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Mistress of Spices

170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 773 740 888
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“beef curry” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“roof terrace” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was great! We had dinner our last night in Zanzibar. We went to a couple places to look before we found this place with a super attentive waitress & good ambiance. They weren't busy and we were warned that our food would take...More

Thank rhmcdonald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’re a couple visiting Stone town for half day and we got there by chance. We liked the idea of traditional food. The service was not very quick but the food and views are amazing. Price is ok if you come from EU, around 60k...More

Thank Cristian G
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I went here with three colleagues. We were well received downstairs and upon request led to the rooftop restaurant. We had escaped from the rooftop restaurant at MaruMaru around 100 meters away. We needed a place where we could talk without competing with a band....More

Thank munr
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The rooftop restaurant provides one of the best views over Stone Town. The food was good, but we had to wait for a long time (which however is not unusual for Zanzibar)

Thank VLiebs
Reviewed 13 August 2017

V nice meal. Service ruined the meal. We had kids with us. Started at 7pm. Food arrived by 9pm! Say no more

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The food is nothing special, and the waiter is not service minded. My boyfriend ordered a dish, got another dish he did not order, and the waiter claimed he did order what he was served. He showed no will to change the dish, and on...More

Thank Kristina H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had a very good dinner here. Rooftop location is great. Beer and wine available. Food quite tasty and prices very good. Don't miss getting a look at the hotel on the way upstairs. Gorgeous.

Thank KayakDC
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner on the rooftop, lovely hotel, lovely restaurant, lovely staff, the decoration is really pretty. Prices are reasonable, the waiter was really professional and smiling. Try their chappati bread ! Amazing! Everything was great but if I may : put more...More

Thank Marou1504
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal on the roof top. The breeze was much appreciated on a steamy night. Food was very tasty with ok portion sizes. Service was excellent.

Thank Damian M
Reviewed 13 January 2017

A place which worth to visit. Decoration at each floor realised with nice furniture and excellent photos. The restaurant on the roof terrace has a marvellous view. The service was very quick, but this is because we have explicitly requested it (otherwise, missing the flight).

Thank Dan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 773 740 888
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