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Monsoon Restaurant

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Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 410 410
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful dinner and concert at Monsoon on a Friday night. The food was great and fairly priced, and there was live music. Highly recommend.

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Thank John H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Guidebook gave this a good wrap but we were disappointed. Seafood was quite good but pricey compared with other places we ate at in Stonetown. Good drinks menu but limited availability eg no beer, no house white as apparently demand too low. Had to settle for expensive bottled Chardonnay. To top it off we were overcharged for the meal and... More 

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Thank Keraig
Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed outside and tasted some of the see food. It was very good. The star was here warm and the only detail it'd lacked some client enviroment.

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Thank NunoSilva1976
Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had never tasted Swahili food before - so we did not know what is is supposed to taste like - but this was delicious! Lots of spices whithout being hot. We sat outside, but the interior looked very nice as well.

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Thank lisemoss2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decor great and probably the right place to listen to Taarab music. Food acceptable but expensive and the thali style presentation of Swahili extras was okish. Right on the edge of Forodhoni gardens means lots of people passing if you are sitting on the terrace.

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Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice experience if you just want to relax and enjoy traditional music while you eat. Food was good although this is not the reason to come here.r The atmosphere is what its about. Take of you shoes in the foyer and enjoy! Easy to access and popular among locals and tourists alike.

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Thank VanB365
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Live music on a Saturday from 7:30 - 9:30pm which pulled us in. The band played inside and were actually very good; they played their music in time and came across quite passionate. Low tables and cushions added to the great atmosphere. We would recommend eating inside rather than out. The food itself was OK, but overall over priced. Typical... More 

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Thank Patricia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Monsoon restaurant on my first evening in Stone Town as it offered a traditional Taraab music and while traveling and dining alone, entertainment always helps. I took advantage of one of their dinner menus and for 24 dollars I got an amazing 3 course dinner with enormous amount of food for one person. Traditional Swahili seating was... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I really liked this restaurant because it has a lovely atmosphere inside or at the terrace, and the food was really good too. Also it's located by the coast right at the center of all Stone Town's touristic highlights. If you are ever by the Old Fort, go to check out this restaurant, even just for a coffee.

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2 Thank David P
Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had the best food here, they had a 3 course special and it was delicious!!! Not too spicy but good. The price was also very reasonable and the service excellent.

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Thank Celine R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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?