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Jambos Bar and Restaurant

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Paje Beach | next to the Dhow Inn and Chams Restaurant, Paje, Tanzania
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Huntington, West Virginia, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The party at Jambos Bar on Friday is fun. All though, warning to women, the bathroom was a little hectic. The was a large crab in the squatter toilet and no running in water in the regular bathroom! But the music was fun and it was loads of fun. I recommend going there for a party night.

Thank Kimberly W
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Perfect place to enjoy the night breeze on the beach with a cold beer in your hand. Reggae style music under a sky plenty of stars. Relaxed atmosphere. Simply as paradise!

Thank Nuria L
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a great beach bar. In fact it is maybe a perfect execution of what the words "beach bar" are meant to convey. Cold beer. Cocktails with slices of fruit wedged onto the rim. A round bar overlooking the Indian ocean on one side and a stretch of white sand on the other. The wind off the water whips... More 

Thank Julian H
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Chill vibe and late nights. Recommend during the day (relaxing) or late nights! Drinks are slightly more expensive than the surrounding areas but worth it. The Chicken Pizza was awesome but took forever to come out - I think it is from the restaurant next door?

Thank BackpackingGuru
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

As the sweet night sea breeze blows into the air and the atmosphere becomes warm and hits your skin when at Jambo bar with a cold beer and a hot burning cigarette.... and cool house reggae music at the background there is no place I would rather advice you to be than at the Jambo Bar and Restaurant

Thank Jescy E
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went to Jambo's because we heard the music coming while walking on the beach. It wasn't even Friday night, which is supposed to be their big party night. We had such a great time hanging out with the people and staff there. The bartender was amazing and extremely fun to order drinks with! We ended up staying way later... More 

Thank Ashley Faith H
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I went there to discover what is Paje's night life. I discovered a nice place, well organised, with a bar and charts songs. On my side I would have prefered something more local. I really like Swahili charts, so I was just a little disappointed for this. Otherwise, 10000TZS to get in, in fact it's cheap, but for this place... More 

Thank Marine R
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

its the place to be on Friday night in Paje... the party normally starts around 11 and the music is a mix between world hits and local music... dont miss it :)

Thank Nagwa H
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the bar which is right on the beach. It is very quaint, decorated in a traditional local manner. The atmosphere is very festive and fun. The staff is very friendly and make you feel very welcome. I highly recommend it.

Thank Dinorah C
Oslo, Norway
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Jambo Friday is fun and busy and the music is good. The prices on beverage is the same as everywhere else, but everyone have to pay entrance fee (I think it is 10.000TSH). We had lunch at the place one time and that was very disappointing. The portions was small, the pasta was cold and it costed 13.000TSH per portion.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, African, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paje Beach | next to the Dhow Inn and Chams Restaurant, Paje, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Paje

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