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“Great place to unwind”
Review of Upendo

Upendo
Ranked #36 of 292 Restaurants in Zanzibar Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$70
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a bar, lounge & restaurant located on one of the most unique and beautiful spots in Zanzibar. We are open every day from 08:00 with our kitchen closing at 21:30, and are known for good quality cuisine (international) cooked fresh to order. We take pride in our food & service as well as creating a special atmosphere. We have a wide selection of dishes to suit all pallets & budgets but we do not rush you! We have a main pool area and sun deck that are complimentary for those staying or dining with us. There is FREE wifi on site. We also offer accommodation in form of a luxury private villa & beach bandas.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

My husband and I came here for an intended quick drink while waiting for our appetites to kick in before we headed to the Rock for lunch.

This place is great, its so relaxing you feel at home right away. The owner Trish came over we had an nice chat with her. After 2 cocktails and the mellow music playing in the background we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave. We ended up ordering lunch which was delish (try the crab balls), service with a smile, all the staff are friendly and ambiance will make you not want to leave.

Lovely afternoon out

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Thank Nanc-Od
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Great venue to relax and mong out , with amazing view of the now famous "Rock".
Very relaxing. The pool needs cleaning but hey, T I A.

Thank Phantom_Raccoon
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I had a lunch at Upendo before going over to The Rock. Excellent food, cold beer and very convenient and relaxed seating. Nice view over the ocean. Really a place to relax and enjoy life. Friendly staff.
Only negative point was that the music was to loud at lunchtime for my taste, I would have preferred to listen to the waves and the wind...

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Thank eraenfa
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Upendo is a fantastic spot on the east coast. The team are very friendly, atmosphere is relaxed, DJ is great, the crowd is a mix of tourists, ex-pats, locals and families. Best bloody mary on the island, home-cooked food always includes decent vegetarian options. The loungey-areas invite you to relax, lie down and soak up the atmosphere -with a view of The Rock. Never know if you will find yourself napping, chatting or dancing the hours away. Stunning pool and beach keeps you cool and little ones entertained. Highly recommended!

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1  Thank prama129
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

The location and the people were great. Food was fine although service a little slow. All in all a pretty nice spot.

Thank David V
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