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“Watch the sunset, then get out!”

Sunset Bar at the Africa House
Ranked #16 of 77 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Watch the sunset, then get out!”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Our first experience here (a few drinks and a quick snack) was actually very nice.

When we returned a few days later, the service was a big mess. We sat in the dark for quite a while without anyone attending to us, and when they did it seems like none of the information came through despite the fact that we must have repeated some questions five or six times. Quite a weird experience!

We asked for a glass with our beer (which seems only normal, right?) but after asking again and again and waiting 45 minutes, my husband decided to walk to the bar and get it himself. The same thing happened with the water and the appetizers, and we got very annoyed as our kids were getting thirsty and hungry.
When the dishes finally arrived after what seemed an eternity, they were different from what we ordered and the portions were very small.

What a shame- the setting is magnificent but the service lousy. No more dinner here for us!

  • Visited January 2014
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Sydney Australia
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Relaxing watching the sunset over the ocean”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Brilliant view of the sunset over the ocean, while enjoying a refreshing drink after spending a full day traveling from Serengeti

Visited January 2014
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Mayotte
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everything went wrong”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We ordered for two juices and a dish.
45 minutes later, the dish arrived but it was very different from what was written on the menu.
No cutlery was given so we just waited without being able to eat the dish which eventually went cold.
The waiter was of no assistance.
The juices never came even though there were hardly any customers to tend to.
Furthermore, the food is expensive.

An awful experience and a waste of time.

  • Visited December 2013
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Tampere, Finland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good for sunset drinks, not for eating”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

The view is really good and you can watch the sunset while sipping your drinks.
The sisha lounge was also nice.

Eating with a large group of people did not work at all.
Service was bad and food only average, so not real value for the money.

  • Visited December 2013
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gardnerville, nv
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful sunsets”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Right on the beach, the bar/lounge is on the first floor (Americans would call this second floor) so you can ignore the traffic below and enjoy a peaceful sunset. Be prepared to treat yourself with DEET before you get involved with just blissfully sitting there.The mosquitos come out during sunset and malaria is a risk here.
The lounge area was open on the beach side with a large veranda. Chairs and couches were great. All was well until we wanted to pay. It took a good 45 minutes and repeated attempts by several from our group to get a bill and settle which we finally got done when the manager took over at the bar. I imagine many people leave without properly paying.
The view is wonderful with traditional sail boats plying the water in front of the sunset..

Visited December 2013
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