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Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+ 255 24 223 5668
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“swordfish” (8 reviews)
“pilau rice” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often went to Archipelago just for coffee (me for tea), but we sometimes had our meals (lunch and dinner) there as well. The food is wonderful and authentic to Zanzibar. The staff are friendly and attentive. There is indoor and outdoor dining available. But...More

Thank mang0lime
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad you enjoyed Archipelago. Sometimes it is hard to get a table with an ocean view, but the food is just as good no matter where you sit : ) All the best, Masoud.

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Menu offers a good selection but there are also daily changing dishes added on the black board. Service is fast and attentive. Meals are fresh and delicious, portions generous. No alcohol served. Simple, authentic setting.

Thank Frogy007
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review. We strive towards a 20 minute service time whilst maintaining the standard of good, simple, clean food. So glad you enjoyed your meals with us. Masoud

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had dinner here one evening and enjoyed it. It wasn't the best meal I ate in Zanzibar but they have fresh vegetables and seafood and some nice dessert options, including a brownie that they assured me was egg and dairy free (a rare find!)

Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food here was awesome with a cool breeze from the ocean in front and good looking waitresses for the weary solo traveller to flirt with! Try the coconut prawn curry. My best meal in Zanzibar.

Thank neilnayar
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So happy you enjoyed your meal. We specialise in seafood and I am so glad to hear you will remember that delicious prawn curry. Happy Travels, Masoud.

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at this unassuming restaurant. It is not fancy but the food is terrific. We sat outside and enjoyed everything we ordered - all dishes from the daily specials. We started with a grilled baby octopus salad with sweet chilli dressing....More

Thank timetobeinspired
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much. We don't try to do anything fancy - just clean and simple cooking, and we let the freshness of our seafood come shining through. So glad you appreciated that and happy travels always! Masoud

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food is ok, a bit too expensive for what you get. Very nice and breezy, good for lunch time. Staff is good

Thank Catia F
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Bad food, I had hair on my chips and they didn't replace it and even didn't said he sorry and charged me full price for lunch. The vegetarian and the beef burger are disgusting and the service also was bad !!! Bad bad experience!!!!

Thank Avital L
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Hmmmm.... is this a competitor faking a review? It's strange as we don't serve a vegetarian burger. If this was your honest experience, I am very sorry, but seeing you have only ever done one review, I question the authenticity.

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a coffee & am amazed how good it it. Friendly staff too. Will come back for lunch later!

Thank Susanne C
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are the original coffee snobs and I'm glad you noticed. I hope you returned to enjoy whatever the ocean offered up to us that day, fresh and simple. All the best, Masoud

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Good food and well situated! Waiters always there with a smile to serve you. Ordered a pizza and grilled kingfish, both were really tasty and the passion juice was very refreshing!

Thank Immi E
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Simple and fresh food, served with a smile - that's us. Thanks for your review and happy travels always, Masoud

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went with family. Awesome King prawns burgers pizzas and fresh salad! Definitely recommended. And affordable prices!

Thank gakenia k
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Georgiana T
Hello!  Can you send me a menu please?! I want to know the price for your food and drinks. I will spend some time in Zanzibar. Thanks!
17 February 2017|
Response from gakenia k | Reviewed this property |
food in zanzibar is relatively cheap... one at archipelago usually spends about 15000tsh to 25000 tsh per meal for really good sea food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: + 255 24 223 5668
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