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Dockside Food Markets

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Very good54%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
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“pineapple” (2 reviews)
“pickpockets” (2 reviews)
“stalls” (4 reviews)
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This smells & I mean, proper smells !! The people are aggressive & stand by for abuse if you don't show interest. I was pick pocketed in the fish market section but my plan of spreading money & having my wallet under a button or...More

Thank extremered
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place to be for the open air evening assortments of display of thousand food types to choose from. Amazing place to connect with other foreigners as you weave through the market, tasting and eating as you walk along

Thank Victor o
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Was almost impossible to freely walk along the dock without being invited, sometimes quite insistently, to one of the market booth. I decline one of this invitation, but after stopped to another booth where to greet an acquaintance: a local fisherman yelled at me very...More

Thank Madrilena E
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Open stalls on the roadside, with the vendors sitting cross legged actually on the display table! Large baskets of rice, and spices, open and crawling with flies. Men and women carrying baskets of produce, tins of stuff on their heads, and others pushing full wooden...More

1  Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

After half an hour of walking between crammed stalls, taking in all the smells, sounds, colors, views, and people here your head will start buzzing from information overload. Easy to get lost in this craziness. Watch your valuables and politely but firmly reject the many...More

Thank cybergabi
Reviewed 3 January 2015

The Dockside Food Markets are a bustling marketplace. The spice, fish and meat sections are probably the most visited. Worth a pass by as you could get to witness fish auctions and maybe even see some impressively large catches on offer for sale. Smelly, yes...More

Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Did spice shopping as well as fruits and walked through fish and meat market. Paid guide 10 000 shillings for half day tour. Less hassling due to guide being present but remember that you still need to barter. Types of fish fascinating with tuna, king...More

Thank lilhobbs
Reviewed 31 March 2013

The market was crammed with people and had a really festive air. Most food was kebabs, but there was beef, lamb, seafood in abundance, all freshly cooked on the stall barbecues. These along with falafel and naan bread were the standard fare. The price was...More

1  Thank wanderer574
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Constantly harassed by venders wanting you to buy their food. Tried some but it was not eatable. Finally a shwarma for 3500tsh took away the taste of the other stuff that cost 12000tsh. All this while being harassed by peddlers making you feel guilty for...More

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Liked: Dockside food stalls at night preparing local cuisine before your eyes. It is an experience in itself worth witnessing first-hand. Interesting how this man prepared mini pizzas with only a few ingredients of our choosing. Disliked: Some of my friends got food poisoning! Eech!

Thank Eternal_Nomad_12
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  • Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
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