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“Great meal in a great setting!”
Review of Saruche Restaurant

Saruche Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Z Hotel’s main restaurant, Saruche, offers a four course Table de Hote Menu of African-European fusion cuisine as well as a variety of fresh-from-the-ocean fish and seafood. We have created a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere where you can sample some of the finest cuisine Zanzibar has to offer and taste fine wines from our international wine selection.Other than sampling our delicious four course Table de Hote Menu, we do also offer themed buffet evenings on select nights. Ranging from the Seafood Fiesta to Traditional African style meals, all accompanied by live entertainment. With stunning views across the ocean, Saruche restaurant rests on the edge of a small cliff where you can eat al fresco on a deck over the ocean with only the rippling tide to keep you company.
Reviewed August 26, 2014

We dined at Saruche one night while staying at the Z Hotel and really enjoyed our experience. The restaurant is right on the beach, over the water, and it is an absolutely beautiful, romantic setting. The service was excellent and by far the only "fine dining" experience we had in Tanzania. It was impressive considering where we were. We had starters, mains and dessert and everything was delicious! We also had a bottle of wine, of which they have a good selection. All of the prices are very, very reasonable and the portions are good.

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Thank S H
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Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Z Hotel and went to Saruche for a romantic lobster dinner. Food was awesome, also starters and wine. Good service is hard to find in Nungwi, but here they do make a very good job. Was my best dinner on the island so far!

Thank Lilalis
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Compared to the food offerings in Zanzibar, i found this restaurant very sophisticated and great quality. We ordered 2 starters (ravioli+barracuda) and 2 main courses(lobster+salad). All was great, both the taste and the presentation. Our waitress was so kind and friendly, we had a small chat. Just the chocolate dessert was average. But it was ok. We paid 93usd including a white wine.
The restaurant looks over the ocean and has a nice breeze.
I recommend this one to the people who visits Zanzibar, it's one of the best.

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Thank Idily98
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

It's sad to write this kind of a review.

Z hotel and their restaurants were very rude to us.

Toward the end of our trip we stopped by the restaurants in order to eat a nice meal (they do have a great location and good sunset view) and use skype to connect with my wife's parents and tell them about our adventures.

Unfortunately both the front desk staff and wait staff told us that even paying diners would not have access to the internet, that it is only for people staying at the hotel.

I figured us having dinner (paying them!) and using the internet for an hour would be a good ideal for them as we would be paying customers. However no, we were informed that is not how they operate.

May I recommend dining at another restaurant as the ones right next door will give you free internet with dinner and treat you as a proper guest.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

A lovely restaurant overlooking the beach and sea, food was tasty, well presented with a good selection, the steak being my favourite. The staff are smartly dressed very polite, and friendly. Didn't wait long for meals to arrive and were also piping hot! Didn't think meals were that expensive, normal price to dine in a good restaurant in the UK. If your looking for a romantic place to eat, then this is the place for you!!

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Thank Madapple13
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