Visited on the evening of 29 July, moved to the restaurant at 7pm, ordered drinks and food by 7.15pm (at least three dishes weren't available, including samosas as noted in a separate review). After complimentary popadums, we waited 30 mins for our starters. 45 mins later and there was still no sign of our main courses. A quick look around the "restaurant" showed that of at least 6 tables, not one had any food on them. Asked for an update from staff on three separate occasions and got nothing. Finally asked for the manager, still nothing. Decided to cut our losses, ask for the bill and leave, this took three attempts. Finally the manager arrives with the food at 9.45pm, offering to give it to us for free. By this point we had to leave to return to our hotel. Still didn't get the final bill for another 15 mins.

Go for cocktails but AVOID the restaurant, especially if you are hungry!

  • Visited July 2013
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studio city
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Food but Slow Service”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This restaurant has great view of Stone Town and for that, it is worth it. We had lunch here and the food was awesome. The service was bit slow.

When you get your bill, double check the amount to make sure they did not add an additional Zero. It takes lots of Tanzanian Shilling to one US dollars and that zero made our bill goes from $100 to $1,000.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Gourmet food with spectacular views!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

3rd trip to Zanzibar but 1st time to Maru Maru. The most amazing indian food I've had in a long time....fresh, tasty and simply gorgeous!! The indian chef there is very talented!
The second time we ate continental food cooked by the head chef from Belgium....spectacular seared tuna, lamb and chocolate bomb dessert! just wow!!! if you eat there your in for a real culinary treat!! the roof top bar is also amazing- the live band create the best atmosphere and with happy hour cocktails...you really cant go wrong! best bar and restaurant in Stone town for sure!

Visited July 2013
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