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The Rock


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$10 - US$40
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
African, Seafood, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a fantastic location. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend it. The manager and owner Nigel provided an amazing service. Well worth a visit. Bav from England

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BhavnaKholia
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing place. Just a rock and a few tables to create a beautiful restaurant with an amazing view. Service is good. Food as well. A little expensive but the location is unique.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FrequentFlier757512
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are a group of 5 girls for the UK. Some of us thought their meals were good but a few had quite disappointing meals. One of the girls ordered a medium steak which was really chewy and fatty and the ravioli was also not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank emilyashe12
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Rock restaurant is a landmark mostly because of its location, especially during high tide. The room inside is nice, the terrace even better. I found the food quite good too (the octopus was tender and quite delicious) but the service is so so: since...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Yann D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had pasta was nice but i didn't get a time to spend there it famous place with a lot of people so they give you limited time to spend there

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank amony b
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very unique location short boat crossing to ferry you to restaurant steps staff wash your feet on arrival varied menu in lovely surroundings tasty meal well cooked a different experience well worth a trip and if the tide is out you can walk back

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Vowager
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The entire experience is amazing! Food, atmosphere, scenery, drinks... don’t skip it. One of my favorite meals during our time in Zanzibar.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jocelyncriswell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start... It goes without saying that The Rock is a unique, appealingly picturesque spot off Zanzibar’s tranquil east coast to have a bite to eat. We bought in to that and made a reservation whilst here on holiday, despite average reviews of the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GrahamGDE
Reviewed 1 week ago

The adventure starts with a short boat ride from shore to the restaurant on the rock. The food is good but the ambiance is excellent. We were staying in Stone town so had to take a taxi across the island. It is well worth the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Northstar748231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived when the tide was at low ebb , the beach is a long sandy paradise with silk like sand.We walked to the Rock Restaurant and I was hoping that the sea would come in during our meal so that we would need to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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7 February 2019|
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Response from Q4322TTrobertof | Reviewed this property |
Before going they told me we could pay by credit card but then it didn't work so I had to pay cash.. My advise is to Bring always money with you :)
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8 December 2018|
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Response from dondiegocz | Reviewed this property |
we took day trip with our driver stop couple places on the way like jozani forest drink in rock restaurant and stop on paje beach best way just rent car for day trip with driver cos driving on zanzibar totaly crazy 60 or 70... More
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Response from BeatrizNebot | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had the seafood barbecue, beer, Water and coffee. Aprox. 70 USD
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