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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 good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb burger” (15 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 15:00All hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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 20 January 2017

30 very happy jazzercisers celebrated our annual January Christmas party here last weekend. Had a lovely cosy room to ourselves, excellent food and service. As the rest of the restaurant was also busy I don't know how the kitchen managed to get all the orders...More

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've only been there for breakfast but it is always good. Homemade tastes and good service. The atmosphere is quite rustic but very comfortable.

Thank reed622
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and service here. Both flavours and surroundings are - positively, a bit different from typical Canadian. Good alternative restaurant option in the area!

Thank Frode M
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Some dishes are good but never the same twice. One time you get a good serving, next visit they scrimp. Service is unprofessional considering the cost.

Thank chargil2017
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, warm staff and really top notch food. Breakfast available til 3PM. Outdoor seating available in nice weather. Highly recommend.

Thank Greigk
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had just come off the ferry and was passing through Brentwood Bay on the way further south. Luckily, Zanzibar was still open 'cos we were hungry and looking for lunch places! There was ample parking in the lot and the restaurant was very quaint....More

Thank Beng K
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We met friends there for lunch New Year's Eve, who had eaten here before on a couple of occasions. My husband had a breakfast, which was good, and I had a thick spicy lentil soup which was excellent. Went back a couple of days later...More

Thank Sandie Y
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and I went here for our Anniversary lunch. Good: Breakfast is served until 3 on weekends minus any Eggs Benny Menu is varied but not too varied Atmosphere is lovely and bright Food is super fresh and quality Bad: My English breakfast platter...More

Thank Victoriagurl
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Such a special spot, the food is always of a high level and Mohamed is a unique character who makes your experience even better, merry Christmas to all at Zanzibar!

Thank Skye S
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Love the food, and the actual physical place. Great in the summer, but also love to go in the winter. The food is wonderful and the prices just.

Thank MarMSA
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Questions & Answers
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
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
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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