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The Silk Route

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Shangani Street | across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
+255 786 879 696
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Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were staying at a hotel nearby and I decided to grab some takeaway lamb curry, samosas and beef curry. After all the reviews and the excellent service at the restaurant I ran to the hotel hoping to jump into a divine meal. What we got was bland, bland, bland and ended up disposing of it. There... More 

Thank teddy m
Kristiansand, Norway
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious, the service was excellent and the surroundings where luxurious - worth having your dinner here!

Thank Heidismette
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Their "kuku paka" is simply outstanding. The hosts and owners, Shoba and her husband are the most gracious hosts, I have ever met. Very attentive to the guests needs and their servers are amazing in ensuring that all their guests requests are met.

Thank 786Zeni
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Aftera week of fish we all felt like something different and we were so happy to find this brilliant restaurant! Service was amazing and food was amazing. The owner came to greet us and she was so friendly, all the staff spoke brilliant English for Zanzibar. Oh and the home made safron icecream that the owner make from her family... More 

Thank Ilkhe D
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fan of indian food, below average. If you write chicken breast then make sure it is. No poppadums. Failed prawn cracker initial offerings, accompanied by slice carrot and clear liquid. Gosh. Sauce for Butter chicken tasty. Small portions. Definitely not a foodie outing. Oh and watch out for 5% surcharge for visa and obligatory 10% service charge, I don't... More 

Thank DrStew
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You read allot of reviews saying great food, you kind switch off when you read again, plus I can't think knew of anything new to grab your attention in a different way. It's just bloody good food. Great service, great place, it's got a great vibe. Amazing unusual art on one wall....Ask the owner where he got from.... I come... More 

Thank Marcus A
Gaborone, Botswana
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided that we needed to try some new restaurants on this visit, so visited the silk route one evening. I am fairly unadventurous with my curries, and ordered my usual butter chicken and was very happy with it, i cant remember what my friend had, but we both had very enjoyable meals with rice and nan breads. The portions... More 

Thank Ellen H
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the reviews and were expecting a much more authentic experience. We ordered the vegetable samosas, fried paneer with tamarind sauce, butter chicken, chicken tikka, rice and naan. None of the food was hot when it arrived. The samosas were nothing special, the paneer was ok, the butter chicken was bland and very tomato soup like, the chicken tikka... More 

Thank Sara H
Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Indian food and service on the top floor in the centre of town, close to the seafront. and the wind kept our stay fresh.

Thank Wim_Nairobi_Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extensive menu. Very good quality of food, good portions! Helpful service. Polite and friendly staff.

Thank janainley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shangani Street | across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 786 879 696

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