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Centre Ville 51 Rue Jean Jaures, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
+687 25.28.00
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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324 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A local shop recommended Zanzibar to us. It promised something, but we were disappointed. Both the prawn salad and the beef were very disappointing. The drinks list was good and we did enjoy a quiet drink, but the food was not to our liking.

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Thank Nathan1000
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The food was disappointing, not bad just so so nothing special nor original nor local Average so too expensive

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Thank Stephane P
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Local seafood was an absolute delight. The ambiance of Zanzibar, tucked high above the street with shutters looking back to the square is really quite lovely. We have eaten here three times, all on our last night in Noumea after sailing trips and were delighted each time by local specialities and tastes of France in the middle of the Pacific.

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1 Thank salbal2255
Kone, New Caledonia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2014

The restaurant is in the downtown core on a quiet street stated in a colonial 2 storey house. I go there regularly for the good food, good service and the wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank Helga S
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We went here for our last night in New Caledonia. It was lovely. The restaurant is very nicely presented and was a welcome sight at the end of a long day. As a vegetarian and non-French speaker, the menu was a bit stressful but the staff were friendly and helpful. The chef prepared a lovely meal for me and I... More 

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Thank backpackgirl2000
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We first visited Zanzibar on a Monday night, climbed the stairs and found ourselves the only guests at the time. Any concerns were allayed when the first course arrived. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was attentive and we were given good recommendations for wine and desert. We enjoyed the experience enough to return with friends for another... More 

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Thank HohepaK
Koumac, New Caledonia
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

"Zanzibar" is our favourite place to eat out when we go to Noumea. The atmosphere is quite nice with a restaurant divided into different rooms (+ a small balcony) and decorated in the colonial style. The menu is varied and dishes are inspired by different types of cuisines (from local to Italian and Japanese) The dishes are refined and elaborated.... More 

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Thank Isa_57016
Hobart
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

Lovely place if your looking to try something new. The food was very unusual to me, but as a true traveler and tripadvisor I crave for things that make me raise a eyebrow and take my interest. Its hard to discribe the food... Id say it's true to the type of restruant the north african/morocan food. No need for salt... More 

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1 Thank Antarcticsailor
Perth, Western Australia
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

So let me thorugh this out there first. If you read my restaurant reviews I think the lowest ranking I have given is very good. And the reason for this is that we use Tripadvisor ( ranked 7) and Lonely Planet ( recommended) so we really take the risk out of dining while having some sensational experiences. So I recommend... More 

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Thank TrumanWA
Golmud, China
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

There are so many small restaurants to discover in Nouméa and the Zanzibar is one of those places where we will return.Located at the top of Place Des Cocotiers with a small terrace overlooking the street. Very good food, helpful staff and a very charming atmosphere.

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1 Thank trishgio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centre Ville 51 Rue Jean Jaures, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Caledonia  >  Grand Terre  >  Noumea
  • Phone Number: +687 25.28.00

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