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The Rock

Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster” (125 reviews)
“tiramisu” (26 reviews)
“tempura” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and great experience , sea food plate recommendations to order and spaghetti also very good

Thank OliaLe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best place and delicious restaurant to have something to eat Good food and relaxing place.

Thank Mudytours
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled by boat from our resort to the restaurant. Great way to see the parts of the Island. A little walk to the restaurant which gave us the opportunity to see starfish and other sea creatures. The food was great "A la Carte" menu....More

Thank 116ce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the rainy season and we walked through low tide. So don’t make this a dress up experience , flip flops , light jacket and shorts are perfect. The chairs are camping chairs that you are seated on , have bug spray because...More

1  Thank Jinan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked this place one the East Coast of Zanzibar for a Corporate Event We arrived at low tide and could walk to the rock Three Italian partners run the place We were welcomed with Champagne and Bruschetta Great choice and mix The setting...More

1  Thank Christoph M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ocean views at the Rock are amazing! It is an experience worth pursuing, if you are in the area. We were able to walk to the restaurant at hogh tide, and take a boat from the restaurant at low tide. If you want a...More

Thank Corrinne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most exotic restaurant I have been in my live. The atmosfere is cosy and the food is exelent. The staff is freindly and very competent. The food blown me away and the combinations work and is very delicios

Thank Johan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Zanzibar or if you intend to visit Zanzibar, this is one place you cannot afford to miss in your places to visit.

Thank 165aaronn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this on trip advisor and thought why not? You can book on line and arrange transfers from your hotel - the rates are very reasonable ( well they were compared to our hotel prices). The sun was shining and tide was out so we...More

1  Thank lastmintraveller2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I have been there, the restaurant was still closed. Yet, I took permission fr the staff to come in and took some nice photos. You will find yourself standing in the sea, and if I had a chance to dine there, for sure I...More

Thank Ahmed Y
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Hesham H
16 June 2018|
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Response from Fligh | Reviewed this property |
Im not to sure, but if you get in touch with the restaurant via email, they have a car service that can pick you up.
Hesham H
16 June 2018|
Response from Mudytours | Reviewed this property |
The best way to go to the rock from konokono beach resort is to take taxi it’s about 10 minuets to arrive to the rock restaurant but to walk by foot using beach it’s not so well because coral stone and the sea is going low... More
29 March 2018|
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Response from geg5150 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t have anyone vegan on our party, but they seemed pretty accommodating and they certainly have plenty of international visitors. Consider checking their website and emailing them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Pingwe
  • Phone Number: +255 776 591 360
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The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.
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