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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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Restaurant with panoramic view. It offers Indian cuisine, service very nice and quite fast. Excellent variety of naan bread on offer, the lamb in sauce spicy cashews, tandoori chicken with yogurt sauce, the delicious kachumbari, a mixed salad dressed with lime. Great desserts, the ikulfi ice cream with lemongrass and Gulab typically Indian, the beautiful atmosphere in the evening.

Thank lauraw2045
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really loved The Silk Route Restaurant it was a one of a kind place. From a beautiful indoor decoration to the breath-taking view from the patio seating area I have never seen any other restaurant like this at all. I am a very picky eater especially with Indian Cuisine but the way all the food was prepared and the... More 

Thank Areez B
Arusha Region, Tanzania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the meals are real and they are so so so so sweet, tam tam yamy yamy served hot and on time, well arrange place

Thank napectz
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice setup and staff but typical run of the mill taste.Also the chef not willing to divert from menu and certain dishes not available.However the juices were fresh and refreshing

Thank Kashif S
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there and received a warm welcome. Nice and friendly. very good Indian food, also served with style. Liked the place a lot, maybe a bit pricey, but still worth it as it was high quality

Thank Almgren4711
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty Indian food. The fresh passion fruit juice and the mutton biryani is a must..!! Lovely views - over looking the sea. Perfect for cat haters... NO cats whilst you are in the restaurant. you will find cats running around the entire stone island and when having meals at restaurants and cafe's.

Thank sheikhBTDT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really good. Reasonably priced for what it is. Vegetarian options exist, although for an Indian restaurant they are few. Alcoholic drinks are cheap and good. Service is fine.

Thank Krzysztof K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our food was delicious some of the best we had in zanzibar. Had some really interesting Street food style starters. Great butter chicken curry. Very good service.

Thank Oliver S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Silk Route about 18 months ago and it was great. Back in Zanzibar again a few days ago and just had to go back. Same excellent standard of service and food. Just great tasting curry dishes. Arrived just before sunset and asked doorman to reserve us a nice table and went back after viewing sunset from beach area... More 

Thank marklucey
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of vegetarian dishes in a great location close to hotels and shopping. The staff were attentive and friendly and unlike other reviewers, we found the dishes far from bland. We were asked how spicy we wanted the food and were pleasantly surprised when it arrived full of flavour and heat. Definitely on a par with the best of... More 

Thank badgerspint

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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?