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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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New Delhi, India
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I went to this place on a one day trip to Zanzibar. Very good place to have lunch . The food was good and the staff was friendly. Not very crowded. I think the best seating is the one near the billing counter with a window and an awesome view of the sea Lovely !!

Thank Pushpendu_Roy
Kochi (Cochin), India
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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch on two days at this excellent Indian restaurant in the heart of Stone Town.We could order for special Indian food and the Manager was ever ready to get it prepared for us. It was a great relief to my friend who is a strict vegetarian to get some homely food prepared for him. We has rotis, Dhal,... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, food was a good size and lovely flavour. Location is central to many of stone towns features, the restaurant is very comfortable and well decorated. It ticks the boxes and is well worth a visit.

Thank JD22278
Arusha, Tanzania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is not overrated. It is one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to. Excellent food, staff, price and location. Highly recommended.

Thank sophiecarver
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted, I've never really been a big fan of Indian food but this place definitely changed that. Beautiful on the inside, great service, and the owner and his wife are really kind. I actually ended up eating here two nights in a row because it was so good.

Thank Travis H
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Silk Route Zanzibar is a contemporary ROOF TOP Indian/ Asian/ Halal restaurant located on the main road NEAR THE OLD FORT with spectacular views of the sea. It's the perfect place for a meal if you are looking for both exquisite and casual dining. The atmosphere is very comforting and the mood is relaxed with decor being contemporary. The... More 

Thank mgr1944
Abuja, Nigeria
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant on my last evening in Stonetown and they had quite a full house. I was tempted to seek someplace else for dinner as I was really starving. I was glad i stayed. This restaurant has an iinteresting interior that will keep you quite occupied as you wait for your meal and spicy appetizers too. Turns out... More 

Thank Amaka E
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great. Recommended by a local, brilliant. I'm not sure what the fuss is about regarding the 5% credit card surcharge, or service, using an ATM here with a foreign card will cost you more than the 5% surcharge. Communications are never cheap on an island you need to respect that. Food was great, service was wonderful, they... More 

Thank Brad M
Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not often we review a restaurant but this was so good we just have to. We love Indian food and are spoiled for choice in our home town. The food at the Silk Route was as good as any we've had and the sizzling brownie was amazing. Topping this off, the staff are very friendly, speak good English and... More 

Thank SCS62
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there twice during my two day visit to Zanzibar. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. Highly recommend

Thank Dirk H

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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, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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?