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Zanzest Beach Bungalows Restaurant

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Jambiani Road | mfumbwi, Jambiani, Tanzania
+255 778 765 591
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Powys, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We came here on our last night in jambiani. That was a mistake as if we had gone earlier we would have certainly returned. We waited almost an hour for our starters - however it was the worth the wait - they were both superb - and the mains were incredible. Would highly recommend

Thank cwco67
Milan, Italy
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were impressed by their Christmas menu but was our only meal so cannot judge the usual standard. Run by Italians so presumably they do mediterrean dishes

Thank Giacomina63
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

To be recommended. The food the delicious, the staff is nice, the place is beautiful. Nothing more to add.

Thank sirolland777
Magaliesburg, South Africa
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200 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It's very cute and some have lovely views !! The restaurant is one of the best on the islands !! Loads of tourists love it there and there is a good buzz !!

Thank hekpoortheksie
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner twice in four days as we couldn't stop thinking about the prawn curry. Excellent service, nice ambiance and reasonably priced. 3 courses and a bottle of wine was 50 usd. We were staying in paje which is probably a bit far to walk as it's over an hour away but worth getting a cab down for.

2 Thank Tom M
Delft, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This place is on the edge of Jambiani. And although a nice walk, it is quite far. The seafood is very fresh and tasty. Great personnel who are friendly and go out of their way to chase away stray cats. The only downside was the amount of flies that were there.

Thank Niels M
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Zanzest for 4 days and ended up eating at their restaurant every evening. It's not because we were unable to visit other restaurants - we had rented a 4x4 - but because the food was so good that we decided that it wasn't worth visiting other restaurants. From carpaccios to pasta and freshly... More 

Thank Tommaso C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It's really the best food in Jambiani. We had only 2 days left when we discoverd this place and we went 2 times for dinner. We had grilled fish and fish curry and both where really good. It's more expensive but worth the money. So don't miss it if you're looking for good food, great service, nice decoration and romantic... More 

Thank IsaOlsen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

On a terrific airy bluff just above a nice stretch at the end of Jambiani beach. We had excellent Italian food - not quite as fancy, but definitely tastier than the Rock. Good service, friendly management, dodgy looking Russian gangsta customers - can't win them all!

Thank Chris I
Torhout, Belgium
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We did stay for about 10 days at Zanzest Beach Bungalows! Even though I do prefer to visit different restaurants when I'm on vacation, this was the first time ever that I did find myself having lunch and dinner everday at Zanzest since the food was so incredibly good! From homemade Italian dishes to tasteful Swhahili kitchen to fresh fruit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$55
Seafood, Italian, African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jambiani Road | mfumbwi, Jambiani, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Jambiani
  • Phone Number: +255 778 765 591
Located at the end of the village of Jambiani, Zanzest beach bungalow restaurant has a view on the 'ocean, where the sea and nature will surprise you with a thousand shades of colour.We served Italian and Swahili dishes, freshly prepared, home-made pasta, bread , breadsticks, pizza chapati and excellent grilled fish on request.Enjoying your break with a good meal accompanied by a spectacle of nature and the gentle sound of the sea and shells.WE ACCEPT ONLY CASH

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