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Sunset Bar at the Africa House

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best Sunset View
1. Best Sunset View
"Great views make the grills and seafood taste better at this spot."
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2. Full range bar
2. Full range bar
"great cocktails, cold beers, nice food great service"
Soniawanderlusting
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3. Food Variety
3. Food Variety
"Excellent Calamari, great Indian food, cold beer with lounge seating"
Yogi_CA
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About
Sunset Bar is well known for its marvelous view over the Indian Ocean specially for sunsets. The bar has a large variety of special cocktails, beers, liquors, juices and soft drinks. While the restaurant offers Indian, Continental and local cuisine. Situated in the historically rich Africa House Hotel, Sunset Bar is going to be your best dinning experience.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Indian, Barbecue
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television, Wine and Beer
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All reviews fries samosas calamari chef joe old colonial great view evening drinks sun goes down indian ocean watch the sun cold beer sea view indian food nice location free wifi sundowners sail
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Africa House roof top is worth visiting at least once, as it has a nice view of the sun set and the ocean, but prices are a bit steep (and given in USD), and unlike most other places there are no Happy Hour prices.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Henriette R
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

spent the evening here having cocktails and snacks. Staff are lovely and very attentive. Sunset was stunning! A must see!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank GlasgowMaidMarion
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Very slow service. Over-priced compared to bars just next door. And couldn’t even see the sunset through the hoards of people stood on the railings (taking stupid selfies), despite the fact we’d got there early to hold a table. Overall, pretty bloody rubbish.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SimonB54
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

The views are great.. service was ok.. seemed like the staff was overwhelmed and kitchen couldn’t keep up..More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dev24681
Gm_africansunsand, Guest Relations Manager at Sunset Bar at the Africa House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking out time to give us your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed visiting the Sunset Bar and are satisfied overall with the service and ambiance of our restaurant. Our staff is well trained to serve the...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019

we went to the sunset bar as the Africa House Hotel was described as an old colonial hotel, great for sunset watching. Whilst the hotel itself was old and charming, the sunset bar was modern with a ceramic tiled floor, and designed to 'pack the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lorraine554
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Very disappointing food and hot drinks. We were looking for some relief from the midday sun and came across the Africa House. Having heard mix reviews we kept the order simple however even the fries were undercooked and drinks were hot. Very nice view but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 873clydes
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is nicely situated by the waterfront for perfect views of the sunset! But I would suggest to only have something to drink here and eat somewhere else! I would have given the food at best 2 out of 5, the 3rd dot is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johannw059
Gm_africansunsand, Manager at Sunset Bar at the Africa House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your visit and for your time to post review which is most important for us to know the feedback from our esteemed guest for the improvement in terms of quality and service. We noted down your concerns and...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018

The large balcony of an old Colonial era club now converted into a Resto Bar and part of famous Africa House hotel. This is one of the best places in the city to have spirits along with sunset watch. The food menu is good and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mazhar_M_Ali
Gm_africansunsand, Guest Relations Manager at Sunset Bar at the Africa House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear Mazhar, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed visiting sunset bar and liked its ambiance, food and service. We would love to serve you once again soon. Regards, Saleem Khan

Reviewed 1 November 2018

This location is living off a n underserved reputation. It is very run down, overpriced and crowded. Look for another bar to enjoy a sundownerMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnthonyBSHerts
Gm_africansunsand, Guest Relations Manager at Sunset Bar at the Africa House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We are surprised to see contradiction in your review itself. How can a place be undeserving and overcrowded at the same time. Sunset Bar is one of the most famous bars in Zanzibar. Tourists come here...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Nice , beautiful place to go for sunset directly to the beach, very old and nice character building with so much history

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Destiny75013
Gm_africansunsand, Guest Relations Manager at Sunset Bar at the Africa House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit at Sunset Bar and liked the ambiance and historic value of the building. We look forward to serving you again very soon. Regards, Saleem Khan

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Asian, Chinese. African..... Just drop by and be surprised !!!
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