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Cafe Zanzibar

1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (17 reviews)
“tagine” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 15:00All hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Stopped in at Zanzibar on the way back to Vancouver, on a friend's recommendation. The restaurant offers ample parking and is located in a vintage building decorated in shabby chic. I had the tandoori chicken, which was very flavourful, nicely spiced. The accompanying salad was...More

Thank ZipoDoug
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I went there for dinner with some friends last night. It was my first time, I really liked the place and the staffs were very friendly. I ordered "Coconut and prawns with rice" It was ok, it was not really tasty and the food was...More

Thank nctri2002vn
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We would like to dine in the Cafe Zanzibar more often, but as old pensioners, we don't have too much money. Last time we dined there just yesterday, After an excellent bowl of North African lentil soup I had a lamb shank and my wife...More

Thank AC_Patella
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We called in to Cafe Zanzibar for breakfast on our way back to Vancouver on the ferry. Hat a gem of a place. From the minute we walked through the door we were greeted by friendly staff. The menu was great and the food was...More

1  Thank Travelmad-uk
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The food here is amazing... always delicious. For starters, they bring you an amazing tapinade at dinner. It is perfect. Their soups, their entrees - nothing disappoints. On my last visit I had their butter chicken which looked very different from the traditional look of...More

Thank Georgia108
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Very unique menu! Love their Tandoori and mango salad and excellent Albacore Tuna Burger! If you have a big group, they do take pre-orders so your food is ready when you arrived.

Thank NicoleSuL33
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Breakfast at Cafe Zanzibar was excellent. We really enjoyed our food and it came very well presented. The service was superb. It gets pretty busy but it's worth the wait.

Thank Bunontherun
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The restaurant has a quirky character, staff are friendly and the food is delicious. Lots of choice on the menu. I hope to go back again soon.

Thank Pentys
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I was just there for the second time in the past year, both times for a late lunch. I have not had dinner there- yet. Two of us had the lamb burger which was spicy but very good. Others in my party had paninis or...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Looking for a quick lunch stop close to our hotel; we chose Cafe Zanzibar. The menu had both lunch or breakfast available at 11AM so there plenty of options to chose from. My wife had the chicken and avocado melt which she truly enjoyed. The...More

Thank Findlak
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Questions & Answers
29 May 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
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