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Michamvi, Tanzania
+255 777 244 492
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (2 reviews)
“small pool” (2 reviews)
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Indian, African, Bar, Seafood, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Michamvi, Tanzania
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51 - 60 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great food, great service. Prices are reasonable especially in you pay in shilings. Also be on the lookout for The Rock opposite and visit both! We worth visit.

Thank Jacques C
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Went for a drink at The Rock, and thank goodness we did as we stumbled across Upendo! Great location (despite the tide being out!), with a really relaxed atmosphere, attentive staff, great food and a lovely pool to cool off in. Spent the day there,...More

Thank Benj0118
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Upendo has probably the best location on Zanzibar overlooking The Rock restaurant and set on a perfect white sandy beach. The music is cool and the seating areas are comfortable - wi-fi is good too. The food was tasty and delicious with the best burger...More

Thank Sha007
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Try crab challenge! God, as I start thinking about this dish, my mouth is watering... This place is next to the famous The Rock restaurant, but it could beat it easily. The chillest place on earth with the fastest on Zanzibar service (and you learn...More

1  Thank jacckie
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

An amazing and relaxed place with great food, good service and lovely people. Would recommend it to anyone!

1  Thank Pim V
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Had a drink here before dinner at "the Rock." Great cocktails. Chill atmosphere. Great scene of people who hang out here. Super friendly bartenders too.

Thank Smi45
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Sundays are the best in Upendo! With a lovely view on the Rock restaurant.. great drinks and good food, we had a great lazy sunday afternoon!!!

Thank Marijevander
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We went to Upendo to see "the restaurant on the rock" which we had heard was fun to look at but did not have great food. What we found was a Paradise!!! Upendo is the definition of "tropical oasis!" The staff is wonderful, the food...More

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 26 November 2013

I went for dinner with my parents and was enchanted by the place and the great vibes. I returned for one night with my boyfriend and again, we had an excellent time. The food was delicious and was definitely worth the wait as it is...More

Thank Motasem Shehan S
Reviewed 22 November 2013

My husband and I came here for an intended quick drink while waiting for our appetites to kick in before we headed to the Rock for lunch. This place is great, its so relaxing you feel at home right away. The owner Trish came over...More

Thank Nanc-Od
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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.
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