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“Superb food, excellent service, great ambience.”
Review of The Silk Route

The Silk Route
Ranked #8 of 76 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb food, excellent service, great ambience.”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

This is simply one of the best Indian restaurants we've ever been to. Excellent food prepared from fresh ingredients and very friendly staff. The owner is rightly proud of the food, and she likes to chat with the guests now and then.

While we sat on the top floor we could sense the aromas coming out of the kitchen below. At one point the smell of chilli frying was so strong that both staff and guest started coughing and laughing, and the owner jokingly said she thought the chef must be very angry today...
Great ambience and food, highly recommended!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Excellent flavours. Great lunch ”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch for the view which was great but we were also impressed with the food. We had a fish curry, chicken tika and chick pea curry- all excellent and cooked to a perfect medium which is what we ordered. The wait staff were borderline surly but that's seems par for the course in Zanzibar unfortunately!

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New Radnor, United Kingdom
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“From hot spice to no spice at all.”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Fresh, fresh ingredients cooked with subtlety. A real find of a restaurant. They will even help you to carry a pushchair up two flights of steep stairs.

Visited July 2014
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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian Restaurant with good prices and nice view.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This family run restaurant sits on top of a two story building with an open air view of Stone Town and the Harbor. The food was some of the best Indian Curry I've ever eaten--and that includes London, the supposed Mecca of such. The owner took time to visit our table and explain how she obtains fresh food or doesn't serve it and she is at the restaurant for every meal served. The lunch special is a multi-course meal for less than the price of an entree--a real buy.

  • Visited August 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Good value for money”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My wife and I had lovely lunch at the Silk Route Restaurant on 2nd July, 2014. The quality of food
and service was praiseworthy. We were very impressed with the snacks, spicy and delicious Dal Makhni and hotly served variety of Naans. Home made Kulfi was simply superb.
The view from the second floor of the very well maintained restaurant was very scenic and eyecatching.
The restaurant serves mouthwatering snacks and food and the pricing of the food is just righ and good value for money.
The Management and staff deserve special thanks and appreciations for care and serving the customers with smiles . We look forward to visit this restaurant during our next visit to Zanzibar.
Subhash Modi-
modi_subhash@hotmail.com
+254 733 720009
Former International Cricket Umpire
Nairobi-Kenya

  • Visited July 2014
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