We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Michamvi, Tanzania
+255 777 244 492
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab balls” (2 reviews)
“sushi” (3 reviews)
“octopus” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
African, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Michamvi, Tanzania
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (136)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This my 3 visit and from the minute you arrive you are immersed into another world - the colours, the layout, the ambience. Its made for relaxation and chill out time with your loved ones and friends. The menu is extensive, varied and mouthwatering. The...More

Thank Anton B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good seafood and sushi, very nice people and cool, relaxed vibe. Definitely worth a trip to experience.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Upendo was a few resorts down from where we were staying and we decided to check it out one night. We were not disappointed! The tables and couches were incredibly comfortable and added to our appreciation of our long, lazy, dinner/drinks. The food was great!...More

Thank afgm87
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The chef at Upendo deserves a huge standing ovation. Every meal was absolutely delectable. We stayed for five days and ate as much as we could. Friday, Saturday & Sunday for lunch and dinner is sushi & thai (in addition to the full menu which...More

Thank mattressgirl2011
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Upendo offers perfect view at "The Rock" Restaurant. The food is excellent and prices are properly. Location is comfortable with amazing flair. Infinity pool for guests included.

Thank Manuel_1220
upendozanzibar, General Manager at Upendo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Dear manuel Thank you for your review You have encompassed what we are all about. One should come on a Sunday for our brunch with when the vibe is turned up a notch. Peter and the team

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Upendo: seafood & fresh juice were magnificient. Octopus and calamari were perfectly cooked and melted in our mouths.

Thank Valentina I
upendozanzibar, General Manager at Upendo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Dear Valentinia Thank you for such a glowing review - our philosophy is to have simple food and drinks but made with the freshest ingredients and of course lots of Upendo Love. Peter and the Team

Reviewed 1 October 2017

we decided to eat here when we visited the rock which is opposite here had fresh sea food dishes to share - fabulous - really chilled place to eat and drink the sort of place you find by accident then end up staying all day...More

Thank grahamphillips692
upendozanzibar, General Manager at Upendo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Graham We are ecstatic that you stumbled across Upendo and enjoyed the restaurant. You hit the nail on the head saying one comes for the day - that's what we are about, authentic food, chilling, simplicity and ambiance. Warm regards Peter and the Upendo...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We went to upendo to spend the day. What we found surprised us, we actually expected the place to be bigger because of the pictures we found on the internet. Nevertheless, it was really nice and cozy. It has Balinese beds and a really nice...More

Thank Marta M
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The manager of our hotel recommended this place instead of the rock. It felt non traditional and we decided to go for the burguers. 2 beef and 1 vegetarian burguers. They took 45 min to bring them despite the fact that we were alone. Beef...More

Thank AdeLita77_Mad
upendozanzibar, General Manager at Upendo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear "AdeLita" Thank you for your honest feedback on your experience with us at Upendo. We pride ourselves with reputedly having some of the best food in Zanzibar in a relaxed environment. Burgers are made to order, however it should not have taken 45 minutes...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The place is magic, turquoise view, music, relaxed and good tasty architecture. People mainly know Upendo, because they go visit another restaurant nearby. So these one must charm the visitors with cleaning and service. Neither happen, the cocktails were not that good and at the...More

1  Thank ppint
upendozanzibar, General Manager at Upendo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad you liked the environment and location of Upendo. Please except our sincere apologies on giving you the incorrect change, we would never knowingly short change a guest. Upon pointing out the miscalculation, the server immediately rectified the...More

Nearby HotelsSee all 172 hotels in Zanzibar Island
Upendo Zanzibar
74 reviews
.01 miles away
Boutique Hotel Matlai
189 reviews
.58 miles away
Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
1,081 reviews
.85 miles away
Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar
137 reviews
1.06 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Rock
2,803 reviews
.09 miles away
Sagando Restaurant & Bar
18 reviews
2.05 miles away
Fishers Restaurant
35 reviews
2.47 miles away
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Restaurant
48 reviews
.86 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Coconuts Kite
7 reviews
6.29 miles away
Uroa Bay
267 reviews
7.82 miles away
Paje Beach
700 reviews
8.12 miles away
Jozani Forest Reserve
253 reviews
9.46 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Upendo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$70
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michamvi, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island
  • Phone Number: +255 777 244 492
  • E-mail
We are a bar, lounge & restaurant located on one of the most unique and beautiful spots in Zanzibar. We are open every day from 08:00 with our kitchen closing at 21:30, and are known for good quality cuisine (international) cooked fresh to order. We take pride in our food & service as well as creating a special atmosphere. We have a wide selection of dishes to suit all pallets & budgets but we do not rush you! We have a main pool area and sun deck that are complimentary for those staying or dining with us. There is FREE wifi on site. We also offer accommodation in form of a luxury private villa & beach bandas.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing