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Monsoon Restaurant

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Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 410 410
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have the coconut friend shrimp and the shrimp curry, it is a very nice way to experience local food in the city

Thank TalalAlrashed
Maur, Switzerland
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has 2 terraces, one for drinks and snaks and one for meals. We had lunchthere. The service was very friendly and the food was good. We really can recomend it.

Thank Joachim O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food with excellent service. Nice to stay outside though the restaurant is beautiful inside

Thank Catia F
Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice location on Wednesdays to experience Taraab and a new kind of atmosphere. The food is okay, the chief salad a delight, good wine.

Thank TravellerDNS
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Tasty food at a very reasonable price served on the beach side. Their service was really quick & efficient too.

Thank vsameera
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the cocktails and the seafood, couldn't decide between the octopus and seafood platter, lol, settled for the latter... I might have to go back for the octopus and a few more cocktails before I leave... nice place...

Thank Tedd K
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

There are tables and chair outside but we chose to sit inside (much cooler) on cushions on the floor. Great atmosphere with all the colourful mats and cushions. The service was friendly and efficient. We had a very tasty grilled fish that came with a nice mango chutney, a bland chickpea mix and some greens.

Thank _Mags_NL
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed nearby the restaurant at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, it came recommended to us by the hotel team. The reservation was made for a nice space indoors. The weather outside was hot, so it was very refreshing to go into a cool room for dinner. Added bonus to the room was the live music – huge hit with the group... More 

Thank jenkedinger
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We booked for dinner on our last night in Zanzibar and had a great evening - tasty food, great cocktails and wonderful music.

Thank Helen A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Real Zanzibari feeling! The setup inside is unique in Zanzibar with nice live music, tasty food and friendly service, The Yellow Fin Tuna is a must to try!

Thank Meazi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?