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“Authentic experience”
Review of Kim's Restaurant

Kim's Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 39 Restaurants in Jambiani
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: listed in many tourist books.
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Kim’s restaurant is next to the Blue Oyster, but it’s easy to miss. It’s a simple, open-air in front of the village. The vegetable curry was outstanding and reasonably priced. The waiter very helpful, and you feel like you’re eating with the family. Would definitely recommend it if you want a more authentic experience than what the hotels offer.

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Ordered and it was wrong but went with it. Food is very good and the service was excellent (let me pop to the loo in his own home). Fully recommend.

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1  Thank Fooyoung
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We went for a mid morning walk and fell upon the sign for Kim's restaurant, after following the sign through the passageway we found it. Our first words were WOW, there was reggae music playing and no one in sight. We went through the back door and the waiter came towards us and asked if we wanted to eat or drink something, our answer was YES. The tables were set with fresh leaves and flowers as place mats and the decor was original with sea sand as the floor covering, this was really one of a kind restaurant. We ordered and waited for the food with a bottle of white wine listening to Bob Marley music "PERFECT".The waiter was really kind and friendly. We heard chopping in the kitchen and realised that like everywhere in Zanzibar the food is prepared and cooked when ordered and we were prepared to wait as we knew that we were getting freshly cooked meals(not pre prepared or frozen). We had the Coconut Chicken and Fish curry which was really delicious full of flavour (Zanzibar spices). We met Kim and thanked him, he showed us the Jambiani Womens pottery shop which is just behind the restaurant, really original pottery after buying some of their pottery, we said our good byes and knew that on our next visit to Jambiani we will go back and eat at Kim's restaurant. We recommend that everyone should stop by and taste the Rasta Chefs food when visiting Jambiani.

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1  Thank Isaure L
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Kim's restaurant is located in Jambiani and can be easily reached along the beach (there's a big sign, you can't miss it). We went for lunch and were quite impressed with the fish---far tastier than in most of the other restaurants we tried in the area. Note that the food can take a while to prepare since it's made fresh---you can order in advance if you'd like for a set time, and we saw people doing this.

For us, we didn't mind the wait for food because the atmosphere of the open-air restaurant is just lovely. Prices a quite reasonable, a bit below the average for the area.

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Reviewed January 28, 2017
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