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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb burger” (16 reviews)
“tagine” (5 reviews)
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place from the tea cups to the delicious meals! Service was attentive and efficient as we had time restrictions and the place was packed! We had the falafel wrap special and chicken tandoori platter and loved every single bite! I will return...More

Thank PeleM1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must admit a bias right at the start of this review because my wife and I eat at this restaurant almost once every week. That should be revealing enough with regard to how we feel about Café Zanzibar. Rarely do we eat here for...More

Thank BCtourists
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Brentwood Bay and wondered up to Zanzibar for breakfast. The food was delicious with great presentation. I highly recommend trying the classic eggs benny. I loved that it came with turkey bacon instead of back bacon. The atmosphere is relaxed and...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Amazeballs. This groovy little building with its outdoor deck and backyard patio is surrounded by lush plants and landscaping which makes this place cozy and inviting. Indoors, there is plenty of seating for large groups or intimate little corners for couples. The food was truly...More

Thank Peregrina-Norte
Reviewed 8 October 2017

It's a fantastic atmosphere inside with lots of plants and plenty of light from the delightful grounds. Looks like there also patio space but in October we opted for an inside seat. The two girls tending table were very friendly and ours asked us our...More

Thank 5cottie
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were stopping at Zanzibar for lunch on our way to catch a ferry. What a great choice! We were luck enough to be seated with Aly and was she awesome. We each had soup that was homemade and very good. My wife had a...More

Thank travelmoreDuluthMn
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We have been here for lunch which is fine, now dinner which is another notch up. This is worth travelling too in Brentwood. The Tagine (north african lamb, chicken, apricot strew) is magnificent. My wife and I tasted this and were stunned, it is exceptional....More

Thank Ruperto
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have started stopping here for lunch as we do our weekend rounds of the farms and markets. Something I now look forward to each week. :) The food is always excellent as is the service. I titled the review as I...More

Thank beanstalkseo
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Unique flavours, tasty food with beautiful presentation. The ambience is a confusing mishmash of styles and tacky Christmas lights. It's in Brentwood Bay next to a reserve and farmland way out of town so it would have to had to been jaw droppingly good to...More

Thank syke930
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A big thank you to our family for turning us on to this lovely little place. It's tucked away behind a hedge (if you didn't know about it, you might miss it.) Inside/outside seating. Our meals were delicious and the staff delightful. Give this place...More

Thank Thun1957
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29 May 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
18 September 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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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