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Monsoon Restaurant

Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 410 410
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“seafood” (19 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
“low tables” (20 reviews)
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African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 6 days ago

1st restaurant we went to, good prices and decent food right next to the palace park and coast. Easy and chill

Thank GabrielaC1062
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended on Wednesday night. We wanted to hear the local music so we decidedsat inside. To do this you need to take your shoes off and sit on the floor. We found the inconvenience factor was far outweighed by the music. The two musicians...More

Thank C2489BProberte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the atmosphere, the food and the drinks. I warmly recommend this restaurant in stone town after your shopping session to relax and enjoy the zanzibar hakuna matata way of life

Thank valeeefhhh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu card look like it is shilling but is in dollars. The food is okay, but nothing more than that. All side dishes are the same for every menu. There are many other good places in Stone Town, so go there instead.

Thank Bina K
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The meal was quite delicious but the best part was listening to Taarab music afterward in an air-conditioned, traditional setting.

Thank GlobeTrotting782097
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had our last dinner in this restaurant after many good experiences in Stone Town. Well, the place is nice and the location also quite good, so we thought it was worth to pay something more for a farewell dinner. First they brought the wrong...More

Thank Ulimoreno
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I've tried eating here on my first visit to Zanzibar in 2017, the food was traditional, varied and delicious.. Upon trying it again this year on my return to Zanzibar I got food poisoning which lasted for 2 weeks until I was able to reach...More

Thank Fatema81
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We were seated on the verandah and could see all the action on the street. We ordered a seafood platter and the local fish platter. Service was attentive and most of the platter was enjoyable. The platter containing the King Fish and Tuna was dry.

Thank Jaqui D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Sitting outside the restaurant on the edge of Forodhani park was a wonderful setting for a very good meal. The menu is made up mainly of traditional Zanzibar recipes and was very good indeed. They offer a range of set menus at prices to suit...More

Thank muscatsteve
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Monsoon Resturant is situated just of the seafront by the Forodhani gardens. Went to try local food and listen to tarrab music. Well worth it. This is in the inside of the Resturant, Where You sit cross legged on the floor to eat , which...More

Thank AccidentalExPat
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Response from Jellyontheroad | Reviewed this property |
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17 February 2017|
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Response from 86evanr | Reviewed this property |
I'd reach out to the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 410 410
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