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“Beautiful Views and Good Food”

Cinnamon Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 35 Restaurants in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cinnamon is a vibrant, 1st floor, open bar where you can quench your thirst with an ice cold beer on a lazy, sun-baked afternoon or sample an aperitif from our extensive Champagne and cocktail menu.Cinnamon is located on what is recognized as the best place on the Island to view the magnificent Zanzibari sunset, relax and enjoy the atmosphere…with a cocktail in hand of course! If you’re looking for something special, we can also section off areas of the bar for private parties or a more intimate evening.The Cinnamon menu offers Asian fusion tapas and sharing platters, as well as simple classics like Fish & Chips, continental salads and Sushi.
Vancouver
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views and Good Food”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed at the Z Hotel recently or three nights and ate lunch here twice and had dinner here once as well. Decent menu (though not that large so after three meals it would have been difficult to go back again). Everything we ate there was fresh and well prepared and tasty. As it is upstairs with the entire front open air, the views are really beautiful. Service was friendly but often slow.

Certainly if you are staying at the Z Hotel or are staying nearby and want a more casual dinner one night, this is a good bet.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Having visited several times for cocktails I decided to visit on Xmas day and treat myself to a pizza. The service was polite but incredibly slow, even for Nungwi, My pizza was terrible, the worst I have had in Zanzibar, I lived and worked here for 9 months, so have had some shockers. It was like eating dry cardboard, there was little topping and the cheese was non existent. I did not even manage to eat a slice. I got it wrapped and took it to feed the cats in the village. For the price this wsa appalling, I looked for our waitress to tell her but she was nowhere to be seen. The guy that collected out plates did not even ask why the pizza had barely been touched. As this place charges twice that of other places in Nungwi that serve up pretty decent pizzas they need to make sure they are serving up food that justifies the price. Would drink here again but would think twice before eating here.

  • Visited December 2012
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Cocktails!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We went here for appy's and cocktails with a group. The appy's were the best food we'd had in our month overlanding across East Africa. We also had the cinnamon martini's which were absolutely delicious!! The service was great and the prices were good too.

Visited January 2012
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“Nice place for the view, drinks and food”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

It's not quite as fancy as the restaurant below, but I found the food to be better. Curry, burgers, squid appetizers, mouthwatering chocolate cake- Delightful! The service was pleasant and generally attentive.
Happy hour wasn't busy and a great option for pre-dinner drinks.

  • Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Cocktail Hour”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Although the restaurant down stairs from this bar is very good, the cinnamon restaurant was not quite the highlight we were expecting. The staff, as always, were incredibly friendly and the environment itself has a lovely atmosphere.

We had cocktails here during their happy hour - Unfortunately these were'nt all that great, which is a shame but I probably shouldn't complain too much - they were only $5 each!

Visited November 2012
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