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Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 462 311
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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146 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!)

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Calgary, Alberta
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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. The grilled swordfish entree was generous and tasty. My favourite was the coconut madras prawns... More 

Thank timetobeinspired
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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 review

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. More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A nice restaurant with good food and deserts. I have been there many times and tried various dishes; never been disappointed. Lately I tried the locals' favourite sticky date cake and it was yummy. Give it a go.

1 Thank Mak_Syd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +255 777 462 311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?