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“What a setting!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Terrace at the Zanzibar Serena Inn

The Terrace at the Zanzibar Serena Inn
Ranked #41 of 75 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wigan
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“What a setting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

An absolutely amazing view of the Indian Ocean and one of the best places in town for a Sundowner! Great service which is very personal and attentive.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Acceptable food at a high price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a beautiful setting on the terrace of a fine hotel. The ambiance was wonderful! The stars were out, the sounds of the ocean, candlelit tables, and not a single annoying bug! It's too bad the quality of the food was only average for such a beautiful setting. The prawn appetizer was good, but nothing special. none of our party of 4 liked the soup, and all of us felt our entrees were just OK. I had lobster thermidor and thought it was dry, needed more sauce, and the meat the chewy. I will say the banana creme brulee was delicious. At about $50pp, excluding wine, it was not a bargain. Much better meals can be had in Stone Town for half the price. I was really surprised since everything else about the Zanzibar Serena is exquisite. The breakfast served each morning is delicious, as are the crepes served poolside each afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

A very elegant and upscale restaurant on the beach with tables overlooking. It was a perfect place for a lunch while filling in time for our flight home.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder, Colorado
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fantastic drinks and views of Indian Ocean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I am a regular at the Serena Terrace which is a great place for a coffee or if it is later in the day a beer. Perched on the Indian ocean this and with taarib in the evenings this is a relaxed place to have a drink and watch the dhows come home.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

On our stroll around Stone Town my husband and I decided to stop by the Serena and have a late lunch. As it was a beautiful day we did not want to sit inside and the waiters indulged us by setting for us a table overlooking the sea. The waiter was very friendly and we had some light banter with him about the hotel and Zanzibar. I ordered the "Samaki wa kupaka" which is fish in coconut sauce and my husband ordered the Chicken Tikka. We ordered our food to be spicy and they surely did not disappoint and giving us extra chilly for good measure. The food was delicious and the portions were generous but we managed to finish every bite. I wont lie the meal is slightly on the higher side but it is worth it. After the meal we settled indoors at the bar which has cozy lounges for a few drinks. Service and the atmosphere was excellent. If you are in Stone town do pass by the Serena even if it is just for a drink especially before the sunset...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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