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Cafe Zanzibar

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1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quite a large group of us on the evening of our visit. They have some very special menu items with a large choice of options all of which were very much enjoyed. The waitress who served us handled the group very well. Not always easy...More

Thank Grant S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A friend and I had lunch today at Zanzibar. Very, very good indeed - we had hoped for a shady outside table which would have been perfect on a hot day but it was nice and cool inside as well. Lunch was very good indeed...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant lunch for four including Chicken curry bowls and Stirfry noodle dishes. Beautifully spiced to excite the taste buds but not too much to intimidate! A wide choice of other types of food, prepared by an experienced ‘fusion’ chef with a great touch. Service was...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m a fan of Zanzibar for breakfast or lunch with friends. If you are on your way to Butchart or using the Brentwood Ferry take the opportunity to stop here. I enjoy the unforced rustic atmosphere as you can see that the restaurant evolved out...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good, place has a relax, cozy atmosphere, personnel attentive and nice, totally recommend it.

Thank Ximena O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after lunch rush on a sunny, Saturday afternoon. Chose a table on the shady back porch under a rustic pergola, with a majestic pine and several smaller cedars adjacent. Waiter was casually friendly but professionally efficient. The menu was intriguing; seemed there was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many unique menu items you won't find in most places. The food is not overly hot but has delicious mixture of spices. All fresh ingredients and prepared after you order so not fast food but great food. The indoor seating is somewhat limited for the...More

Thank Capnhi9er
Reviewed May 6, 2018

This restaurant, near Brentwood Bay is a popular spot with locals. The food is really good and reasonable. You can have breakfast for lunch if you like. The decor is funky and fun. Lots of parking. Family friendly.

Thank Anna B
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

On a Thursday evening 6 of us were seated quickly at a lovely table. We did make reservations which was a good idea. The menu was wide and varied and reasonably priced. Our server was very pleasant and attentive and it was clear that she...More

Thank stewartm791
Reviewed May 2, 2018

lovely restaurant. I took my Mom there and we both enjoyed our lunch, the service and the surroundings. Very relaxed but still professional. I had a gigantic sandwich full of delicious tandoori chicken. Mom had a panini that she really liked. I ordered tea and...More

Thank Colleen S
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Questions & Answers
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
September 18, 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
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