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“Fantastic vibe, completely safe!”
Review of Forodhani Gardens

Forodhani Gardens
Ranked #33 of 77 Restaurants in Stone Town
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Takeout
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic vibe, completely safe!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Visited on last day of Eid. Totally packed with locals in their best outfits-women and children included. Wonderful atmosphere. Tried the zanazibar pizza (banana and choc)-was ok but the sugar cane juice was so delicious. Definitely a must see in Stone Town though a long drive from nungwi hotel (1.5 hrs).

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Amazing place - SA
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Arusha
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Forodhani Gardens with Gladiator”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Living for almost eight years in Tanzania, makes you think you know all the little tricks.
Unfortunately one of the employees of Gladiator dhow tours approached us on Forodhani market. His little talk was impressive, his English very good and he was really charming although a bit rough looking with a wild beard.
We went with him, ordered food for 2 adults and two kids of 5 and 7 and had to eat it then on the side of the walk way as there was no space to sit down.
We then got a bill of TZS 89,000 (or $56) and the whole adventure ended very bitter with us having to pay this huge bill.
The day after myself and the two kids had severe diarrhea.

Charming and nice Forodhani Gardens but avoid Gladiator!

  • Visited October 2013
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Level 6 Contributor
277 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great value and atmosphere”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Cheap and cheerful - food freshly cooked at stalls while you wait. I only had a snack here - what they call Zanzibar pizza (or what I've come to know as murtabak, living in Saudi Arabia). It was fresh and tasty.

Great atmosphere in the gardens, mainly with young local people out and about meeting friends in the evening. Worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank UKbadiabranca
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Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Must try while in Stone Town”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Many carry cars are gathered selling freshly cooked food and drinks at a very low prices.

The food is delicious, Zanzibar pizza is a must have, I tried the one made by Moaalm Rajab, which he makes it with passion, I still feel the taste of the delicious pizza in my mouth.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank M C
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Tubarao, SC
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exquisite food”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

A lot of seafood made fresh. Crabs and fishes differents for me. Not very clean... But big variety of choices

Visited June 2013
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Thank Delpizzo2013
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