Forodhani Gardens
Forodhani Gardens
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Marlies5737
Cape Town, South Africa55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We traveled to Zanzibar 20 years ago and fondly remember the food market. However, this time we were disappointed - the food was mediocre at best and very overpriced. In addition, the stall holders are very over bearing in trying to get you to their stores and in certain instances we had two stall holders fighting with each other (once turning physical) about which stall we should buy our food from - upsetting for my kids and really spoiled the evening..
Written 12 January 2020
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Anton K
Minsk, Belarus17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
I have tested street food in a lot of countries. But this experience is the worst.
The food was dry and without any taste. If you don't ask the price for each steak you will be charged as in a good restaurant.
It doesn't even wort to taste.
Written 6 August 2021
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Mona
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I visited Zanzibar with my friends for a short holiday,our tour guide recommend forodhani park for dinner.. we enjoyed the local food special chicken shawarma wasy favorite... Please if you visit Forodhani try chicken shawarma and thank me later :)
Written 31 January 2020
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John M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates251 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
The only people who are going to be impressed by any of this open air eating are those who've never had good street food and who just wish to pretend that this is what it is.

Ignoring the evident poor hygiene, most of this stuff has been sitting here for hours and is simply half warmed up for consumption.

Fearing the effects of tainted anonymous meats I tried some vegetable samosas. They were only half warmed, somehow still cold inside and one was near inedible from the amount of cloves that had been dumped into it.

I've had better food at McDonald's.

Most of the hawkers will constantly harass you to buy from them.

I'm glad I saw it but wouldn't go back.
Written 20 January 2021
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MrMike
Warsaw, Poland38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
They try to sell you a stick of prawna for 15k shylings (7usd) ... my wife did not asked for price before oredering and were to pay 40usd for few sticks of poor quality octopus...
just walk away. The worst are those that have stands near the entrences. Never buy there.
Walki inside. You shoul be able to feed 4 people for the price of 7usd and not pay it for a
Single stick.
Worst experience in Zanzibar.
Written 24 January 2021
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Morgel's Meanderings
Minneapolis, MN30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Before you order any food, agree on a price first, otherwise walk away. The vendor wanted to charge me $25 for 3 sticks of meat, 1 chicken, 2 lobster. For $25 I could have had a whole lobster. I didn't pay that price. The couple next to me was charged $15 for 1 stick of meat. Even a Tanzanian woman was shocked by the price asked for her meal. The food is good, but not at those prices. Better to go to a restaurant and be served.
Written 29 January 2020
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ZenjiZanzibar
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
My favourite place at Forodhani is Zenji Garden Cafe, the middle kiosk on the waterfront. Especially during sunset when the foods stalls are preparing for the evening and the kids dive into the water. The coffee, fresh juices & breakfast is a great way to start your day, but they also serve very nice and fresh prepared lunch and dinner for a good price. I will definitely come back more often!
Written 13 May 2023
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I didn't know what to expect here. We had a very late flight (3AM) leaving Zanzibar, and we didn't somewhere to go. We decided to come here late that evening (around 10PM) for dinner. It turned out to be a great last experience in Zanzibar and in Tanzania. While I had heard that it might be somewhat dangerous, the park had a family-friendly feel, with childrens' toys being sold along with the food vendors.

There were rows of food vendors with tables of various meat and seafood skewers ready to grill. They were all soliciting customers but not in an overly aggressive way. After deciding on one, we tried lobster, octopus and squid, and tuna. They brought the freshly grills items to us, and everything was very good. I wasn't sure how it would sit with me, but luckily no issues. Other members of my family had the shawarma, also available throughout the park. We also enjoyed freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, which came out to less than one dollar per cup.

If you are a foodie and enjoy exploring, I cannot recommend this place enough.
Written 20 August 2023
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Quinten Brantley
Rockwall, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Me and my girlfriend we find this place is amazing, as we like to test local food wherever we travel, I can recommend for street food lovers this is the place to be.
There were many varieties of food to choose, we liked see food and Sugarcane Juice.

I recommend to anybody who visit stone town.
Written 25 July 2020
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Emma W
21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This was a cool experience. There are so many options and it's really neat to see all the different types of fresh seafood. We ate crab, lobster and prawns, everything is cooked very well and none of us got sick. The Zanzibar pizza was also delicious.
**BEWARE: make sure you are told the price/bargain the price of what you are getting before they cook it and you eat it. We made this mistake. We asked for the prices of what we were getting multiple times beforehand but they kept insisting they would tell us afterwards. Then they proceeded to try to rip us off by asking for WAY too much money. We managed to bargain them down a bit but we definitely still got ripped off which was disappointing and definitely took away from the experience.
Written 29 October 2021
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