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House of Spices

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Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1264
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many twist and turns while walking down the alleyways of StoneTown. Some of them a little "unsettling." But hang in there, this one is totally worth it. The food is excellent and service outstanding. It's a "must" of StoneTown.

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Thank FrmAtl
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, thank you for the time taken to review your experience on our terrace restaurant. Very best regards House of Spices More 

McKinney, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped here for dinner one night. It was an adorable restaurant where you sit up top and overlook the city. My husband had a seafood dish and I enjoyed a pizza! The food was very good, the staff was very friendly! Would def go back to eat if we ever venture to Zanzibar again!

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, thank you in deed for having taken the time to review your experience. We look forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at HOS our first night at Zanzibar. The ambiance is perfect from their rooftop spot. The meals are affordable and I enjoyed the seafood couscous and also their sea food platter. Can be a bit pricey depending on what you order. Meals don't take time to get served although the waiters are always busy so might not... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, thank you for your review Happy New Year House of Spices More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You arrive and walk into a little shop like something from a Hitchcock movie, give your credentials to the man in the shop and then you're sent up. Then you climb two stories of very steep stairs. The restaurant is rooftop so no AC but a nice breeze. There were two waiting staff on duty when I ate there and... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear valued customer, knowing the attention to details that he has always put that have earned him several prestigious awards, to be compared to a set of Sir A. Hitchcock, we can only be happy. If this was meant to be a compliment, is the best we could get. The other compliments to the food and drinks, come afterwards. However,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stopped there for lunch while exploring Stonetown. The set up is quite nice on the roof top of the building (no big view but I found it still charming). I loved the self made pasta - the food overall was very good. The service I found a bit slow - took a long time to place... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for your review. House of Spices More 

New Delhi, India
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unfortunately we were in a rush so we couldnt sit and enjoy this place for long but one must. everything was great, few of us ordered local stuff and few ordered pasta. generous helpings with great plating. must must eat here.

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Clients, thank you so much. House of Spices members wish you a fabulous New Year More 

Munich, Germany
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180 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the markets and streets of Stone Town can be exhausting. House of Spices offers a brilliant opportunity to rest your feet and cool down while having some food and a sip of spiced ice tea. The terrace upstairs is cool and offers a pretty good view over some of the rooftops of Stone Town. The food tasted and looked... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you so much! House of Spices members wish you all a fabulous 2017 More 

Beckley, West Virginia
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through stone town and finding this little ace is great. Food is good with choices for even the youngest; after all Pizza will fit any appetite. Ambience is fun. It was a hot day but worth the stop in.

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Clients, thank you very much Happy New Year More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant recently with my boyfriend after reading all the good reviews! The atmosphere is lovely, nice rustic design and terrace is always a bonus. But unfortunately the food didn't live up to my expectations. I was expecting the whole menu to take the diners on a little spice tour but I can't say that this was the case.... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

thank you House of Spices More 

Bled, Slovenia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

House of Spices was our 3rd choice as two other top-rated restaurants were fully booked. Arriving on a terrace after climbing two flights of steep stairs, we were offered a welcome drink and then shown to our table next the pizza oven. Ordering the lobster special and spinach gnocchi, we were offered some tasty nibbles, dried bread with an onion... More 

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Thank Peter H
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear valued Customer, Thank you so much for having taken the time to review your experience. The time spent at the table with good food and wine as good fellows, it 's never too much. Especially when on holiday. Slow food became popular because its timing, which do make better enjoy the food. From all of us A very Merry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 1264
Description
Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?