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“Excellent”
Review of Monsoon Restaurant

Monsoon Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 76 Restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: African, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Delicious food in a nice atmosphere. Service was nice and friendly. Close to the gardens so easy to get to.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice setting, good food”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Located near the Forodhani Park, this is a nice restaurant with well priced and good food. Although it was hot we sat out on the patio and enjoyed delicious fish dishes. They also have special shows with local talent.

Visited January 2014
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Bunia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“slow service, ok music”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

The food was quite good but the staff were too few for the number of tables so service was slow. There is traditional music inside, we took our coffee inside. We were not disappointed that we caught only the last 45 minutes: interesting but not exciting!

  • Visited January 2014
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Stay away”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We went here thinking that this would be a good choice for dinner - given the dinner
The food was quite mediocre - almost terrible in some aspects, but some of the dishes were passable
Service - non existent at best
Worst part - they have a horrible exchange rate and wont take Credit Cards
Stay away and do yourselves a favor by eating at Faradhani Park

  • Visited January 2014
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Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible food, non-existent service”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

After seeing Monsoons being highly recommended in several guidebooks and at well known hotels we stopped in for a lunch on the terrace. Granted it seems to be popular for an evening meal with live Taarab music for an "authentic Swahili experience". With all other restaurants we tried in ST we had fantastic fresh seafood and great service. The waiter was more interested in chatting to his friends passing by and took forever to serve us. We live in Africa so are not expecting Western standards, but having only two other customers in the restaurant we would expect to have drinks and food delivered together. The Calamari was a joke - a couple of tough, dried rubber strips on the plate with salad leaves. I shared my small portion of tiny prawns with my partner as we didn't have time to re order or send it back. Seems to be a hit and miss place.
There are plenty of other fantastic options.

  • Visited December 2013
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