We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Highly recommended”
Review of Alibi's Well - CLOSED

Alibi's Well
Price range: US$4 - US$15
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Alibi's Well is the training restaurant of the Jambiani Tourism Training Institute, set up and managed by a NGO which provides free tourism education to the locals of Jambiani and Zanzibar. The restaurant and kitchen is run by the students who put all their newly acquired skills into the food and service provided to the customers. The restaurant is open for lunch Mon-Fri, 12-6pm, offers fresh juices, snacks, wraps and pizza. Alibi's Well is famous for its desserts and Friday Dinners. Karibuni Sana
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

If you want really yummy food and a great atmosphere at ridiculously low prices, you should not miss this restaurant in Jambiani. It's a place with a view and the young people at this training institute do such a marvellous job. Our lunch was very tasty. It was beautifully presented by these keen students, who were also very eager to practise their language skills. Don't forget to make a reservation.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Tanya B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

32 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    8
    2
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
St.Julian's
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Keep it up!”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

What a pleasant surprise! I read about Alibi's Well on Trip Advisor and we went there for the Friday dinner. That evening the theme was Asian Fusion and what a feast we had! The sushi and chicken Thai curry was particularly good. Well done to the students! Also a word of praise to the Canadian couple and the volunteers running the place. Do reserve in advance as the place was fully booked. Keep up the good work!

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jaki95
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jambiani, Tanzania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Eat for a good cause”
Reviewed 11 February 2013

This restaurant, run by students under the supervision of teachers/trainers, is a great place to eat as you get some yummy food (try Diablo Wrap!!!) but you also support the boys and girls that really want to improve their skills, knowledge, and ultimately their life.
The restaurant offers delicious food, the cakes are amazing, and fresh juices are also prepared daily. The Friday Dinners provide taste of international food, and are fabulous. Oh, and then the coffee!!!
Come here, have a chat with the students and get to know the owners - it is a place you should not miss when coming to Jambiani!!!

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank mambopoatours
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREAT FOOD AND GREAT ETHOS”
Reviewed 22 January 2013

The concept behind this should be supported-training young local people-but they serve up really good food at ridiculous prices for those of us fleeing restaurants in Europe.

Staff are wonderful-view sensational -food superb-and Friday night dinner not to be missed-could not recommend more highly.

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank RMaxted
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Coffee”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Best coffee i Jambiani!
And delicious pastries.
All made of young Zanzibar people participating in courses for chefs and servants.
Alibis Well works as a vocational school, - sadly with limited hours!

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank karjor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Alibi's Well also viewed

Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
 
Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
 
Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing