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The Rock

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Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Michamvi 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bern, Switzerland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are going to stay in Zanzibar you should absolutely go to The Rock! There are no excuses not to go! The food is exquisite, we can especially recommend the sea food plate, lobster and the vanilla gnocchi! We went twice and both time we had the best time...The stuff even made sure we got the best table with... More 

Thank sarah_vanessa86
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very tasty food, great staff and a view from the sea. Really different! Expensive for the island but it worth.

Thank Fernando E
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Rock is what you expect it to be. We (4 people) had dinner at low tide just before sunset but the sun sets behind the palm trees on the other side of the restaurant. Of course it's quite fun to imagine that you're in a restautant situated on a rock in the ocean. We had a bottle of Chardonnay... More 

Thank Ignas v
Port Douglas, Australia
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

And that's exactly what sets their service standard. The food is overpriced and the waiters are only just friendly enough. The place is a gimmick, build it on a rock and they will come..

Thank MatsNL
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I have heard about The Rock. We decided we would stay in Paje, which is very close and in the same area. We didn't go for dinner because we had an inclusive package at our hotel. We decided to go for drinks on the terrace. What an excellent choice we made. The view was amazing. The color... More 

Thank Ashley Faith H
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A stop at The Rock is a memorable experience which begins with a short boat trip to the island. The water is clear and the service is great. Swimmers and fishermen all around.

Thank 240gordy57
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The rock special plate is quite ok. 🍷 was not good and that is for the third time in Zanzi so stick to the 🍺:) Anyway. Worth visiting.

Thank Mariusz K
Oostduinkerke, Belgium
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a unique location, a restaurant on the sea! The view was breathtaking. Also we had a very good lunch and outside there is an terrace to have a cocktail :). 10/10!!

Thank stebentje
Nairobi, Kenya
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived early at The Rick so had the opportunity to enjoy the terrace area before people starting coming in for drinks and lunch. It was fun to watch everyone, as everyone wanted to take pictures and selfies against the backdrop of the sea. The sea was an amazing green color and looked very inviting. The seafood platter at the... More 

Thank Shaheentherani
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A must. Nice picturesque restaurant in the middle of the see. Have to go by boat to reach it. Food good but not extraordinaire. The views are superb. Have to book it online. Super easy. Don't forget to mention that you want an outside table.

Thank NunoSilva1976

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Italian, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Michamvi 753, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Michamvi
  • Phone Number: +255 776 591 360
The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?